Today's News

  • Maroon Tide to play on

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– One impressive streak came to an end Thursday. Another is alive and kicking.

    Andres Medina saw his string of scoring at least three goals end at six games, but Galax earned a spot in the Group A state soccer tournament for the third straight year, powering past James River 4-1 in the Region C semifinals at the East River Soccer Complex.

  • Eight-run lead safe enough in finals

    GLADE SPRING –– It took a year, but Galax finally figured out what was an insurmountable lead when playing Holston – eight runs, not seven.

    Galax bolted to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, took a 10-2 lead into the seventh and held it this time around, blowing past Holston in the Region C Division 1 championship game at Patrick Henry High School. The win brings with it a home game in the first round of the Division 1 state tournament Tuesday, either against Clintwood or Castlewood. Those two met Sunday for the Region D title.

  • Tide breaks through on diamond

    UPDATE: Galax will open state tournament play on Tuesday against Clintwood at Calfee Park in Pulaski. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.


    GLADE SPRING –– An affable and well-meaning but tongue-tied public address announcer made a mess of player introductions for both teams preceding the Region C Division 1 baseball semifinals Thursday. The guy behind the mic at least got a second chance to get Galax’s right.

  • Budget concerns don't translate to action

    Listening to the talk from people on the street and reading comments on message boards, social media and in the newspaper, it would appear that many Galax citizens feel strongly about the city’s proposal to raise taxes to balance its 2012-2013 budget.
    However, those concerns did not translate into participation in two public hearings held last week.
    Galax City Council held hearings at its May 28 meeting on both the city budget and the schools budget.
    No citizens spoke at either one.

  • 911 caller said murder suspect was covered in blood


  • Resident opposes 620 widening plan


  • Foster care children deserve caring adults

    Melinda Burris works for the Galax Department of Social Services

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  • Blues end Grayson County’s season

     INDEPENDENCE –– Garrett Bailey and Michael Vaughan made a game of it, but the Grayson County duo was not able to complete the comeback and fell to Tanner Fox and Mehmed Numanovich of Parry McCluer in the Region C doubles championship Wednesday at Grayson County High School.

    The loss ended the season for Blue Devil tennis, which dropped a 5-2 decision to Parry McCluer in the team semifinals earlier in the day.

  • Buffs, Mother Nature down Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– There are probably worse ways to see a season come to an end. Grayson County players would have been hard-pressed to come up with one Tuesday.

    Mother Nature robbed the Blue Devils of their final two at-bats, and Floyd County claimed a rare region tournament win in baseball, holding off Grayson 4-0 in five innings in a rain-shortened Region C Division 2 game at GNB Park.

    Skies opened up with one out in the bottom of the sixth, and following lengthy delay, officials finally called the game at around 7:20 p.m.