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Today's News

  • Blue Devils hold on to big lead, drop Richlands in 5

    INDEPENDENCE –– In its final regular season game last week, Grayson County unloaded for six runs in the second inning for a 7-0 lead, only to give up 10 unanswered runs in a 10-7 loss to Glenvar. It took just one game for the Blue Devils to get a second chance to make a huge inning stand up.

  • Tide plays on as conference runner-up

    EMORY –– Galax did what it had to do to move on to the next round. It very nearly made it so that move was a short one.

  • Galax survives PH ace but falls to Chilhowie in finals

     EMORY – When Chilhowie High School left fielder Ellen Vance settled under a pop fly off the bat of Galax’s Ally Bartlett and the ball plunked into her glove, it marked the final out and a first for her team. 

    Chilhowie claimed the biggest win in the history of the school’s softball program – and took home the first title trophy – on Wednesday with a 7-1 victory over Galax in the finals of the Mountain West Conference tournament at Patrick Henry High School. 

  • Two matches, no match

    WYTHEVILLE –– It’s not a misprint. Just a mismatch. 

    Galax outscored its two opponents a combined 20-0 Tuesday and Wednesday to win the inaugural Conference 46 boys’ soccer tournament championship, in the process earning an opening-round home game in next week’s Region 1A West tournament.

    Galax notched a surprisingly easy 8-0 win over host George Wythe in the championship match Wednesday night, 24 hours after tallying a dozen goals in a semifinal shutout of Patrick Henry-Glade Spring.

  • Cavs win big in softball, fall in baseball

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored 17 runs in the first two innings and went on to hammer William Fleming 21-0 in five innings Monday in the West Division of the Conference 24 softball quarterfinals.

    Carroll County (13-8) will host an East Division opponent in the conference semifinals Wednesday at 5 p.m.

  • Tide breezes through first round

    After jumping on Patrick Henry for five first-inning runs in a 10-0 Conference 46 baseball quarterfinal win Saturday, Galax never looked back. After a discouraging and sometimes heartbreaking school year for the boys from Glade Spring, the youthful Rebels can only look forward.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/28/14

    Blames Republicans
    Everyone knows the reason that Veterans Affairs is in such a mess and behind is because the Republican Congress cut their funding. They don’t have enough people to work with the thousands of veterans. Also, they blocked the funding in 2011 and 2012 that Hillary Clinton asked for for Benghazi. She asked for more funding for more security. Then, the people are just trying to blame it on the wrong ones, looks to me like.

  • Turns six

    Jafon Hairston celebrated his sixth birthday May 7 at home with his family and friends. He is the son of Beth Price and Antionne Hairston.

    His grandparents are Garold and Blenda Bilbrey and Alan Price. His great-grandparents are Violet Akers, Garnett and the late Helen Price. He has an aunt Samantha and Uncle Travis.

  • She's one

    Ember Lynn Gillespie celebrated her first birthday with family and friends at a Lady Bug themed party May 3. Her parents are Brock and Terri Gillespie.

    Her older siblings are Brooklyn and Jackson. Her grandparents are Mark and Darlene Gillespie and Larry and Kathy Funk.

  • Jackson, Hill plan nuptials

    Amber Nicole Jackson and Patrick Isaac Hill announce their upcoming wedding at 6 p.m. June 20 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, Fries.

    Jackson is the daughter of Mike and Danita Jackson and Lori and Darnell Williams. She is a 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School.
    Hill is the son of Donald Hill and Katrina Waller Hill.
    He is a 2007 graduate of Grayson County High School.
    Both are employed by Wal-Mart of Galax.
    Friends and family are invited.