Today's News

  • Married musicians find perfect harmony

    Carl Jones and Erynn Marshall found their lives and musical careers entwined for years before they both ended up in Galax.
    At festivals and events from Canada to Georgia, they found their encounters repeating like the chorus of a song.
    The married couple is looking forward to passing down their love of music to other aspiring musicians. They will offer a series of music classes to the community through Chestnut Creek School of the Arts this year.

  • Zoning repeal ready for review

    By PATRICK SMITH and Staff Reports

  • Jones assigned lawyer, trial to be set

    INDEPENDENCE — An Asheboro, N.C., man accused of the murder of a 33-year-old Fries woman has begun making appearances in Grayson County Circuit Court.

  • Woman dies in moped crash

    A Sunday wreck involving a moped on Hebron Road led to the death of the operator, according to Virginia State Police.
    A report of the incident came in at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, when a caller told authorities that there was a person and a scooter in a ditch on Hebron Road, near a private road named Ponder Drive.
    Trooper S.E. Kinney responded on found the 2008 Zhejiag Wildfire moped and the driver, Mary E. Keller, 51, of Galax.

  • Tide can’t overcome cold spell

    MAX MEADOWS –– The Galax girls’ basketball team did a lot of things right in its midweek visit to Fort Chiswell. The Maroon Tide got plenty of good shots, it took care of the basketball and pestered youthful Fort Chiswell into more than 20 turnovers.

    On the downside, however, too few of the things Galax did well, ended well.

  • Big finish propels Maroon Tide over Green Wave

    NARROWS –– Galax pulled away from a 25-24 lead in the fourth quarter and took a 45-36 win over Narrows Thursday in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

    A low-scoring first half ended with Narrows in front 15-11. Caleb Bartlett’s 3-pointer late in the third quarter gave the Maroon Tide (12-3 overall, 6-1 district) the lead for good at 25-22 and Caleb Pack’s bucket underneath put Galax in front 30-24.

  • Lady Cavs still perfect in RRD

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County and Salem took turns landing jabs for the first two quarters of their River Ridge District showdown Friday. The Cavaliers finally landed a haymaker in the third.

    Carroll County led by five points midway through the third when Keely Lundy hit three 3-pointers to key an 18-2 tear that extended into the early part of the fourth, and the Cavaliers remained perfect in RRD play with a 58-39 win over the Spartans.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE – If Galax Maroon Tide coach Verl Brown had any worries about his team scoring, their output against the Grayson County Blue Devils should put his mind to ease.

    Brown said before the game Friday night that the Maroon Tide was fortunate to win a 45-36 Mountain Empire District game over the Narrows Green Wave Thursday in a game that they only scored 11 points in the first half.

    But that wasn’t the case against the Blue Devils.

  • Salem rides big start to win

    HILLSVILLE –– For the record, when Carroll County coach Brad Hawks said he was proud of the fight his team showed, he was speaking solely in the figurative sense.

    After giving up 20 unanswered points in the first quarter, the Cavaliers battled back to as close as four points following a late-game scuffle before Salem held on for an 82-73 win in a fiery River Ridge District boys’ game Friday night.

  • Readers' Hotline 2/3/14

    Waste of salt
    I have a big problem with the highway department wasting chemicals on dry roads. This is such a waste. Need to take this money and repair roads instead of wasting salt.
    Editor’s note: Perhaps the chemicals prevent ice and snow from sticking? Maybe it’s a preventative measure.

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