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Today's News

  • Fort starts strong, topples Tide

    MAX MEADOWS –– Fort Chiswell used 9-0 runs on either side of halftime to separate from Galax and take a 57-33 win over the Maroon Tide in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday night.

    “Same thing,” said Galax coach Verl Brown, whose Tide gave up a flurry of first-quarter 3-pointers in its previous game. “A guy stands out there and shoots [a 3-pointer], but then they turn around and shoot three? You’ve got to get out there on him.”

  • Grayson County, Galax girls pull off upset wins

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County’s girls came into Friday looking for their second win of the season. Narrows undoubtedly didn’t come into Friday expecting its second loss.

    The Blue Devils dominated the previously once-beaten Green Wave after the first quarter and ran away with a 46-29 win in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • Cavaliers fall short of Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– Adam Horton caught the inbounds pass inside the jump circle, wheeled and launched a near-halfcourt 3-pointer that hit nothing but nylon as time expired. The only thing between the Carroll County forward and hero status was one defensive stop that would have made his heave a game-winner.

  • Explosion at residence under investigation

    UPDATED 1/17/17:

    From Virginia State Police:

  • Explosion injures residents of Carroll County house

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office are investigating an explosion that occurred Thursday morning at a local residence.

    The incident occurred in the 100 block of Old Mabry Place near the intersection of Double Cabin Road.

  • Carroll board picks new leadership

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – New leaders were elected to lead the Carroll County Board of Supervisors at a reorganizational meeting held Monday.

    County Administrator Steve Truitt conducted the election.

    Joshua Hendrick, the outgoing chairman, nominated at-large member R.J. “Bob” Martin for chairman. He was approved by a 5-0 vote, with Martin voting for himself. He was vice-chairman last year.

  • Firefighters say recent calls a reminder to clean flues, chimneys

    The cold and snow last weekend kept neither the threat of fire or the response of the Galax Volunteer Fire Department at bay, according to a report issued by Capt. Mike Ayers.

    On Jan. 7 at 8:44 p.m., firefighters responded to a structure fire at 324 Bee Line Drive. Members arrived in the sub-zero wind chill to find a flue fire and proceeded to close the dampers on the stove, check the house for fire that had escaped the flue, and use ladders to reach the roof in the snow to check the flue itself.

  • Fire damages Galax apartment

    Staff Report

    Two families were displaced by an apartment fire on Jan. 11 in Galax.

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched last Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. to a reported structure fire at 405 Givens Street, according to Capt. Mike Ayers.

    Firefighters arrived to find a two-story apartment building with fire blowing out of the windows on the front and right of the structure. The building housed two apartments upstairs and one (under renovation and unoccupied) downstairs.

  • Readers Hotline 1/11/17

    Between the lines
    I have had it up to here with all the people who just don’t know how to park. They put those little white lines on the road so you know where to put your vehicle. Not on top of it. Not across it, but within the lines. Even then, if people do manage to do it, they are a good two feet out from the curb. Don’t you know you are supposed to be right next to the curb? Oh, these people just burn me up.

    Under the covers

  • Arrests include drugs, break-ins, assault

    Staff Reports

    A Sparta, N.C., man arrested in Galax last month is also the suspect in a crash involving a stolen car.

    Taylor Nathaniel Tower, 30, of Sparta, N.C., was arrested on Dec. 29 by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office for felony breaking and entering with intent to commit assault and battery, and larceny and felony grand larceny (stealing property not from a person valued at more than $200).