Today's News

  • The backstage buzz on 'Beehive'

    The Arts Council of the Twin Counties/Galax Theatre Guild production opened this week and runs through next weekend at the Rex Theater in downtown Galax. The show features "girl group" music of the 1960s, colorful costumes and big hair.

  • 'Fiddle & Plow' added to state music trail

    The Fiddle and the Plow in Woodlawn will be presented with a banner at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 to acknowledge the weekly event’s recent inclusion as a Crooked Road affiliated venue.
    It will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials.
    The Fiddle and the Plow is hosted by accomplished musicians Willard Gayheart and Scott Freeman.
    Visitors to The Fiddle and the Plow gather every Friday evening in the showroom of Willard’s Front Porch Gallery & Frame Shop to hear traditional old-time and bluegrass music.

  • Flea market keeps cops hopping

    HILLSVILLE — Increased calls for law enforcement at this year’s Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show kept police pretty busy this year.
    Hillsville officers investigated a variety of incidents that occurred from Thursday to Monday during the huge holiday weekend shopping spree that stretches for about a mile along U.S. 58 on the west side of town.

  • Police investigate possible cancer scam

    WYTHEVILLE — Virginia State Police are continuing to investigate a 42-year-old Austinville woman who may have falsely raised money for health problems.
    Law enforcement officials identify the subject of the investigation as Melissa Carol Sawyers, though she may also be known as Missy Briggs.

  • Gennette fifth at national meet

     HERSHEY, Pa. – Alix Gennette ran a personal best time and finished fifth in the North American finals of the 1600 meter run at the National Hershey Track and Field championships in early August.

    Gennette’s time of 4 minutes, 45.4 seconds earned a fifth-place finish in the boys’ 13-14 age group and set a new school record for Galax Middle School, cutting more than six seconds off of his own record set this past spring.

  • Tide can’t overcome deficit

     FLOYD –– Galax cut a 20-0  gap to six points in the third quarter but couldn’t complete the comeback and dropped a 33-14 nondistrict loss Friday to Floyd County.

    Donte Peoples scored on runs of 5 and 2 yards as the Maroon Tide (1-1) pulled to within 20-14 entering the fourth quarter.

    The Buffaloes (1-1) responded with a 51-yard touchdown pass from Matt Bary to Cole Worrell, and Dorian Harris iced the win with a 53-yard interception return.

  • Grayson Co. holds off Chilhowie

     CHILHOWIE –– An odd turn of events on a free kick following a safety helped lead to a strong finish for Grayson County, which held on the defeat Chilhowie 35-21 in a nondistrict game Friday night.

    Grayson County (2-0) led just 14-12 early in the fourth quarter and was ahead 21-12 when a fumble in its own end zone resulted in a safety and a 21-14 game with 5:40 to go.

  • Grayson, Galax volleyball teams still unbeaten

     Galax ran its season-opening win streak to five matches Tuesday, drilling Pulaski County 25-10, 25-23, 25-15 in a nondistrict volleyball match in Galax.

    The Maroon Tide (5-0) got 13 kills and seven digs from Morgan Neff while Susan Davis added 15 assists and 13 digs. Haley Reynolds served for five aces for Galax.

    Grayson Co. 3, Rural Retreat 0: The Blue Devils also remained undefeated on the young season with a 25-9, 25-8, 25-14 nondistrict win Tuesday in Rural Retreat.


    Rural Retreat at Grayson County

    Preseason optimism was dampened when Rural Retreat opened with a disappointing 34-0 loss at Fort Chiswell. The Indians (1-1) rebounded at Bland County with a 42-6 win and will tackle their third straight Mountain Empire District foe when they travel to Independence to face the Blue Devils (2-0).

    Rural Retreat threw rarely but effectively against the Bears as J.B. Wright hit all six of his passes for 160 yards and a pair of scores. T.C. Caudill added 96 rushing yards for the Indians. 

  • Cavs can’t solve Bear defense

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – Across the creek at Veterans Memorial Park, the fair was in full swing. In Wallace Shelton Stadium, the above average was the main attraction.

    Mount Airy clamped down on Carroll County defensively and rolled up a four-touchdown lead Friday before settling for a 28-7 nondistrict win over Carroll County.