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Today's News

  • Tractor-trailer crashes on I-77

    State police responded to the scene of a single vehicle accident on Monday, when a tractor-trailer jackknifed in the northbound lane of Interstate 77.

    According to a police report from Virginia State Police Trooper S.E. Kinney, the accident occurred at approximately 7:25 a.m. on I-77 northbound, at mile marker 22.2, about a mile and a half south of Exit 24. Darrell E. Finkley, 48, of Rocky Mount, N.C., was driving a 2014 Freighter tractor-trailer in the right-hand lane, when he lost control of the vehicle.

  • Carroll, Grayson, Galax runners post strong finishes at state meets

    THE PLAINS –– In addition to the state championship won by Galax’s boys, the Maroon Tide girls as well as runners from Carroll County and Grayson County posted strong finishes in their respective state meets at the Great Meadows cross country course Friday and Saturday.

  • One sport’s loss is another’s gain as Conley defends state crown

    THE PLAINS –– Clif Conley transferred to Galax High School in the summer of 2013, and though he had been a football player at Floyd County, he arrived too late to participate for the Maroon Tide. It’s safe to say he hasn’t made a habit of being tardy.

  • Tide goes back to back

    THE PLAINS –– The guys up front get the prestige. The guys in the pack grind out championships.

    For the second year in a row Friday, Galax experienced plenty of both.

  • Board approves traffic study for new school site

    The Galax School Board on Nov. 11 unanimously passed a motion, after a brief discussion, to approve the traffic analysis proposal for the new elementary school site.

    The school system recently bought land in the Fries Road/Kipling Lane area for a possible new school to replace the aging Galax Elementary.

  • HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT: what you need to know

    Round two of the Affordable Care Act marketplace began Saturday, so fasten your seatbelt.

    That’s the second open enrollment period for the ACA’s health insurance exchanges, where people without insurance can sign up for plans and receive subsidies if their income is low enough.

    Health officials and community activists think this year’s open enrollment will be less frenetic than last year’s, which was marred by computer glitches and information overload.

  • HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT: help for Virginians

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has kicked off this year’s open enrollment for the Federal Marketplace, promising to take an aggressive role in helping eligible Virginians sign up for high-quality, affordable health insurance.

  • Run raises $4,000+ for scholarship

    A total of 202 participants in the “Miles for Matthew” 5K and Fun Run, which took place at Dannelly Park on the New River Trail on Nov 8, raised more than $4,000 to benefit the Matthew Legg Memorial Scholarship Fund.

    The event included a 5K on the trail for adults, a “fun run” for kids around the smaller track at the park’s playground, and lots of goodies for sale to help the fund.

  • Readers Hotline 11/17/14

    Correction

  • Tide defensive in rout of TV

    It’s an over-used cliche that the best defense is a good offense. For Galax Friday, at least in the early going, its best offense was an opportunistic defense.

    The Maroon Tide’s defensive and special teams units outscored its offense in a 35-point first quarter, quickly ending any hopes of a major upset by Twin Valley as No. 3 Galax trounced the No. 14 Panthers 52-7 in a Region 1A West first-round game at Galax High School.