Today's News



  • Humane Society receives $70,000


  • GCHS Homecoming Court 2011


  • Program encourages students to walk, bike to school

    The City of Galax has received a $2,000 grant from Richmond-based non-profit Prevention Connections to establish a Safe Routes to School walk at Galax Elementary School.
    A “Walk-to-School Day” event will be held on Friday. Galax Elementary School’s walking Mileage Club will benefit from the grant with incentives, like pedometers, to encourage children to walk.
    Funded by Prevention Connections, the event will publicize the national Safe Routes to School program, which aims to increase physical activity among schoolchildren.

  • Accidents bring out all squads


  • Maroon Tide clinches MED

    Galax wrapped up the Mountain Empire District regular season championship Tuesday night and teamed up with Narrows to help out a worthy cause, bouncing the Green Wave in three sets in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match Monday night.

    In what is becoming an annual event at both schools’ home match against the other, Volley for a Cure resulted in a 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 win for the Maroon Tide.

    Galax improved to 21-1 overall, 9-0 in MED play.

  • Autumn Days 5K a family affair

     The husband and wife tandem of Tommy and Emily Boles of Greensboro were the overall male and female winners of the 22nd annual Twin County Regional Healthcare-Galax Autumn Days 5K at Felts Park.

    Both runners were first-time winners of the event, which drew 169 runners in the 5K plus another 35 in the 12-under, 1-mile fun run.

    Tommy Boles, 33, posted a winning time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds, holding off former winner Phillip Sumner of Gardners, Pa., by eight seconds. Curtis Swisher was four seconds behind Sumner in third place.

  • Carroll County overwhelms Tazewell, 53-0

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County jumped out to a 32-point halftime lead and demolished Tazewell 53-0 in  Southwest District game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    Six different Cavaliers scored at least one touchdown each as Carroll County improved to 2-6 overall, 2-1 in SWD play. Brooks Hash got the Cavaliers going early with a pair of first-quarter scores, running in from 35 yards out a minute into the game and adding a 15-yard run midway through the quarter.

  • Maroon Tide keeps Green Wave winless, 48-7

     Galax continued its best start in school history after picking up their eighth straight victory Friday night, 48-7 over Mountain Empire District rival Narrows.

    Galax’s offense ran only five plays in the second half Friday night as they moved to 8-0 on the season and 3-0 in district play.

    The Tide scored early and often, hanging 41 points on Narrows (0-8) in the first half.

    Galax received the opening kick off and took over on its own 39 yard line with 11:58 on the clock.

  • Devils find a way in 41-40 win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County isn’t perfect, but the Blue Devils’ record still is.

    Despite allowing Fort Chiswell more than 400 yards of offense, despite incurring a dozen penalties and despite coughing up a three-touchdown fourth-quarter lead, Grayson ran its record to 8-0 on the year thanks to a career night by Xavier Rodriguez and a miracle of a score in the final minutes.