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Today's News

  • Galax tax revenue increasing

    With Albany Industries opening in Galax to eventually offer more than 300 jobs and Vaughan-Bassett Furniture and Consolidated Glass expanding job opportunities, a five-year snapshot of tax revenues show that Galax is making a turnaround.
    Sales tax revenue for 2012 is climbing back up, with a projected revenue of $2.04 million, slightly more than 2007’s revenue of $2.02 million, and less than 2008’s sales revenue of $2.55 million.

  • Homicide investigation continues, suspect back in N.C.

     

  • Ricky Keith Shaw, 45

    Ricky Keith Shaw, 45, died suddenly on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

    He was born on March 6, 1967, in Randolph County. Ricky was loved dearly and will be missed.

  • Galax's costume queen has a suit for all seasons

     

  • Drug suspects nabbed during seatbelt check

    Two Galax men were arrested on drug charges Friday when stopped during a “Click It or Ticket” selective enforcement in the city.
    According to Police Chief Rick Clark, Officer Drew Burnett stopped a vehicle operated by Lee Michael Brinegar, 59, of Galax for a traffic infraction.
    “Officer Burnett’s observations led to the discovery of methamphetamine packaged for sale and drug paraphernalia,” Clark said.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/28/12

    Time for a liquor store?
    This is in response to the anti-whisky comment last week. I am a life-long citizen of Grayson County and there is no place inside of Grayson County that you can buy whisky, at least not legally. Maybe it is time now that Grayson County started looking at putting a liquor store in Grayson County so our tax dollars [stay here].

    In poor taste

  • A Message to the Class of 2012

    Larry Winget is an international speaker and a New York Times/Wall Street Journal best-selling author of five books, including “Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life." He has appeared on his own television show (“Big Spender,” on A&E), and is a regular contributor on many news shows on the topics of money, personal success, parenting, and business. His column is reprinted with permission.

  • Two-sport star settles on Emory

    Choosing a college is rarely an easy choice under any circumstances. Probably even more so for a prospective athlete, with so many unknowns involved.

    Factor in the little detail that Deion George also had to choose between sports, and his decision must have really been a tough one.

    But it seems one can never go wrong by picking the route George chose.

  • Devil boys move on to region play

     Grayson County’s Garrett Bailey and Mike Vaughan remained undefeated on the year by defeating Conner Wilson and Otto Leung of Graham 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match of the Mountain Empire District doubles tournament last week.

    Bailey and Vaughan will carry their perfect mark into Region C play this week.

  • Grayson captures MED tourney

    MAX MEADOWS –– In the early part of the season it was all Grayson County could do to score a run or two. Part of the problem may have been that the Blue Devils were so young, they kept stopping at third to ask, “Are we there yet?”

    Starting six sophomores, Grayson is still not quite ‘there’, but the Devils are miles away from where they began the season.