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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 10/5/16

    Taking control

  • Tax collection effort pays off for Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE – A tax collection initiative implemented by Hillsville has proven successful and the town has collected more than $300,000 in delinquent real estate, personal property, meals and transient taxes.

  • WBRF mourns loss of radio host Jason Blevins

    A familiar voice on radio station WBRF-FM for the past 26 years, Jason Blevins is remembered as a beloved DJ and dedicated worker who kept going even during treatment for a rare form of cancer.

    Blevins, 35, passed away on Oct. 1. He had been at the classic country radio station since 1999, and worked his way up to music director and host of a popular midday show.

  • Pioneers sweep Grayson

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County led Fort Chiswell early in all three games Monday but the Pioneers rallied to sweep the Blue Devils 25-20, 25-14, 25-16 in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match.

    Four of Fort Chiswell’s first seven serves failed to clear the net in the opening set, and the Blue Devils (1-12) got kills from Kaylee Moore and Breanna Brewer to take an early 8-6 lead.

  • Blue Devil boys, Galax girls win Grayson River Run

    FRIES –– Grayson County’s boys and Galax’s girls were the team winners of the Grayson River Run cross country meet, hosted Wednesday by Grayson County at the New River Trail State Park.

    The Blue Devils placed all five of their scoring runners among the top 10 to finish with 34 points, holding off runner-up Graham (48) for the team title. Fort Chiswell was third with 67 points and Galax was fourth with 77.

  • Bruins take down Cavs 3-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Blacksburg’s top seven players, all seniors, have been playing together since they were sixth-graders, concentrating on nothing but volleyball.

    It shows.

  • Tide falters in Region 1A West golf

    WYTHEVILLE –– Trimmed and rolled greens, enough of a breeze to be a factor and somewhat of a larger stage made Wytheville Golf Club a different course in the Region 1A West tournament than it was seven days earlier in the Conference 46 tournament. Galax handled the course more than well enough at the conference event. In Thursday’s regionals, the venerable place got the best of the Maroon Tide.

  • Salem overpowers Cavaliers

    SALEM –– Spoiler alert: Salem is pretty good at playing football.

  • Late FG lifts Tide past Giles

    Galax Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon said he knew the game Friday night against Giles was going to be a war.

    The game lived up to its billing and the final outcome came with just 11 seconds to play when freshman kicker Edward Medina booted a 25-yard field goal to give the Tide a 17-15 victory over the Spartans in a nondistrict game played in Galax.

  • Readers Hotline 10/3/16

    Suspicious gear?