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Today's News

  • Devil bats wake up in win

    Having given up just two runs on five hits through four innings, Galax found itself in prime position take over the top spot in the Mountain Empire District softball race.

  • Galax boys edge Blue Devils 5-4

    INDEPENDENCE -- Ty Cornett and Tyler Garman won a second-set tiebreaker over Grayson Holdaway and Jake Parnell, lifting Galax to a 5-4 win over the Blue Devils in a Mountain Empire District boys’ tennis match Friday. Galax picked up four singles wins, and three of the six matches went to three sets. Pres Cardwell edged Garrett Bailey in three sets at No. 1 singles while Grayson’s Tucker Phipps and Ben Horton won three-setters at Nos. 2 and 3.

  • Davis, Smith claim Dannelly 10K

    More than 170 runners and walkers from seven states turned out Saturday morning for the 12th annual New River Trail/Dr. Ed Dannelly III 10K run and 5K walk, sponsored by the Galax Recreation Department. Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, New York and Pennsylvania were represented in the field, which included 89 participants in the 10K run and another 83 in the 5K walk.

  • Nelson continues to shine at King

    BRISTOL, Tenn.

  • Once-in-a-lifetime feeling

     After more than 20 years of futility against its closest rival, Galax finally found the formula necessary to take a win from Grayson County.

  • Fishing at Lovill's Creek Lake

    By taking a boat out into Lovill's Creek Lake, anglers can enjoy some of the finest fishing anywhere in the state, according to a recent report by a Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist.

    Carroll County abounds with opportunities to fish — many of its creek and river banks are well known and popular with enthusiasts.

    Take the six miles of Crooked Creek that are heavily stocked three days a week, or the many boat ramps on the New River.

  • Art school holds grand opening

    Many hands sculpted and shaped Chestnut Creek School of the Arts over the past seven years, and finally the finished work was unveiled and celebrated this past weekend.

    The Galax art school's two-day grand opening kicked off the evening of April 16, with more than 200 attending a “colorful black tie” gala, touring the art school, getting a first look at the inaugural exhibit and visiting artisan demonstrators.

  • A Scout Is...

    Local author and Eagle Scout Todd Shaw said Boy Scouts is a game with a purpose, where boys can learn life skills, have fun and carry on the values and principles throughout a lifetime.

  • The Fiddle & The Plow

    WOODLAWN — If the informality and open discussion encouraged at Woodlawn's new Friday evening musical offerings seem reminiscent of listening to a couple of friends kicking around stories while jamming in the living room, then organizers Willard Gayheart and Scott Freeman will have struck the right chord.

  • Man faces federal firearm charge

    ABINGDON — A 41-year-old Galax man faces a federal charge of possession of a firearm, arising from a traffic stop and sobriety check last August.

    Galax Police Department Officer Jody Poole stopped a 1978 Ford pickup on Meadow Street, leading to the charge against Joe Jackson Gambill, according to federal court documents.

    During the traffic stop, Poole noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Gambill, the complaint states.

    While the officer conducted a records check, he observed an SUV pull up to the scene. Gambill's wife got out and approached the Ford pickup.