Today's News

  • Supervisor wants to increase board pay

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has discussed the possibility of a pay increase for continuing and incoming supervisors, beginning next year.

  • Galax meets tough academic standards

    The statistics are in and they all point in one direction: Galax City Public Schools are meeting both state and federal accreditation standards, partly due to the remediation classes that take place during each semester’s intersession week.

    “We have some really significant accomplishments here,” said Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill, who particularly attributed Galax’s success to the teachers.

  • Break-in, grand larceny among Galax arrests

    Staff Report

    A break-in, an assault and a grand larceny were among the incidents investigated by the Galax Police Department last week, according to a police report.

    Kevin David Liddle, 33, of Galax, was arrested for breaking into the home of his former girlfriend, who had called 911.

  • Readers Hotline 11/23/15

    Left behind?
    I’m calling in reference to road signs that VDOT has left on the side of the road on Timberline Drive. They did some work on it about two months ago and about four of the five signs are still standing. I just wondered why they haven’t picked them up. Just a matter of why they are standing there.

    Deer after dark

  • Educational experiment working in Galax

    “It takes a village to raise a child,” a phrase that first popped up in the ‘90s and is attributed to African folk wisdom, means that a child’s development is shaped not merely within the four walls of home, but from the entire social ecosystem of a tribe, a nation, a people.

    A strong, nurturing one will, in time, make a strong, grounded citizen of the child.

  • Galax survives Rebels

    The Region 1A West second-round matchup between Galax and Hurley featured two runningbacks who had rushed for nearly 5,000 yards between them this season. Neither team’s defense seemed overly impressed by that fact.

    Galax’s Charles Harris (2,650 yards through 11 games), Hurley’s Brady Justice (2,270) and the two players’ respective offenses were overshadowed by a physical defensive effort by both teams Friday night, with Galax able to pull away late for a 28-12 win at Galax High School.

  • VHSL playoff stuff – The Cliff notes version

     I’ll be honest with you here…I was kinda hoping for a road game Friday.

  • Hurley next up for Galax

    The second round of the Region 1A West playoffs are upon us, and for the most part, the usual suspects make up the eight remaining teams on this side of the state.

    Haysi and Clintwood are absent, of course, having consolidated into 2A Ridgeview, but many of the teams still alive entering tonight – George Wythe, Radford, J.I. Burton, Galax, Honaker and Rural Retreat, are no strangers to postseason football.

    The two exceptions are Bland County and, as far as second-round action is concerned, Galax’s opponent tonight, Hurley.

  • Readers Hotline 11/18/15

    Passing judgment

  • Ministry brings hope to prisoners

    INDEPENDENCE — River North Correction Center recently hosted a five-day prison ministry event to share a religious message with inmates who seek guidance from a higher power.

    Kairos, a prison ministry, sends volunteers to the facility twice a year for this event. Their recent visit took place from Oct. 21-25.

    (“Kairos” is a Greek word that means an opportunity or decisive moment.)