Today's News

  • Maroon Tide rolls in regionals

     Top-seeded Galax bolted to a 27-point halftime lead and claimed a 50-point win in the Region C Division 1 quarterfinals Wednesday in Galax, pounding Holston 78-28.

    Galax (21-2) led 17-4 after eight minutes and widened the gap to 37-10 by halftime over the No. 8 Cavaliers (5-17).

    Justin Hash (12 points), Austin Pack (11) and Jerad Brown (10) led a dozen Maroon Tide players in the scoring column. Tyler Smith’s 17 points were high for Holston.

  • Late surge sends Tide to semis

    Determining the seeding for a regional girls’ basketball tournament may be an ambiguous process, but one thing seems clear:  a No. 7 needs more than three good quarters to get past a No. 2.

    Second-seeded Galax came to life in the final eight minutes and put away a pesky Northwood 49-44 in the Region C Division 1 tournament Tuesday, advancing to Thursday’s semifinals and to within a win of a state tournament berth.

  • Evans, Titans eliminate Cavs

    SALEM –– Tyler Evans accounted for more than half of Hidden Valley’s point total and the Titans broke away from a tight game in the final minutes to take a 56-51 win over Carroll County in the Region IV Division 4 semifinals Wednesday at Salem High School.

    Top seeded Carroll County (19-6) never trailed from early in the second quarter until two minutes into the fourth when a flurry of offensive rebounds put Hidden Valley (18-7) in front.

  • UPDATE – Tide girls state-bound

    Galax took the lead in the first 80 seconds and never trailed Covington again, bouncing the Cougars 45-39 in the Region C Division 1 girls' basketball tournament semifinals Thursday at Parry McCluer High School.

  • Hunter loses fingers when gun explodes


  • ARC funding recommended for Wildwood


  • $5 gas? Unlikely, but not impossible

    Gasoline prices have shot up about 12 cents a gallon in recent days in Virginia, raising fears that pump prices will continue to escalate in the wake of ongoing turmoil in Libya and North Africa.
    Political unrest in that region is unnerving traders in future markets across the globe, causing the trading floor to roil.
    Leap-frogging another $14 since last Friday, crude oil futures reached about $100 a barrel in trading Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Galax woman charged with malicious wounding

    A Galax woman was charged with malicious wounding after a fight Tuesday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot.
    Galax Police Officer John Reavis arrested Demia De Quezada, 29, after a reported fight.
    De Quezada is alleged to have stabbed George F. Flannary, 21, of Galax after an argument. She is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail pending her appearance in the Galax General District Court.
    Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said the victim, who was stabbed in the leg, refused medical treatment.

  • Police sergeant on leave after DUI arrest

    Galax Police Sgt. Earl Johnson, 51, who has worked at the department for 25 years, was charged with driving under the influence and refusal of a blood or breath test on Saturday morning.
    According to Police Chief Rick Clark, Johnson was arrested by Officer Carry Woods of the Galax Police Department, who originally stopped the vehicle Johnson was operating for reckless driving on East Grayson Street.
    The stop was made at 4:01 a.m.
    Clark said Johnson was not on duty and was not operating a city-owned vehicle at the time of his arrest.

  • Espinoza takes state at 112

    SALEM –– Junior Espinoza’s season ended with a celebratory leap into his coach’s arms. Blake Bowman’s high school career ended with a coach’s consoling pat on the back. 

    The only Twin County wrestlers to reach the championship round, Espinoza edged K.C. Cash of Riverheads in overtime for the Group A 112-pound championship while Bowman fell to Christiansburg’s Logan Bosley in the Group AA 135-pound finals Saturday at the Group A and Group AA state wrestling tournaments at the Salem Civic Center.