Today's News

  • Galax could make water connections mandatory

    The City of Galax is considering adoption of a mandatory water connection ordinance, similar to the mandatory sewer ordinance already in place.
    The city has a mandatory connection ordinance for sewer if a home is within 350 feet of a public sewer line. However, there is no such requirement for water connections.

  • 620 project could expand to west


  • Where Were You On Sept. 11?


    Members of the “You might be from the Twin Counties...” group on Facebook recently shared some thoughts and memories about Sept. 11, 2001. Here are a few comments from Twin County natives.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/14/11


  • Suspect briefly slips out of police custody


    INDEPENDENCE — A Fredericksburg man faces several charges, including felony escape, following an incident in Independence on Sunday.
    Chief Deputy Mike Hash said the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a suspicious person sitting in a car on the parking lot of Grayson Inn and Suites.
    Deputy Alan Graham and Sgt. Arnold Peters were dispatched to the scene, where they found the man in a 2010 Hyundai reported stolen in Spotsylvania County.

  • Save Green Expo set for Saturday

    A gathering of environmentally-oriented businesses and non-profits will provide information and technology to attendees of the second annual “Save Green Expo” at Crossroads Institute in Galax on Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    The free event is to educate local residents on ways to save money and help the environment, through the theme, “Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.”
    It is an opportunity for those interested in environmental issues, green technology and green jobs to see what is available within the region.

  • Student injured in crash


  • Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire

    A tractor-trailer was practically unrecognizable after catching fire at Interstate 77's Exit 19 Tuesday after 2 p.m.

    Hillsville Fire, Carroll Fire-Rescue, Barren Springs Fire and Laurel Rescue Squad responded to the scene.

    Though there was a report of a fuel tank exploding, Hillsville Fire Department's David Young said that was actually a tire.

  • National Night Out video now online

    The Galax Police Department has just posted a 12-minute YouTube video of its 2011 National Night Out crime prevention event, which brought thousands of people downtown for a night of free fun. Check it out!

  • Area volleyball teams pick up victories

     BLUEFIELD –– Galax gave Graham a rude welcome to the Mountain Empire District volleyball scene, rolling to a 25-10, 25-10, 25-7 win Thursday night.

    Allison White led the Maroon Tide (4-1, 1-0) at the net with 10 kills and a pair of blocks, Paige Hanks had five aces among her 12 serving points and Grace Wilson had nine assists and seven points.

    Bailey Shumate, Taylor Bryant and Harley Brewer combined for 15 kills and Carolyn Vaughan served for 10 points.