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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Carroll considers school bus proposal

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll School Board has approached county supervisors with a proposal to buy five buses at a special price.

    County Administrator Steve Truitt told the Carroll Board of Supervisors about the proposal at its meeting Nov. 14.

  • Man charged with felony child abuse

    Staff Report

    FRIES — A Fries man was recently charged in connection with an ongoing investigation of child abuse by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

    A news release from the sheriff’s office confirmed that Xavier Tyquane Kyle, 21, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse. He is scheduled for a hearing in Grayson County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Nov. 28.

  • Galax will create recycling station

    By D.T. CLARK, Staff

    The City of Galax will soon have its own convenience station for residents to recycle cardboard, plastics, newspaper and aluminum.

    Galax City Council voted during its Nov. 13 meeting to have a site prepared on Fair Street, beside the public works department and across from the regional animal shelter. City Manager Keith Barker pointed out that this site is accessible and already has a concrete pad, which would significantly reduce the expense of setting up the station.