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Today's News

  • Barrett, Chilton top finishers at Dannelly 10K

    Nearly 100 participants turned out for the 18th running of the New River Trail Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K Run, sponsored Saturday by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Big Tuesday for Tide, Devils

    Galax and Grayson County posted blowout wins in baseball and softball Tuesday, including a relatively tame 11-0 baseball win by Galax over Bland County at Felts Park.

  • Maroon Tide girls’ basketball taking new direction in 2016-17

    Citing an overall philosophical change in direction with its girls’ athletic programs, Galax High School will see a change in direction with its varsity girls’ basketball team in the 2016-17 school year.

    Following Tuesday’s school board meeting it was announced that Yerrick Stoneman would not be retained for a seventh season as the Lady Maroon Tide’s head coach and that Mount Airy, N.C. coach Howard Mayo has been hired for the same position.

  • Carroll County 16-0 after no-no, nailbiter

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County sophomore pitcher Sydney Nester was a walk away from a perfect game Friday night and the Cavaliers got into a good, close nailbiter on Thursday in picking up a pair of River Ridge District softball wins.

    On senior night Friday, Carroll County jumped on Pulaski County for four first-inning runs and cruised to a 10-0 five-inning win to improve to 16-0 on the year.

  • Maroon Tide rolls over Chilhowie

    Stew Merdian smashed a double to deep centerfield in the sixth inning last Thursday to clear the bases and give the Galax Maroon Tide a 10-0 nondistrict victory over Chilhowie in a game played in Felts Park.

    The Tide led 9-0  at the time but because of the slaughter rule Merdian only got credit for one RBI.

    Lucas Dalton pitched a strong game for the Maroon Tide, allowing four hits, striking out eight and allowing two walks. Daniel Boardwine had two of the Warriors’ hits.

  • Mayo set to take charge of Galax girls’ hoops

    Howard Mayo is coming back home. Not that he ever really left.

    Though he has been coaching in North Carolina for the past 14 years, Mayo never relocated from his home in Fancy Gap. The girls’ basketball position at Carroll County is made Mayo a resident of the Twin Counties as a newly-minted Bluefield College graduate in the late 1980s, and the same position at Galax is what’s bringing him back professionally.

  • Grayson makes amends

    INDEPENDENCE –– In the two softball meetings this season between Grayson County and Galax, each team was able to claim a win. Each was easily able to lay claim to a loss, as well.

    In both games, including Tuesday’s Blue Devil victory, the home team did nearly everything right. Conversely, the road team did little to stand in the way.

  • Readers Hotline 5/16/16

    Forgiven
    This is for the person who stole the Bible out of my convertible, either at Fairview Church or at Mountain Surf. You know who you are. It has my name on it. Read it. Maybe you will learn something from it. I have forgiven you. I hope God has.
    Editor’s note: The caller later notified the newspaper that the Bible was returned. The thief must have gotten to the “thou shalt not steal” part.

    In a bind

  • Memorial Day has special significance in Galax this year

    By Frank Plichta, Galax

    For many families, Memorial Day is a most sacred time to remember their family members who served in the Armed Forces and sacrificed all that they had, to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy today.

    Many thousands fell on the battlefields around the world, some never to return home and some that are still missing after many years. Still many more returned home and lived out their lives in their communities for which they fought unselfishly.

  • Grayson seeks way to pay for bleachers

    INDEPENDENCE — The school system and the county are dealing with tight budgets this year, which has left both parties concerned about how to fund the construction of the new football bleachers at Grayson County High School.