Today's News

  • City council honors police, EMS chiefs

    At Monday night’s meeting, Galax City Council praised two first-responder agency leaders who had recently received honors from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office — Police Chief Rick Clark and Galax-Grayson EMS Chief Ron Passmore.

    Mayor C.M. Mitchell introduced Clark first with a slight jest. “Chief Clark, who’s in the back row there, in his usual spot, has been appointed to [the governor’s task force concerning abuse of heroin and prescription drugs.] Can I talk about it for a second?”

  • Hillsville names Parnell citizen of the month

    HILLSVILLE — Laura Beth Parnell has been selected as Hillsville’s Citizen of the Month for November for her work with several community groups.

    Parnell was selected by Town Manager Retta Jackson, and presented with the award at Hillsville Town Council’s Nov. 10 meeting.

  • 12 charged after indictments unsealed


    INDEPENDENCE – Twelve suspects have been arrested in Grayson County after sealed grand jury indictments were recently opened.

    A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury met Oct. 24 and returned the indictments.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: November 9-15


    Carroll County earned its 16th straight region tournament appearance by sweeping the Southwest District volleyball tournament with 3-0 wins over Richlands and Tazewell.

    Galax broke open a tight game with 21 second-half points and ended its season with a 35-6 win over Narrows. Jordan Vaughan rushed for 197 yards and a pair of scores for the Maroon Tide.



  • Defending champs too much for Devils

    GATE CITY –– Last week, Marion handed Grayson County just its second loss of the season. Although the Scarlet Hurricanes were hosting Union 70 miles up I-81 on Tuesday, they more or less dealt the Blue Devils their third loss, too.

    By virtue of its win over Grayson in the Conference 39 title match, Marion avoided a first-round meeting with powerhouse Gate City in the Region 2A West tournament. That task fell to the Blue Devils, who suffered a similar fate as 56 of Gate City’s previous 58 opponents.


    Have game, will travel


    Have game, will travel

  • Tide opens with Twin Valley

    Thirty years ago this week, Galax’s most dominant regular season ever concluded with a 69-0 win over Auburn. The Maroon Tide started the year with five straight shutouts, allowed only 30 points in 10 games and finished 9-1, suffering only a 16-14 loss to Floyd County…and packed it up for the year.

  • Galax stopped one win short

    MARION –– The Region 1A West volleyball semifinals were moved almost at the last minute from Rye Cove High School in deep Southwest Virginia to Marion Senior High. The switch sure saved a lot of time getting there, but the ride home was undoubtedly still a long one for Galax.

  • American Legion honors former leader

    A carpet of browning leaves was raked aside to expose the ground over the final resting place of Floyd Winfield Williams and his wife, Mary Vass Williams, at Galax’s Felts Cemetery on Veterans Day.

    A brief ceremony including a 21-gun salute in their honor was held by the American Legion Post #245 — which was named in memory of Williams — with the assistance of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7726.