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Today's News

  • Public Safety Academy starts Oct. 19

    Have your ever wondered what it takes to become a police officer, a firefighter or an EMT-Paramedic?
    If you've ever wondered why they do the things they do or what’s required to work in the public safety profession, the Galax Police Department is offering an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and find those answers.

  • Old money discovered anew

    Ten years ago, the Virginia Department of Transportation was on a reckless spending spree, delaying payments on completed projects in order to start new ones. More than 160 projects had to be canceled to restore financial sanity.
    A new audit initiated by Gov. Bob McDonnell revealed last month that the pendulum has swung too far in the opposite direction.
    Today’s VDOT is paralyzed by bureaucratic rules intended to improve accountability that instead have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars sitting unused in more than 25 separate financial accounts.

  • New owners to reopen Davis-Bourne

    INDEPENDENCE — Despite reports to the contrary, The Historic Davis-Bourne Inn & Tavern will open under new ownership and management in early November.

  • Projects receive federal funding

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several Twin County improvement projects received federal facilities funding last Wednesday, including $200,000 to renovate the Carroll County Public Library and more than $170,000 for other community needs.
    Besides the Rural Development Community Facilities Program funds, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack also announced $15 million in awards to 129 rural communities to specifically support library projects.

  • Smith, Loftin take River Run wins

     FRIES –– Carley Smith and Kevin Loftin were the individual winners while Galax swept the team competitions at the Grayson County River Run cross country meet, held Wednesday.

    Smith built a one-minute, 24-second lead over the field by the completion of the 5K run, finishing with a time of 20:28. Megan Boyles of Galax was second in 21:52 and Elise Zyvlosky of Carroll County took third in 22:41.

  • Hanks, Galax claim MED golf championships

     DRAPER –– Galax had three scores in the 70s and breezed to the Mountain Empire District golf championship, shooting a composite 311 Wednesday at Draper Valley Golf Club.

    The Maroon Tide and Grayson County will advance as teams to Tuesday’s Region C tournament, set for Wytheville Country Club.

    Galax’s Eddie Hanks and John Bryant finished regulation tied atop the leaderboard, each with a 2-over-par 76, and Hanks took the individual championship on the second playoff hole.

  • Radford runs over Devils

     INDEPENDENCE –– For the second week in a row, Grayson County was given the golden opportunity to make a heroic comeback from a three-touchdown halftime deficit.

    Pulling it off two weeks in a row was too much to ask.

    After giving up a score on the game’s opening series, Radford scored 43 unanswered points and rolled Grayson County 43-6 in a nondistrict game Friday at Bill Strong Field.

  • Man shot in face, suspect in custody

    INDEPENDENCE — A 47-year-old Independence man was critically injured Sept. 27 following a shooting on Hilltop Drive in Independence.
    Independence Police Officer Ron Houk listed the victim as Kenneth Eugene Group II, who lives at 235 Hilltop Drive.
    Houk said Group was sitting in a 1994 Chevrolet when he was shot in the face with a .38 caliber pistol.

  • One Carter’s one too many

     INDEPENDENCE –– Galax learned first-hand one important fact about playing Radford, and that is that the Bobcats have too many Dontae Carters out there.

    It’s Grayson County’s turn to try and corral Radford’s multi-threat quarterback as the Blue Devils look to end a two-game slide when they host the Bobcats in a nondistrict game tonight (Friday) at Bill Strong Field.

  • Open week a welcome sight

     Though the circumstances couldn’t be much worse, the timing couldn’t be better for an open week to roll in for Galax and Carroll County.

    Normally a time to heal bumps and bruises and to get a jump on preparations for the following week, the Maroon Tide and the Cavaliers are dealing with some serious personnel issues as they both take tonight off.