Today's News

  • Police arrest four in Galax incidents

    Four people were arrested in three separate incidents in the city recently, according to reports from the Galax Police Department.

    Two Carroll County residents were arrested on Dec. 17 after Galax police responded to a reported shoplifting incident at the Dollar General on South Main Street.

    Officers Chris Hines and Darrell Alley responded to the call and arrested Jason Lee Blankenship, 33, of Woodlawn and Donita K. Osegueda, 45, of Hillsville. Officers charged them with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

  • Trafficking in human lives

    Attorney General Mark R. Herring recently announced a statewide campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking in Virginia.

    Human trafficking, also referred to as modern slavery, is a practice in which people are forced or tricked into hard labor, prostitution or pornography in exchange for little to no money.

  • Readers Hotline 1/5/15

    Treat it right
    I’m calling about the way people treat their dogs. I know there are outdoor dogs and indoor dogs, but the ones that are outdoors deserve a little shelter. They don’t need to be tied out in the rain, in the snow, curling up with nothing under them. They are tied to a tie line so they are not going to go anywhere. Rain is pouring down on them. They are all curled up in the yard. They deserve better than that. For God’s sake, if you are going to have a dog, treat it right or just don’t have a dog.

  • Woodlawn wreck leaves one injured

    An automobile accident left one person injured but no fatalities at 10:20 a.m. Saturday morning in Woodlawn, according to Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Alderman.

    The incident occurred as Wendy Catron, 40, a Woodlawn resident, was pulling out of her driveway headed towards Galax on Hebron Road in a white 1999 Chevrolet Lumina. Lester Babcox, 78, of Galax, driving a a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee and traveling into Woodlawn struck her vehicle with his own, though both drivers attempted to swerve, according to Alderman.

  • Devils reach GNB finals; Conley scorches Celtics

    Grayson County outscored Marion 26-16 after halftime and reached the championship game of the Grayson National Bank Classic, pulling away from the Scarlet Hurricane for a 46-37 girls’ basketball win Monday night at Galax High School.

    The Blue Devils, who reached the finals for the second year in a row, faced Mount Airy, N.C. Tuesday for the tournament title.

  • Galax girls down Alleghany, Cavs third at Fort

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Alleghany got 29 points from Austin Sprinkle and upended Galax 62-57 in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Friday night.

    Fabian Santos scored 16 and Avery Hash added 10 for the Trojans, who opened the game on a 10-0 run.

  • Maroon Tide places seventh at Skeens Invitational

    Galax sent two wrestlers to the championship finals and earned a seventh-place team finish at the Agie Skeens Memorial wrestling tournament last weekend at Grundy.

  • Slow start dooms Devils at Harmon

    FLOYD –– The good news is that Grayson County held Glenvar scoring machine Jeremy Williams to below his scoring average. The bad news is that Williams still scored in bunches.

    The Glenvar guard dropped in 25 points, two shy of his average, and had five breakaway dunks as the Highlanders ran away from the Blue Devils 57-33 Saturday at the Chance Harmon Memorial Classic at Floyd County High School.

  • Grayson Co. subdues Pioneers

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County has been there, starting four talented sophomores, as did Fort Chiswell on Friday night in the Mountain Empire District girls’ opener for both schools. The difference is, that was two years ago for the senior-laden Blue Devils.

    A young Fort Chiswell team full of potential played evenly with Grayson County for the first half until the Blue Devils buckled down defensively after intermission, pulling away from a tie game to notch a 49-37 win.

  • Teens injured when pickup crashes, flips

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    A single-vehicle Grayson County crash on Dec. 27 left the teen driver in critical condition after his pickup truck ran off the road and tumbled 20 feet down an embankment.

    The driver, Travis Wayne Joines, 16, of Sparta, N.C., was transported by helicopter to Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. following the 10 a.m. wreck, Virginia State Trooper J.A. Vaughan reported.