Today's News

  • Parry McCluer holds off Galax for 1C crown

    ELLISTON –– Galax came up short in its quest for a region championship, but there is still a lot of basketball to be played. The Maroon Tide need only to have looked across the court Friday night for proof of that.

  • Cavs rally for region title

    HILLSVILLE –– After a long series of wins coming by 30 or 40 or 50 points, Carroll County showed that it can still get down and dirty when circumstances call for it.

    The Cavaliers went from five points down to five ahead in the third quarter Thursday night and claimed the Region 4D girls’ basketball championship with a gutsy 50-40 subduing of William Byrd.

  • Billy Graham: a steadfast voice for Christianity

    During a time when the shifting winds of morality reoriented the nation, the Rev. Billy Graham stood his ground.

    When the culture seemed to marginalize those preaching the message of God’s love, Graham’s voice continued to ring out.

    And when people of all backgrounds — from paupers to presidents — looked for spiritual guidance, they found Graham’s open arms.

  • Readers Hotline 2/26/18

    Don’t be divided
    Creating division within our country is intentional. United we stand, divided we fall. The spirit of cooperation and sharing is strong in these mountains. Let us not forget that we all need one another more than ever. Don’t let divisiveness divide us. We are so much better.

    Littered roadsides

  • Tide clinches state berth

    ELLISTON –– A dedicated group of young athletes, Galax’s girls’ basketball team shows up before school several times a week to lift weights and shoot. The Maroon Tide has apparently grown accustomed to getting some things over with early.

  • Cavs speed past Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– Part of Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley’s responsibilities as a teacher includes on-the-road training for driver’s education students. Without a doubt, he’s enjoying to a much greater degree the smooth ride that his basketball team is currently on.

  • Sheriff's office reports on 2017 calls

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a total of 8,403 calls for service in 2017, according to an annual report released this month.

    Deputies also answered 417 animal control calls.

    They served 5,681 warrants; 1,270 criminal and 4,411 civil; and recorded 118 felony charges, 81 drug charges, and 21 larceny and burglary charges.

    The sheriff’s office drug-sniffing dog, Gauge, completed 225 searches last year, which included checks within Grayson County Schools.

  • GVFD responds to vehicle fire

    Galax Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the late evening hours of Feb. 19 at the 3800 block on Gambetta Road.

    According to a report by Lt. Eric Hale of the fire department, a couple was driving home from upward basketball practice when their vehicle caught fire.

    The couple managed to escape the vehicle with no injuries before it quickly became engulfed in flames. Personal items were lost in the fire, and Hale said firefighters cleared the scene in approximately 30 minutes.

  • Novant Health will close Galax cardiology office

    A spokesperson for Novant Health confirmed that the company’s cardiology clinic on West Stuart Drive in Galax will be closing, with its last day of operation on Mar. 30.

  • Maroon Tide girls hammer Rockets by 38

    Shea Foxx turned in a double-double to lead the Galax Maroon Tide to an impressive 69-31 victory over Craig County in round one of the Region 1C girls’ basketball playoffs played in Galax Monday night.

    Galax (21-3) never trailed in the game and will now advance to the semifinals to be played tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Eastern Montgomery High School in Elliston.

    The Tide will take on Covington, a 49-38 winner over Bland County Monday night.