Today's News

  • Turnovers plague Grayson in loss to Dan River

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County had made a living all year by making opponents pay for their mistakes. The Blue Devils’ season came to an end by the same means.

    Entering the second round of the Western Section Division 2 playoffs with a plus-23 turnover ratio, Grayson County gave the ball away five times Friday night, leading to a 31-20 loss to Dan River at Bill Strong Field.

  • 33-point explosion lifts Maroon Tide to 60-24 win

    Galax rebounded from a slow start Friday and scored on five straight possessions to take home its 12th consecutive win, dominating Castlewood 60-24 in the Western Section Division 1 playoffs.

    The top-seeded Maroon Tide (12-0) advances to the third round, where it will face the winner of Saturday’s Honaker-J.I. Burton game without one of its top two-way players – Steven Peoples.

  • Colonels end Galax’s run

    NOTE: Following completion of the tournament, Galax was awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy for Group A, Division 1.

    RICHMOND –– Just like a match scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Galax’s stay at the state volleyball final four was over with way too early.

  • AAA predicts highest number of holiday travelers in 4 years

    A four percent increase in travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is forecast nationally by the American Automobile Association.
    AAA forecasts that 42.5 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend. Travel in Virginia during Wednesday-Sunday will resemble the national trend, with about 1.3 million Virginians traveling for the holiday — up 3.8 percent from last year.

  • Fries man charged with drug offenses


  • APCo rates down nearly 10% this winter

    For most of this winter, Appalachian Power’s Virginia electric rates will be about 10 percent lower than they were last year, the company said in a news release.
    APCo said a cheaper electric rate could translate into even lower monthly electric bills if outdoor temperatures cooperate and customers take three steps — maintain their heating system, eliminate air leaks and sign up for the average monthly payment plan.

  • Boxwood blight strikes Carroll


  • Helping Hands: Classes to break communication barrier for the deaf


  • Castlewood next for Galax

    In looking for a comparison between this week’s opponent and a more familiar team, Galax coach Mark Dixon mentioned Radford’s offense, and the defense of last year’s Eastern Montgomery team.

    Dixon’s wife, Wendy, associated Castlewood, the Maroon Tide’s foe in the second round of the Western Section Division 1 playoffs, with a team Galax should know very well.

  • Road gets steeper for Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Just how strong is the Western Section Division 2 playoff field? If it had been put together by a selection committee instead of a mathematical formula, there would be howling out of Pittsylvania County about Dan River being under-appreciated.

    The No. 10 seed in a 16-team field, Dan River (8-3) will venture into Bill Strong Field tonight for a second-round meeting with No. 2 Grayson County (10-1) after having knocked off seventh-seeded and defending state champion Gate City on the road, 33-10, last Saturday.