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Today's News

  • Four injured in crash near Galax

    Staff Report

    Four individuals were airlifted following an accident that occurred on Elk Horn Road on May 1.

    According to a report from the Virginia State Police, authorities were dispatched at 4:05 p.m. to the scene of an accident on Route 713 (Elk Horn Road), just north of Route 712 (Mallory Road).

    The report stated that a 2015 Toyota was traveling northbound on 713 when the driver crossed the centerline. The driver, Sabreen Amin, 25, of Snellville, Ga., struck a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Travis Ray Sawyers, 30, of Galax.

  • Lineberry named first-team all-ODAC

    EMORY –– Brandon Lineberry, a former player at Carroll County High School and a senior at Emory & Henry College, was honored as a first-team selection on the all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball team, ODAC officials announced Thursday in Forest.

    Lineberry was one of three Wasps to land on the three all-ODAC squads, joining second-team first baseman Carson Bryant and third-team shortstop Holden Watkins.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 1-7

     

    2011

    *Galax’s girls scored in less than four minutes and the Maroon Tide boys found the net within 30 seconds as Galax swept a pair of soccer matches from Fort Chiswell. Following the girls’ 3-1 win, Junior Espinosa and Leonel Vega took turns scoring for the boys, racking up three goals each in the Tide’s 7-1 win.

    *Ashley Willard reached on an error and later scored on Eden Durnil’s single to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning as Carroll County got past Richlands 3-2.

  • Grayson, Carroll, Galax girls victorious

    INDEPENDENCE –– Rachel Burris and Nikki Lundy teamed up to drive in nine runs Tuesday as Grayson County skated to a 13-0 win over Bland County in a Mountain Empire District game called after five innings.

    The Blue Devils already led 3-0 entering the second inning when Burris clubbed a three-run home run to right-centerfield, her fifth homer of the season. Two batters later, Lundy  smacked a two-run shot to straightaway centerfield, widening the Grayson County lead to 8-0.

  • Fort Chiswell outduels Galax; Grayson beats up Bears

    MAX MEADOWS –– Galax’s Stew Merdian and Fort Chiswell’s Bryson Booher dueled one another for seven innings Tuesday afternoon, with Booher getting just enough offensive support to escape with a 2-0 win in a Mountain Empire District baseball game.

  • Cave Spring rallies past Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Being out in front was a dangerous place Tuesday. Whether it was Cave Spring or Carroll County, whichever team found itself in the lead didn’t stay there for more than a half an inning.

    Not until the final half-inning, at least.

  • Eagles pull away from Tide

    There’s no single team against which all other small school softball programs in Southwest Virginia are measured, but having reached the state semifinals each of the last two seasons, Auburn is definitely on the short list. Five innings showed that Galax can compete with the Auburns of the world. Two innings showed what the Tide must get done in order to do more than just compete.

  • Six charged with drug offenses

    Staff Report

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, six people were arrested on drug charges in the city last week.

    • John Evan Melton, 51, of Galax, was arrested on April 28 at 2:07 p.m. by Officer Jeremiah Foutch for felony possession of Schedule I or II drugs and misdemeanor petit larceny (first offense).

  • Galax plans to eliminate vehicle decals

    At the April 25 Galax City Council meeting, council voted to get rid of city decals for vehicles in fiscal year 2017.

    The vote was made after Finance Director Judy Taylor-Gallimore presented the option to merely add the $25 former decal fee for cars ($15 for motorcycles) onto personal property taxes.

  • Voters choose new council members

    Staff Reports

    New council members will join Galax City Council and town councils in Fries and Independence, after Tuesday’s May 3 general election.

    Turnout was low in all localities — just under 4 percent in Independence, which had no contested races; and about 28 percent in Fries, which had a nine-way race for seven council seats.