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Today's News

  • Virginia Blaze wins tournament

     The Virginia Blaze FCA travel team won the May Madness tournament in Roanoke on May 6, going 3-0 in the event, including a 44-28 win in the finals. The Blaze also finished 4th in The Warrior Invitational in Roanoke and was the runner-up at The Bond Classic in Winston-Salem. The Blaze is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes team, equipping and preparing athletes for the next level of competition while sharing the good news of Christ throughout the season.

  • Fire destroys Austinville home

    Three local fire departments rushed to the scene of a house fire Monday night on Pickett Drive in Austinville, which destroyed most of the home.

    The Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department, Carroll Fire & Rescue and Galax Volunteer Fire Department all responded to a fully involved structure fire at 7:28 p.m. on May 15 and spent approximately 3.5 hours working to put the blaze out.

  • Maroon Tide girls finish 15-0

    Galax wrapped up a perfect regular season Thursday with a 9-0 win in a Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis match at Grayson County.

    Galax (15-0) will enter the Conference 46 tournament today (Monday) as the No 1 seed, hosting George Wythe at Felts Park at 4:30. Fort Chiswell travels to Rural Retreat in the other semifinal. The winners meet Tuesday in Galax for the team title. Singles and doubles play will be the following week.

  • E&H an easy choice for Carrico

    INDEPENDENCE –– The decision to attend Emory & Henry College wasn’t a difficult one for Adam Carrico. But the Grayson County defensive end/linebacker won’t so much be entering Emory as he will be transferring.

  • Tide girls advance; Devils, Galax win

    Galax and Rural Retreat had little trouble advancing to the finals of the Conference 46 girls’ tennis tournament yesterday (Tuesday), each posting 5-0 wins in Monday’s semifinals.

    Rural Retreat eliminated Fort Chiswell while the Maroon Tide ousted George Wythe.

    Galax, the top seed, clinched the match when McKensey Stoneman won a three-set victory at No. 2 singles. Stoneman rebounded from a first-set loss to rally past Binal Patel 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. 

  • Tribe ends Tide’s hot streak

    Galax’s nine-game winning streak came to a grinding halt Monday as Rural Retreat outplayed the Maroon Tide 6-1 in a nondistrict Conference 46 game at Mountain View Park.

    Galax hadn’t lost since a 2-1 setback to James River on April 1, and the Maroon Tide ran its hot streak to nine games with a five-run win over the same Rural Retreat just three days prior to Monday’s loss.

  • Rex concert featues old-time, Irish traditions

    The Rex Theater will host the best of old-time and Irish music on Tuesday for a special concert and CD release.

    Old-time musical traditions in the Blue Ridge Mountains have musical roots from many places in the world. Scots-Irish settlers to the area brought their music over a 150 years ago and influenced the sound of old-time music here today. This concert brings together two traditions of Irish and old-time music and two great bands: the Galax Bogtrotters and Irish musicians Randal Bays, Owen Bays and John Coyne.

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  • IDA vacancy, budget, fire committee on Carroll agenda

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Board of Supervisors has tabled the appointment to the Industrial Development Authority for the third month in a row.

    The board has had a vacancy since the end of January.

    According to authority minutes, Benny Robinson resigned from the IDA effective in January. This was announced at the meeting held on Feb. 7 and a motion was made by Andy Jackson to accept Robinson’s resignation. Roger Wilson seconded the motion and Robinson’s resignation was accepted with a unanimous vote.

  • Trial date set for Grayson homicide

    INDEPENDENCE – A trial date has been set for Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis, who is charged in the 2016 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend.

    According to the Grayson County Circuit Court database, Davis is scheduled for a three-day jury trial, beginning Aug. 23.

    Davis was indicted on four charges by a Grayson grand jury in January: kill and murder, malicious shooting, possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a violent crime and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (subsequent offense).