Today's News

  • Alice Gerrard, others, to perform at CCSA in Galax

    A woman who helped blaze a trail for other female musicians in folk and bluegrass will perform this Saturday at the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax.

    Alice Gerrard, a former Galax resident and founder of the Old-time Herald magazine, is considered an influential musician for her time recording and performing with Hazel Dickens and Mike Seeger.

    CCSA will host a concert on Nov. 15 from 7-9 p.m., with Gerrard, Gail Gillespie, Kay Justice and Joe Dejarnette.

  • Stab victim charged with domestic assault

    HILLSVILLE — A 31-year-old Hillsville man has been charged with two counts of domestic assault against his girlfriend, who was charged on Friday for allegedly stabbing him in the back with a knife.

  • Galax stuffs Warriors’ rally

    Chilhowie had proven to itself that it could be done, overcoming a two-set deficit to a higher-seeded team on the big stage of a postseason tournament. Galax proved that even though it was a 2-seed, you’re still the champ until someone demonstrates otherwise.

  • Maroon Tide, Conley repeat as 1A West champs

    BRISTOL –– Clif Conley stood at the side of the chute, exposed legs flecked with mud, and waited for all the runners who finished behind him to walk on by.

    Rain dripping off his close-cropped hair, the Galax senior extended his arm, patted each on the back and said “great race‚“ to them all. He was there for a while.

    Nobody finished in front of him.

  • Tickle, Cougars run past Cavs

    STUART –– Patrick County broke open a close game in the third period last Friday night to hand the Carroll County Cavaliers a 27-14 setback in a nondistrict game at John D. Hooker Field.

    The Cavaliers trailed 20-14 late in the third period when Cougar runningback Zach Tickle found an opening in the Carroll defense and raced 44 yards for the touchdown. Miguel Rodriguez’s PAT kick was good and with 35 seconds left in the period, the Cougars padded their lead and held on for the victory.

  • Maroon Tide rolls to 38-0 win

    Grayson County spent the first two quarters one play away from making it anybody’s ballgame. Galax spent the third quarter four plays away from adding another nail to the Blue Devils’ coffin.

    After struggling to take a 7-0 lead into the half, Galax exploded for 24 quick-strike third-quarter points, zooming away to a 38-0 win over Grayson in the final regular season game for both teams.


    GROUP 1A

    State championship

    Saturday, Salem Stadium

    Altavista 22, Essex 20


    GROUP 2A

    State championship

    Saturday, Salem Stadium

    Glenvar 20, Wilson Memorial 14 (OT)


    GROUP 3A

    State championship

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  • Fries to seek funding to fix up rec center

    FRIES — Fries Town Council has approved a resolution to authorize the recreation center renovation committee to seek and accept planning and evaluation funding on behalf of the town.

    Mayor Richard Farmer requested the vote at council’s Nov. 4 meeting.

    The resolution states that the town-owned structure — commonly referred to as the Fries “Y” — is in a state that may become unsafe and unusable for town activities and other uses.

  • Carroll Library begins new chapter

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Public Library staff and guests gathered at the library on Nov. 1 for a rededication of the newly renovated building.

    As the first snow of the season blanketed the ground outside, the upgrades to the library’s structure became even more apparent to guests, who remained warm and cozy during their stay.