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Today's News

  • Cavs pull away from Auburn to reach title game

     MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County was nothing of not consistent Friday, scoring 15 points in each of the first three quarters before cutting loose with 17 in the fourth quarter and rolling past Auburn 62-46 in the First Virginia Bank Classic at Fort Chiswell High School.

    The Cavaliers advanced to Monday’s championship game against Radford.

    Carroll County took a 45-43 lead into the fourth quarter before holding the Eagles (5-4) to three points in the final eight minutes.

  • Carolina team class of the field

    Both local teams were successful in Galax’s first shot at holding a Christmas invitational tournament as Grayson County and the host Maroon Tide both finished the three-game event with 2-1 records. But the best team in the field went home the happiest.

    East Bend, N.C.’s Forbush High jumped out to an big first-half lead and pulled away in the final minutes to down Grayson County 58-37 in the championship game of the Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic.

  • Galax takes third in its first

    In order to win the third-place game in the Twin Counties’ first holiday tournament for girls, Galax simply manned up.

    Ditching an ineffective press, Galax relied on straight man-to-man defense in the second half and pulled away for a 57-46 win Saturday in the inaugural Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic on the Maroon Tide’s home floor.

  • Cavs halt Radford streak

    MAX MEADOWS –– As a 6-foot-7 post player, Duncan Reece is typically the guy taking feeds from guys like 5-10 point guard Gunnar Beamer, not the other way around. But hey, whatever works, especially if it works against a team that hasn’t taken a loss in 366 days.

  • 2013 – The Year in Sports

    Well, we made it through another one. 

    Earl Weaver, Stan Musial, Pat Summerall, Deacon Jones, Ken Norton and Todd Christensen, we wish you could have made it with us. Other notable losses during the year included George Jones, Jonathan Winters, Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker and Harold Camping.

  • UPDATE: Missing teen found

    UPDATE 12:48 PM:

    Galax police report that Phillips has been found safe in Greensboro, N.C.

    ORIGINAL STORY:

  • Readers' Hotline 1/1/14

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  • Community center looks back on successful year

    LAMBSBURG — The Lambsburg Community Center’s chairman foresees that a new library completed in 2013 could become a main attraction for Southern Carroll.
    Looking back at the community group’s accomplishments last year, Chairman Phillip Berrier expressed high hopes for the library that many volunteers have worked on.

  • County looks at controlling dogs deemed dangerous

    HILLSVILLE — Should Carroll County officials create a list of dangerous dogs that can be found around the county?
    That was the question recently raised by Supervisor Sam Dickson at a county board meeting.
    Dickson said he got the idea by reading a news article about other localities in Virginia having a “dangerous dog registry.”

  • Sheriff's office warns of fake charities

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of a possible fake charity attempting to raise funds for local police departments.
    Sgt. D.B. Carner, crime prevention specialist for the sheriff’s department, researched the phone number of the caller and learned that it was an unregistered cell phone number from Mountain City, Tenn. In fact, the number was associated with more than 60 reports of fake charities involving disabled veterans, breast cancer research, child abuse prevention, police and fire departments.