Today's News

  • Ballot will contain two proposed amendments

    In addition to the races for president, vice president and congress, voters on Nov. 8 will see two proposed amendments to the Virginia constitution on the ballot.

    The Right To Work Law as laid out in the Virginia Constitution currently states that forced union membership and payment of forced union dues as a condition of employment is prohibited – in other words, employment may not be denied on the basis of one’s union membership or lack of one.

  • Grant will pay for new Galax patrol cars

    The Galax Police Department will be the beneficiary of a federal grant for new police vehicles, according to a statement issued by the USDA Rural Development’s Danielle Logan.

    “We’re going to buy a couple new first-run patrol cars,” said City Manager Keith Barker, “and then retire a couple of our more high-mileage vehicles.” He said that the cars being replaced would likely get auctioned off on a government website.

  • Maroon Tide, Cavaliers falter in league matches

    Chilhowie seized control early in all three sets and swept Galax 3-0 in a Conference 46 volleyball match Thursday night.

    The Maroon Tide battled back in each of the first two sets but wasn’t able to avoid the 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 defeat.

    Consecutive kills by the Warriors’ Rachel Hurley helped sustain a 6-0 run for Chilhowie (11-6) as Galax (7-10) fell behind 10-3 in the opening set.

  • Huge 3rd lifts Cougars past Cavs

    DUBLIN – The Carroll County Cavaliers faced off against one of the powerhouses of the River Ridge District Friday and when the smoke cleared, the Cougars handed the Cavaliers a 50-7 setback at Joel Hicks Field.

  • Another Tide back runs into the record books

    NARROWS –– Over the past three football seasons, Galax put three different runningbacks into the Virginia High School League’s record book for the obscene amounts of rushing yardage each piled up. None of them did what the Maroon Tide’s Dougie Peoples did Friday.

  • Devil upset bid falls short

    MAX MEADOWS – October surprises normally pertain to election year politics. Grayson County nearly pulled one on the football field.

    Fort Chiswell vetoed a Blue Devil two-point conversion attempt with 1:07 remaining and survived Grayson’s upset bid, escaping with a 14-13 Mountain Empire District win Friday at a blustery C.F. McKinney Field.

  • Voter registration deadline extended

    Landmark News Service

    RICHMOND — A federal judge ordered voting registration for the Nov. 8 election to immediately reopen in Virginia following the state's online registration website malfunctioning on Sunday and Monday.

    The deadline to register is now 11:59 p.m. Friday, according to a civil rights group that filed a lawsuit.

  • Readers Hotline 10/19/16

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    Taco traffic
    I’m calling about the Taco Bell that’s coming to Hillsville. They really do need another fast food restaurant in Hillsville. And, I want to know how anybody will ever be able to turn in the Food Lion parking lot. It is terrible now when you go and the entrance. Tell me how it is going to handle the fast food traffic and the shopping center traffic.

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  • 'Catfishing' love scheme targeting Virginians

    The Better Business Bureau warns about a sophisticated love scheme that is targeting area users of a popular dating website.

    In a scam known as “catfishing,” a man pretending to live in Roanoke is using a false identity on Match.com and tricking legitimate users out of thousands of dollars.

    According to multiple victims, a man using the name Jeffrey Curtis courted them for months, got them to fall in love with him, and then used a fake tragedy to con them out of thousands of dollars.