Today's News

  • Heavy rains could bring more flooding

    Staff Report

    Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of the Twin Counties this week, though areas to the north and east were hit much harder.

    With the ground already soaked and the forecast calling for the possibility of several more inches of rain this weekend, state officials are warning people to stay safe.

  • Alternate to Galax Lord's Acre Sale to be held Oct. 2

    According to Jessica Milby of Galax Tourism, any churches that have made goods for the Lord's Acre Sale will now be able to sell them Friday evening in the old bank building downtown at 200 N. Main Street (across from Macado's) during the First Friday event.

    Hours for the sale will be from 5-7 p.m. like First Friday, but Milby said it might go longer if there is an interest.

  • Readers Hotline 9/30/15

    What’s wrong, ladies?
    I am so tired of that bunch of clowns trying to run for president and having debates and saying childish things. Everybody knows that George Bush caused this mess and why people are praying to get rid of Obama and blaming him for it, I don’t know. I’m white and I’m independent and I didn’t vote for Obama back then. I voted for Hillary. She would make a good president. We need a woman to straighten this mess out. What is wrong with you ladies believing these men. They think they are better than us.

  • Jury finds woman not guilty of embezzling

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — A Galax woman was found not guilty of two charges of embezzlement from the Baywood Rescue Squad following a jury trial in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday.

    Nancy Lane Christman was charged in January by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury with embezzling funds from the volunteer rescue squad.

    According to Circuit Court Clerk Susan Herrington, the case was brought before a jury on Sept. 24-25. Herrington said the trial ended around 9:30 p.m. last Friday.

  • State helping Galax promote tourism

    Galax is among 44 local tourism offices across Virginia receiving matching grants from the state as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program.

    The program receiving the grant in Galax is called, “The River, The Trail and Small Town Fun.”

    These grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars. The local organizations match the state grant funds by a minimum of 2:1 in order to support marketing projects.

  • Grant pays for school security upgrades

    RICHMOND — Five schools in Grayson County will benefit from school security equipment grants recently announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

    The grants will apply to 519 schools and other educational facilities in 100 school divisions statewide. The total $6 million will go toward paying for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems and other security upgrades, according to a news release.

  • Fulton indicted for officer assault

    HILLSVILLE – A Woodlawn man was indicted by a Carroll County grand jury on Sept. 21 for two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and one count of eluding a law enforcement officer following a March incident.

    Eric Michael Fulton, 40, was the driver in a police chase on the evening of March 3, according to court files.

  • Celebrates birthdays

    Makayla Grace Hancock celebrated her fifth birthday March 28 with a Frozen Elsa party at the Carroll County Search & Rescue Building with family and friends.

  • He's six

    Braeden Hunter Ward turned six years old on June 26. He celebrated with a monster truck party at Grayson County Pool.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward and has two younger brothers, Levi and Luke. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • He's one

    Julian Matthew Baker celebrated his first birthday June 19, 2015 with his big sister, Mackenzie and big brother, Lane.

    He is the son of Seth and Larissa Baker. His grandparents are Donnie and Kathy Baker, Kathy Halsey and Donny and Becky Haynes. His great-grandparents are Bob and Alice Baker, Vivian Wilson, Betty Haynes and James and Pattie Bolt. Special friends are David and Kim Stamper.