Today's News

  • Devils 3-0 after downing Tribe

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County was favored by three touchdowns to beat Rural Retreat last Friday night but the Blue Devils actually had to come from behind before turning the game into a blowout and claiming the 48-19 nondistrict victory at Bill Strong Field.

    The Blue Devils had the first chance after advancing the kickoff to their own 31. They failed to move the ball and were forced to punt.

  • Peoples’ huge night paces Tide

    ELLISTON –– Galax’s defense kept Eastern Montgomery well under control until a mistake-prone Maroon Tide offense could get over some early-game troubles, and Galax eventually came around and rolled to a 42-22 nondistrict win Friday over the Mustangs.

    Galax (2-1) limited EastMont (2-1) to six offensive snaps in the first period, owning the ball for nearly 10 of the quarter’s 12 minutes, but two lengthy Tide possessions netted only a lot of yards, two turnovers, a slew of penalties and no points.

  • Officers working to disband Hillsville Rescue

    HILLSVILLE — HIllsville Rescue Squad does still exist in a way, but those involved are working to terminate its status as a corporation, according to a long-time member and officer.
    Local officials shut down the volunteer agency years ago when a member inappropriately used an ambulance to move furniture.
    The organization lingered on as hopes to revive the rescue squad remained, said Larry South, who will serve as an officer until the organization’s final demise.

  • Street to go from signals to stop signs


  • Caregiver charged with taking money from elderly

    Hillsville Police say a North Carolina woman was forging checks from those she cared for.

  • Crossroads promotes life-long learning


    The Crossroads Institute Higher Education Center begins its first session of Life @ The Crossroads on Tuesday with Tom Barr, owner of Barr’s Fiddle Shop.
    In Barr’s session, titled “History of a Fiddlin Place – Barr’s Fiddle Shop and More,” he will talk about his extensive involvement with the local bluegrass music scene, including his contributions to the Blue Ridge Music Center, the Rex Theater and the opening of his own store, Barr’s Fiddle Shop, in downtown Galax.

  • Year of leadership training begins at Crossroads


  • Galax church robbery under investigation

    The Galax Police Department is investigating a burglary at First Baptist Church in Galax.
    According to a police report, the offense was discovered Sept. 2 prior to the beginning of services.
    Musical instruments were taken, including an amplifier, Ibanez bass guitars, Fender bass guitar and microphones. Also taken were two laptops and a video camcorder.
    Anyone with information on this crime can contact the Galax Police Department at 236-8101.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/10/12

    No exceptions
    Recently I tried to park near the Grayson County School Board office and noticed that [a staff member’s] vehicle was occupying the handicapped space at the office. I do not believe the person is handicapped in any way and therefore found it inconsiderate and an insult to all handicapped persons wishing to park where they have a designated parking space. Perhaps the person should be reminded of the rules and that they apply to everyone.

    Undesirable job

  • 'Green Man' nature spirit inspires artist's creations

    Potter and sculptor Daniel Durham will teach a nature-inspired pottery class at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts this month. His work is inspired by the leafy face of the "Green Man," a character from folklore.