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Today's News

  • Maroon Tide boys place fifth in division at Richmond event

    RICHMOND –– Galax’s cross country team doesn’t mind covering a lot of ground by bus in order to cover a little ground by foot.

    In the middle of a stretch of events that sees the Maroon Tide run in Cary, N.C., Richmond and Charlotte, Galax’s boys placed fifth in their division at the Maymont Cross Country Festival at Maymont Park.

    The Maroon Tide’s Cliff Conley and Dustin Matthews both hustled their way to top-10 places and four runners posted finishes among the first 36 in the field of 138 runners.

  • Cavs make quick work of Cougars

    HILLSVILLE –– On a night when everybody was thinking pink, Carroll County was also thinking ‘win.’

    The Cavaliers and Pulaski County promoted breast cancer awareness with their Dig Pink Night, and Carroll came away with the River Ridge District win, pulling away from a tight battle in the first set and taking a 25-18, 25-19, 25-14 win over the Cougars.

    The Cavaliers improved to 9-6 overall, 2-3 in the River Ridge, while Pulaski County dropped to 1-10, 0-5.

  • Grayson knocks off Generals

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County played the role of the underdog prior to taking on the Lee High Generals last Friday night in their annual homecoming game.

    But when the dust cleared, the Blue Devils had pounded the Generals 42-20 in a nondistrict clash.

    The Blue Devils were impressive on both sides of the ball, the offense moved the ball up and down the field at will and the defense snuffed out several drives by the Generals.

    The Blue Devils scored off the opening kickoff.

  • Blue Devils, Maroon Tide take easy district wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County upped its season record to 11-2 and remained perfect in Mountain Empire District play after taking a 25-12, 25-5, 25-13 win over Graham on Thursday.

    The Blue Devils, now 5-0 in the MED, got 23 assists and seven kills from Taylor Cannaday and 13 kills from Camryn McGrady in the easy win. Emily Lindsey fired eight aces for the Blue Devils.

  • Spartans escape Maroon Tide

    PEARISBURG –– Galax nearly pulled off a season changing upset Friday night in middle of their toughest stretch of games this year.

    The Maroon Tide (2-3) led the No. 1-ranked 2A team in the state late in the fourth quarter and had a chance to seal the win before a costly interception on the 5-yard line put the game away for good as Giles survived for a 25-20 win.

    The Spartans’ powerful single-wing offense came into the game averaging 42 points through the first four games, but managed just 25 against Galax’s stingy defense.

  • Quick-strike Titans swamp Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley did a lot of things very well Friday night. What the Titans did not do was mess around.

    Of Hidden Valley’s eight scoring possessions, six took but a single play and a seventh was a two-play drive as the Titans hammered Carroll County 56-14 on the Cavaliers’ homecoming night at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Motorcycle accident victims recovering

    Family and friends of two people seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Sept. 29 report that they are recovering slowly in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital.

  • Tech offers hands-on learning

    Months after Galax Elementary School’s Cooperative Center for Exceptional Children received the exciting news that they had won a $10,000 prize to buy a smart board for their curriculum, Order of United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT) President Robert Kellogg and wife Bert dropped in to see first-hand what the national contest sponsored by the fraternal organization has made possible.

  • Help is out there for healthcare enrollment

    The much-anticipated new healthcare marketplaces, previously known as exchanges, opened for business on Tuesday.
    Created by the Affordable Care Act, they’re hubs where people who don’t have coverage from government programs or their employers can buy health insurance to take effect next year. That’s when the health law requires most people to be covered or pay a tax penalty.

  • Never fear: Galax Halloween event still planned

    This year, the Galax Downtown Association (GDA) will still host the city’s annual Halloween celebration, but the merchants’ organization members will make it a community event instead of trying to do it all themselves.