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Today's News

  • Higginses to celebrate 60th anniversary Feb. 2

    Robert Dean and Norma Higgins will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 2.

    Their three children and spouses are Danny and Donna Higgins, Tony Higgins and Jeanne and Steve Franks.

  • Turns four

    Kasen Lane Galyean turned four on Jan. 9. He celebrated with a bull riding party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean, Jimmy and Cathy Jones and Dennis and Janie Cox. He is the great-grandson of Chuck and Mitzi Galyean and Naoma Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • She's two

    Isabella Joe Marshall celebrated her second birthday Jan. 6 with a cat themed pool party at the Galax Rec Center with family and friends. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall of Galax.

    Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell of Galax and Dennis and Opie Marshall of Ararat.
     

  • Burnett to run for Grayson sheriff

     

  • Hillsville town hall vandalized

    HILLSVILLE — Officials have consulted their videotape to see if anybody recognizes the individual who vandalized Hillsville Town Hall early Saturday morning.
    At about 3;21 a.m. Saturday, a man went into an unlocked door on the north side of town hall, according to Town Manager Larry South. This area is left unlocked because it houses various brochures for visitor information and contains the night deposit box for bill payment.
    The subject threw some of the brochures around and broke some glass on the rack.

  • Man charged with malicious wounding

    CANA — A woman was hospitalized for an eye injury after a report of a domestic dispute at 863 Pauls Creek Road last Thursday.
    Deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded at about 2:20 p.m. after the report of a verbal confrontation at that address, according to First Sgt. Pat Harner. The two participants were identified as Patricia Hill and Robert Jones.
    The verbal argument is said to have turned violent when one of them picked up a golf club.
    Deputies charged Jones, 71, with malicious wounding.

  • Dominant first half lifts Maroon Tide girls to easy win

     INDEPENDENCE –– After falling behind in the opening seconds, Galax scored 31 unanswered points and coasted to a 45-18 win over Grayson County in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Monday night.

    Lucy Phipps gave Grayson County (0-12 overall, 0-5 MED) its only lead of the night 34 seconds into the game before the Maroon Tide (9-7, 4-0) tossed a shutout the rest of the half. Bailey Shumate shot Galax into the lead with a transition basket and a pair of 3-pointers as the Tide zoomed into a 12-2 lead by the end of the first.

  • Maroon Tide answers, 58-52

    INDEPENDENCE –– With the divisional format now used in the postseason, there is no such thing as a must-win district game any more.

    Unless one is playing to avoid a second loss in less than a week to one’s most bitter rival. 

  • Tide rebounds with key MED win

     MAX MEADOWS –– Justin Hash’s 3-pointer with 1:10 to play put Galax in front 64-62 and the Maroon Tide took a critical Mountain Empire District win Thursday night, edging Fort Chiswell 66-62.

    In a week that opened with three teams undefeated in the MED and riding winning streaks of six games apiece, Galax lost a one-point decision to Grayson County on Tuesday but bounced back to deal the Pioneers their first MED loss of the year two nights later.

  • Cavs wallop Canes again

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County picked up its second blowout win over Marion in four days, rolling past the Scarlet Hurricane 66-35 in a Southwest District game Friday night.

    The Cavaliers (10-4 overall, 7-0 district) had held Marion (6-6, 1-6) to one field goal in the first half of their 55-26 win on Tuesday but found themselves in a relatively tight ballgame after one period of play Friday, leading just 16-10.

    It wouldn’t last long.