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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 9/25/17

    Celebrating bodies

  • Revels seeks Wilson District seat on board of supervisors

    INDEPENDENCE —Thomas “Rex” Revels will be on the ballot in Grayson County this November, joining the race for the Wilson District Board of Supervisors seat.

    Revels, a Republican, will challenge Democratic candidate Gesche Morley for the seat on Nov. 7. Eddie Rosenbaum, the board’s current Wilson District representative, is not seeking another term. The new term will begin in January 2018.

  • Maroon Tide Invitational pulls in 900

    HILLSVILLE –– The Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet drew its largest turnout ever Wednesday for what may be the final running of the event at its current home.

    The 24th renewal of the meet, hosted by Galax High School, brought in nearly 900 runners in three divisions, representing 39 high schools and middle schools from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. The meet has been held on the grounds of the Southwestern Virginia Training Center since 2000 and, including district and region events, Wednesday’s was the 45th race held at SWVTC.

  • Montgomery places fourth for Cavaliers in Three Rivers golf

    SALEM –– Carroll County’s Trey Montgomery finished in a tie for fourth place Tuesday at the Three Rivers District golf tournament at Hanging Rock Golf Club.

    Noah Clark of Giles breezed to a six-stroke win in the individual competition, shooting a 2-under-par 70 to top Radford’s B Davis. Trevor Price of Radford was third with a 79 while Montgomery, Braxton Gilmer of Giles and Mark Mason of Floyd County were all one stroke back at 80.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Bears

     

    We see you, Sophie Haga.

    Bringing awareness to cystic fibrosis and welcoming back a teammate who has been battling the condition, Galax held off a first-set challenge before cruising past Bland County 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District match last Thursday.

    Haga, a sophomore, did her fair share in her first action of the season, registering a pair of kills and three aces as the Maroon Tide improved to 5-5 overall, 2-2 in district play with the 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 win.

  • Glenvar caps Twin County sweep

    SALEM – Glenvar welcomed Carroll County to the Three Rivers District last Friday night but the Cavaliers proved to be no match for the powerhouse and lost 49-14.

    The Cavaliers had been members of the River Ridge District for the past four years and moved into the Three Rivers this season.

    Glenvar (5-0) limited Carroll (1-4) to 49 yards of total offense.

    Ironically, with the defeat of the Cavaliers, the Highlanders have beaten all three area teams, including Galax and Grayson County.

  • Devil upset bid falls short

    MARION –– In playing its first game ever against Marion, Grayson County also squared off for the first time against a school starting with the letter ‘M.’ Two fourth-quarter return touchdowns turned the game – and that M – upside-down.

    The Scarlet Hurricane picked up its fifth W of the season by returning a kickoff and an interception for touchdowns, overtaking the Blue Devils 18-10 in a nondistrict game at Hurricane Stadium.

  • Clinic closes to deal with radon levels

    Carilion Clinic patients in the Twin Counties arrived for medical care on Friday only to find the Galax facility closed because of an elevated level of radon gas.

    A news release sent out by Carilion Public Relations Manager Christopher Turnbull said that an environmental consultant tested the building’s air for radon — a harmful gas that is tasteless, colorless and odorless — starting on Sept. 14.

  • BBB offers advice in wake of data breach

    The Better Business Bureau has some suggestions for consumers concerned that their credit or debit cards may have been compromised by a data breach.

    “Stay calm. Consumers are not liable for fraudulent charges on stolen account numbers,” the BBB said in a news release.

    First, check with the website of the company that was breached for the latest information. Type the company name directly into your browser. “Do no click on a link from an email or social media message,” the BBB cautioned.

  • Foundation has helped grads achieve dreams for 30 years

    For the past 30 years, Galax residents have opened their hearts (and their checkbooks) to support the scholarships offered by the Galax Foundation for Excellence in Education.

    The foundation has handed out more than $1 million and helped hundreds of Galax graduates achieve their dream of going to college since it began in 1987. It has come a long way since then, when the foundation awarded only two scholarships, totaling a mere $500.