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Today's News

  • Board approves traffic study for new school site

    The Galax School Board on Nov. 11 unanimously passed a motion, after a brief discussion, to approve the traffic analysis proposal for the new elementary school site.

    The school system recently bought land in the Fries Road/Kipling Lane area for a possible new school to replace the aging Galax Elementary.

  • Run raises $4,000+ for scholarship

    A total of 202 participants in the “Miles for Matthew” 5K and Fun Run, which took place at Dannelly Park on the New River Trail on Nov 8, raised more than $4,000 to benefit the Matthew Legg Memorial Scholarship Fund.

    The event included a 5K on the trail for adults, a “fun run” for kids around the smaller track at the park’s playground, and lots of goodies for sale to help the fund.

  • Jones Murder Trial: DAY TWO

    READ ABOUT DAY ONE OF THE JONES TRIAL HERE

    INDEPENDENCE — The first-degree murder trial of Matthew Steven Jones, 36, continued in Grayson County Circuit Court on Thursday, with the prosecution calling more witnesses.

    Jones is charged in the 2013 death of his girlfriend, Desia Rae George, 33. She was missing for about a month last spring, before her body was found by a roadside.

  • Matt Jones murder trial begins

    INDEPENDENCE — April 15, 2013, was the last time Desia Rae George of Fries was seen alive.

    What happened to her remains a mystery, but testimony at the murder trial of her boyfriend, Matthew Steven Jones, 36, shed light on his activities that day.

    Witnesses testified on Wednesday that the defendant spent April 15 buying crack cocaine, arguing with George over money and telling her children that she had left home before packing them up and sending them to their grandparents.

  • State Line Rush off to 5-1 start

     The State Line Rush opened its season with five wins in its first six games, most recently winning two of three games at the VHSAA Shootout at the Galax Recreation Center

    State Line 71, Front Royal 46: The Rush coupled a strong start with a strong finish and wrapped up a 2-1 run in the VHSAA Shootout Saturday afternoon in Galax.

  • PLAYOFF PRIMER

    Have game, will travel (take 2)

    Some hefty road trips once again are in store for a few teams in this week’s second-round playoff games, topped by Buckingham County’s 268-mile, 4 hour and 31-minute trip to Gate City.

  • PH rebels against old guard

    When the Region 1A West playoff pairings were officially announced the weekend following the conclusion of the regular season, the greater part of Galax’s football fan base probably looked ahead to the second round, where there appeared to be an imminent rematch with Clintwood, a first crack at the team that denied the Maroon Tide a state championship back in 2011’s Division 1 title game.

  • Readers Hotline 11/19/14

    Carolina got it right
    It’s a shame the Virginia voters haven’t found out the reality like the North Carolina voters did and voted out Democrats and put Republicans in power. You keep throwing good money after bad, or either the freeloaders and dead people are voting.

    Charge disputed

  • Public record for 11/19/14 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded May 15-21 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Carroll, Grayson, Galax runners post strong finishes at state meets

    THE PLAINS –– In addition to the state championship won by Galax’s boys, the Maroon Tide girls as well as runners from Carroll County and Grayson County posted strong finishes in their respective state meets at the Great Meadows cross country course Friday and Saturday.