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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor for 4/13/09

    Dog bear hunting is cruel

    I would like to reply to the March 18 article “Bear License About Control, Not Revenue.”

    I find the article offensive to Virginia hunters by indicating they were out to kill anything they found just because the species was a legal kill. The hunters I know don’t just blow something away because they came across it.

  • Reinventing the Economy

    As our ongoing series, "Adapting to the Economy" has shown, local businesses are reshaping the way they do business in order to survive. We've been impressed by their ingenuity.

    They're doing it on their own, with their own initiative and creativity, not relying on government handouts or taxpayer dollars.

    As the national economy falters, it's encouraging to see our hometown entrepreneurs try new things, scrap what doesn't work and, in some cases, reinvent themselves for today's world.

  • Young Devils take big stride

     MAX MEADOWS -- 2009 is supposed to be the year. Thursday was not the day.

  • Tide splits pair of nondistrict games

    PEARISBURG -- Galax couldn’t overcome a three-run first inning by Giles and fell to the Spartans 6-4 in a nondistrict game last Wednesday. The Maroon Tide was able to get to within a run on three occasions, first on a two-run home run by freshman Travis Garvey in the second. Tyler Houk doubled and scored on Zach Robinson’s sacrifice fly to cut Giles’ lead to 4-3 in th

  • E&H adds another Galax athlete

     Emory and Henry is like the Fort Knox of college basketball. There is no shortage of guards. That’s just one reason that Cameron Frazier should fit right in.

  • Tide MVP set to spike it for E&H

     For the past two years at Galax High School, Jamie Cockerham played volleyball on a higher level. Now, she’s going to a higher level to play.

  • Robinson headed to hot BC program

    Zach Robinson is a lot of things.

  • State champ joins exodus to E&H

    Good things seem to happen when Matt Nelson steps on a tennis court. Though success is yet to be earned at the collegiate level, one good thing is already a given –– he won’t have trouble finding a ride home on weekends. Nelson, a senior and the Maroon Tide’s No.

  • Galax gymnasts win at USAG event

    The USAG Junior Olympic gymnastics team of Galax competed in the Candy Cane Classic, hosted by the Roanoke Gymnastics Academy, in December. It was the team’s second meet of the 2008-09 season. Jenna Lawson qualified for the Level 4 sectional competition, to be held later this season in Manassas. Lawson compiled the highest all-around score for her team, and joins Makena Neely as a sectional qualifier.

  • Hey, Junior, we’re over here

    Fan favorite and Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.