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Today's News

  • Galax boys blow away Maroons

     Galax dominated the early part of each half and rolled to a 62-38 win over George Wythe in a boys’ basketball game Tuesday in Galax.

    Holding the Maroons (2-2) to four first-quarter points, Galax (3-1) built a 15-point lead after eight minutes and never was threatened.

    The Maroon Tide opened the second half in similar fashion, outscoring George Wythe 18-6 in the third quarter to take a 46-21 lead into the fourth period.

    Cliff Conley led all scorers with 20 points for Galax, which got 12 points from Darian Brown.

  • Cavaliers stymie Blue Demons

    HILLSVILLE –– The fourth period in games like Carroll County’s win over Christiansburg is often little more than a mere formality. When there is a 45-point spread on the scoreboard after three quarters, the final eight minutes are pretty pointless. It got that way Tuesday because the first quarter was pointless for the Blue Demons.

    Carroll County shut out Christiansburg for the first eight-plus minutes and overwhelmed the Demons to the tune of a 27-0 lead, coasting to an 86-40 win in the Cavaliers’ inaugural outing in the River Ridge District.

  • Hash reaches finals at Quarter Horse Congress

     Dakota Brooke Hash if Fries participated in the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, earning a spot as a finalist and placing 11th in the Youth Western Pleasure class, competing against 41 other riders.

    The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single-breed horse show.

  • Lundy kids light it up in Carroll sweep of Bruins

     HILLSVILLE –– Connor Lundy dropped in 30 points, including five 3-pointers, and Carroll County raced past Blacksburg 81-42 in a River Ridge District boys’ game Thursday in Hillsville.

    Cody Keith handled the first half scoring for the Cavaliers, tallying 17 of his 19 points before intermission.

    Lundy got hot in the third period with 16 points, including three 3-pointers.

    Carroll County built a 72-28 lead through three quarters.

     

  • Carroll girls battle past Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– With five easy wins and a lopsided loss, Carroll County hadn’t been in a close game through the first three weeks of the season, and Cavalier coach Marc Motley wasn’t sure what to expect once that nailbiter finally came.

    He must feel some measure of reassurance after Friday.

  • Galax turns it around on Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– The feeling had been there, that Galax would find a way to take a big win from a top-notch opponent. Doing so this early in the season may have come as a surprise, though. 

    A different team than the one that struggled to a lackluster 12-point loss to Carroll County a week ago, Galax took an early lead, battled Carroll County evenly through the middle quarters and held the Cavaliers scoreless over the final 5-plus minutes to take a 52-47 nondistrict win Friday night.

  • Readers' Hotline 12/23/13

    Growing inferior
    We wouldn’t have such a debt problem in this country if the big shots in big companies paid their fair share of taxes. Why do they hate the American people so much? They made their money on our backs and the stuff coming into this country anymore is inferior junk. Can stuff can any smaller, thinner, weaker? What the heck? A pound of coffee is less than a pound – way less than a pound. A bar of soap is getting smaller. Dish lotion is watered down. When does the greed stop?

    Reason for season

  • Industry passes on Wildwood

    Ken McFadyen, director of Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority (BRCEDA), confirmed the news at the agency’s Dec. 12 meeting.
    A prospective business for Wildwood Commerce Park in Carroll County, which promised a potential return of 450 jobs and $100 million in private investment, has selected another state for development after months of negotiations with the authority.
    The authority has not named the company that was looking at Wildwood.

  • Volunteers pack 1,100 boxes for Community Food Fund

    Chief David C. Hankley of the Galax Volunteer Fire Department submitted this letter to The Gazette about the Community Christmas Food Fund, which the department took on as a project this year:

    On behalf of the Galax Fire Department and Y’s Men Club, I want to thank our community for the great support that we received for the Community Christmas Food Fund.
    On Dec. 19, we had over 200 people swarm the fire station to pack the food boxes. Because each of the 550 families will receive two boxes, there were actually 1,100 boxes to pack.

  • Plan to fix schools under fire

    NORFOLK — The fate of a new statewide entity with the task of fixing underperforming schools is up in the air thanks to a slate of new elected state officials and a lawsuit working its way through the courts.
    A nine-member board has been appointed. An executive director earning $125,000 a year is in place. Still, few people —  including those appointed to guide the system — seem to know much about its next steps.