Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 11/14/11

    Getting along
    I just read The Gazette about all the nice comments that the Grayson County and Galax citizens said about each other and their teams. It is wonderful that these two schools and communities have come together and treated each other with such respect. That is such a great lesson to teach our young people. I only wish that school board politicians in Carroll County could follow that example. It’s a shame that Carroll County High School doesn’t have that school spirit. It’s just not there anymore.

  • Galax to open state at Rye Cove

     Rye Cove defeated J.I. Burton in the finals of the Region D Division 1 tournament Saturday and will be the destination for Galax in the opening round of the Group A Division 1 state tournament Tuesday.

    The contest will be a rematch of last year's state quarterfinals, in which Rye Cove  defeated Galax  3-1.

  • Chargers bump Galax for title

    There were a total of 205 points played and won in the Region C Division 1 volleyball championship match Thursday at Galax High School. Points No. 181 and 182 are the ones the Maroon Tide will remember.

    Leading two sets to one and tied at 24 in the fourth game, Galax was two points away from claiming its first region championship in volleyball when Bath County pulled out the set, then pulled away in the fifth to successfully defend its title 25-15, 17-25, 24-26, 26-24, 15-8.

  • Blue Devils handle Graham, 35-15

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County won its first playoff game since 1991 Friday night with a 35-15 triumph over a much improved Graham team in the opening round of the Group A Division 2 Western Section tournament at Bill Strong Field.

    It was the second win over the G-Men this season for the Blue Devils, who beat them 41-3 in an Oct. 7 regular season game.

    “Graham came to play and their quickness and execution gave us some problems,” said Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson.

  • Maroon Tide rolls, 64-7

    On a date like 11/11/11, there was no way a 1 was  going down.

    Top-seeded Galax opened its postseason in dominant fashion and thoroughly dismantled No. 16 Holston, thumping the youthful Cavaliers 64-7 in the opening round of the Western Section Division 1 playoffs Friday at Galax High School

    The Maroon Tide advances to this week’s second round, where it will host No. 8 Castlewood (8-3), a 38-24 winner over Rye Cove.

  • Fancy Gap Christmas Bazaar to be held Saturday

    FANCY GAP — The 25th year of the Bulldog Booster Club's Christmas Bazaar at Fancy Gap Elementary School will feature unique gift items, according to the organizer.

    Scheduled for Nov. 12 at the school, the event begins at 7 a.m.

  • ELECTION 2011: Reynolds concedes to Stanley


  • Local Hero: Wyatt Exum


  • City doesn't take Marrah for granted

    Nearly $470,000 in grants have been awarded, since grants administrator Brenda Marrah began working for the City of Galax in January.
    When Carroll County eliminated a similar position last November due to budget cuts, the city quickly hired her.
    Shortly after Carroll let Marrah go, the city began discussion about hiring her as the grants administrator — a new position for the city, created to reduce operational costs and offset capital expenditures.

  • Free Clinic in need of help

    In the first fundraiser breakfast that Applebee’s hosted for the Free Clinic of the Twin Counties, over $1,000 was donated to the agency.
    A couple of months ago, the fundraiser only raised $94.
    Despite advertisements, the fundraiser has been on a decline since after the first few months.