Today's News

  • Woman in custody after Galax stabbing

    Staff Reports

    A Galax man was stabbed repeatedly on Tuesday at a residence on Middleton Street.

    According to a Galax Police Department report, officers and Galax-Grayson EMS were dispatched to a reported assault on Sept. 29.

    Officer Drew Burnett discovered a 45-year-old male suffering from multiple knife wounds. The victim was transported to Twin County Regional Hospital and later transferred to North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., for treatment of his wounds, which were not considered life-threatening.

  • Four charged with grand larceny, another sought

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – Four individuals were charged with grand larceny last week in Hillsville in two unrelated incidents.

    According to a report from the Hillsville Police Department, officers received reports on Sept. 21 of chainsaws stolen from Asplundh trucks parked at Bert’s Garage and at the Exxon station at Exit 14 off Interstate 77. Sgt. Alan Gravley responded to Bert’s Garage while Officer Ricky Hayes responded to the call from the Exxon station.

  • Austinville man charged in tractor theft

    Staff Reports

    An Austinville man has been arrested and charged with the theft of a tractor and farm equipment.

    According to a report released by Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, deputies received a call on Sept. 25 about a tractor and other farm equipment stolen from a home in the Pleasant View community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Juvenile passenger injured in Bee Line crash

    A two-vehicle accident near Bee Line Drive in Galax on Sept. 19 left a juvenile injured, according to Virginia State Trooper J.R. Alderman. The accident occurred at about 2 p.m.

    A brown 1994 Ford F-150 pickup, driven by Luverne Prather, 84, of Woodlawn, was making a left from eastbound U.S. 58 onto Bee Line Drive when he pulled into the path of a blue 1995 Honda Civic, driven by Nicholas Long, 16, of Hillsville, the report said. Long struck Prather’s truck in the side.