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Today's News

  • Fuel spill contained at Hess station

    A mechanical failure in an automobile was responsible for a hazardous material spill at a Galax gas station on Wednesday morning, according to Galax Fire Department Capt. Mike Ayers.

  • Grayson grand jury indicts 12

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — A Jefferson, N.C., man was indicted by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury Jan. 23 on four counts of carnal knowledge.

    Connor Allen Lewis, 20, was indicted on charges involving a 14-year-old girl. He will be represented by Dublin attorney Michael Barbour.

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

  • Those who wish to stay at training center should have that option

    Last week marked a milestone in an ongoing fight to save the Southwest Virginia Training Center — one of five state facilities for the developmentally and intellectually disabled.

    Del. Jeff Campbell filed House Bill 1614, which seeks to prohibit the closure of the Hillsville facility, along with the Southeastern Virginia Training Center in Chesapeake. So far, the bill has made its way to the House of Delegates’ Committee on Appropriations.

  • Grayson County gets much-deserved win

    MARION –– An emotional several days for Grayson County athletics ended on a positive note as the Blue Devils opened a big first-half lead and dropped Marion 45-36 in a nondistrict girls’ game Tuesday.

  • Tide can’t overcome cold start

    WYTHEVILLE –– For the better part of two and a half quarters Wednesday night, Galax played George Wythe on even terms. But for one eight-minute stretch early on, the game was dictated on the Maroons’ terms only.

    George Wythe used a 21-0 blitz to take command early and claimed a 49-33 nondistrict girls’ win over the Maroon Tide.

  • Maroon Tide outshoots Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– After falling behind by 15 points early on, George Wythe locked down on Galax defensively. After Wythe made a game of it, Galax locked in from the 3-point line.

    It rained destruction in the third period in the form of 20-foot jumpshots as the Maroon Tide knocked down seven 3-pointers in less than seven minutes after halftime, pulling away to an easy 68-54 win over the previously once-beaten Maroons.

  • Tide swimmers showing improvement

    Galax’s swim meet Friday at George Wythe was knocked out by the threat of inclement weather, but the week was still a busy one for the Maroon Tide, which swam in meets at Marion on Tuesday and at Christiansburg Wednesday.

  • Carroll thumps GW, stunned by Cougars

     DUBLIN –– Four days after knocking off a contender for the top spot in Conference 24, Carroll County suffered a puzzling defeat to Pulaski County, dropping a 49-45 loss to the Cougars on Monday.

    The Cavaliers (9-4 overall) had pummelled Pulaski County by 23 points in their first meeting, Dec. 22 in Hillsville, but had no answer Monday for Chelsea Golden.

  • Dixon, Spurlin win titles at Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax and Grayson County advanced a combined six wrestlers to the championship finals, with the Maroon Tide winning two individual titles Saturday at the Rural Retreat Invitational wrestling tournament.

  • Cavaliers hold off Blue Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Having managed fewer than 20 points in the first half Monday night, Carroll County struck upon a novel idea to start the third quarter – pointing the ball at the bucket.

    Grayson County experienced a similar epiphany after scoring 17 points by the midpoint of the third period, but the Blue Devils’ surge ran out of steam down the stretch as the Cavaliers pulled away for a 52-40 nondistrict win.