Today's News

  • Bench still empty in 27th Judicial District

    The General Assembly made no appointment to fill the vacant 27th Judicial District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judgeship before adjourning this year's session.

    That means that no action has been taken to find a permanent replacement for Michael Keith Blankenship, who resigned from that post at the end of last year.

    Legislators normally make the judicial appointments, but the state senators and delegates could not come to a consensus on the pool of candidates for the judgeship.

  • Owner hopes changes bring customers to Journey's End

    INDEPENDENCE — In tough economic times, people are quick to give up many things, one of which is eating out.

    Taphne Taylor owns and operates the Davis Bourne Inn and Journey's End Restaurant in Independence, and knows all about the hard times. In recent months, she has been working overtime to come up with new ideas to bring business to both her restaurant and inn.

    One recent change was to hire a new chef to cook at her restaurant.

  • Letters to the Editor for 4/6/09

    Boucher voting record 'pro-abortion'

    At a town hall meeting in March, Rep. Rick Boucher responded to questions about the inappropriately named Freedom of Choice Act.

    He stated opposition to radical proee'abortion provisions in question and denied that such a bill existed.

  • Letters to the Editor for 4/13/09

    Dog bear hunting is cruel

    I would like to reply to the March 18 article “Bear License About Control, Not Revenue.”

    I find the article offensive to Virginia hunters by indicating they were out to kill anything they found just because the species was a legal kill. The hunters I know don’t just blow something away because they came across it.

  • Reinventing the Economy

    As our ongoing series, "Adapting to the Economy" has shown, local businesses are reshaping the way they do business in order to survive. We've been impressed by their ingenuity.

    They're doing it on their own, with their own initiative and creativity, not relying on government handouts or taxpayer dollars.

    As the national economy falters, it's encouraging to see our hometown entrepreneurs try new things, scrap what doesn't work and, in some cases, reinvent themselves for today's world.

  • Young Devils take big stride

     MAX MEADOWS -- 2009 is supposed to be the year. Thursday was not the day.

  • Tide splits pair of nondistrict games

    PEARISBURG -- Galax couldn’t overcome a three-run first inning by Giles and fell to the Spartans 6-4 in a nondistrict game last Wednesday. The Maroon Tide was able to get to within a run on three occasions, first on a two-run home run by freshman Travis Garvey in the second. Tyler Houk doubled and scored on Zach Robinson’s sacrifice fly to cut Giles’ lead to 4-3 in th

  • E&H adds another Galax athlete

     Emory and Henry is like the Fort Knox of college basketball. There is no shortage of guards. That’s just one reason that Cameron Frazier should fit right in.

  • Tide MVP set to spike it for E&H

     For the past two years at Galax High School, Jamie Cockerham played volleyball on a higher level. Now, she’s going to a higher level to play.

  • Robinson headed to hot BC program

    Zach Robinson is a lot of things.