Today's News

  • Galax makes itself at home in Coppinger

     BLUEFIELD -- Some “new blood” infused into the prestigious Coppinger tournament will continue coursing into the second round, while a team of tourney “blue-bloods” had only a five-inning stay. 

  • Fort ruins Devils MED opener

     INDEPENDENCE -- Munching away at what had been a huge deficit, Grayson County didn’t soon found out it was all-you-can-eat night at GNB Park.

  • Boone bowls 300 at Blue Ridge

    Keeping score in bowling can be a daunting task for many.

  • Tide, Devils ride big innings to 5-inning wins

    Galax and Grayson County each used late-inning outbursts and took advantage of shaky defense to post runaway wins on the baseball field Friday afternoon. At Felts Park, the Maroon Tide (5-2) scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and shelled Bland County 14-0 in the Mountain Empire District opener for both schools. Galax led 5-0 before busting loose in the fourth, with eig

  • Tide busts loose for first win

    The slow fuse that had been smoldering through Galax’s 0-4 start finally reached the powder keg marked ‘W’ on Friday.

  • Maroon Tide opens MED track schedule with team wins

    Galax swept the first full Mountain Empire District track and field meet of the year, taking both the boys’ and girls’ team victories Wednesday at Galax High School. With four MED teams plus Carroll County competing, the Maroon Tide boys breezed to their team win with 158 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Carroll County’s 74 points.

  • Crigger, Grayson County hold off Cavaliers

    INDEPENDENCE -- Both Carroll County and Grayson County sent seven batters to the plate in an eventful first inning of their nondistrict game Wednesday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Carroll Co. rally falls short

    ABINGDON -- Making the most of its five base hits, Abingdon used a big second inning to jump out to a sizeable early lead, then held off a late Carroll County rally to squeak out a 7-6 win in a Southwest District game Tuesday night at Falcon Park. “You’ve got to throw strikes to win ballgames,” said Carroll County coach Joe Tompkins, whose Cavaliers fell to 2-5 overall, 0-2 in the SWD.

  • Public record for 4/21/10 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Bluegrass concert to be part of CCSA opening

    The Gerald Anderson Band will perform at the Rex Theater at 5 p.m on April 17 as part of the grand opening celebration for the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.

    Anderson will be joined by Jimmy Edmonds on fiddle, Butch Barker on bass and Paul Trianosky on mandolin.

    Anderson, accomplished guitar player and luthier, has made more than 25 recordings and has more than 200 ribbons from musical competitions — the most prestigious being the award for best guitar player at the 2003 Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention.