Today's News

  • Family in need after fire destroys home


  • Parsons named state’s best

    Lawrence Parsons didn’t have the greatest introduction to high school basketball. The conclusion to his time at Galax couldn’t be much better.

    Three years after being cut from the JV team, Parsons was named the Virginia High School Coaches’ Association Group A player of the year last week after leading the Maroon Tide to its second straight Division 1 state championship.

  • Martin named all-Group AA

    There was plenty of good to go around during the 2011-12 Twin County high school basketball season. Enough to last well into the summer, as it turns out.

    Postseason accolades continue to find their way to all three area schools in the form of all-state teams, all-area teams and all-star team selections.

  • Galax goes yard to win opener

     Galax used a grand slam and a three-run homer to overcome a six-run deficit and the Maroon Tide opened its 2012 season with a 12-8 win over Pulaski County in a nondistrict game Tuesday at Felts Park.

    The Cougars (3-1) took a 6-0 lead after the second inning before the Maroon Tide used the long ball to start its comeback. Eddie Hanks clubbed a three-run homer in the fourth and Chandler Quesenberry clubbed a grand slam to left in the fifth to knot the score at 8-8.

  • Late goal staves off Tide loss

    Galax’s boys overcame a quick two-goal deficit and were able to salvage a draw with Pulaski County while the Maroon Tide girls dropped a 2-1 decision to the Cougars in a pair of nondistrict soccer matches Wednesday at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide boys (1-1-1) found themselves down two goals after just 21 minutes of play but used a late goal in each half by Junior Espinosa to avoid a second loss to the Cougars (2-0-2).

  • ABC agents seize moonshine stills

    RICHMOND – A collaborative enforcement effort between Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Virginia State Police (VSP) should have an impact on future moonshine production in three Virginia counties.
    Nearly a dozen ABC special agents, with assistance from VSP Air Division, conducted a four-day air and ground operation that resulted in the discovery and destruction of 25 inactive, but operational stills and various quantities of liquor-making supplies in Franklin, Pittsylvania and Carroll counties, authorities reported in a press release.

  • Kanawha Valley owner will pay fine to avoid license suspension

    UPDATED APRIL 2, 2012 — The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board gave a choice to Kanawha Valley Arena on the penalty for two alcohol-related violations — pay a fine or have a beer and wine sales license suspension.

  • Without state numbers, school budget won't be ready soon

    At this point, only an estimate can be provided on the 2012-2013 budget, Galax Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill told Galax City Council on Monday.
    With the delays in the state adopting an official budget, Sturgill said he’s still waiting on more information from to move forward in creating a balanced budget.
    So far, the schools only have the governor’s proposed budget to work with.

  • Carroll students fight against program cuts


  • Tropical Tan owner charged with rape


    UPDATED 4/1/12