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Today's News

  • Galax drops second straight 5-game loss

    MAX MEADOWS –– Galax dropped a tough five-game decision for the second time in four days Thursday, falling to Fort Chiswell 25-15, 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-9 in a Mountain Empire District match.

    “We simply did not play well,” Galax coach Rose Houk said after her team dropped to 5-4 on the year, 0-1 in district play. “We missed 13 serves, and you can’t do that in a close match. We’ve been playing great, and this was not a good time to have a bad night.”

  • Maroon Tide falls to Auburn

    RINER — Derrick Duncan threw two touchdown passes to Keifer Titus and ran for another one to lead Auburn over Galax 21-6 in a nondistrict game Friday at Henry Sink Field.

    Titus hauled in a 79-yard scoring toss from Duncan in the first quarter, but Galax pulled to within 7-6 on Terrance Mazon’s 16-yard run later in the period.

    The score held until the third period, when Duncan scored from 2 yards out. He added a 19-yard scoring pass to Titus in the fourth quarter.

    Galax’s attempt at a comeback was halted by two interceptions in the fourth quarter.

  • Quick start leads Radford to 42-0 win over Devils

    Christiansburg News Messenger

    RADFORD — Radford set the tone for this one on the first play of the game and the rout was on Friday as the Bobcats cruised to an easy 42-0 non-district win over Grayson County at Norman Lineburg Field.

    On the first play from the line of scrimmage, Radford sophomore quarterback Dontae Carter called his own number and galloped 66 yards for the score. Michael Goodman’s PAT would make it 7-0, just 20 seconds into the game.

  • Making The Grade

    Galax City Schools was one of just 26 Virginia school divisions in which all of a locality’s schools met 29 annual performance benchmarks for 2007-2008 toward “adequate yearly progress” under the No Child Left Behind Act.

    Among 132 school divisions in the commonwealth, Galax City Schools was one of the 17 divisions in which all schools made adequate yearly progress and the division as a whole made progress.

  • New bridge would cost $10.2M

    The Virginia Department of Transportation proposes a new design and location for replacing the aging J.P. Carrico Memorial truss bridge on Virginia 94.

    Representative from VDOT were on hand Tuesday during a public hearing to give citizens an opportunity to offer comments or submit written material concerning the proposed construction.

    The new bridge will replace the 81-year-old J.P. Carrico Memorial truss bridge over the New River.

  • Hillsville asked to annex property

    HILLSVILLE — When the Town of Hillsville last annexed property from Carroll County in 1995, the deal approved by the state included a 15-year moratorium on further annexation.

    Now, two years before that ban is lifted, a group of Carroll property owners on the town's western border want Hillsville to take them in.

    Town Attorney Greg Goad explained that this procedure, because it was initiated by citizens instead of the town, is allowed before the moratorium expires.

  • Carroll fair to feature pageant, carnival rides

    HILLSVILLE — Two staples of the revived Carroll County Agricultural Fair will return after a year's absence.

    Fair committee chairman Kevin Semones hopes there will be something for everyone at the fair, running this year from Sept. 18 -21, Thursday through Sunday.

    Here's a hint about one event that will return, thanks to the sponsorship of the Grayson National Bank:

    "Here she is, Miss Carroll County Fair," as sung to the tune used in the Miss America pageant.

    And, fair organizers have secured Cole Amusements to bring rides on the midway.

  • Three Carroll County schools miss the mark

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County schools missed four of their testing targets under No Child Left Behind, but educators pointed to some significant gains in math scores in this year’s results.

    The federal educational accountability effort sets up 29 standards for each school and the entire school division to meet as part of “adequate yearly progress.” Director of School Improvement Beverly Parker noted that each of the schools and the division met 313 out of 319 of those standards.

  • Woman dies in crash

    An 18-year-old Carroll County woman died as a result of a single-vehicle crash on Pleasant View Road late Tuesday.

    Bethanie Coulson, 18, was a passenger in a 1997 Toyota 4Runner that ran off the road near Stones Ridge Road, overturned and struck a tree, according to a Virginia State Police accident report by Trooper J.R. Alderman.

    Coulson was not wearing a seat belt.

    The report identified the driver as Amanda Gail Lester, 25, of Laurel Fork.

  • Cavaliers rally past Maroon Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County twice rallied from a one-game deficit and broke away from a 10-10 tie in the fifth game to edge Galax 19-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11 in a nondistrict volleyball match Monday.

    “We won that [Fort Chiswell] tournament [Saturday], but tonight I’m so much more proud of them than I was then,” Galax assistant coach Emily Tolley said. “This was probably the best high school volleyball match I’ve ever seen.”