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Today's News

  • Lambsburg man charged for stolen vehicles, drugs

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – A Carroll County man faces several charges following a search of his Lambsburg property.

    Deputy Jason Newman of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said he received a call on Nov. 1 concerning a possible stolen vehicle.

    After responding to the home at 1224 Chestnut Grove Road, he located a vehicle reported stolen in Mount Airy, N.C. Newman said during the search he spotted another vehicle that was reported stolen in Galax. He then called Investigator Brian Felts.

  • City moves personal property tax deadline to Jan. 5

    By D.T. CLARK, Staff

    Galax residents will have a little longer to pay their personal property taxes this year, thanks to extra-thorough testing of the billing software.

    At the Nov. 13 meeting, City Manager Keith Barker asked Galax City Council members to move the deadline for personal property payments to 30 days later than the regular Dec. 5 date.

    “No one will incur penalties for payment past the normal date,” Barker noted.

  • Readers Hotline 11/22/17

    Regulate trees

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    Loose dogs
    Grayson County needs a leash law on dogs and a dog warden to enforce these laws. Any given time, you ride around in Grayson County, you can count at least 50 dogs running loose. You can’t hunt because dogs are running everywhere.

    Upside down

  • G-Men oust Blue Devils

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– To its credit, Grayson County advanced as far as it could in the postseason. Farther than expected, probably. Graham was simply the better football team.

  • Tide gets over the Blues

    A stout defense combined with a potent offense helped the Galax Maroon Tide carve out a 28-10 victory over Parry McCluer last Friday in the second round of the Region 1C football playoffs.

  • Gift thoughtfully, shop locally

    As the holiday season gets fully underway, we should remind ourselves that certain kinds of gifts are more appreciated than others.

    Once children are past the age of wanting – desperately! – the latest toy or fashion, it gets harder to provide a really special gift. We offer the excuses of “I don’t know what’s in style right now,” or “I don’t know what kind of music the kids are listening to these days,” or even, “I don’t know what size anybody wears.”

  • Foundation awards grants to non-profits, local governments

    Staff Report

    The Twin County Community Foundation announced the awarding of 12 healthcare-related grants totaling $250,641 to entities in Carroll, Grayson and Galax.

    The foundation’s first grants were to eligible not-for-profit agencies and local government entities to promote health, education, and welfare of the region’s citizens.

    Grants for the 2018 fiscal year are awarded to:

    • Lions Club of Galax Charities, Inc. for $1500 for eyeglasses and hearing aids for low-income persons.

  • Suspect sought in Grayson

    Staff Reports

    A man involved in an altercation at a Beech Grove Lane home on Tuesday has said he will turn himself in to police after a three-day search, according to Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

    David Lee Combs, 39, of 2212 Beech Grove Lane, was a suspect in an incident Nov. 14 at his residence, according to the sheriff’s office.

    At approximately 4 p.m. that day, Grayson County deputies responded to Combs’ residence for a report of a self-inflicted stab wound.

  • Stabbing suspect sought in Grayson

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police are searching for a suspect involved in a reported stabbing on Beech Grove Lane in Galax on Tuesday afternoon.

    David Lee Combs, 39, of 2212 Beech Grove Lane, is a suspect in a stabbing at the residence, which occurred at 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office.

    The victim reportedly received minor wounds.

    Combs was last seen running into a wooded area near Beech Grove, wearing a camouflage jacket.