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Today's News

  • He's two

    Carter Montgomery celebrated his second birthday Jan. 12 with family and friends. He is the son of Heather Montgomery.

    His grandparents are Debbie and James Montgomery. His great-grandparents are Scott and Jean Isom and Billy and Frances Montgomery.

  • Shaffner, Mays to marry

    Holly Nicole Mays and Geoffrey Scott Shaffner and their their families announced the couple’s engagement.

    Mays is the daughter of Larry Mays and Dana Woodel of Galax. Shaffner is the son of Steve and Janie Shaffner of Fries.
    A June wedding is planned.

  • Public record for 3/26/14 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Dec. 2-16, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Sheriff's department participates in Operation Safe Stop

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan announced that his office will be collaborating with other law enforcement agencies and school officials to conduct Operation Safe Stop Day today, Wednesday.
    This campaign involves raising public awareness to the dangers of passing school buses that are picking up and discharging children. Law enforcement officers will be following school buses on their routes and observing selected bus stops.  Motorists who violate the law and pass stopped school buses will be charged.

  • Concert unites diverse styles for common cause

    HILLSVILLE — Local non-profit organization “Live for Life” is hosting a day-long music festival for child abuse awareness and suicide prevention called “Live for Life - Don’t Hasten Death” on April 4 at the Grover King VFW Post in Hillsville.

  • Galax rally falls one run short

    MARION –– Galax made it a habit last year of staging remarkable – if not downright miraculous – late-inning comebacks. It only took one game into the 2014 season to see that once again the Maroon Tide considers no deficit insurmountable.

    The downside to all that late-game noise was that those comebacks were necessary to begin with, as was the case Wednesday. Marion took a 6-0 lead after two innings and sweated out a five-run Galax rally in the seventh before the Scarlet Hurricanes held on for a 6-5 nondistrict win.

  • Blue Ridge Tour gears up for 16th year of junior golf

    Registration is now underway for the 16th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour. 

    The tour’s 2014 schedule includes five golf academies which focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which the player receives on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and seven tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament. 

  • Shupe leads Galax softball to opening day win

    Galax banged out seven doubles and a pair of home runs and opened its 2014 season with a 10-2 win over George Wythe in a nondistrict softball game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    Madison Shupe had a huge day for the Maroon Tide, both at the plate and in the field. Shupe went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a two-run home run and three RBIs to lead a potent Galax offensive attack. Shupe also tossed a complete game, giving up two unearned runs on two hits, striking out a dozen and walking five.

  • Grayson, Pulaski settle nothing

    INDEPENDENCE –– That whole ‘kissing your sister’ analogy that is often applied to ballgames that end in a tie? It’s a load of baloney. Grayson County and Pulaski County both left the field Friday with a “kissing your creepy uncle” kind of look to them.

    Both the Blue Devils and the Cougars had their chances but neither capitalized as the two teams dueled to a 2-2 deadlock in a nondistrict contest that was called after eight innings due to darkness.

  • Tide teams split with Maroons

    ROUND-UP

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax broke open a 1-1 game with an eight-run uprising in the third inning and the Maroon Tide went on to run-rule George Wythe 11-1 in five innings in a nondistrict softball game Monday.

    Maroon Tide pitcher Lauren Garvey gave up a single to the second batter she faced on the day before shutting down the Maroons the rest of the afternoon. Garvey finished with a one-hitter, allowing one unearned run while striking out five and walking none.