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Today's News

  • Late surge lifts Galax past Narrows, 16-3

     Galax scored 15 runs in the span of two innings and thumped Narrows 16-3 in a Mountain Empire District baseball game Friday at Felts Park.

    Galax (8-3 overall, 2-1 district) broke a 1-1 tie by scoring six runs in the third inning, all coming with two outs and the bases empty. Todd Nichols and Travis Cockerham both doubled in the third.

    The first nine Maroon Tide batters to step to the plate all scored in the fourth before Narrows recorded an out. Galax coupled five hits with three Green Wave errors for the rally.

  • Bell wins third straight at MMS

     RADFORD –– The season is only three races old, but so far, Brent Bell is batting a perfect 1.000.

    Bell won his third Street Stock race in three starts on April 18, claiming both ends of the Price’s Body Shop/SCI Roofing Twin 30s at Motor Mile Speedway.

    Bell has put his Camaro on the pole for all three races and has led every lap of all three races at the .416-mile asphalt oval, jumping to an early 16-point lead in the season points standings.

  • Galax picks up first softball win

     Dee Walker slugged Galax into an early lead and the Maroon Tide blew the game open in the sixth inning to pick up its first win of the season, bashing Fort Chiswell 13-2 in a Mountain Empire District game Monday at Mountain View Park.

    Walker’s three-run home run spotted the Maroon Tide (1-7) a 4-1 lead in the third inning.

    Galax led 5-1 when it pushed eight runs across in the bottom of the sixth with six walks and singles by Bailey Shumate, Janisa Lawson and Channing Russell.

  • Cavs drop another tough one

     HILLSVILLE -- Michael Francis knocked in a loose ball in the final minutes Monday night to lift Marion to a 2-1 win in a Southwest District boys’ soccer match at Tommy Thompson Field.

    For the Cavaliers, the feeling of coming up on the short end of a one-goal match is too familiar.

  • Devils battle into driver’s seat

     INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County’s second one-run win over Fort Chiswell this season didn’t have a lot in common with the first one. Other than one similarity, that is.

    “They were both wars,” said Grayson County coach Mike Worrell after his Blue Devils rallied from four runs down to defeat the Pioneers 7-6 Tuesday at the GNB Baseball Complex.

  • Trading Spaces

    Looking for a house a few blocks from Palm Beach in sunny Florida?

    Susannah Pushkin, whose grandparents were originally from Baywood, is hoping someone will agree to trade her a home in Galax in exchange for her 1,358-square-foot house in Lantana, Fl.

    Pushkin is the owner of a two-story, 100-year-old farmhouse in the Baywood community of Grayson County, and is looking for something to do with the property. In order to begin working on the place, she needs a home back in Galax.

  • Dialect Discrimination

    Holly Padgett Parker of Raleigh, N.C., is a Galax native and the city was her home for 27 years. “I miss it every single day,” she says.

    Let’s talk a little bit about dialect and colloquialisms.

    A few years ago, I was offered a hostess position at a very ritzy restaurant in downtown Raleigh, N.C. The owner and my company had done some business together and the owner was so impressed with my demeanor and professionalism that he asked me to come to work on a part-time basis and train potential hostesses about customer service and attitude.

  • County administrator to head PSA

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County supervisors added responsibilities for water and sewer projects and operations to the county administrator's duties after a joint closed meeting Monday between the county board and the Public Service Authority.

    The board and the authority members emerged from an unusual joint closed session at the supervisors' regular April meeting and ended the interim appointment of Assistant County Administrator Ronald Newman as director of the PSA.

  • Welcome to Tuna, Texas (Population: 2)

    When the show's over, actors Randy Carico and Art Pemberton might have an identity crisis.

    The pair stars in the Galax Theatre Guild and New River Players production of the popular laugh-out-loud comedy “Greater Tuna,” opening later this month at the Rex Theater in downtown Galax.

    Carico, of Pinnacle, N.C., and Pemberton, of Galax, portray all of the 20 eccentric characters — of both genders and various ages — in the town of Tuna, Tex.

    They quickly change personas and costumes throughout the production.

  • Police search for car, passenger in I-77 trucker shooting case

    WYTHEVILLE — Virginia State Police are seeking an older model Plymouth car and its two or three occupants that allegedly took shots at three tractor-trailers on Interstate 77 in southern Carroll County on the morning of April 16.

    Anyone who has information about a brown or gold early 1990s model Plymouth Acclaim should contact the state police's Wytheville office at (276) 228-3131, said Sgt. Mike Conroy.