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Today's News

  • Wrestlers prep for postseason

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax went 2-0 and Grayson County split its two matches in a three-team wrestling match Wednesday at Grayson County as the high school season quickly approaches tournament time.

    The Blue Devils and Maroon Tide opened the evening, with Galax taking a 52-24 win. Grayson County claimed four of the six matches that were contested as Benji Pickney (103 pounds), Tanner Jackson (132), Ethan Jackson (138) and Will Lawrence (152) all recorded pins.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Bears

    Galax’s girls’ basketball team had scored 20 and 22 points in its most recent two games, both of them losses. Tuesday, the Maroon Tide got that part of the problem straightened out before halftime.

    Galax jumped out to a 26-12 lead by intermission and cruised to a 43-27 win the first of two easy takes by Tide teams in a Mountain Empire District quad with Bland County.

    The Galax boys followed suit in the nightcap, similarly breaking away to a 31-12 halftime lead en route to their 48-27 cakewalk.

  • Vaughan-Bassett closes after tanks vandalized

    Vandalism on Tuesday night at Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in Galax led to a temporary closure, according to a statement released by company president Doug Bassett.

    Galax Police Capt. James Cox said that “several officers are following up on leads,” but declined to comment further.

    Cox estimated damages were around $100,000.

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  • Felony arrests include drug violations, assault

    Staff Reports

    There were three felony arrests last week in the city, according to the Galax Police Department:

    • Dawn Marie Williams, 34, of Galax, arrested on Jan. 25 by Officer J.G. Hawks for possession of controlled substances. Galax officers served Williams a warrant on behalf of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

    • Chasity Shanta Wagg, 25, of Galax, arrested on Jan. 27 by Detective J.B. Greer for the manufacture, sale or possession of controlled substances.

  • Virginia GOP cancels 'loyalty oath' for primary

    Landmark News Service

    State Republican Party leaders voted in Richmond on Saturday to ask the state to cancel a required party loyalty pledge in the March 1 GOP presidential primary.

    Roger Miles, a GOP state central committee member, said shortly after the unanimous voice vote that the party leaders are halting their plans because of “bad publicity.”

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Chilhowie

     Galax held Chilhowie to just 22 percent shooting and dealt the Warriors only their fourth loss of the year, rolling to a 47-29 win a nondistrict game Thursday in Galax.

    Stew Merdian scored six points in an 8-0 Galax run at the end of the first half that sent the Maroon Tide (4-10) into the break with a 27-15 lead.

    DeAngelo Ravenell led Galax with 13 points while Merdian and Isaiah Brown added 11 points apiece. Brown (13) rebounds and Ravenell also teamed up for 21 boards.

  • Carroll County girls hammer Spartans by 40

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County handcuffed Salem in the third period Friday night and rolled to an easy 70-30 River Ridge District victory over the Spartans.

    Cavalier coach Marc Motley pointed to the third quarter as the stopper for the Cavaliers as they outscored Salem 28-4, holding the Spartans to only two field goals in the quarter.

  • Lady Cavaliers thrash Christiansburg by 39

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County decimated Christiansburg in the first half Saturday night and cruised to an easy 71-32 win in a River Ridge District girls’ game.

    Keely Lundy and Mariah Carter each poured in 12 points in the first half as the Cavaliers (15-2, 8-1) bolted to a 44-12 halftime lead.

    Lundy finished with a team-high 16 points for the Cavaliers. Kaylyn Cromer led all scorers with 16 points for the Blue Demons (5-11, 1-7).

     

  • Carroll County goes back-to-back

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County outscored Grayson County 21-5 in the second period Monday night and rolled to a 71-34 nondistrict victory.

    The Cavaliers played a solid game on both ends of the floor and scored a lot of their points from close range.

    Carroll (6-12) jumped on Grayson County (2-16) from the opening tip when Caden Hodges hit a layup to open the game. The Cavaliers built a 9-0 lead before the Blue Devils scored their first basket of the game by Bailey Hawkins with 3:27 to play in the quarter.