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  • 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.

  • Community center project questioned

    INDEPENDENCE — The proposed funding of a community center project in the 2015 Grayson County budget was a controversial topic of discussion during the Board of Supervisors’ last two budget workshops.
    On June 4, Oldtown Supervisor Kenneth Belton directed attention to the Flatridge Community Center, for which the board has allocated $8,300 in its 2015 budget to support a roofing project. The board had also debated the funding at its budget meeting the week before.

  • New DMV laws take effect July 1

    As a result of 2014 General Assembly action, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is advising customers of new laws that take effect July 1.

  • Public record for 6/11/14 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 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers' Hotline 6/11/14

    Market fan
    Thanks to the Independence Farmers’ Market. Thanks to Michelle and the people that started the Farmers’ Market. Thanks to those that are participating in it. It’s a great market.

    Firing away
    I was just wondering, I thought it was against the law in the Prospect and Fox Run areas of Galax to shoot a high-powered rifle around 3 in the afternoon. Let me know if it is against the law. If it is not, I may get me a gun.

    Do nothing

  • Council approves rezoning for Sheetz

    It appears that, after much anticipation, Galax will get a Sheetz.
    At Monday night’s Galax City Council meeting, council voted to allow the rezoning of a portion of 1084 E. Stuart Drive from Mobile Home Park (RMH) to General Business (B-2) so that Sheetz Inc. can move forward in building a convenience store at the location.
    All voted yes, except Dr. Robert Lazo, who was not present for the meeting.