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Today's News

  • Getting ready for the insurance marketplace

    GUEST EDITORIAL
     By Jon D. Applebaum, CEO of Twin County Regional Healthcare

  • Week 7 primer

     

     

    Fort Chiswell (5-0)

    at Galax (2-3)

    For the first time in about 10 years, Fort Chiswell is wearing gold helmets instead of black. It could have just been time for a change. Or the Pioneers may have broken out the commemorative edition a little early.

  • Blue Devils sweep Richlands

    INDEPENDENCE –– After holding off Richlands for a tight win in the first set, Grayson County gathered momentum the rest of the way and swept a Conference 39 match from the Blue Tornado, 25-21, 25-16, 25-18 Monday night.

    The Blue Devils improved to 12-2 on the year with the nondistrict win while Richlands saw its record drop to 12-8.

  • Maroon Tide golfers reach state

    DRAPER –– Close may only count in horseshoes and hand grenades, but a not-too-distant second place can get the job done in high school golf, too.

    Galax didn’t bring home the championship from the inaugural Region 1A West golf tournament Monday at Draper Valley Golf Club, but the Maroon Tide achieved its major objective of advancing as a team to the state tournament after taking the runner-up spot to Holston by 10 strokes. Both teams will take part in the Group 1A tournament Monday and Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

  • Two seek Pipers Gap seat on Carroll board

    By CHRISTOPHER BROOKE
    StaffHILLSVILLE — A choice between two candidates in the Pipers Gap District is the only contested race for the Carroll Board of Supervisors this fall.
    Republican incumbent Tom Littrell will face a challenge from independent Robert “Robbie” McCraw on Nov. 5 in the first election after Carroll County implemented staggered terms.
    The fall general election also features two incumbent supervisors who are running unopposed in their districts — Joshua Hendrick in Laurel Fork and Phil McCraw in Fancy Gap.

  • Wildwood project making progress

    Ken McFadyen and Mandy Archer, representatives of the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority (BRCEDA) and the Blue Ridge Crossroads Small Business Development Center (SBDC), had impressive numbers to show members of Galax City Council at their October meeting on Monday.
    McFadyen began the presentation by outlining some of the economic development accomplishments BRCEDA has achieved this year, including an update on the current state of Wildwood Commerce Park in Carroll County.

  • Fatal shooting under investigation

    HILLSVILLE — Authorities received a report of an accidental fatal shooting at 70 Rippey Hollow Road in Pipers Gap involving a 29-year-old man last Wednesday.
    Law enforcement got the call just before 9 p.m., according to Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
    Police identify the man killed as Kevin Heath Frazier.

  • Pollock, Patton engagement announced

    Royal and Joyce Tharpe of South Hill and David Pollock of Blackstone announced the engagement of their daughter, Krystal Leigh Pollock of South Hill to Robert Chad Patton of South Hill.
    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Anne Pollock of Blackstone and Mary Stables and the late Otis Thomas of South Hill.

    The prospective groom is the father of Ella and Kira Patton. He is the son of the late Robert Patton of Galax, and Tim and Nancy Huff of Clarksville.

  • Johnson, Bryson to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Gary Johnson announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Kelly Michele of Raleigh, N.C., to Jamar Lavelle Bryson, son of the late Pandora Bryson and foster son of Frank and Carolyn Robinson of Galax.

    The wedding is Oct. 5 at Hayes Barton United Methodist church in Raleigh, N.C.
    A honeymoon to Hawaii is planned.
    The couple will reside in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Patton, Byron exchange vows

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Leanne Darlene Patton and James Corey Byron were united in marriage June 29 in Memorial Chapel at Fort Campbell Army Post. The ceremony was officiated by Chaplain Jose M. Rondon.
    The bride is the daughter of Ray and Lisa Patton of Hillsville, Va. She is the granddaughter of Carl and Joyce Caudill of Fancy Gap, Va., and Essie and the late Phil Patton of Hillsville, Va.