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Today's News

  • Two people exposed to rabies in Grayson

    The Mount Rogers Health District reports there have been six confirmed cases of rabies in the Twin County area this year, through Sept. 28.

    That includes an incident last week, in which two Grayson County residents were exposed to a single rabid stray cat.

    The cat was captured, tested for rabies and the Grayson County Health Department received lab confirmation of rabies Sept. 23, according to a statement from the health district.

  • Galax teen in coma after being struck by car

    FRIES — A Galax teen was still being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital on Monday after being hit by a vehicle on Saturday and receiving severe injuries that resulted in a coma.

    According to a report filed by Trooper Jessie Tilson, who investigated the accident, Trinity Williams, 14, of Galax was traveling on Virginia 94 in Grayson County (Scenic Road) in a vehicle, when a piece of paper blew out of the car window. “She and her sister got out to get the paper, and they were walking back up the road with their back to traffic,” Tilson said.

  • 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.

  • Grayson puts bleachers on hold

    INDEPENDENCE – Upgrades to the Grayson County High School bleachers have been put on hold indefinitely after initial costs estimates — and a potential budget shortfall for the school division — came in higher than expected.

    Division Superintendent Kevin Chalfant updated the school board on estimated costs for the aging bleachers after receiving information from The Lane Group.

  • Carroll will seek grant for new pool

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Board of Supervisors is seeking a temporary grant writer to secure funds for a water park.

    At-Large Supervisor Sam Dickson broached the subject of hiring a grant writer at the board’s Sept. 8 meeting. “I realize that we are getting a lot of grants, but there is a possibility that things are being left out,” Dickson told the board. Specifically, he referred to the ongoing discussion about a pool and water park for the county.

  • 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.

  • Orba Alderman was council member, city engineer

    HILLSVILLE — Galax and Hillsville officials were deeply saddened by the loss of their former co-worker, volunteer and friend, Orba Owen Alderman last week.

    Alderman died at his home in Hillsville on Sept. 25 at age 78. He was a Virginia Tech graduate, a professional engineer and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

    Alderman served as a member and vice mayor for Hillsville Town Council for 12 years, before losing his seat to challenger David Young in 2012.

  • 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.