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Today's News

  • Burglary plea hearing date reset

    INDEPENDENCE — A scheduled hearing in a case against Wyndom Taylor Thornton of Galax was continued earlier this month in Grayson County Circuit Court, at the request of Thornton’s attorney.

    Thornton was scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing for charges related to a burglary in Independence earlier this year. Jonathon Venzie, who is representing Thornton, requested a new court date to give him more time to prepare.

  • GHS cheerleaders invited to Walt Disney World

    By D.T. CLARK, Staff

    Earlier this month, Lexi Hale, Summer Caudell and Jackie Dorsey answered an invitation, made to them last summer, to participate in a holiday parade in Walt Disney World Resort.

    The Galax High School cheerleaders’ report on what happened and how they feel about it might be summed up in Hale’s single sentence: “It was a life-changer.”

  • Suspect violates protective order while in jail

    HILLSVILLE — Suspects under arrest are allowed one phone call while in custody, usually to contact a family member or maybe a lawyer.

    According to police, a Giles County man charged with assault and attempted abduction this week incurred another charge by using his call to contact his girlfriend, thereby violating a protective order.

  • Haynes wins Fancy Gap seat by 1 vote

    HILLSVILLE — Incumbent Joey Haynes hung onto the Fancy Gap seat on the Carroll County School Board by one vote in a recount on Wednesday.

    The final official tally was 500 to 499, according to results given by Carroll County Clerk of Circuit Court Gerald Goad.

    Phillip Berrier had petitioned for a recount after the Nov. 7 election results showed Haynes winning by a three-vote margin in what was initially a four-way race, including candidates Patricia Sebens and Gina Hall.

  • Three injured in Galax crash

    Galax Volunteer Fire Department and the Galax Police Department responded to a four-vehicle crash on Dec. 22 in the heavy pre-holiday traffic on East Stuart Drive, in front of BP and the Crossroads Institute.

    According to a GVFD report, firefighters responded to the call at 5:54 p.m., for a chain reaction crash at 1115 E. Stuart Drive.

    One person was extricated from a vehicle, three were transported to Twin County Regional Hospital by Galax-Grayson EMS and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Four others refused treatment.

  • Police investigate Walmart larceny

    The man in this security camera picture allegedly entered Walmart in Galax on Dec. 23 and stole Nest electronic items, according to the Galax Police Department.

    If you know the identity of the suspect, please call the Galax police at (276) 236-8101. You may remain anonymous.

    Officer Mitchell Lineberry is investigating.

  • Scoots restaurant closing in Galax

    After about five years of service, Scoots, located in downtown Galax, is closing. Its last day of operation will be Saturday, according to Larry Brannock, operator of Scoots and former member of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.

    He, along with his wife, former Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce director Judy Brannock, have owned and run the Main Street restaurant, which offered dine-in lunch and dinner as well as catering; but now they’ve decided to step back and focus on retirement and family.

  • Readers Hotline 12/27/17

    Keeping his promise

  • He's four

    Briley McKinley Marshall celebrated his fourth birthday Dec. 10 with a Captain America party. He is the son of Chrissy Marshall and the late Joseph Marshall.

    His big sisters are Izzie and Cassie Marshall. His grandparents are Randy Bell and the late Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. His great-grandparents are M.C. Bell and the late Irene Bell, the Late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the Late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Couple to celebrate anniversary today

    David and Gail Hayes were married Dec. 22, 1967, at Howard’s Creek Baptist Church in Boone, N.C.

    Their simple evening service is perhaps best remembered for the six inches of fresh snow that awaited the full church afterwards.
    They enjoy the simple life on the farm of their dreams in beautiful Spring Valley in Grayson County. Friends John Mack and Ruby Rutherford Funk sold the Rutherford farm to them in 1993.
    Their children are Nancy of Fries and Nathan and Kristi of Kingsport, Tenn.