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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 1/10/18

    Liven it up
    Galax should have some kind of fireworks event for New Year’s at midnight. The churches hold some good events but other than that, there is not much to do for a family on New Year’s Eve.

    For the community

  • Public record for 1/10/18 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in September in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Kaine talks national issues on Galax visit

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) stopped in at The Galax Smokehouse on Jan. 6 as part of what he called an “informal retail tour” of Southwest Virginia.

    While waiting for lunch with his wife, Anne Holton, formerly Virginia’s secretary of education, and three staffers, Kaine spoke briefly about what he has been doing in the Senate to help Southwest Virginia.

  • Hill, McCraw named new leaders on Carroll board

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Board of Supervisors elected new officers during an organizational meeting held Monday morning.

    Outgoing chairman Bob Martin nominated At-Large Supervisor Robbie McCraw for chairman and Sulphur Springs District Supervisor Rex Hill for vice-chairman and asked that they be elected by acclamation. The supervisors agreed and approved both nominations unanimously on separate votes.

  • Four Galax council seats up for election

    Staff Report

    Four seats on Galax City Council will be up for election this year.

    Any registered city voter wishing to qualify as a council member candidate for the May 1 general election should submit required candidacy forms and documents to the city’s director of elections and general registrar at 111 E. Grayson St., Room #102, no later than 7 p.m. on March 6.

    The seats that will be up for election are currently held by C.M. Mitchell, Willie Greene, Margo Crouse and John Garner.

  • Carroll house lost to fire

    A structure fire at 11:23 p.m. on Jan. 6 at a home on Danville Pike in Carroll County proved a total loss, but caused no death or injury, according to Hillsville Fire Chief Donnie Spangler.

    “The occupants weren’t home,” he said. “They had gone to visit family elsewhere.”

    Spangler said the home had experienced “a partial collapse already when we pulled up.” Nonetheless, firefighters managed to protect a barn and a few outbuildings from the blaze.

  • Man rescued after being pinned under large tree

    Staff Reports

    A man was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., after being pinned beneath a tree while cutting wood on Tuesday.

    First responders answered the call at about 1 p.m. on Blackberry Lane in Galax, according to Assistant Chief Mark Burnett of the Galax Volunteer Fire Department.

    Burnett, who was in charge of the extrication, said a large tree fell on the man, whom he declined to name, as he was cutting it for wood, trapping his leg.

  • Andrews to serve 2 years for tax fraud

    Staff Report

    ABINGDON – A Carroll County business owner, who paid some of his employees in

    cash to avoid paying taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and later lied in a bankruptcy proceeding, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Abingdon.

    Jones Keith Andrews, 62, of Galax, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay the IRS restitution totaling $609,604, according to U.S. Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle.

  • Readers Hotline 1/8/18

    Why so jealous?

  • Grayson honors schools' success

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors invited representatives of Baywood and Fairview elementaries to the December meeting to honor the schools for their recent accomplishments.

    Principal Mike Reavis of Baywood and Fairview schools and Director of Student Learning Susie Funk were present at the meeting to receive two honors on behalf of the schools. They were also joined by Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-5th District), who represents Grayson County.

    At the meeting, the board approved two proclamations in honor of the schools.