Today's News

  • Two charged with drug violations in Galax

    Staff Report

    According to the Galax Police Department, two men were charged with drug violations July 21 in separate incidents.

    Brandon Lee Evans, 30, of Galax was arrested on July 21 by Officer Darren Alley and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

    Alley was dispatched to a suspicious person call and identified Evans, who was acting erratically according to the report. The Galax Police K9 unit, Ajo, alerted on the vehicle that Evans was operating, and a quantity of methamphetamine was discovered.

  • Route 58 project continues in Galax

    Drivers on the stretch of Route 58 that runs through Galax from about Main Street to the western city limits should expect delays for the next week, said City Manager Keith Barker. Contractors are working on the road again.

    “They’re going to be milling the asphalt for one to three days,” said Barker, starting today, Monday, “and then replace paving along the whole route.”

    Traffic will be able to pass through, but will be restricted, as it was when trees were removed in an earlier phase of the project in spring.

  • Sales tax holiday set for Aug. 5-7

    Virginia will offer a sales tax holiday from Aug. 5-7 so that shoppers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing and footwear, emergency preparedness items and certain energy-efficient products without paying state and local sales tax.

    This two-day tax break is aimed to financially assist families for back-to-school shopping and encourage Virginians to take necessary precautions during hurricane season.

    Tax exempt items include:

  • Faith community's mission is to be more inclusive

    Editor’s note: This letter from the Carroll County Ministerial Association was read by the Rev. Amanda Hatfield Moore at a prayer vigil in Galax on July 24 held by Hearts United, which seeks to break down barriers between people and promote unity and peace. The movement began locally, in the wake of police shootings of black suspects around the country, and recent attacks on police officers.

    To the People of Carroll County:

  • Talk brings transgender issues to light

    INDEPENDENCE — Recent nationwide debates concerning the rights of transgender individuals have made headlines this year; the primary topic being policies requiring transgender men and women to use restrooms that reflect the gender that is printed on their birth certificate, rather than the gender they are aspiring (or in the midst of transitioning) to be.

  • Eisenhauer won't face capital murder charge

    Staff Reports

    CHRISTIANSBURG — A former Virginia Tech student will not face a capital murder charge in the killing of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, whose body was found just outside Grayson County last year.

    Mary Pettitt, commonwealth’s attorney for Montgomery County, said Tuesday that investigators had not been able to prove that David Eisenhauer, 19, had sexual contact with Lovell.

  • Four vehicles involved in U.S. 52 wreck

    HILLSVILLE – A Galax man faces charges after a multi-vehicle accident on July 25 at Sunny Side Store on U.S. 52 in Hillsville.

    According to a report from Trooper R.D. Horton with the Virginia State Police, the accident occurred at 4:19 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Route 675 (Westover Road) in front of the Sunny Side Store.

  • God's Pit Crew truck wrecks on I-77

    HILLSVILLE – A tractor-trailer carrying donation supplies for a children’s home hydroplaned on Interstate 77 in Carroll County on Tuesday, resulting in the closure of the northbound lanes. The truck was owned and operated by God’s Pit Crew.

    According to a release from the Virginia State Police, at 8:45 p.m. on July 26, troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash at the 12 mile-marker on I-77.

  • Jackson, Morris to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson, Jr., of Galax announce of the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Katharine, to Matthew Morris, son of Janice Morris and the late Michael Morris of Mocksville, N.C.

    Jenna Jackson is a graduate of Carroll County High School and was graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University.
    She works in the entertainment department of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and teaches at the Lyric Dance Extension.

  • Turns 98

    Vita Barton celebrated her birthday at Waddell Nursing & Rehab Center.

    She turned 98 on June 30 and celebrated with family and friends who surprised her with a party at the facility. A special guest was her great-great-grandson, Silas Bowman, age 18 months old.