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Today's News

  • Galax looks ahead to budget challenges

    Galax schools will face a budget challenge this year.

    At the Jan. 10 Galax City School Board meeting, Superintendent Bill Sturgill noted that there is “close to a $300,000 hurdle” to get over already in the budget, due to the rising cost of Virginia Retirement System contributions and Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s financial supplement (with a local funding match) being taken away.

  • Disturbance call leads to drug arrests

    Staff Reports

    A disturbance at a Galax business resulted in drug charges and one person being arrested on an outstanding warrant for assault.

    Galax Police Chief Rick Clark reported that on Jan. 30, members of the Galax Police Department were dispatched to a business on South Main Street to investigate a complaint of two customers who were causing a disturbance.

    Officers Chris Hines and Dakota Martin responded and encountered two individuals who appeared to be drug-impaired, according to the report.

  • He's five

    Jared Austin Spencer celebrated his fifth birthday Dec. 29, 2016, with a Paw Patrol party at the Carroll County Library. His parents are Brittany Tucker and William Spencer Jr.

  • Public record for 2/15/17 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in June of 2016 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Carroll County boys take down River Ridge leader Patrick Henry

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County is a team in need of a tournament.

    Having played just about every team in the River Ridge District down to the wire at least once, the Cavaliers proved Thursday night that they could cause some postseason headaches when they convincingly took down district top dog Patrick Henry 60-42.

  • Maroons overpower Galax boys

    After taking an early lead, Galax fell into a scoring drought and never recovered as George Wythe beat the Maroon Tide 74-19 in a nondistrict game last Thursday night.

    The Maroons lead the Hogoheegee District with a 19-1 overall record.

    Malik Johnson gave George Wythe the early lead when he drained a 3-pointer for a 3-0 advantage.

    The Tide answered with William Patton hitting a jump shot and Cade Ashworth pulling the trigger on a 3-pointer to give the Tide its only lead of the game at 5-3.

  • Wythe pulls away from Tide

    For the first half, the Galax Maroon Tide girls’ hung close with heavily favored George Wythe last Thursday night.

    But the second half was a different story as the Maroons scored 10 unanswered points to take a 10-point lead early in the third period and cruise to a 48-39 nondistrict victory over the Tide.

    The Tide (12-8) was the underdog against the high-powered Maroons but someone forgot to tell the Galax players.

    From the opening tip, Galax showed the Maroons (19-3) that they came to play.

  • Marion rallies past Blue Devil girls

    INDEPENDENCE –– Marion’s all-time leading scorer, Margaret Wagner is a pretty decent shot from behind the 3-point line. For that matter, she’s not bad behind the 1-point line, either.

    Wagner scored 12 of her game-high 18 points from the free throw line, including going 10-of-13 in the second half, as the Scarlet Hurricane pulled away from Grayson County for a 60-53 Conference 39 win in a nondistrict game Thursday.

  • Grayson runs past Canes

    INDEPENDENCE –– Seth Phillips entered Grayson County’s regular-season finale averaging 8.8 points per game. For a while Thursday, he was on pace to score 128.

    Other than that tricky eight-tenths of a point, Phillips matched his scoring average in the first two minutes as the Blue Devils used a hot start to roll past Marion 74-51 in a nondistrict Conference 39 game.

    The win left Grayson County with the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, and the Blue Devils will host No. 6 Grundy tonight (Monday).

  • Up and down season ends on a downer for Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County rode the momentum of an impressive win over Patrick Henry into Monday night’s Conference 24 quarterfinal match-up against Bassett. Three 3-pointers in the first quarter helped build an 11 point lead for the Cavaliers. Unfortunately, foul trouble and struggling offensive production brought a close to the 2016-2017 season for Carroll County with a 63-55 loss to the Bengals.