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Today's News

  • Ministry raising money to buy old Hillcrest Church

    McMillian Ministries has spent its time and energy so far trying to be a dynamic spiritual force in the community. This Saturday evening, it’s asking for just a little help back.

    The ministry boasts an active youth program, including a June conference, and is famed for its formal Winter Ball in February at the Elks Lodge, which Pastor Sue Greene describes as no less than “a black tie event.”

    Pretty impressive for a church whose congregation has no building of its own.

  • Galax 5K has been running 25 years

    Blue skies with puffy clouds and a crisp wind characterized the weather for the 25th Annual Twin County Regional Healthcare Galax Autumn Days 5K Run last Saturday.

    The race, which started and ended in Felts Park, with a circuit extending through part of downtown Galax, drew past competitors and new entrants. After registering and receiving number tags, the runners awaited the race eagerly.

  • Man charged with vending machine burglaries

    A Galax man has been arrested and charged with a series of crimes that were first reported on Oct. 15.

    The Galax Police Department investigated numerous complaints of damage to vending machines across the city, and damage at two car washes.

    Michael Darin Haynes, 39, was arrested after an investigation conducted by Officer John Reavis, who viewed surveillance tapes and obtained a description of the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was located by Sgt. Mark Burnett on South Main Street in Galax on Oct. 20, according to a police report.

  • Ebola unlikely, but local agencies prepared

    As a meme going around Facebook proclaims, more people have been dumped by pop star Taylor Swift than have caught the Ebola virus in the U.S.

    On a more sober note, Ebola, worldwide, has caused slightly more than 4,500 deaths from 1976 to mid-October this year out of more than 7,000 reported cases — most of them in West Africa, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). By contrast, the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 infected 500 million people across the globe and killed at least 50 million of them in that time frame alone, according to the CDC.

  • Andrews Farming announces 51 new jobs

    UPDATED 10/23/14:

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The county filled the last building in the Carroll Industrial Park on Tuesday when Andrews Farming Inc. and its sister operation ANDCO Logistics Inc. announced plans to expand their operation, invest $5.6 million and hire 51 people over a three-year period.

  • Readers Hotline 10/29/14

    Flabbergasted
    I just read a comment by one of the best that flabbergasted me. This person has been sucked into believing that Obama grew up poor and living with only his mother. That is laugh out loud funny. Obama exaggerated his upbringing because he wanted people to believe he grew up in the ‘hood. He grew up pretty well to do. There wasn’t a problem of money for his family or him. Obama will go down in history as the worst president. Thank Heaven our state is rejecting Medicaid expansion. We can’t afford it.

  • Public record for 10/29/14 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in May in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Arley Jason Simpkins of Fries, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $121 costs.

  • Readers Hotline 10/27/14

    Asking for a fine
    I would like to invite the Galax police to sit at the corner of Glendale and Cliffview and please give tickets out to everyone who is simply either too stupid or just ignorant and will not use their turn signals when they are planning on turning to Cliffview. I believe we could probably take care of the national debt in a day if they would just sit there and write tickets.

    Isolate Ebola

  • Remember When: October 19-25

     2009

    Carroll County survived a last-second field goal attempt to edge Marion 14-13. Carroll got a defensive score but was held to 6 rushing yards and two first downs in the first half, finally taking the lead on Blake Bowman’s 21-yard pass to Jonathan Snow. Marion completed eight passes to move from its own 6 to the Carroll 27 in the final two minutes before missing a 45-yard field goal attempt.

  • Grayson survives Galax scare

    In their first meeting this year, Grayson County all but ran Galax out of the gym. In the rematch between the two Tuesday, the Maroon Tide nearly escorted the Blue Devils to the door with a stunning upset.

    Having bounced back from a two-set deficit and into a 9-3 lead in the fifth set, Galax was unable to finish Grayson County off and the Blue Devils rallied to take the decisive fifth and a 25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 19-25, 15-11 win in a thrilling Mountain Empire District match.