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Today's News

  • Emergency scam targets military families

    Staff Report

    We just celebrated Veterans Day, a time when most people honor those who’ve served their country in the military, but the Better Business Bureau warns that some unscrupulous scammers are doing just the opposite.

    BBB Scam Tracker reported last week that it is seeing reports of an emergency scam (sometimes called the “grandparents scam”) that targets military families.

    Here’s how the scam works:

  • Readers Hotline 11/22/17

    Regulate trees

  • High Country Lights shine again in Galax

    By D.T. CLARK and BRIAN FUNK, Staff

    William Bottomley, who designs and sets up the High Country Lights display in Galax, has some traditional pieces, some new pieces and one big surprise in store for visitors to Felts Park this holiday season.

    Bottomley said that he’s added a figure of that little yellow bird, Woodstock, to his Peanuts display, because, he said, “what’s Peanuts without Woodstock?”

  • Lewis convicted of killing Fries woman

    Copyright 2017, Wytheville Enterprise

    Reprinted with permission

    MARION — A Wythe County man awaits a sentencing hearing in Smyth County Circuit Court following his Alford plea earlier this month, to a second-degree murder charge in the death of his ex-girlfriend.

    John Randolph Lewis, 35, was convicted in the hit-and-run attack that left 35-year-old Heather Michelle Clontz dead and 28-year-old Samuel David Lawson injured.

  • Combs arrested after failing to surrender

    Staff Report

    A suspect involved in an altercation at a home in Grayson County last week — who promised to turn himself in to police, but didn’t — has been taken into custody by the Galax Police Department.

    David Lee Combs, 39, of Beech Grove Lane, is a suspect in an incident Nov. 14 on Beech Grove Lane, where officers responded at approximately 4 p.m. to a report of a self-inflicted stab wound.

  • Grayson working to bring in health center

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson Board of Supervisors has agreed to partner with the Grayson County Senior Advocacy Committee, in an effort to bring a Federally Qualified Health Center to the county.

  • City council votes on vehicle-related issues

    By D.T. CLARK, Staff

    Issues of vehicles and where to put them held the attention of Galax City Council members at their regular monthly meeting on Nov. 13.

    Once again addressing an on-going issue, council voted unanimously to make some changes to the city’s parking and traffic ordinance. The changes give authority to the city manager to, with council’s confirmation, set the amount of parking fines and establish a method of informing drivers or vehicle owners of parking violations.

  • Readers Hotline 11/20/17

    Loose dogs
    Grayson County needs a leash law on dogs and a dog warden to enforce these laws. Any given time, you ride around in Grayson County, you can count at least 50 dogs running loose. You can’t hunt because dogs are running everywhere.

    Upside down

  • G-Men oust Blue Devils

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– To its credit, Grayson County advanced as far as it could in the postseason. Farther than expected, probably. Graham was simply the better football team.

  • Tide gets over the Blues

    A stout defense combined with a potent offense helped the Galax Maroon Tide carve out a 28-10 victory over Parry McCluer last Friday in the second round of the Region 1C football playoffs.