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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 6/3/19

    Call it like it is

  • Late goal seals Galax soccer title

    A mild upset of sorts was pulled off at the Region 1C boys’ soccer finals Thursday. It didn’t come in the form of a win by second-seeded Auburn over No. 1 Galax, but rather in the fact that a match between the two ended with a winning margin of greater than one goal.

  • Tide snags state bid

    RINER –– Friday afternoon didn’t go as well as Galax would have hoped, but a really good Thursday will carry the Maroon Tide into this week’s state tournament. And after living on a school bus for three days, the Tide will take its runner-up trophy and gladly move on.

  • Tide snags state bid

    RINER –– Friday afternoon didn’t go as well as Galax would have hoped, but a really good Thursday will carry the Maroon Tide into this week’s state tournament. And after living on a school bus for three days, the Tide will take its runner-up trophy and gladly move on.

  • New K9 officer joins the force

    INDEPENDENCE — Sheriff Richard Vaughan has announced that K9 officer Gauge will retire after seven years of service to Grayson County.

    Vaughan noted that the sheriff’s department will be continuing the K9 program, with a significant amount of savings. Thanks to a partnership with the Virginia State Police and the Department of Corrections, the sheriff’s office received a free detective K9 and free training.

  • Galax arrests involve drug violations, child neglect

    Staff Report

    Three recent arrests were recorded in a report by the Galax Police Department.

    On May 14, Officer Eduardo Mata was dispatched to Glendale Road and E. Stuart Drive for a report of a vehicle driving recklessly. Mata found a vehicle matching the description and observed it. He stopped it and noticed a small child inside, the report said.

  • Court unseals charges against 10

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Indictments against 10 people were recently unsealed in Grayson County Circuit Court.

    A grand jury met April 26 to hear the cases and approve formal charges. These indictments, including firearm and drug charges, were sealed until the suspects could be arrested.

    Recently unsealed indictments included:

    • Cody Lee Moore, Elk Creek – providing a firearm to a convicted felon.

  • Galax pounds rockets 17-6

    The first inning of the Region 1C quarterfinal Monday at Felts Park was a ballgame in its own right. The rest of the afternoon was just details.

  • Maroon Tide back in state

    By the time Galax plays in the state soccer tournament, the Maroon Tide may already feel as if it has already been through one.

    Galax will certainly be primed for the final level of the postseason after having played a slew of matches against top-shelf competition, including Wednesday’s 3-1 win over George Wythe in the Region 1C semifinals at Galax High School.

  • Galax falls short in state quarterfinals

    BLACKSBURG –– Galax saw its run as a team come to a close Wednesday but the Maroon Tide will still be represented at the state tennis tournament in singles and doubles play.

    The Region 2C champions, Galax put up a fight in the Class 1/2 state quarterfinals at Virginia Tech before falling to Eastside 5-0.

    The Spartans, with four members of its state runner-up basketball team on the tennis court, will move on to the state semifinals against John Battle, a 5-0 winner in its first-round match with Floyd County.