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Today's News

  • Galax second at Conference 46

    WYTHEVILLE –– Nobody was going to lay a finger on George Wythe. No way, no how, and that was pretty much a given, even before the first ball was teed up Thursday at the Conference 46 golf tournament. But for a runner-up, Galax was as close to a sure thing as they come.

  • Haynes 3rd, record falls at Galax XC

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley’s Emma Rogers posted a time Wednesday at the 23rd running of the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet that would have won the event just about any other year, and done so by more than a minute just about any other year.

    But Wednesday wasn’t just any other day.

  • Blacksburg overwhelms Carroll County

    BLACKSBURG –– Blacksburg celebrated homecoming last Friday night on a happy note as the Bruins rolled over Carroll County 52-6 in a River Ridge District game played in Blacksburg.

    The Bruins scored the first time they had the ball and they continued to score both on the ground and in the air.

    The Cavaliers (1-3) got a break on the opening kickoff. 

    Blacksburg kicker Camden Wise tried to fool Carroll County with an onside kick but the Cavaliers recovered the loose ball at their own 45.

  • Floyd rallies past Devils

    FLOYD –– Having allowed a total of 97 points in its previous two outings, Grayson County was but a few minutes away from taking a 7-0 lead into the half Friday night against the team with the best won-lost record to date on its schedule. But Floyd County managed a touchdown just before the half and added scores late in each the third and fourth quarters to pull away for a 21-7 nondistrict win over the Blue Devils.

  • Galax stormwater fee meeting set for Monday

    What’s the new Stormwater Management Ordinance that the Galax City Council adopted in July 2014 worth?

    About $1.50 more on your residential water bill a month.

    Council voted to adopt the ordinance, which kicks in with the 2016 property tax invoices. The fee amounts to about $18 a year total for residences. Commercial establishments will also be affected, though to a similarly small degree.

  • Suspect in custody after two police chases

    A suspect in the manhunt in Carroll County has been taken into custody by authorities in Wythe County.

    According to Wythe County Sheriff Keith Dunagan, Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner contacted his office on Friday morning and informed Dunagan that a suspect in the ongoing stolen vehicle case was believed to be at a home in the Austinville area of Wythe County.

  • Grayson SOLs show improvement

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Public Schools are celebrating a continued climb in Standards of Learning test scores, after receiving news that six out of seven schools in the system were fully accredited based on the 2015-16 results.

  • Nichols faces 38 child porn charges

    HILLSVILLE — Brandon Lee Nichols, 24, of Woodlawn, was arrested on Monday by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and charged with 38 counts of felony possession of child pornography, according to the Hillsville Police Department’s Det. Robert S. Martin.

    Martin led the investigation as part of his efforts with Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (SOVA ICAC), a federal task force comprised of multiple cooperating federal, state and local agencies.

  • Never Forgotten: POW/MIA Day

    The Galax American Legion #245 and Independence Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7726 came together Sept. 17 at twilight to remember and honor prisoners of war and those missing in action.

    The service was held at the Blue Ridge Veterans Memorial next to the Galax Public Library. Coy Shaffner was introduced as a former POW of Germany during Word War II.

  • Three hurt in Cana accident

    CANA — A two-vehicle accident on Sept. 17 at 7:55 a.m. on Paul’s Creek Road in Cana left three people injured, according to a report filed by Virginia State Trooper R.D. Horton.

    Sara Johnson, 27, of Cana, was driving a 2014 Honda Civic along Paul’s Creek near Flower Gap Road when she crossed the middle line and struck a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo driven by Patty Marsh, 46, also of Cana, according to the report.

    Damages were estimated at $10,000 to Johnson’s car and $6,500 to Marsh’s car.