SALEM –– With two reigning state champions in the Group 1A final four, it may have seemed a foregone conclusion that Radford and Altavista would square off in the championship game next week in Richmond, the only question being in filling in the details of how each would get there. But attention to detail this year got Galax 19 wins, and it gave the Maroon Tide a chance down the stretch at pulling off a mighty upset.
RICHMOND — Mental health reform? Check.
Ethics reform? Check.
State budget to fund core government services? Nope.
Hopelessly divided over Medicaid expansion, General Assembly partisans departed the Capitol on Saturday afternoon at the close of this winter’s 60-day session without agreement on the next two-year budget.
About the Kroger store closing: everybody knows when a Walmart store comes to town, it shuts down all the other little grocery stores. Editor’s note: That’s true, but Kroger is hardly “little.” It’s one of the largest retail chains in the world, with billions in annual sales.
HILLSVILLE — Rather than seeking federal money for a high school auxiliary gym immediately, Carroll supervisors limited their next move to studying what the financial impact of another loan would be on the county.
Supervisor Bob Martin apologized at the regular March board meeting Monday for springing a motion in connection with funding for a new Carroll County High School auxiliary gym on the other elected officials during supervisor’s time.
Martin has several times championed the auxiliary gym.
A Baywood native and officer for a Marine Corps base in N.C. made his family and fellow officers proud when he followed his instincts to rescue a motorist from an overturned vehicle during Winter Storm Leon in late January.
DUBLIN — Chad Allen Reeves, 31, one of two suspects charged in connection with the killing of Brandon Billings 11 years ago, has been transported from a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., to the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin.