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Today's News

  • Virtually the same education? No.

    A recent article in The Gazette touted the many “benefits” of virtual academies.

    However, Carroll School Superintendent Greg Smith failed to give the whole story. Comparing parent-directed home school to public virtual school is like comparing breastfeeding to infant formula, which is an inferior, watered-down version with the real risks hidden.

    When parents enroll their child in a full-time, virtual school, they sign away much of their parental right to direct their child's education.

  • Bell off to hot start at Motor Mile

    RADFORD -- Brent Bell of Galax got off to a great start defending his track championship, winning the first two Street Stock events of the 2010 season at Motor Mile Speedway. Bell won the Cintas 150 Saturday at Motor Mile, qualifying on the pole and holding off Barry Gregory for the win. Bell opened the season with a win on April 3.

  • Maroon Tide pounds Green Wave

    Galax was all over the Green Wave early, leading 11-0 after three innings and taking a 15-5 win in a Mountain Empire District baseball game Wednesday in Felts Park. Michael Bond went 3-for-4, driving in five runs for Galax (7-2, 1-0).

  • Strong finish lifts Cavs past Grayson

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County finished with a flurry, scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth to knock off Grayson County 9-5 in a nondistrict game Saturday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Galax makes itself at home in Coppinger

     BLUEFIELD -- Some “new blood” infused into the prestigious Coppinger tournament will continue coursing into the second round, while a team of tourney “blue-bloods” had only a five-inning stay. 

  • Fort ruins Devils MED opener

     INDEPENDENCE -- Munching away at what had been a huge deficit, Grayson County didn’t soon found out it was all-you-can-eat night at GNB Park.

  • Boone bowls 300 at Blue Ridge

    Keeping score in bowling can be a daunting task for many.

  • Tide, Devils ride big innings to 5-inning wins

    Galax and Grayson County each used late-inning outbursts and took advantage of shaky defense to post runaway wins on the baseball field Friday afternoon. At Felts Park, the Maroon Tide (5-2) scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and shelled Bland County 14-0 in the Mountain Empire District opener for both schools. Galax led 5-0 before busting loose in the fourth, with eig

  • Tide busts loose for first win

    The slow fuse that had been smoldering through Galax’s 0-4 start finally reached the powder keg marked ‘W’ on Friday.

  • Maroon Tide opens MED track schedule with team wins

    Galax swept the first full Mountain Empire District track and field meet of the year, taking both the boys’ and girls’ team victories Wednesday at Galax High School. With four MED teams plus Carroll County competing, the Maroon Tide boys breezed to their team win with 158 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Carroll County’s 74 points.