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Today's News

  • Truck wrecks on I-77, spills candy bars

    Staff Reports

    HILLSVILLE — State police responded to multiple tractor trailer accidents throughout the day along Interstate 77 on June 6.

    The first accident happened at approximately 2:55 p.m., on the interstate’s southbound lane approximately 1.5 miles north of Virginia 620 in Carroll County, according to a police report.

    Canute Forbes, 35, of Pompano Beach, Fla., was operating a 2001 Peterbilt tractor trailer belonging to F&H Trucking of Pompano Beach when he lost control of the vehicle and it overturned.

  • Vince Gill to perform at Wayne Henderson Festival

    MOUTH OF WILSON — Country music star Vince Gill will headline the 20th Annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition this year.

    The family-friendly event is scheduled for June 21 at Grayson Highlands State Park near Mouth of Wilson in Grayson County.

    Also on stage will be Bill Kirchen, Dale Jett and Hello Stranger, the Snyder Family Band, Kazuhiro Inaba and Wayne Henderson and Friends.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: June 8-14

     2009

    The Independence Blue Sox won the 8-under USSSA state championship in Roanoke, over teams from the counties of Botetourt, Roanoke, Pulaski, Wythe and Henry. The Blue Sox outscored their opposition a combined 90-39 in their six games.

     

    2004

  • Maroon Tide ends on high note

    RADFORD –– One gets the impression that if the Virginia High School League offered big rock chunking, pole climbing or flat tire changing at its state track and field championships, Clif Conley would have placed somewhere among the top five or so.

    This is a guy who took up cross country just last fall and ended the season as a state champion. In May, he was a jumper and a middle-distance man, nowhere among the top times even locally in the 1600 meters. Saturday at the Group 1A track and field championships, he was crowned the state champion in that event.

  • Netters fall short in state title efforts

    RADFORD – It’s the great conundrum of what is the state tournament: for all the success necessary to get there, and for all the elation of having done so, the majority exit it empty-handed and disappointed, some downright heartbroken.

    The Twin Counties were well-represented in the tennis portion of the VHSL’s highest level of competition, but the Grayson County boys’ team, Galax’s girls’ doubles team and the Maroon Tide’s No. 1 boys’ singles player left under less than perfect circumstances.

  • Maroon Tide comes to life, reaches title game

    RADFORD –– Galax took the lead with a fluke goal. Funny, how the breaks usually go to those who create them.

    Almost constantly on the attack during the Group 1A state boys’ soccer semifinals Saturday, Galax took advantage of a West Point own-goal to snap a 2-2 tie, and the Maroon Tide went on to claim a 4-2 win over the Pointers at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium. 

  • Steady as She Goes

    RADFORD –– Among the competitors at Thursday’s Group A singles final four, Paige Hanks wasn’t the kid with the blazing or bending serve. She wasn’t the one with the powerful topspin forehand, the indefensible overhand smash or the whizzing cross court backhand.

    Paige Hanks was the player who ran down just about everything that came her way. She was the one that wouldn’t let a point die an easy death. The one that, in contradiction to tennis nomenclature, forced a ton of unforced errors by her mere persistence. 

  • Conservatory to perform youth ballet

    The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre and The Galax Youth Ballet will present the enchanting, heart-warming story ballet “La Fille Mal Gardée” on June 14 at 6 p.m. and June 15 at 2 p.m. with this comedic ballet.

  • Supervisor wants piece of police fund

    HILLSVILLE — In hopes of finding a solution to Carroll County’s budget problems, Supervisor At-Large Sam Dixon suggested that they look into the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department funds for extra  money.
    Although he received opposition from the other members of the board at the June 9 meeting, Dixon believed that taking 15 percent of the sheriff’s department’s fines and forfeitures would be a good way to balance out the budget without further burdening the taxpayers.

  • Ballistic vests donated to Hillsville Police

    HILLSVILLE — The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office recently provided the Hillsville Police Department with 13 ballistic vests for Hillsville officers.