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Today's News

  • Galax, Grayson to share Hampton property revenue

    Galax City Council, the Grayson County Board of Supervisors and the Blue Ridge Economic Development Authority have entered into a revenue-sharing agreement for the Blue Ridge Crossroads Commerce Park.
    The 26-acre site, formerly known simply as the Hampton property, is located partly in Galax and Grayson County. Development at the site, to prepare it for tenants, has been ongoing for nearly a decade.
    The new agreement sets Galax and Grayson as partners in the project with 1,500 shares each and calls on BRCEDA to assist in managing the project.

  • Water authority flushes fluoride

     

  • Grayson man charged with arson

     

  • Maroon Tide takes down Wave

    Galax girls’ basketball coach Yerrick Stoneman expects Narrows to be the top seed in next week’s Region C Division 1 tournament. The fact that half of the Green Wave’s losses can be attributed to Galax bodes well for the Maroon Tide down the road.

    The Tide rallied into a seven-point lead by the end of third quarter and never let Narrows closer than six points the rest of the way, taking a 47-39 win in the Mountain Empire District semifinals Wednesday in Galax.

  • Cavaliers survive Marion scare

    HILLSVILLE –– Defeating a team three times in a season is plenty difficult. To beat a team twice in a single night is no easy task, either.

    Carroll County seemingly put Marion away with a big third-quarter run but had to win the game again in the final seconds, finally subduing the Scarlet Hurricane 65-60 in a Southwest District tournament quarterfinal game Tuesday night.

  • Galax, Grayson set up rematch

     Justin Hash hit a career milestone  for Galax and Grayson County rallied to victory in the Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball semifinals Tuesday at Galax High School.

    In the first semifinal, season champion Galax thumped fourth-seeded Bland County 87-60 as Hash topped the 1,000-point plateau for his career.

    The Maroon Tide (19-2) wasted no time taking control over the Bears (8-15), jumping out to a 19-point lead as Austin Pack and Jerad Brown teamed up for 17 first-quarter points as Galax surged to a 27-8 lead.

  • Bears end Grayson girls’ season

     BLAND –– Grayson County’s season ended with a 20th straight defeat as Bland County took a 47-27 win in the Mountain Empire District girls’ tournament play-in game Monday.

    Leading 11-7 after the first quarter, the Bears (7-14) outscored the Blue Devils 13-3 in the second period and cruised from there.

    Katie Tate scored 14 points to pace Bland County, which advances to play Fort Chiswell in tonight’s semifinals at Galax. Kellie Morris scored 13 points for Bland.

    Catherine Vaughan led Grayson County with 11 points.

  • Galax wrestlers earn titles

     Nine area wrestlers punched their tickets to the state tournament, including three region champions and four runners-up, during the Region C and Region IV tournaments this past weekend.

    Galax’s Junior Espinoza, Dante Ravenell and Chaz Sizemore all won a region title, all doing so by the narrowest of margins, and Frankie Shalabi placed third at the Region C tournament at Radford High School.

  • Carroll adopts ethics code

     

  • Trash fee changes scrapped for now

    INDEPENDENCE — Supervisors were willing to approve a new trash collection policy for holidays and inclement weather, but they weren’t ready to discuss changes to Grayson County's highly unpopular fee schedule just yet.
    Grayson County Administrator Jonathan Sweet spoke briefly during the board’s regular meeting Feb. 10 about ways the county staff is trying to improve the Public Works Department.
    While he expects to bring future options for the supervisors to consider, Sweet approached the board this time with a proposed change to the fee schedule.