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Today's News

  • Fall Into Art 2014

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts held its annual Fall Into Art festival on Sept. 20, on Grayson Street and in the school building in downtown Galax.

    Attendees took part in several art challenge activities. Their work is on display as part of the Fall Into Art exhibit from now until Oct. 3. People’s Choice prizes will be awarded for these pieces based on public voting; any member of the public can stop by CCSA to vote for their favorites in several categories.

  • GVFD to silence siren at night

    The unmistakable sound of the Galax Fire Department’s siren now will only be heard during the day.

    Galax Fire Chief David Hankley said the department voted for the change after the city manager and some council members brought citizen complaints to their attention. For decades, the sound — much like an air raid siren — has been a rude awakening for downtown residents when it goes off at night.

    “We are going to curtail the use of the siren from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.,” Hankley said.

  • Arrests made for drugs, truck theft in Galax

    The Galax Police Department reported arrests in three separate incidents in the past week — two drug cases and a stolen vehicle.

    According to a police report, William Michael Dye, 42, of Independence, was arrested on Sept. 19 at Twin County Regional Hospital after he was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

    “Police were summoned to the hospital after a nurse discovered a suspicious pouch that contained the suspected narcotics,” the report said.

    Dye was charged by Sgt. Shawny Jones and Officer Terry Woods.

  • Hurricane Hugo: 25 Years Later

    It has been 25 years since Hurricane Hugo ripped through the Blue Ridge Mountains with 125 mph winds, leaving devastation amounting to millions of dollars in its wake in the Twin Counties.

    The local area was spared any human cost, but the storm killed 26 people in the Caribbean and 11 more when it made landfall near Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 21, 1989.

    Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. and the Caribbean were left homeless.

  • Readers Hotline 10/1/14

    Do the math

  • Readers Hotline 9/29/14

    Coming across
    How come the President can send 3,000 people to Africa to battle Ebola and he can’t send anybody to secure our border? And, the people that do anything to try to secure our border, you take them to court. You try to sue them for doing their job and obeying the law. What is the president’s number one job as far as protecting the people goes? Where does that fall in line with protecting the people that he is sworn to protect. How many people from this ISIS group have come across from Mexico?

  • Carroll should invest in grant writer

    ­When the Carroll County Board of Supervisors agreed to seek out a grant writer to help fund a water park or a pool for the county earlier this month, we can’t help but wonder what went through the former county grant writer’s mind.

    And, we wonder how much more funding the county could have landed for a pool and other projects had they kept Brenda Marrah — who became Galax’s very successful grants administrator after Carroll terminated her position.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 21-27

     2009

    Two long scoring plays were the difference as Galax snapped an 0-4 skid to start the season with  13-0 win at Craig County. Deion George hauled in a 58-yard TD pass and Jordan Vaughan added a 31-yard scoring run.

     

    Dillon Caviness scored three rushing touchdowns as Carroll County ran past Grayson County 25-6. Zack Surratt added an 85-yard kickoff return for a Cavalier score.

     

    2004

  • Tide comes alive to top Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Fort Chiswell gave Galax all it could handle for the first two sets but the Maroon Tide came to life in the second half of its Mountain Empire District volleyball match and pulled away to a 25-22, 18-25, 25-12, 25-18 win Tuesday night over the Pioneers.

  • Carroll County notches big 3-1 win over Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– One could sense that it was going to happen, sooner or later. For Carroll County fans, the sooner, obviously the better.

    Having taken a two-time defending state champion to five sets in a losing effort earlier in the week, Carroll County notched what may serve as a watershed win for the program by taking down one of the River Ridge District’s big three Thursday night, winning the final two sets to claim a 25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19 win over Salem.