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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chambers wins links title

     LORTON –– Brad Chambers’ 300-plus mile trek from Galax to Northern Virginia proved to be well worth the journey.

    The 29-year-old southwest Virginian won two of the final three holes in the championship final to score a 2-up victory over Greg Morrison, 42, of Centreville to claim the 7th Virginia State Golf Association Public Links Championship Aug. 30 at Laurel Hill Golf Club.

  • Maroon Tide runners fare well at Bristol

     BRISTOL, Tenn. –– Galax placed fourth in the girls’ team standings and fifth in the boys’ results at the Bristol Cross, held Saturday at Steele Creek Park.

    The Maroon Tide placed all seven of its girls' runners among the top 60 scoring places in the field of 93 runners, with the top five counting toward the team score.

  • 'Choice Bus' shows students paths life could take

    INDEPENDENCE — Now that the new school year is underway, Grayson County Public Schools hosted the Choice Bus on Sept. 22 to enable students to better understand the power of education and some of the long-lasting consequences of dropping out of school prior to graduation.

  • Commission to consider Hillsville annexation

    HILLSVILLE — The Commission on Local Government will hold its November meeting in Hillsville to gather more information about the voluntary boundary adjustment between the town and Carroll County.
    The commission will hear feedback from citizens and tour the affected area.