Today's News

  • Galax principal moving to new role

    Galax High School Principal Bill Sutherland has resigned from his position, effective June 30, to take on a new job with Galax City Public Schools that was recently created through federal stimulus funds.
    Sutherland will become the coordinator for testing and assessment, effective July 1, and will move over to the Galax School Board office. The new position was created through the education “Jobs Bill” stimulus package.
    Sutherland will be in charge of data collection; review of student testing and evaluation of teachers in Galax schools.

  • Grayson hires finance director

    INDEPENDENCE — Leesa Gayheart has been named Grayson County’s first finance director, County Administrator Jonathan Sweet announced on March 29.
    Gayheart, a Grayson resident, is well-known in the area, working in administration at the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department since December 1996. Prior to that, she worked as an administrative assistant for Grayson County Public Schools.

  • Glendale Road project underway


  • A Song For Japan


  • Turns one

    Dakota Lee Walls celebrated his first birthday at his home with family and friends on Jan. 30. He is the son of Eddie and Kristin Walls.

    His grandparents are Lynn and Scarlett Fender and Linda Walls.

  • Rutherford fans 13 in 3-1 Grayson County win

     INDEPENDENCE –– Tyler Rutherford tossed a complete-game three-hitter as Grayson County took a 3-1 win over Radford in a nondistrict game Tuesday.

    Rutherford didn’t allow an earned run while striking out 13 Bobcats.

    Grayson County (2-1) took the lead for good in the bottom of the second when Dustin Leonard led off with a single, stole second and scored on a two-out error. Spencer Roberts added an RBI single in the fifth.

  • Galax takes two from Bland

    BASTIAN –– It was Galax girls’ soccer coach Troy Barkley’s supposition that it was just good for his players to get back on the field. Even if a lot of the field got on them.

    Having played just once through the end of March, the Maroon Tide opened its Mountain Empire District season in conditions more commonly seen on fall Friday nights after a hurricane had passed through, with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, snow flurries flying about from time to time and standing water covering large portions of the playing field.

  • Chambers chosen for Virginia-West Virginia team matches

     Brad Chambers of Galax is among a group of 14 golfers chosen to represent Virginia in the 28th Virginia-West Virginia team matches scheduled for The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s Snead Course on April 16-17.

    Chambers, the reigning VSGA public links champion, will join Tim Kelley of Ashland, Ben Keefer of Glen Allen, Roger Newsom of Virginia Beach, Allen Barber of Yorktown, Mike Kirby of Falls Church, Lee Fisher of Altavista and Jake Mondy of Blacksburg. Monday is the VSGA junior stroke play champion and is the youngest member of the team at 18.

  • Cavs nip Bassett for first W

    BASSETT –– With the NASCAR boys a few miles deeper into Henry County preparing to bang bumpers for 250 miles at Martinsville Speedway, Carroll County picked up its first win of the season thanks in part to a 90-foot sprint.

    Despite a short backstop behind home plate, Reece Edwards was able to beat out a seventh-inning wild pitch to score the go-ahead run on a breezy Saturday afternoon as the Cavaliers edged Bassett 3-2 in a nondistrict game.

  • Deputy receives minor injuries in wreck

    HILLSVILLE  — While helping pursue a stolen vehicle Monday evening, a Carroll deputy’s police car hydroplaned on U.S. 221 in Hillsville, resulting in minor injuries to the law enforcement officer.

    Sheriff Warren Manning said that Deputy Bobby Lyons responded and was trying to cut off a suspected car thief from Galax, who fled from a Virginia State Police trooper.