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  • Letters to the Editor for 2/9/09

    Opposing viewpoint welcomed

    My thanks to Lynn Merrell for her response to my letter of Jan. 12. She eloquently demonstrates the exact attitude about which I spoke.

    Before touching on that subject, however, let’s first revisit her comments regarding Native Americans and monotheism.

    Few valid academicians recognize anything other than a polytheistic belief system for Native Americans, with a couple of notable exceptions — the Natchez and Muscogee Creek tribes.

  • Another Twin in Galax’s path

     

  • Veterans memorial marches forward

    After months of planning, designing, fundraising and overcoming challenges regarding the placement of the veterans monument, Galax City Council approved a resolution Monday to award an architectural and engineering services contract to Doug Williams of Galax, putting the city one step closer to building the Twin County Veterans Memorial.

    In October 2008, council approved the site for the veterans' memorial on the grounds of the Galax Public Library and decided to move forward with securing the services of a consulting engineer.

  • A Dream Realized

    Galax’s annual Martin Luther King Day celebration is always a time for the black community to rejoice, remember a painful past and look forward to a brighter future.

    But this year — maybe more so than any time since the passing of Civil Rights laws of the 1960s — was a time to lift every voice and sing about the fulfillment of King’s dream of equality for all races.

  • Galax pummells Bath, 73-44

    MAX MEADOWS -- Galax has lived dangerously as of late, trailing by 10 points or more in the second half of two of its past three games, and entering the fourth quarter in a virtual tie Monday against the No. 8 seed in the eight-team regional tournament.

    No fourth-quarter dramatics were necessary Wednesday.

    Galax dominated Bath County 73-44 in the Region C Division 1 semifinals, sending the Maroon Tide into tonight’s title game against Eastern Montgomery and, more importantly, into the state tournament for a second straight year.

  • Blacksburg nips Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County was able to pull off a dramatic win over one Montgomery County school in the Region IV Division 4 tournament. Duplicating the feat proved to be too much.

    A night after edging Christiansburg by a point, the Cavaliers fell just short of toppling Blacksburg, falling 44-41 in the semifinals Wednesday night.

    Carroll County (17-9) never led until Cydnie Cornell’s foul shot put the Cavaliers up 41-40 with 2:16 to play, but Carroll missed its next six shots from the floor and was 0-for-2 from the foul line down the stretch.

  • Bears oust Tide, 81-42

    BLAND -- When Galax knocked Bland County out of the Mountain Empire District lead two weeks ago, the Maroon Tide made a statement that it was not to be overlooked come region tournament time.

    The Bears certainly got the message.

  • Blue Ridge Tour sets 2009 schedule

    Registration is now underway for the 2009 season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour. Beginning its 11th season, the schedule includes four golf academies which focus on instruction in all phases of the game, a “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which the player receives on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments, including a season ending two-day tournament.

  • Galax to face Twin Valley in state quarters

    It still wasn’t certain as of 8:30 Monday evening exactly where Galax would play its Group A Division 1 state quarterfinal game. At least the Maroon Tide knows for whom to prepare.

    Galax will face Twin Valley in one of four first-round games set for Friday and Saturday as the state begins working its way toward its championship week, March 10-14 in Richmond. The Maroon Tide is planning on a Friday meeting with Twin Valley at 7 p.m. at Pulaski County High School.

  • Public record for 2/4/09 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. 

    For information on this column or questions, call Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in October in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

    Virginia A. Stanley of Galax, guilty of bad check larceny of $200; pay $71 costs.