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Today's News

  • Lions Club celebrates history with pride

    Earlier this summer, the Galax Lions Club held its 2016 charter meeting in the banquet room at Bogey’s to install this year’s officers and induct a new member, as well as celebrate its history, have dinner and enjoy each others’ company.

    The Lions Club’s purpose is to aid and restore sight in the community, through offering such services as eyeglass drives and free sight evaluations.

  • Court unseals indictments in Grayson

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Sealed indictments returned by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury on July 22 against four suspects have been opened.

    Randy Scott Martin, 48, of Galax, was indicted on five charges.

  • 81st Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention Winners

    Winners of the 81st Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, held Aug. 8-13 in Felts Park, include:

    BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMER

    Ivy Phillips - Chapmansboro, Tenn.

    OLD-TIME FIDDLE

    1. Jake Krack - Marlington, W.Va.

    2. Richard Bowman - Mount Airy, N.C.

    3. Billy Hurt - Boones Mill

    4. Eddie Bond - Fries

    5. Nathan Leath - Taylorsville, N.C.

    6. Henry Barnes - Columbus, Ohio

    7. Andrew Small - Elizabeth City, N.C.

  • Readers Hotline 8/15/16

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  • Carroll test scores remain solid

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County Public Schools has received preliminary Standards of Learning (SOL) scores from this spring’s testing, and the results show progress in some areas and room for improvement in others.

    Dr. Beverly Adams-Parker presented the scores to the school board during its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 9.

  • Sprung Was Here

    To listen to Roger Sprung talk is to be lifted on a flowing, apparently ceaseless narrative of anecdotes, observations and jokes told in asides, all delivered with a deadpan New York accent straight from Henny Youngman’s nightclub act.

    To see the letters hanging from the tent next to his trailer (“SPRUNG IS HERE”) in Felts Park near the yellow tent is to know you’re in the right place and indeed the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention has truly commenced.

  • Two injured in crash on Tower Road

    A Galax woman faces a charge as a result of an accident on Tower Road that sent her and her husband to the hospital with injuries.

    According to a report from Trooper R.D. Horton with the Virginia State Police, units were dispatched to an accident at 5:50 p.m. on Aug. 10 on Tower Road. The accident was in what’s known as Spivey’s Curve, near the private drive of Spivey Lane and about 500 yards past the Galax city limits into Carroll County.

  • Results plans to expand in Galax

    Staff Report

    The Results Companies’ call center at The Crossroads Institute will expand its Galax operation with the addition of 40 new positions.

    The Results location in Galax, which handles calls for a satellite radio provider, will be adding staff to its inbound sales team, according to a news release.

  • Anderson first to file for special election

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Tracy A. “Zeke” Anderson of Independence is the first candidate to file for the special school board election in Grayson County to fill Tim “T.T.” Carico’s unexpired term.

    According to the registrar’s office, Anderson submitted his paperwork and has qualified for the Nov. 8 special election. The deadline to file at the registrar’s office on the bottom floor of the Grayson County Courthouse is Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.

  • We count on the mail

    Chip Hutcheson is president of the National Newspaper Association and publisher of The Times Leader in Princeton, Ky.

    I got the mail today.

    A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)

    Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.