Today's News

  • Cave Spring rallies past Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Being out in front was a dangerous place Tuesday. Whether it was Cave Spring or Carroll County, whichever team found itself in the lead didn’t stay there for more than a half an inning.

    Not until the final half-inning, at least.

  • Eagles pull away from Tide

    There’s no single team against which all other small school softball programs in Southwest Virginia are measured, but having reached the state semifinals each of the last two seasons, Auburn is definitely on the short list. Five innings showed that Galax can compete with the Auburns of the world. Two innings showed what the Tide must get done in order to do more than just compete.

  • Six charged with drug offenses

    Staff Report

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, six people were arrested on drug charges in the city last week.

    • John Evan Melton, 51, of Galax, was arrested on April 28 at 2:07 p.m. by Officer Jeremiah Foutch for felony possession of Schedule I or II drugs and misdemeanor petit larceny (first offense).

  • Galax plans to eliminate vehicle decals

    At the April 25 Galax City Council meeting, council voted to get rid of city decals for vehicles in fiscal year 2017.

    The vote was made after Finance Director Judy Taylor-Gallimore presented the option to merely add the $25 former decal fee for cars ($15 for motorcycles) onto personal property taxes.

  • Voters choose new council members

    Staff Reports

    New council members will join Galax City Council and town councils in Fries and Independence, after Tuesday’s May 3 general election.

    Turnout was low in all localities — just under 4 percent in Independence, which had no contested races; and about 28 percent in Fries, which had a nine-way race for seven council seats.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/4/16

    Litter patrol
    I would like to say the people who cleaned on Virginia 94, Brush Creek Mountain, really did a good job and I appreciate how clean it looks through there. I wish everyone would not throw trash out. These people have to work hard to pick it up. But if I was able, I would be helping these people pick up trash myself. The people that did that, it all leads to what the community looks at and that you care. Thanks again.

    Plea agreement

  • She's 95

    Rubye Cockerham of Galax, celebrated her 95th birthday April 1, 2016, with her family at Porky’s Family Restaurant.

    She was married to the late Milo Cockerham for 61 years and they had four children, Danny, Jimmy, Randy and Susan.
    She has 11 grandchildren living and one deceased. She also has two great-grandsons.

  • Turns eight

    Aaliyah Locklear will celebrate her 8th birthday May 6 with family and friends. She is the daughter of David Locklear and Ami Harrison, and stepfather Claude Harrison.

    Her brother is Eli  Harrison. She is the granddaughter of Terry and Wayne Locklear and Della Edwards. Viola Gravely is her great-grandmother.

  • Preston, Nelson to marry

    The upcoming marriage of Rachel Preston and Joshua Nelson was recently announced by Gregory and Rebecca Nelson of Baywood, and Byrd and Suzanne Preston of Abingdon.

    Rachel Preston was graduated from Abingdon High School in 2006 and Emory & Henry College in 2010. She is a recruiting coordinator at SpaceX’s Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas.

  • Sluss is two

    William Cayson Sluss turned age 2 on Feb. 25. He celebrated at Fairview Church with a dinosaur-themed party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. He has one brother, Brandon, and one sister, Madison Sluss. Grandparents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C., and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.