Today's News

  • Maroon Tide keeps Green Wave winless, 48-7

     Galax continued its best start in school history after picking up their eighth straight victory Friday night, 48-7 over Mountain Empire District rival Narrows.

    Galax’s offense ran only five plays in the second half Friday night as they moved to 8-0 on the season and 3-0 in district play.

    The Tide scored early and often, hanging 41 points on Narrows (0-8) in the first half.

    Galax received the opening kick off and took over on its own 39 yard line with 11:58 on the clock.

  • Devils find a way in 41-40 win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County isn’t perfect, but the Blue Devils’ record still is.

    Despite allowing Fort Chiswell more than 400 yards of offense, despite incurring a dozen penalties and despite coughing up a three-touchdown fourth-quarter lead, Grayson ran its record to 8-0 on the year thanks to a career night by Xavier Rodriguez and a miracle of a score in the final minutes.

  • Dickson, Tate vie for at-large seat

    HILLSVILLE — In the only Carroll County-wide contested race, voters have a choice between incumbent Sam Dickson, a Democrat, or Republican challenger Mabel Tate for the at-large seat on the board of supervisors.

    Sam Dickson
    Carroll County has come a long way since the infighting of the previous county board, due to the work of the current supervisors, said Sam Dickson, who’s seeking re-election to the position.

  • Grayson gives more to Fries School

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County supervisors voted to provide an additional $70,000 to the county’s school system to complete renovations at Fries School.
    Grayson Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas was on hand during the board’s regular meeting earlier this month to formally request an additional $87,000 to complete the school’s renovations.

  • Galax man launches presidential campaign


  • Barbara Ann Williams Bond, 62

    Barbara Ann Williams Bond, 62, of Galax, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Twin County Regional Hospital.

    She was born on Sept. 30, 1949, in Carroll County, to Elmer and Dorothy Manuel Williams.

  • Friday fire suspected arson

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies are investigating a Friday morning fire on Coon Ridge Road as an arson.

    Hillsville and Galax fire departments and Carroll Fire Rescue were dispatched to the residence after multiple calls came in from cell phones to Twin County E-911 at around 11:15 a.m.

    It quickly became apparent that the circumstances around the fire were suspicious. Investigator Shannon Goad noted that two individuals knocked on the door at 186 Coon Ridge and then fought with the woman that was at home.

  • Galax man charged in burglary


    Galax police arrested Christopher Douglas Cecil, 27, of Woodlawn, on Tuesday after officers responded to a reported burglary at the Herman Manuel residence on Caldwell Street.
    According to a Galax Police Department report, the responding officers were advised by the victim that someone had entered his home on Monday while he was gone and stole coins and money.
    Cecil was arrested by Officer Drew Burnett after an investigation. Cecil is being held in the New River Valley Jail pending his appearance in the Galax General District Court.

  • Mount Rogers IDC offers opportunities


  • Jett seeking fourth term on board