Today's News

  • 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.

  • Public record for 3/18/09 and 3/25/09 editions

    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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Dec. 1-23 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: