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Today's News

  • Galax police cameras focus on accuracy, accountability

    Nearly a year ago, the Galax Police Department took a step forward in both technology and accountability when it began sending officers out with body cameras.

    While there’s been talk in the Virginia legislature of making body cameras mandatory for all police officers in the commonwealth, there’s yet to be a law passed enforcing this. In Galax, however, the cameras are already in use.

  • GCHS Prom 2015

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — About 300 danced the night away at Grayson County High School’s annual Junior-Senior Prom on April 25.

    The prom’s theme this year was “If Only for One Night.” The event was coordinated by GCHS teacher Amanda Brewer, who was assisted by many volunteers.

  • Spurlin powers Galax sweep of Graham

    Caleb Spurlin enjoyed a big day at the plate, going a combined 3-for-5 with five RBIs as Galax swept a Mountain Empire District double header from Graham, 6-1 and 5-0 Tuesday at Felts Park.

  • Area teams roll to easy wins

    HILLSVILLE –– Gracie Davidson and Sydney Nester combined on a one-hitter and Carroll County upped its season record to 12-0 Tuesday with an 11-1 win over Patrick Henry-Roanoke in a game called in the bottom of the sixth on the 10-run rule.

    Davidson pitched the first five innings and allowed just one hit, a Haley Arnold leadoff home run in the top of the fourth. Davidson improved to 4-0 in the circle, striking out six.

  • Grayson County stays hot

    INDEPENDENCE –– Sometimes it’s the top half of the order, sometimes the bottom half. But somebody is producing offensively at Grayson County on a regular basis.

    The Blue Devils continued to square it up at the plate and picked up their seventh win in their last eight outings, taking a 10-0 nondistrict win over Carroll County Friday at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

  • Soph breaks second school track record

    For the second time in a week, Carroll County’s Sydney Haynes shattered a three-decade-old school record, winning the 1600 meters with a time of 5 minutes, 19.1 seconds Wednesday in a nine-team track and field meet at Galax High School.

    Haynes’ time bested the previous record of 5:24.4 set in 1981 by Carol Griffith. Four days earlier, Haynes had broken the school’s 37-year-old record in the 3200 meters.

  • Galax boys top Giles, Graham

     Staff reports

    Brayan Estrada found the back of the net less than two minutes in and Galax marked off a second payback win in as many outings, toppling Graham 5-1 Thursday at the East River Soccer Complex in Bluefield.

  • Grayson County, Galax remain undefeated

    The boys’ tennis teams of Grayson County and Galax continued on their collision course for a big Mountain Empire District showdown this week as the two teams remained undefeated after last week’s action.

    Galax (9-0) defeated Radford for the first time in nine years last Monday, winning several close matches to slip by with the 5-4 win while Grayson County posted a pair of 9-0 shutouts and a 7-2 win over Glenvar.

  • Cavs rally past Cave Spring

    HILLSVILLE –– Tiffanie Moore’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning last Friday night led the Carroll County Cavaliers to a hard-fought come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Cave Spring in River Ridge District softball game played in Hillsville.

    The unbeaten Cavaliers (11-0) battled from behind three different times before they finally put the game away in extra innings, answering a three-run Cave Spring eighth-inning rally by scoring four in the bottom of the frame.

  • Carroll pounds C’burg to go 12-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County ran its season-opening win streak to a dozen games Monday, pounding Christiansburg 12-2 in a River Ridge District game shortened to five innings.