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Today's News

  • XC teams finish strong at state

    THE PLAINS –– Runners from Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County were among the 1,240 athletes to converge on the Great Meadows state course near Manassas as the Virginia High School League contested its 12 cross country state championships Friday and Saturday.

    Galax had advanced both its boys’ and girls’ teams out of Region 1A West and managed mid-pack finishes for both squads at the state meet, including some top-25 individual performances.

  • Lawrence signs with VMI

    INDEPENDENCE –– A great number of kids who take up wrestling in the ninth grade couldn’t grapple their way out of a district tournament by the time they are juniors. Will Lawrence wrestled his way into a Division I scholarship.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: November 13-19

     

     

     

    2011

    Galax rolled up 551 yards of offense and opened the playoffs with a 64-7 win over Holston. Donte Peoples, Joseph Dixon and Steven Peoples rushed for more than 110 yards each for the Maroon Tide and Austin Pack had 150 passing yards.

     

    Grayson County rushed for 411 yards and drubbed Graham 35-15 for its first playoff win in 20 years. Darren Anderson and Xavier Rodriguez ran for two touchdowns each and Rodriguez had 211 yards on 13 carries.

  • Mountain Lions snag Lundy

    HILLSVILLE –– Anyone unfamiliar with Concord University might think that the NCAA Division II school is in the middle of nowhere. If so, then it’s fitting that the Mountain Lions came out of nowhere to nab one of Carroll County’s all-time greats.

  • Playoff notes: Darwin takes the ‘over’

     Although the latter part of Charles Darwin’s life paralleled the early stages of American football, history doesn’t record whether or not the old boy ever took in a ballgame. It doesn’t really matter, though. One of his theories is proven true through the 16 vs. 1 matchups.

    The strong will survive.

  • Tide meets streaking Burton

    A young team from the coalfields, representing a proud program, hit hard by graduation and wearing black and orange. Galax’s second-round opponent has a lot in common with its first.

    How J.I. Burton differs, however, is that after an 0-3 start to the season, the Raiders got to the manageable part of their schedule and managed quite well. 

  • Readers Hotline 11/16/16

    Washboard on U.S. 52
    Looks like a pretty good road we have now on U.S. 58 where there is repaving. Just a shame something can’t be done on U.S. 52 going down Fancy Gap Mountain where it has been patched. The patch is worse than the holes originally were. It is like a washboard going down. If that could be fixed, hey, that would be really great. But, for the 58 road, thanks for paving that road.

    Fun with Facebook

  • Local churches' dinners feed 10% of Grayson population

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE ― Grayson County Churches are banding together again this month to prepare and deliver Thanksgiving dinners to more than 1,200 people.

    This annual event began 10 years ago, and has expanded from its initial preparation and delivery to about 200 families in the area. Through the years, it has grown to feeding about 10 percent of the Grayson County population, according to a news release.

  • Three facing drug charges in Galax

    Staff Reports

    Three Galax men face drug charges after investigations by police and members of the Twin County Drug Task Force.

    Henry Lopez Aguilar, 23, was arrested on Nov. 3 by members of the task force while allegedly attempting to deliver a quantity of methamphetamine, according to a news release from the Galax Police Department.

  • Truck fire melts pavement, burns brush

    The fire that destroyed a tractor-trailer also melted asphalt and burned an embankment in the Elk Creek community of Grayson County on Nov. 11.

    The incident drew responders from all areas of the county.

    According to a report from Grayson County Deputy Jordon A. Johnson, a 2007 Freightliner, operated by Michael Myers of New York City, N.Y., was traveling on U.S. 21 to Bottomley’s in Elk Creek to pick up Christmas trees for transport.