Today's News

  • GHS@GCHS – Game-day parking, post-game activity information

    INDEPENDENCE –– An overflow crowd is expected to attend this Friday night’s game between the Grayson County Blue Devils and the Galax Maroon Tide with the Mountain Empire District championship on the line. 

    Grayson County Athletic Director Chad Wright has passed on some information to help fans get into the stadium and, most importantly, find a parking place.

  • GHS@GCHS – Just how big is this game, anyway?

    Somebody is going home with the Mountain Empire District football champion’s trophy tonight. It has a nice, solid foundation and it’s real shiny and it will look good on a shelf. It’s also hollow.

    The game could match that description as well.

    As huge as the meeting between 9-0 Galax and 9-0 Grayson County really is, and this is no attempt to downplay it – because it is huge – not a great deal rides on the outcome.

  • GHS@GCHS – Players pumped for once-in-a-lifetime experience

    As much as this game means to the two communities involved, as big as it has become these past few weeks – even far beyond the Twin Counties – and considering that both teams find themselves at the same time where neither has been before, it’s still just a game played by kids.

    Twenty-two at a time, kids will play a game in front of what is likely to be the biggest crowd they’ll ever play before.

  • White hits magic number as Tide takes tourney

     Galax will enter the regionals as the MED tournament champion. Allison White will enter the record books.

    The Maroon Tide held off a valiant effort by Grayson County and won the Mountain Empire District tournament Saturday with a 25-13, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-6 win over the Blue Devils at Galax High School.

    Galax will host the Region C Division 1 tournament next week, drawing a first round bye and taking the floor in the semifinals with a 23-1 record.

  • White named district’s best

     Allison White has put up player of the year-type numbers her whole career. She can finally put up a player of the year-type plaque.

    White was named the Mountain Empire District’s top volleyball player, voted upon by the league’s coaches and announced at the conclusion of Saturday’s district tournament.

    A senior middle hitter, White headlined first team heavy with Maroon Tide players, joining teammates Harley Brewer, Bailey Shumate and Grace Wilson on the seven-person squad, along with coach of the year Rose Houk.

  • Tide boys advance to state meet

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax and Grayson County had a total of five runners post all-region finishes and Galax’s boys advanced to the state meet for the 19th time, placing fourth as a team in the Region C cross country championships Wednesday at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center.

    “This was the fastest overall top 15 times for both boys and girls that we’ve ever had in one race on this course,” Galax coach Tony Quesenberry said “The competition was the toughest ever for Region C at this meet.”

  • Perry, Bare marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Bare and Holley Bare, sister of the groom, announce that Jonathon Russell Bare from Galax and Nicole Ann Perry from Sparta, N.C., were married Sept. 3.
    They reside in Galax.

  • Pilkins, Keane marry

    Shauna Pilkins and Jim Keane were joined in marriage Sept. 17, 2011, at the Kyle House in Fincastle.
    The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Iain S. Maclean of Fincastle.

  • Public record for 11/2/11 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. 
    For information on this column or questions, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Aug. 5-25 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Albany Inc. expected to build economy

    Albany Industries will be spending its dollars in the city, and that is where Galax will see the biggest impact from the new company, according to Galax City Manager Keith Barker.
    With an estimated $1.9 million investment in equipment, Albany Industries will bring the city about $15,000 annually through taxes, he said. However, the money that the living room furniture maker’s 300-plus workers will be spending in Galax is likely to have a larger impact on the community than tax revenue.