Today's News

  • Town, city to hold elections

    Voters in the City of Galax and towns in Grayson and Carroll Counties will go to the polls on Tuesday for municipal elections.
    Several challengers have come forward to run against incumbent members of city council and town councils.
    In Galax, there are four candidates seeking three seats that expire June 30.
    Incumbents Bill Webb, Sharon Plichta and Bob Lazo are seeking re-election. Michael Stevens is challenging for one of those seats.


  • Citizen says town should put a cork in Bottle House plans


  • Deficit larger than expected in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County finds itself nearly a half million dollars in the hole after discovering an error in calculating projected expenses for the 2012-13 budget year.
    This unwelcome news comes a week after the first budget work session, when the spending plan showed a deficit of only $287,000.

  • Officer Crouse's name added to memorial wall


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  • Crawford drives Devils to win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Forget the ‘designated’ part of the description. The ‘hitter’ part of it certainly applied.

    Grayson County DH Daniel Crawford went 3-for-3 with three doubles and a whopping seven RBIs Friday as the Blue Devils torched Graham 17-0 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    Grayson County got out from under .500 for the first time this year, evening its record at 6-6 overall, and remained unbeaten in district play at 4-0. Graham dropped to 4-4 overall, 2-2 in the MED.

  • Rush grabs state runner-up finish

     The State Line Rush girls’ homeschool basketball team of Galax finished the 2011-2012 season with a record of 24-18, finishing second in the Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association state tournament in Fairfax and competing in the East Coast National Tournament at Liberty University in March.

  • Tide, Devils split key MED wins

    Galax and Grayson County split a pair of evenly-contested tennis matches Thursday, with Grayson’s boys knocking off Galax 6-3 and the Maroon Tide girls edging the Blue Devils 5-4.

    The visiting team was the winner in both matches and each has a key hurdle out of the way en route to their respective Mountain Empire District season championships.

  • Abingdon blanks Carroll County

    HILLSVILLE –– Abingdon opened with a scoring flurry and went on to hand Carroll County an 8-0 defeat in a girls’ Southwest District soccer match Tuesday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Falcons (7-2) got a goal every two minutes, including two by Kara Garrett, for the match’s first eight minutes and took a 6-0 lead into the half.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps in track

    Galax took both the boys’ and girls’ team wins in a nine-school track and field meet Wednesday at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide girls claimed seven event wins and outdistanced runner-up Narrows 99-88 in the team standings. Carroll County was third with 79, followed by Graham (72), Grayson County (36), Fort Chiswell (18), Bland County (10), Oak Hill Academy (8) and Bluefield, W.Va. (6).

    Megan Boyles and Allison White were double-winners for the Maroon Tide girls, Boyles winning the 800 and 1600-meter runs and White claiming both hurdles events.