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Today's News

  • House fire claims three young lives

    UPDATED 3/6/15:

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office confirmed with the Delp family Friday afternoon that 9-month-old Randy Delp died at Brenner's Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    ORIGINAL STORY 3/5/16:

    Authorities have confirmed the deaths of two children and injuries to a third child as the result of a house fire on Glendale Road Thursday morning.

  • Devils take conference title

    TAZEWELL –– With three four-year starters in its lineup, Grayson County has seen just about everything over the last four years. But these nor any other Blue Devils have ever seen 23 wins before.

    Grayson County fought off a sustained challenge by Richlands and added another ‘W’ to its school-record win total Saturday, riding Camryn McGrady’s 30-point effort to a 62-47 win in the Conference 39 title game at Tazewell Middle School.

  • Grayson Co. run ended

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County has been through its share of highs and lows this year. The highs far outnumbered the lows. But as few and far between as they have been, those lows have been deep ones.

    The Blue Devils’ season ended with one of those lows Monday night as the most successful group of seniors in school history saw their careers come to an end with a 55-46 loss to Gate City in the first round of the Region 2A West girls’ basketball tournament.

  • Bogeys goes from basic to classic in private dinner

    In an effort to prepare both staff and public for a new future, Bogeys, Galax’s answer to fine dining, held a private, small-plate dinner with wine pairings.

    Owner Kenneth Belton, who was one of the restaurant’s four owners before buying out the others late last year, was on hand along with consultant Judy Brannock; new chef J.C. Botero (born in Colombia, raised in south Florida and lately of Olde Mill Resort); sommelier Steve Foster of Andes Importers of Salem, who was responsible for the wine pairing; and new staff members.

  • Children reported trapped in house fire

    Multiple fire departments battled a deadly structure fire on Glendale Road across from Wolfe Glade Grocery on Thursday morning.

    A report from the Galax Fire Department at 8:42 a.m. on March 5 stated that children were trapped inside the structure.

    “To my knowledge, there were four children in the residence and one adult, and the adult and one child were standing outside,” when the fire department arrived, said Galax Assistant Fire Chief Mark Burnett.

  • Galax shocks Radford

    LEBANON –– It’s a common occurrence in games this time of year when Radford is involved: A well-crafted game plan is executed with precision. Tempo is controlled – forced – with an iron will. Any kind of run, should one actually materialize, is shrugged off. Defense always rules. And the better basketball team walks off the court a winner.

    And Galax pulled it all off to perfection.

  • Police vehicles damaged in violent chase

    WOODLAWN — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Woodlawn man Tuesday on multiple charges, following the violent pursuit of a driver who attempted to hit several vehicles while fleeing from law enforcement.

    Eric Michael Fulton, 38, of Laurel Mount Lane in Woodlawn, was charged with felony eluding law enforcement, two counts of assault on a police officer, two misdemeanor counts of destruction of property for damaging two police cars, resisting arrest, reckless driving and operating a vehicle with expired registration and expired inspection.

  • Four injured in head-on crash near Subway in Galax

    A two-vehicle accident tied up traffic and required four people to be transported for treatment of injuries on Tuesday at 5:42 p.m., according to Galax Police Capt. James Cox.

    The accident occurred when a blue 1992 Ford Escort, operated by Brian Keith Smith, 51, of Galax, was traveling east on East Stuart Drive/U.S. 58 at the Caldwell Street intersection. Police said he attempted to turn left onto Glendale and struck a tan 2000 Ford Expedition, operated by Steven Ray Dalton, 49, of Hillsville.

  • Readers Hotline 3/4/15

    A 24/7 job
    I know I might be in the minority when I say this, but I am glad I didn’t own the factories that I worked in or the businesses or had the headaches that they have doing the bookwork and the ordering. All I did was show up, put in a hard day’s work and got a paycheck. I didn’t have to stay. If you own a business it is a 24/7 job. Just because you go home doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about your business when you are not there.

  • Turns 80

    L.D. Galyean celebrated his 80th birthday Feb. 18 with family at his home in Galax.

    He still works every day and stays young at heart.