Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 10/26/11


  • Winds of change in Fancy Gap

    HILLSVILLE — Winds of change are blowing at Fancy Gap Elementary School, as educators took a step toward making it a site for alternative energy education.
    James Madison University officials with the Virginia Wind for Schools program had contacted Carroll County educators about the idea, because Fancy Gap actually gets enough moving air to turn a wind turbine.

  • Four seek Grayson School Board seats


    INDEPENDENCE — Four candidates are seeking seats on the Grayson County School Board in the Nov. 8 election. Hobert Bailey, currently the chairman, is running unopposed in the Oldtown District. Wynn Combs is running unopposed in the Providence District. Gary Burris is running for re-election for the at-large seat, with opposition from newcomer Randy Shinault.

    Hobert Bailey



  • Humane Society receives $70,000


  • GCHS Homecoming Court 2011


  • Program encourages students to walk, bike to school

    The City of Galax has received a $2,000 grant from Richmond-based non-profit Prevention Connections to establish a Safe Routes to School walk at Galax Elementary School.
    A “Walk-to-School Day” event will be held on Friday. Galax Elementary School’s walking Mileage Club will benefit from the grant with incentives, like pedometers, to encourage children to walk.
    Funded by Prevention Connections, the event will publicize the national Safe Routes to School program, which aims to increase physical activity among schoolchildren.

  • Accidents bring out all squads


  • Maroon Tide clinches MED

    Galax wrapped up the Mountain Empire District regular season championship Tuesday night and teamed up with Narrows to help out a worthy cause, bouncing the Green Wave in three sets in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match Monday night.

    In what is becoming an annual event at both schools’ home match against the other, Volley for a Cure resulted in a 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 win for the Maroon Tide.

    Galax improved to 21-1 overall, 9-0 in MED play.

  • Autumn Days 5K a family affair

     The husband and wife tandem of Tommy and Emily Boles of Greensboro were the overall male and female winners of the 22nd annual Twin County Regional Healthcare-Galax Autumn Days 5K at Felts Park.

    Both runners were first-time winners of the event, which drew 169 runners in the 5K plus another 35 in the 12-under, 1-mile fun run.

    Tommy Boles, 33, posted a winning time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds, holding off former winner Phillip Sumner of Gardners, Pa., by eight seconds. Curtis Swisher was four seconds behind Sumner in third place.