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Today's News

  • Tigers too tough for Tide

    HONAKER –– Galax was able to absorb a quick 1-2 punch by Honaker at the outset of its Western Section Division 1 second-round game. A similar salvo by the Tigers to close the first half proved to be too much to overcome.

    Honaker had two touchdowns before Galax had three offensive snaps, and the Tigers added two scores 16 seconds apart just before the half to advance with a 42-14 win Saturday at Fuller Field.

    The Western Section’s No. 1 seed, Honaker (11-1) will host No. 5 J.I. Burton (9-3) in the state quarterfinals this weekend.

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  • Looking for a perfect Christmas gift? Make your own at Oldtown Pottery.

    At Galax's pottery studio, the possibilities for creating a unique and personal gift are limited only by the imagination.

  • Hillsville man charged in N.C. attack

    DOBSON, N.C. — A 56-year-old Hillsville man faces multiple charges in a September attack at a Surry County residence, according to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sheriff Graham Atkinson identified those charged in the Sept. 16 incident at 800 Oak Grove Road as Rebel Steniner Akers and Jennifer Dawn Hayes, 31, according to a news release from the Surry County authorities. Both face charges of first-degree kidnapping.

  • Carroll youth recovers after shooting

    A 13-year-old boy sustained a flesh wound after a Saturday morning hunt near the Little Vine section of Carroll County.
    Carroll County authorities responded to the scene where the boy was reported injured on Peacock Road,  according to officials with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
    A father and son had been hunting and returned to their pickup at about 9:30 a.m., said Randy Hurst, the conservation officer investigating the incident. They were loading their vehicle after the hunt when a gun went off inside the vehicle.

  • Galax optometrist passes away at 60

    It was rare to see Dr. Henry Ford without a smile or a story to tell, and those facets of the late optometrist’s upbeat personality will be celebrated with a party in his honor on Saturday.
    Ford passed away Nov. 17 after suffering a heart attack. He was 60 years old.
    Ford is remembered by family, friends and patients as a positive, friendly and talkative person, and having a party instead of a funeral is what he wanted, family members say.
    “Bring your stories for a night of laughs and good memories,” they wrote in his obituary.

  • UPDATE: Honaker 42, Galax 14

    Honaker scored two quick touchdowns to start the game and two more at the end of the first half and pulled away from Galax for a 42-14 win in the Western Section Division 1 playoffs Saturday in Honaker.

    See Wednesday's print edition for full coverage.

  • Late score sinks Blue Devils

    MAX MEADOWS –– Fort Chiswell drove 79 yards in less than two minutes, converting a third-and-26 along the way, and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 27 seconds left to squeak past Grayson County 32-28 Friday in a Western Section Division 2 second round game at C.F. McKinney Field.

    Grayson County, the No. 8 seed, sees its season end at 9-3, while top-seeded Fort Chiswell (11-1) advances to next week’s state quarterfinals against John Battle (11-1).

  • Galax stopped in semifinals

    RICHMOND –– Galax was able to bounce back from a throwaway set in its Group A Division 1 quarterfinal match. The Maroon Tide couldn’t repeat the feat in the state semifinals.

    Tied at one set apiece, Galax managed just 15 points in the third set and 16 in the fourth as Luray ended the Maroon Tide’s season with a 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 25-16 decision in the second semifinal Friday afternoon at VCU’s Siegel center.

  • Galax plans downtown holiday activities, parade

    The Galax Downtown Association will begin its holiday activities with a “Downtown Open House” this Friday-Saturday.
    Downtown stores will have special sales and displays, and volunteers will offer gift-wrapping in the lobby of Chestnut Creek School of the Arts both days, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    A donation of cash, peanut butter or juice boxes for Backpack Buddies is requested, in exchange for gift-wrapping.
    Wrapping is offered for any downtown purchases and for Angel Tree gifts. Bring the Angel Tree tag with your gifts.