Today's News

  • If this is second-best, I’ll take it in a heartbeat

     If Kayla Goins isn’t the best female basketball player in Region IV, then she’s definitely one of the best two. If she isn’t the best player in the Southwest District, and I mean the far-and-away, hands-down, no-debate-required, better-baller-than-99-percent-of-the-boys best, then I’m Tony Kornheiser.

  • Sports Shorts

     Galax Rec. Easter egg hunt

  • Maroon Tide girls open with pair of wins

     Galax’s girls’ soccer team opened the season on a high note, taking wins over Bland County and Giles last week.

  • Motley SWD’s top coach; Goins first-team

     Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley was named the Southwest District coach of the year and Kayla Goins led a list of seven Cavaliers named either first- or second-team or honorable mention on the all-SWD basketball team.

  • Devils drop opener to Knights

    INDEPENDENCE -- Officially, the best part of Grayson County’s day never happened. The Blue Devils’ season opener will go in the books as an 8-1 loss, but darkness interfered with what was shaping up to be a pretty good finish Friday as Coeburn held a five-run lead in the bottom of the seventh with the bases full of Blue Devils before the game was called due to darkness. Coe

  • Lowe too hot for Maroon Tide

    Galax entered its softball season opener Monday having not faced live pitching in practice a single time.

  • Butler going dancing with ETSU

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Jamie Butler may be a part of history.

  • Galax outlasts Buffaloes

    Three hours, 18 runs, 10 errors and seven pitchers weren’t enough to get the nondistrict game between Galax and Floyd County finished on time.

  • Public record for 3/24/10 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July in the Galax General District Court, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

    Darrell Jonathan Payne of Jolo, W.Va., guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $91 costs.

  • Master of Ceremonies

    When local DJ and emcee Harold Mitchell was bedridden with rheumatic fever at six years old, the radio kept him company as he listened to the legends on the Grand Ole Opry.

    During the five-hour radio program, he would hear greats such as Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Kitty Wells and comedians and radio announcers. However, it was the harmonies of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys that caught his ear, and that’s when he fell in love with bluegrass.

    From then on, he knew one way or another he was going to be in the radio business.