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Today's News

  • Dixon to remain at Galax

     When Galax football coach Mark Dixon submitted his resignation several weeks ago to pursue the chance to coach in college, he didn't entirely rule out returning to the high school ranks some day.

    That day turned out to be Tuesday.

    After several interviews at college programs all across the spectrum of divisions, Dixon concluded that the little single-A high school in Southwest Virginia is where he belongs.

  • No new leads in missing person case

    Staff Report

    WHITETOP – The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office says it is still looking for clues in the disappearance of a Whitetop man missing since 2015.

    John William Wingler Sr., who was 74 when last seen, has been missing for more than a year. He was last seen around 5 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2015, at his home at 46 Dolinger Road. He was reported missing to the sheriff’s department on Nov. 12.

  • Readers Hotline 4/12/17

    Here’s why

  • Blaze destroys home, injures firefighter

    A structure fire on April 3 at 11:32 p.m. on Coal Creek Road in Galax left a single-story home completely destroyed.

    No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no casualties. One firefighter suffered a burn injury to the hand and wrist while working on scene, and was transported by Galax-Grayson EMS to Twin County Regional Hospital for treatment before being released.

  • Carroll County scores late runs to get by Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to break open a pitchers’ duel and edge Salem 2-0 in a River Ridge District softball game Tuesday in Salem.

  • Cassell, Galax edge Pulaski County

    Galax got bookend one-run innings and rode an overpowering effort by pitcher Hayden Cassell to take a 2-0 nondistrict win Wednesday over Pulaski County at Mountain View Park.

  • Salem powers past Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Transportation issues Tuesday delayed the arrival of Salem’s baseball team until game time, pushing the first pitch back about 30 minutes. The Spartan offense more than made up for the lost time.

  • Readers Hotline 4/10/17

    Down on the court
    I’m starting to think we don’t need a Supreme Court at all. Telling people they can’t have prayer in school yet they’ve got the 10 Commandments hanging up right behind them on the wall. That is not right and God is higher than the Supreme Court. If it’s all right with the Lord, it is all right with me. There are a lot of other things the Supreme Court is doing that is not what it should be either. I don’t know why we are letting nine people tell millions of people what to do anyway.

  • Council plans road projects

    Road projects were on the agenda at Galax City Council’s March 27 meeting, including work on Cranberry Road, possible funding for street paving and a sidewalk extension.

    After several months’ negotiation with the Virginia Department of Transportation, the city has signed engineering agreements with the Lane Group and the design of the Cranberry Road project has started.

    The road is to be widened and the curve straightened on the length of Cranberry that runs between Glendale Road and U.S. 58, beside the new Sheetz store.

  • Break-ins, assault among Galax arrests

    Staff Reports

    Two men are charged in separate incidents with breaking into Galax residences. One also faces an assault charge and the other allegedly broke in with the intent to commit assault, police said.

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, James Oliver Johnson, 56, of Woodlawn, was arrested on March 27 by Sgt. Shawny Jones and charged with felony breaking and entering a dwelling at night, misdemeanor assault on a family member, misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor intentional damage to a monument amounting to less than $1,000.