Today's News

  • Teachers take a stand


  • Missing teens found

    Two 15-year-olds last seen on Saturday night have been located safely, and the adult they were with is in custody, according to Galax Police Capt. James Cox.

    The teens, Gabriella Faith Davis and Emma Lee Padgett, left in a vehicle on Saturday night with a 20-year-old woman, Catheryn Denise “Cat” Miller, who police say allegedly robbed a resident of money at Glendale Apartments the same day.

  • Carroll County runs over Richlands for SWD championship

     HILLSVILLE –– Megan Alderman and Lindsay Martin lit it up from the outside, combining for six 3-pointers and leading Carroll County past Richlands 71-47 in the Southwest District girls’ tournament championship game Thursday.

    Martin led all scorers with 18 points for season champion Carroll County (19-4) and Alderman added 11. Taylor Martin scored 10 points for the Cavaliers.

    Carroll County led 32-20 at halftime before putting the game away by outscoring the Blue Tornado 21-6 in the third period.

  • Galax girls stonewall Graham

    BLUEFIELD –– Galax held Graham under double figures well into the second half and won the Mountain Empire District girls’ tournament championship with  40-27 win over the G-Girls Friday at Graham Middle School.

    Making just 8-of-50 shots from the field wasn’t the only factor that cost the G-Girls, said Graham coach Tracy Raban.

  • Pack, Tide light up Grayson

    BLUEFIELD –– Count on it. Every couple of weeks, Austin Pack is bound to channel his inner Jimmer.

    Having averaged 8.5 points in the nine games since unloading for 29 against Tazewell, the Galax point guard popped in 25 points Friday night, knocking down five 3-pointers and pacing the Maroon Tide in a 68-50 win over Grayson County in the Mountain Empire District boys’ tournament championship game at Graham Middle School.



  • Carroll makes $1.6M offer on KDH buildings


  • Neff practiced law for 55 years in Galax

    Harvey Neff, a longtime attorney in the Galax area, passed away Feb. 15 at age 86.
    Neff, a native of Rural Retreat and veteran of the Merchant Marines and U.S. Army, started his law practice in Fries in 1949 after graduating from the University of Richmond. He later moved his office to Galax.
    Neff was a practicing attorney for 55 years and served two terms as Grayson commonwealth's attorney.

  • Hospital, Duke hold public meeting on merger


  • Readers' Hotline 2/20/12

    Why not?
    I’m calling in reference to the bill calling for mandatory drug tests for welfare recipients. I’ve worked for 35 years, and for the last 25 years I have been required to take random drug screens. I don’t see that as discrimination against anybody if they are good enough to spend my money, they are good enough to take the same tests I do.
    Editor’s note: The House of Delegates has tabled the proposed bill until the 2013 session because of questions about how to pay for the drug-testing program.