Today's News

  • Grayson answers river lot questions

    INDEPENDENCE — Riverside property owners within the shoreline recreation district of the county will not see changes in property regulations for at least a few months, according to the Grayson Planning Commission.

    For the past several weeks, planning commission members have been busy reviewing concerns voiced by the community during their August meeting.

  • Truckers parade ready to roll Saturday

    The ninth annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer is geared up for Sept. 19 this year, and plenty of truck drivers are ready to roll for a good cause.

    Held each year, the parade ― a convoy of truck drivers ― join together on a trip through the Galax, Grayson and Carroll localities to raise money for the local Relay for Life events. Funds from the Relay events then go to the American Cancer Society.

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  • Driver forced off road in Galax

    Staff Reports

    An accident on Kenbrook Drive in Galax left a car driven up an embankment at about 11 a.m. on Sept. 10.

    According to Galax police reports, a blue 2005 Dodge four-door car driven by Lisa Ann King of Galax was traveling on Kenbrook when King said she was run off the road by a primer gray truck pulling a trailer.

    No major injuries were sustained, and neither King nor any of the Dodge’s passengers requested transport to a hospital.

  • Grayson citizens join 'Still United' cause to support police

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County citizens joined people in other communities both locally and in other spots across the nation in a show of support for law enforcement on Sept. 11.

    Beginning at noon, a crowd lined up in front of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, to stand in support of police officers for one hour.

  • Coyote bounty scam suspect waives hearing

    INDEPENDENCE — James Edward Lawrence has waived his right to a preliminary hearing after being charged with defrauding Grayson County’s coyote bounty program.

    According to court records, Lawrence, 32, of Galax, was charged by game warden Jason Harris with fraud (obtaining money by false pretense in excess of $200).

    A preliminary hearing for Lawrence was to be held Monday in Grayson General District Court, but Lawrence waived his right to the hearing, sending the case directly to the grand jury, which meets again Oct. 23.

  • GHS ready to kick off football field work

    A construction project at the Galax High School football field will keep rain from washing mud onto the field and track, but keeping runoff out of the stands will have to wait.

    Galax School Board members discussed the upcoming improvements at their Sept. 8 meeting.

    Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill told the board that the project is not yet underway, but is being prepared for. Galax is working with engineering firm The Lane Group.

    The project was put out to bid, but only one was received.

  • Police: fugitive could be in Carroll

    Staff Reports

    Police in Patrick County say a man wanted for manufacturing explosives could be in the Cana area of Carroll County, or in nearby Surry County, N.C.

    The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office released information over the weekend asking citizens to be on the lookout for Michael Timothy Puckett, 44, of Ararat, who faces 11 felony charges related to the Sept. 11 discovery of a camp in the Ararat area that contained explosive devices, including Molotov cocktails, a pipe bomb and a grenade.

  • BC honors ‘85 men’s hoops team

    Thirty years ago, the Bluefield College men’s basketball team finished one win shy of a national championship, runner-up in the National Little College Athletic Association (NLCAA) National Tournament. That same year, 1985, the BC golf team earned a national title as winners of the NLCAA National Tournament.

  • Tide wins at Olde Mill, Devils take pair of seconds

    The Grayson County Blue Devil golf team finished second in a pair of matches last week and Galax picked up the win in a three-team match.

    In a regional match played at Holston Hills Community Golf Course in Marion last Thursday, George Wythe won first place with a team score of 164, edging Grayson County’s 171.

    Other teams included Patrick Henry (177), Northwood (190), Rural Retreat (191) and Marion (194).