Today's News

  • Maroon Tide clobbers Narrows 17-1

    Galax rebounded from a disappointing opening night loss and clubbed Narrows 17-1 in five innings in a Mountain Empire District baseball game Tuesday at Felts Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-1) accumulated its 17 runs on only six hits but benefited from 13 walks and four hit batsmen.

  • Carroll walks off with win

    HILLSVILLE –– Jeannie Utt’s drive into the right-centerfield gap could have been scored an error or it could have been scored a double, depending on the perspective of the official scorer. The play itself was a scorer, which was all that mattered to Carroll County.

    For the record, Utt was credited with a walk-off double when her deep gapper was misplayed, allowing Gracie Davidson to hustle home from second to cap a two-run rally that lifted the Cavaliers to a 3-2 win over Floyd County.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/23/16

    After driving on Pipers Gap Road yesterday, I was disappointed in seeing people’s yards filled with old cars sitting on blocks up there in front of their yards. Also, so many with trash piled in their yards. Why doesn’t the county or EPA do something about this?

    Buckle up

  • Public record for 3/23/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 22-Aug. 3 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Parkway gets by with a little help from Friends

    The Fisher Peak chapter of The Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway is seeking new members in their effort to preserve one of this area’s most prominent landmarks and the nation’s most-visited national park.

    The group also works to educate the community and promote fellowship through its many resources.

  • Grand jury indicts 52 in Carroll


    HILLSVILLE – A Hillsville man was indicted on two weapons charges Monday by a Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury that met in Hillsville.

    The grand jury indicted 52 people on a variety of charges, including several drug and shoplifting violations.

    Anthony Lee Quesinberry, 55, was indicted on one count of making a material false statement on a federal transaction form required for a firearms purchase.

    Other indictments handed down by the grand jury included:

  • Davis charged with first-degree murder


    A man wanted for allegedly shooting two people in Grayson County on Sunday morning was caught in the early hours of Monday morning in North Carolina, after wrecking his car during a police chase.

    One of the shooting victims, Karen Cates, 41, died.

  • Two charged with felonies in Galax

    Staff Report

    There were two felony arrests last week in the city, according to a report issued by Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

    Joshua Tyrone Coletrain was arrested on March 14 at 8:48 p.m. by Sgt. Jody Poole on an outstanding warrant from Carroll County. Subsequent to his arrest, Poole discovered Coletrain to have quantity of methamphetamine on his person.

    He was charged with felony possession of drugs and is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

  • Sidewalks, market, bike ride on council agenda

    A citizen recently spoke to Galax City Council about what she felt was the unsatisfactory condition of the sidewalk on her street.

    Diane Bermingham said last month that she and her husband moved to Galax from Fredericksburg and brought her 82-year-old mother with her. Bermingham lives on Parkwood Drive; her mother lives five doors down, she said.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/21/16

    Groundhog says
    It’s been an early spring. The birds are chirping. The turkeys are hollering. The grass is greening up. I think it’s maybe here to stay, but don’t forget the ground hog. We only have six more weeks of bad potholes.