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Today's News

  • Galax Paving, Inc.

    When people think about Galax football, one of the first things that comes to mind is the string of tailbacks the school has fielded, especially in recent seasons.

    In the past seven years, no fewer than 11 times has a Galax ballcarrier topped 1,000 yards. In four of those seasons the Maroon Tide had two backs with more than 1,000 yards each.

  • Tide hosts (un)familiar foe in semis

    Galax has advanced to the state semifinals for the third year in a row and for the fourth time in the past seven years. The previous three semifinals have been played against teams scattered over the central and eastern part of the state. This year’s foe is from just down the road.

  • Fatal stabbing charge sent to grand jury

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — The first-degree murder case against a Roanoke woman will be heard by a Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury on Dec. 11.

    Yashisca Dushawn Richardson Chapman, 39, is charged with allegedly stabbing to death Roland Eugene Clayton Jr., 51, of Roanoke, on June 22 at the Galax Motel.

    Clayton was found with multiple stab wounds on the floor of the motel’s Room 11 when police responded. Chapman was arrested at the scene.

  • Beasley will enter plea on attempted murder charge

    Staff Reports

    HILLSVILLE – A Wythe County man charged with attempted capital murder of a Carroll County law enforcement officer and other crimes has a plea hearing set for February.

    Kevin Nelson Beasley, 27, of Austinville, was indicted by a Carroll grand jury in March, on multiple charges related to a September 2016 police chase and a three-day manhunt that spanned two counties.

  • Fire department says seatbelts saved lives

    FAIRVIEW — Police and first responders are calling the aftermath of a wreck on Skyline Highway in Grayson County miraculous, after a Galax woman and four children all escaped the incident with minimal injuries on Thursday.

    According to a Galax Volunteer Fire Department report, firefighters responded at 7:11 a.m. on Nov. 30 to a motor vehicle accident at 3186 Skyline Highway. Firefighters arrived to find a single vehicle that had veered off the roadway, stuck a tree and flipped onto its top. The impact of the crash had also ripped the engine from the vehicle.

  • Grayson auto tech program recertified

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Career and Technical Education (CATE) Center’s automotive technology program, which was previously placed under warning by the Virginia Department of Education, has now received full certification.

    Angie Lawson, principal of the CATE Center, announced the program’s certification to the Grayson County School Board during their monthly meeting on Nov. 13.

    “As you are aware, we were previously under warning; but the department of education gave us extra time to work on it,” Lawson said.

  • Christmas Parades & Events Guide

    With Thanksgiving behind us and merry lights already sparkling, it’s time to kick off the Christmas season in the Twin Counties. This weekend will feature several holiday happenings:

    HILLSVILLE

    The Town of Hillsville, Carroll County and the Friends of Hillsville have partnered this year to present the Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony, along with a day of holiday events on Saturday.

    This year’s parade theme is “A Bluegrass Country Christmas.”

  • Friends form charity in memory of Ally & Ana

    One Christmas, Alyssa Kenny of Galax made sure that her friend’s kids wouldn’t go without presents.

    The friend “woke up one morning and Ally had told her to go outside and look in front of her door and she had mounds of toys everywhere for her kids,” said friend Bethany Ratliff, remembering the young woman’s generosity. Kenny’s mom “made stockings and Ally stuffed them with things for the kids.”

  • Littrell: delinquent taxes need to be collected

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Pipers Gap Supervisor Tom Littrell brought up what he feels is a serious problem concerning Carroll County finances at the Nov. 14 board of supervisors meeting.

    Littrell said he voted in October to approve a revenue anticipation note after Carroll Treasurer Bonita Williams forecast that the cash flow would not be sufficient to meet the county’s financial obligations in the near future.

  • Readers Hotline 11/29/17

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    It’s difficult to understand why Galax is spending money on a recycling center when there is already a drive-in recycling center in operation at no cost to taxpayers. Why would Galax want to compete with a private enterprise that employs local people? This is a waste of taxpayer money when the service is already provided. Makes no sense.

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