Today's News

  • 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.

  • Dickson, Tate vie for at-large seat

    HILLSVILLE — In the only Carroll County-wide contested race, voters have a choice between incumbent Sam Dickson, a Democrat, or Republican challenger Mabel Tate for the at-large seat on the board of supervisors.

    Sam Dickson
    Carroll County has come a long way since the infighting of the previous county board, due to the work of the current supervisors, said Sam Dickson, who’s seeking re-election to the position.

  • Grayson gives more to Fries School

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County supervisors voted to provide an additional $70,000 to the county’s school system to complete renovations at Fries School.
    Grayson Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas was on hand during the board’s regular meeting earlier this month to formally request an additional $87,000 to complete the school’s renovations.

  • Galax man launches presidential campaign


  • Barbara Ann Williams Bond, 62

    Barbara Ann Williams Bond, 62, of Galax, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Twin County Regional Hospital.

    She was born on Sept. 30, 1949, in Carroll County, to Elmer and Dorothy Manuel Williams.

  • Friday fire suspected arson

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies are investigating a Friday morning fire on Coon Ridge Road as an arson.

    Hillsville and Galax fire departments and Carroll Fire Rescue were dispatched to the residence after multiple calls came in from cell phones to Twin County E-911 at around 11:15 a.m.

    It quickly became apparent that the circumstances around the fire were suspicious. Investigator Shannon Goad noted that two individuals knocked on the door at 186 Coon Ridge and then fought with the woman that was at home.