Today's News

  • Galax earns long-awaited win

    Galax had waited for what seemed like forever for a volleyball win over Carroll County. Waiting a couple more extra games didn’t dampen the enthusiasm once the victory came.

    The Maroon Tide jumped out to a quick two sets-to-none lead but would find itself playing for more than an hour longer before it finally subdued the Cavaliers, earning an emotional 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 15-11 nondistrict win Monday. The win avenged the Maroon Tide’s only defeat of the season thus far, a 3-0 Carroll County decision in August. 

  • Cavaliers host SWD kingpin

    HILLSVILLE –– After six weeks and five losses – including four painfully close misses – Carroll County finally got to walk off the field smiling last week.

    Making it two in a row will be a tall task indeed.

    Seven-time defending district champion Richlands (7-0 overall, 1-0 district) rumbles into town tonight sporting a 23-game Southwest District winning streak as it takes on Carroll County (1-5, 1-0). The Blue Tornadoes are 35-1 in district play since a 16-6 loss to Carroll County in 2003.

  • Maroon Tide, G-Men to tangle for first time

    For a guy with an NFL background coaching the third highest-rated Group A team in the western half of Virginia, Mark Dixon’s credibility has taken a beating the past month or so. 

    That’s part of the reason Galax has constructed a VHSL rating that stands behind only Grayson County and J.I. Burton in the Western Division.

    Dixon fully expected a battle with Radford a few weeks ago. The result? A 43-0 Tide win. He all but stated last week that he wouldn’t be surprised if Fort Chiswell ruined Galax’s spotless record Friday. Boom: 52-0.

  • One-man cleanup crew

    “I’m tired of being one of those people who drive by and say, ‘Somebody should clean that up.’”
    — Robbie LaCombe

  • Furniture company creating 335 jobs in Galax




    Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Wednesday that Albany Industries Inc., which manufactures upholstered household furniture, will invest $2.5 million to expand its company and establish its first Virginia operation in Galax, creating 335 jobs over the next three years.

  • Animal shelter could reopen this week


  • Bond to serve 96 months for meth charge


  • Three-(fourths)-peat for Tide

     HARRISONBURG – Despite having a drive of more than three hours to Heritage Oaks Golf Course, site of Monday and Tuesday’s Group A state tournament, Galax was given an 8:30 a.m. tee time Sunday for its practice round.

    It wasn’t the only thing the Maroon Tide got over with in a hurry.

  • Hodge, Roberts marry

    Megan Faith Hodge and William Patrick Roberts were joined in marriage at Carsonville Full Gospel Church in Grayson County on July 16, 2011. Pastor Roy Junior Bentley officiated.
    A reception followed at the New River Wildlife Club.

    The bride is the daughter of Roy and the late Shirley Hodge of Galax. Her grandmother is Marie Newman of Galax.
    The groom is the son of Allen and Pam Roberts of Grayson County and the late Michelle Roberts.

  • Public record for 10/12/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in June in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Harry William Pfund III of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $91 costs.