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Today's News

  • Tide posts solid results at Charlotte

     CHARLOTTE –– Galax enjoyed one of its best-ever visits to the Wendy’s Classic on Oct. 2, earning just its second top-15 individual finish by the boys’ team as well as its highest team finish ever by the girls.

    The Maroon Tide placed 16th out of 28 girls’ teams, led by top-100 finishes by Megan Boyles (57th, 21 minutes, 23 seconds), Lindsey Ayers (92nd, 22:25) and Marleigh Durham (93rd, 22:26) in a field of 196 runners.

  • Carroll County shuts down Abingdon 28-3

     HILLSVILLE –– Blake Bowman accounted for 313 all-purpose yards and Carroll County’s defense kept Abingdon out of the end zone for the first time this year as the Cavaliers claimed a 28-3 win in a Southwest District game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    A senior quarterback, Bowman rushed 15 times for 120 yards, completed two passes for 40 yards and totaled 153 yards in punt returns as the Cavaliers improved to 4-2 overall, 2-0 in the district with the win.

  • Maroon Tide hangs on

     Galax opened a 20-0 lead, weathered a Grayson County rally and finally held on for one of the biggest wins this program has seen in many a year, earning a 23-14 victory over the archrival Blue Devils in a key Mountain Empire District game Friday.

    “They made plays,” Galax coach Mark Dixon said. “The thing is they keep coming back. Grayson made a run at us there and we came back. We responded. I couldn’t be any prouder of them, because I know how good a football team Grayson County is.” 

  • Galax teen reported missing
  • Galax 23, Grayson County 14

     Galax opened a 20-0 lead, weathered a Grayson County rally and finally held on for one of the biggest wins this program has seen in many a year, earning a 23-14 victory over the archrival Blue Devils in a key Mountain Empire District game Friday in Galax.

  • Grayson prosecutor opens Galax office

    Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught recently announced that his office will expand its service area staffing into the City of Galax.

  • Graduation rates improving

    HILLSVILLE —  Twin County high school graduation rates defy the stereotype that rural students are more likely drop out before completing their education.

    The high schools in Carroll, Galax and Grayson all topped the statewide average of students that either graduate on time or earn some other certification, like a GED.

  • Police investigate bomb threat at Walmart

    The Galax Police Department received a report at 4:49 p.m. today, Thursday, that a Walmart associate was told there was possibly a bomb located in the store.
    Galax police responded and the store was evacuated pending a search. Explosive canines were used to check the store.
    Galax police are seeking a white male, approximately 40 years old,  6’3” tall, wearing a faded red T-shirt and tan or khaki pants. The suspect was known to be located in the service desk area prior to communicating the threat.
    The store was cleared to reopen at 8:45 PM.

  • Opening-round 66 propels Hiatt to Blue Ridge title

     Brad Hiatt took the first day lead and made it stand up on Sunday to win the 47th annual Blue Ridge Country Club Invitational held Aug. 20-21.

    Hiatt shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday and closed it out with a 1-under 69 on Sunday for a 135.

    Three golfers shot a 139 and after scorecards were matched, second place went to James Williams with rounds of 68-71 and third place to defending champion Brad Chambers, 67-72. Kenny Hiatt was the third golfer to shoot a 139.

    Other winners were:

    FIRST FLIGHT

  • Key stretch opens for Carroll

     HILLSVILLE –– One benefit of having an open week is the opportunity for coaches to scout the next opponent in person. Carroll County coach Tom Hale was hoping to see something other than what he witnessed in Abingdon’s rout of John Battle this past Friday, but the trip to Washington County only served as a confirmation.

    “We saw them Friday night and they just reinforced what we already knew,” said Hale after the Falcons’ 49-13 win.