Today's News

  • Blue Devils, Maroon Tide silenced in regionals

    WISE –– Tyler Muncy threw a complete game four-hitter and provided what would prove to be the game-winning RBI Wednesday as Wise Central blanked Grayson County 4-0 in the Region 2D baseball quarterfinals at Mack Shupe Field.

    Muncy, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior, struck out 13 and walked none in improving to 4-3 on the year. In two of his losses he allowed just two hits, and he was 15-1 in his sophomore and junior seasons.

  • Cavs stopped short again

    BLACKSBURG –– Since winning the Group 4A state championship in 2015, Carroll County has twice come within a single at-bat of returning to the state tournament. Not many expected the Cavaliers to be that close again in 2018.

    Four consecutive chances to get the third out in the bottom of the second inning each constituted the one elusive at-bat Tuesday as Blacksburg did all its scoring in that frame, taking a 5-1 win over Carroll in the Region 4D semifinals.

  • ...Auburn returns suit in soccer

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax saw a 23-match winning streak come to an end Thursday evening, a string of success that included a state title last June, 17 wins without a loss this season and three over title game opponent Auburn.

    The Maroon Tide would probably be much more thrilled with a modest little three-game streak at this point in the year.

  • Tide tops champs for title...

    RINER –– Galax third baseman John Key took a fastball to the upper left arm in the fifth inning and described it as instant numbness. Maroon Tide pitcher Lucas Dalton watched his team rally into the lead an inning later, and whatever fatigue he was experiencing beforehand, “I wasn’t feeling nothing” afterward.

    Suffice it to say that success can cure what ails you.

  • Child hit by car in Galax


    UPDATED 6/6/18:

    The mother of a girl struck by a vehicle on Glendale Road says the 10-year-old is in good condition, according to Virginia State Trooper K.D. Blackburn. The trooper updated The Gazette on her condition Tuesday.


    A 10-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle and thrown into a ditch on Glendale Road at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Virginia State Trooper K.D. Blackburn.

  • Student news reporters keep classmates informed

    Fifth graders at Laurel Elementary School have been up to some interesting extracurricular activities this past school year, aimed at preparing students for real world career experience.

    The Wildcat News crew live streamed its final broadcast of the year on June 1, to wish students a fun-filled summer and congratulate everyone on their accomplishments of transitioning to the next grade level.

  • Cardwell retiring after 36 years in education

    Galax Schools’ Assistant Superintendent Rebecca Cardwell is retiring in early June after 36 years of experience in education.

    Cardwell, known for her drive to improve students’ education and friendly, soft-spoken demeanor, took a moment in her last week of employment to look back on her career.

    Born in Galax, and a GHS graduate, Cardwell pursued higher education at Virginia Tech, took on a double major in agronomy and agricultural education that netted her a degree in 1980, and immediately came back to the Twin Counties to start working in Galax.

  • Juvenile shot with BB gun at rec center

    Staff Report

    On May 31, the Galax Police Department responded to Felts Park after being notified that a female juvenile had been shot with a BB gun, according to a report released by Chief Rick Clark.

    Responding officers detained Vernon Davis Bailey, 18, of Suffolk, in the grandstand area. Sgt. Jody Poole charged Bailey with felony assault after the event was investigated.

    Bailey was transported to the New River Valley Regional Jail and held without bond pending his arraignment in Galax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

  • After wrecks, police urge caution in work zone

    Efforts to promote road safety by repaving sections of East Stuart Drive in Galax resulted in two accidents last week, due to increased traffic congestion and driver error.

    A crash on May 24 on East Stuart left glass and vehicle debris across both westbound lanes of the highway after the driver of a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 was struck from behind at a speed of approximately 25-35 mph, according to a police report.

  • City vehicle involved in crash

    Staff Report

    A two-vehicle accident on East Stuart Drive at 1:38 p.m. on May 24 left one driver with minor injuries, according to a Galax police report.

    A 2001 Dodge Dakota owned by the City of Galax and driven by Barney Bradford Holder Jr., 51, of Galax, was traveling from Waugh Drive to Mountain View Avenue when it pulled out in front of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruise, driven by Caitlin Nicole Patton, 19, also of Galax, which was traveling west on E. Stuart Drive.

    The Dodge was hit by the Chevrolet.