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Today's News

  • Galax trounces Bobcats

    The rematch quickly turned into a mismatch.

    In a nondistrict boys’ soccer match pitting the two Group 1A state finalists from a year ago, Galax overcame another unsteady start with a furious finish and hammered Radford 7-1 Wednesday at Galax High School.

    After giving up a goal before the match was five minutes old, the Maroon Tide completely shut down the Bobcats over the final 76 minutes.

  • Grayson gets past Galax

    For the second time this season, Grayson County got all it could handle from Galax. For the second time, the Blue Devils came out on top.

    A three-run surge in the first two innings was all the offense the Blue Devils would need, but not enough to make it comfortable as Grayson slipped past the Maroon Tide 4-1 in a Mountain Empire District softball game Friday at Mountain View Park.

  • Blue Devils win battle of unbeatens

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County boys’ tennis team won for the 12th time without a loss and dealt Galax its first loss after the Tide had run up its own 12-0 mark as the Blue Devils notched a 6-3 win in a Mountain Empire District match Thursday afternoon.

  • Hawks, Devils stifle Galax

    There are times during the course of the Mountain Empire District schedule when a team can get away with committing seven errors. Friday wasn’t one of those times for Galax.

    Grayson County took advantage of a shaky Maroon Tide defense and put a saddle on the three-hit effort of Eric Hawks, riding it to a 6-0 MED win on a gloriously sunny afternoon at Felts Park.

  • Truck goes under tractor-trailer on I-77

    A Danville man was airlifted for injuries after colliding with a tractor trailer on Interstate 77 on Tuesday.

    According to State Police First Sgt. Mike Musser, authorities were called to I-77, approximately one tenth of a mile north of Exit 19 at 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday. Upon arrival, officers found a 1998 Chevy S10 pickup truck crushed underneath the rear of a tractor trailer, owned by Mercantile Solutions in Georgia.

  • Riders bring trail concerns to forest service

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    WYTHEVILLE — U.S. Forest Service officials and a Grayson County-based horseback riders group still aren’t seeing eye-to-eye following a forum last week about proposed trail closings.

    But Grayson County resident Elizabeth Thomas, the president and founder of the group, MRNRA Trail Advocates Coalition, sees at least one promising sign – the plan to close most of the horse trails in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is moving at less of a gallop than before.

  • Galax Prom 2015

    Galax High School students showed off their unique styles at the 2015 prom, held May 2 at the Galax Golf Course country club.

  • Public record for 5/6/15 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in September of 2014 in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Turman fire proves difficult

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  • Readers Hotline 5/6/15

    More to do
    I see the city is working on different sidewalks and it is looking nice. I sure wish the city would see something about Circle Drive’s sidewalks and yards, which were messed up two or three years ago from the work from the schools. It is still coming in the basements and ruining everything for us. We pay high taxes and I think we should be treated better.

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