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Today's News

  • Galax lineman headed to Ferrum

    Ferrum College wants Christian Brown. But only if his high school coach is willing to let go of him.

    A four-year starting lineman for Mark Dixon at Galax, Brown signed a letter of intent Thursday to play football for the Panthers. Dixon is obviously thrilled for Brown but will regret seeing him leave.

  • Galax continues assault on MED

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax remained undefeated in MED baseball action by rolling over Rural Retreat 19-2 in five innings Wednesday.

    The Maroon Tide (7-2, 5-0) took command early with a four-run top of the first, adding nine more runs in the second. Two runs scored on a Rural Retreat error, which was followed by RBI hits from Kolby Barnes and Joseph Berry.

  • Grayson bashes in two wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Two huge innings translated into one short softball game Wednesday afternoon as Grayson County hammered Marion 11-0 in a five-inning nondistrict game at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Blue Ridge junior tour gearing up for 20th season

    The Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour is entering its 20th season and registration is now underway for this memorable year that will include a few extra commemorative gifts.

  • Grayson, Cavaliers stay hot

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County won Friday for the fifth time in as many games, overpowering Rural Retreat 14-0 in a Mountain Empire District game at the Grayson Rec Park.

    The Blue Devils (8-3 overall, 3-2 district) opened with a seven-run first inning and cruised from there to a five-inning run-rule victory.

    Grayson scored five runs by the time the initial out was recorded in the first, beginning with back-to-back two-run base hits by Jake Hollingsworth and Cal Campbell. Chris Meredith capped the big start with a two-run triple to right.

  • Cavaliers breeze past Tide 4-1

    Taylor Spangler hit a two-run home run in the first inning last Thursday to stake Carroll County to an early lead against Galax and the Cavaliers never trailed as they defeated the Maroon Tide 4-1 in a nondistrict softball game at Mountain View Park.

    The Cavaliers came into the game with a 5-2 record, fresh off of a one-hit 3-0 shutout victory over Alleghany last Wednesday, while the Maroon Tide had a 6-2 record.

    Both teams had their ace pitchers in the circle, Emily Cook for Carroll County and Hayden Cassell for the Maroon Tide, and both played a strong game.

  • Carroll rallies to nip Galax

    As the late-afternoon chill, propelled by a steady, stiff breeze, permeated nearer and nearer to the bones of those hearty souls in attendance, Carroll County generated a little heat when it was most needed.

    Having seen a seven-run lead disintegrate into a two-run Galax advantage, the Cavaliers scored three error-aided runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on to nip Galax 12-11 in a nondistrict game Thursday at Felts Park.

  • Saying goodbye to the old tax code

    Guest editorial by Rep. Morgan Griffith
    In the months since President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, many Americans have already enjoyed its benefits.
    They have noticed that Uncle Sam takes less out of their paychecks, companies are investing in the U.S. rather than overseas, and bonuses are being awarded.
    Still, some people are worried they have been left behind by tax reform. Many concerns are the result of misconceptions about the tax law.

  • Readers Hotline 4/23/18

    Meeting quotas
    Someone called last week about not wanting the Carroll County sheriff’s deputies out on the interstate. I just wanted to say I hope they do not stop having the deputies out on the interstate because I really prefer they write all of their tickets to meet their quotas to people who are passing through, instead of trying to harass the citizens of Carroll County.

    Why there?

  • Greene, Mitchell seeking re-election

    Two longtime members of Galax City Council are seeking re-election in the May 1 election.

    C.M. Mitchell is running again this year to hold the position on Galax City Council he’s held since 1986. He has been mayor since 1992, having been appointed by his peers on council.

    Willie Greene, 24-year veteran of council, is also in the running to retain his seat. He has served all but the first six of his years on council as vice mayor.

    Mitchell and Greene are among the five candidates seeking four council seats this year.