Today's News

  • AEP: Wildwood ready to do business

    Staff Reports

    Wildwood Commerce Park has earned site certification through American Electric Power’s Quality Sites Program, which makes the Carroll County site more marketable to potential industries.

    Located at Exit 19 of Interstate 77 in Carroll County, Wildwood is a 273-acre regional industrial park with graded 100- and 25-acre sites and utilities in place.

  • No hair, but lots of heart

    There’s an awful lot of bald fellows wandering around Galax and environs lately … is it a new fashion trend?

  • Factory could return to regular production Monday

    Vaughan-Bassett Furniture has announced that factory employees should be ready to come back to work on Monday.

    The company’s special website (www.vbgalax.com) also says that employees will be informed by today, Friday, whether their departments will work on Monday.

    The website was created in the wake of the Feb. 3 finishing area contamination to keep employees current on closings.

    Company President Doug Bassett said Wednesday that the news listed on the site was accurate and up to date.

  • Driver ejected in Feb. 10 Cana crash

    CANA – A woman was airlifted for treatment following a single-vehicle accident in Cana on Wednesday.

    According to police reports, a Ford Focus wagon was traveling westbound on Epworth Road around 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 10, when it apparently went into a skid and overturned one full rotation just west of the Flatridge Road intersection. The vehicle then came to a stop in the front yard of private property.

  • PSA to gauge interest in Cana water project

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority will hold a meeting at St. Paul School in Cana later this month to discuss a potential water project in the area.

    At the PSA’s January meeting, engineer Kevin Heath of The Lane Group in Galax gave a preliminary report on the Cana water project. According to Heath, USDA Rural Development awarded the authority a search grant for Cana and the Exit 1 area of Interstate 77 to look at water system needs.

  • Two charged with felonies in Galax

    Staff Reports

    Galax police made two felony arrests last week.

    John Walter Campbell, 41, of Kannapolis, N.C., was arrested on Feb. 7 at 5:54 p.m. by Officer T.E. Woods.

  • Church breaks sacred ground

    HILLSVILLE – Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church broke ground on its new addition on Sunday.

    The church has been in its Virginia Street location since 2014. According to Pastor Jeff Pickett, on Oct. 19, 2014, the day of the first service, it was apparent that the church would need more room to accommodate the rapid growth in children’s classes.

    “And we knew we could not accommodate all of the church family for any meals in a timely fashion in the temporary fellowship hall,” said Pickett.

  • Policy change creates career education opportunities

    Galax City Schools are happy at the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, according to Superintendent Bill Sturgill.

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2015, replaces the older and much more strict No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which went into effect in 2002 under former President George W. Bush.

  • Man guilty of coyote bounty fraud

    INDEPENDENCE — James Edward Lawrence has pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fraud against Grayson County’s now discontinued coyote bounty program.

    According to court records, Lawrence, 33, of Galax, was charged by game warden Jason Harris with fraud (obtaining money by false pretense in excess of $200).

    Lawrence waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which sent the case directly to the grand jury. On Oct. 23, 2015, the grand jury in Grayson County Circuit Court determined that there was enough evidence against Lawrence to warrant a trial.

  • Carroll reschedules cancelled meeting

    HILLSVILLE – The threat of inclement weather cancelled two meetings in Carroll County this week.

    The February meeting of the Carroll County School Board had been scheduled for Feb. 8. The board was also set to hold a public hearing pertaining to the 2016-2017 operational budget for the Carroll County Public Schools.