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  • $16 million lawsuit filed in Easter Sunday crashes

    UPDATED 4/6/14:

  • Fire destroys Pine Crest Apartments in Galax

    A fire of unknown origin caused extensive damage at Pine Crest Apartments at 1145 S. Main St. in Galax early Thursday.
    Upon arrival, firefighters found half of the apartment complex fully engulfed in flames, including the second story and one ground floor room, according to Galax Fire Captain Mike Ayers.

  • Galax man charged with attempted murder

    A spokesperson for Galax Police Chief Rick Clark advised that Austin Kenneth Rupert Wagg, 20, of Galax has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses by the Galax Police Department.

  • Antique store, coffee shop to close in Galax

    After 21 years of operations, the Antique Apple and George's Cones and Coffee of downtown Galax are closing this Saturday.

    “We've been blessed,” said George Valdez, co-owner, with his wife Kathy, who are retiring and hope to sell the businesses.

    The antique and gift shop started out in the old Truitt Dress Shop building across the street before the business outgrew it. The Valdezes say they bought their second, current location from Barry Greene, executor of the Globman's company.

  • Judy Bolt new Galax HR Director

    By SHAINA STOCKTON and SHANNON WATKINS

    Staff

  • Governor announces 50 new jobs in Grayson County

    By Larry Chambers
    Staff

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe made a special trip to Grayson County Monday, to make two important economic development announcements that will provide 50 additional jobs to the area.
    The Governor announced that Hansen Turbine, which operates a plant on Edmonds Road and manufactures coating spray applications for the aircraft and turbine parts coating industry, will invest $2.5 million to expand its plant in Grayson County, creating 25 new jobs.

  • N.C. trio faces shoplifting, assault, drug charges

    Galax police charged three Surry County, N.C., residents on Aug. 12 after an altercation at Magic Mart that injured five store employees.

    Galax Police Officer Anne Toney was dispatched to Magic Mart on East Stuart Drive for a call regarding an alleged shoplifter, according to a news release from the police department. “Prior to her arrival, information was received that the suspects had physically assaulted Magic Mart employees and were attempting to escape.”

  • Carroll man charged with grocery robbery

    HENRY COUNTY — A Hillsville man has been charged with robbery after an incident at Read’s Grocery in Spencer on Aug. 10.

    According to a news release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a white male entered the grocery that day at 4:30 p.m, and demanded that the clerk give him the money from the cash register.

  • Largin named citizen of the month

    HILLSVILLE — Ann Largin was chosen to receive Hillsville’s Citizen of the Month award for the month of August.

    Vice Mayor Ed Terry presented Largin with the award during council’s Aug. 11 meeting.

    Largin has served on the Hillsville Planning Commission since 1993, and has served as chairwoman since 1996.

    Ann retired from a teaching career that spanned 28 years — 26 at Carroll County Public Schools, three at Sylvatus and 23 at what is now Carroll County Middle School as a math and science teacher.

  • Carroll PSA hears concerns, updates on utility projects

    HILLSVILLE — A Commonwealth Road resident brought concerns about fire protection and insurance to the Carroll County Public Service Authority’s Aug. 11 meeting.

    The PSA also received updates on various utility projects and heard a complaint about how it handled a news release about winning an appeal in a dispute over federal funding used for a water project.

    J.D. Smith explained that he had been a Carroll County resident since 2002, living on Commonwealth Road in the Woodlawn area.