Today's News

  • Cavs speed past Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– Part of Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley’s responsibilities as a teacher includes on-the-road training for driver’s education students. Without a doubt, he’s enjoying to a much greater degree the smooth ride that his basketball team is currently on.

  • Sheriff's office reports on 2017 calls

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a total of 8,403 calls for service in 2017, according to an annual report released this month.

    Deputies also answered 417 animal control calls.

    They served 5,681 warrants; 1,270 criminal and 4,411 civil; and recorded 118 felony charges, 81 drug charges, and 21 larceny and burglary charges.

    The sheriff’s office drug-sniffing dog, Gauge, completed 225 searches last year, which included checks within Grayson County Schools.

  • GVFD responds to vehicle fire

    Galax Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the late evening hours of Feb. 19 at the 3800 block on Gambetta Road.

    According to a report by Lt. Eric Hale of the fire department, a couple was driving home from upward basketball practice when their vehicle caught fire.

    The couple managed to escape the vehicle with no injuries before it quickly became engulfed in flames. Personal items were lost in the fire, and Hale said firefighters cleared the scene in approximately 30 minutes.

  • Novant Health will close Galax cardiology office

    A spokesperson for Novant Health confirmed that the company’s cardiology clinic on West Stuart Drive in Galax will be closing, with its last day of operation on Mar. 30.

  • Maroon Tide girls hammer Rockets by 38

    Shea Foxx turned in a double-double to lead the Galax Maroon Tide to an impressive 69-31 victory over Craig County in round one of the Region 1C girls’ basketball playoffs played in Galax Monday night.

    Galax (21-3) never trailed in the game and will now advance to the semifinals to be played tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Eastern Montgomery High School in Elliston.

    The Tide will take on Covington, a 49-38 winner over Bland County Monday night.

  • End of the line for Tide, Brown

    BUENA VISTA –– Monday night marked the end of the road for the Galax boys’ basketball season. It was also the stepping-off point for the Tide’s iconic coach.

    Verl Brown said that Parry McCluer’s 47-35 win in the Region 1C quarterfinals would be his final game on the Maroon Tide bench. Brown guided Galax to two state championships and more than 300 wins in 21 seasons.

  • Readers Hotline 2/21/18

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  • Public record for 2/21/18 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in October in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Galax church celebrates Black History Month

    Members of the community congregated last Saturday evening at Mt. Zion Holiness Church of God on Calloway Street in Galax to celebrate Black History Month and hold a time of reflection to honor the many achievements of African-American society throughout the nation’s history.

    Dionne Tucker opened the Feb. 17 event with an inspirational celebration of religious and cultural background, expressed in song and dance by the Daughters of Zion. She described it as “something one may have been likely to hear during the slave era dating up to the Civil War.”

  • Man arrested after gun incident on WCC campus

    Staff Report

    WYTHEVILLE – A man is facing multiple charges following an incident Feb. 15 on the campus of Wytheville Community College.

    According to a Virginia State Police report, Alexander E. Dunford, 21, of Wytheville, threatened a male and female with a handgun in a campus parking lot that night. Dunford allegedly pointed the handgun at the couple and “dry fired” it, police said, meaning it was fired without ammunition.

    Neither the male nor female was injured.