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Today's News

  • Bill would help terminal patients get experimental treatments

    When the Virginia General Assembly convenes in January, Sen. Bill Stanley plans to introduce a piece of healthcare legislation aimed at helping terminally ill patients.

    Stanley (R-20th District) represents the City of Galax and portions of Carroll County.

    Stanley’s SB732, seeks to expand access to experimental drugs and other devices to people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to utilize these treatments in order to prolong or save their lives.

  • Patients falling into healthcare 'coverage gap'

    Landmark News Service and Staff Reports

    The army of counselors who help people sign up online for insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplace this open enrollment period face a range of reaction.

    The sessions usually end in gratitude — and sometimes insurance for someone who has been going without a safety net.

    But occasionally there’s frustration, even anger, from people who find the premiums and deductibles in the federal marketplace too much for their pocketbook.

  • Community comes together to help neighbors in need

    Santa’s elves are taller than you’d think: dozens of firefighters and citizen volunteers crowded into one of the Galax Fire Department’s bays to help pack Community Christmas Food Fund boxes for 550 needy local families on Dec. 18.

    Helpers of all ages loaded boxes onto a conveyor system, stocked the boxes with food and household items, kept them moving and stacked them when full. The boxes were delivered on Sunday.

  • Carroll approves robotics team for high school

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County School Board has approved the proposal for a First LEGO League Robotics Team for students in 4th through 8th grades.

    The proposal was introduced to the school board in October, and the members tabled the request to gather more information and consider the proposed budget.

  • Readers Hotline 12/29/14

    Ruled by mob
    I agree with last week’s caller about unruly crowds who broke the law by blocking the streets and highways across the country. Some people had to sit in their cars for hours. They were in effect held hostage. This is very close to terrorism. They should have been arrested and fined heavily. They showed their true nature by their actions and actions speak louder than words. When a country does not enforce basic laws to protect law-abiding citizens then it becomes ruled by the mob.

    Act of kindness

  • Galax hosts Grayson National event as holiday tournaments commence

    The Galax High School girls’ basketball program will host its second annual Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic, a three-day varsity-JV combo event starting scheduled for Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.

    The tournament will be made up of both a varsity and a JV bracket consisting of Galax, Grayson County, Christiansburg, Pulaski County, Patrick Henry, Marion, Mount Airy, N.C. and Forbush, N.C.

  • Larrowe, McGrady pick up VHSL all-state volleyball honors

    The high school volleyball season has been over for about a month but the honors keep coming in for two Twin County players.

    Galax’s Haley Larrowe was named to the first team of the Group 1A all-state team and Grayson County’s Camryn McGrady was selected as a second-team choice on the Group 2A all-state team in voting released recently by the Virginia High School League.

  • State Line comes up short in repeat bid

    ROANOKE –– The State Line Rush returned to the championship game but couldn’t defend its title, falling 50-48 to Wakefield in the Jingle Ball Tournament Saturday at North Cross School.

  • Tide girls win first; Cavs split

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Galax got off the schneid after an 0-4 start, blowing away Christiansburg in the fourth quarter to take a 50-29 win in a nondistrict girls’ game Monday night.

    After the Maroon Tide jumped to an 11-3 lead in the first quarter, the two teams played evenly through the second and third until Galax smoked the Blue Demons 21-8 over the final eight minutes.

  • Carroll girls roll to fourth straight

    It took more than three minutes of playing time before Carroll County finally removed the zero from its side of the scoreboard. A little more than seven minutes later, the Cavaliers were sitting atop a 17-point cushion.

    A run of 19 unanswered points proved to be insurmountable as Carroll County’s girls won their fourth straight game, this one a 60-30 nondistrict decision Friday over Galax.