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Today's News

  • Police say man lead them on chase after fleeing traffic stop

    Blue Ridge Parkway police and local law enforcement worked together to halt a driver who fled from a park ranger after a traffic stop on June 13, according to police reports.

    Zachary Montgomery, 22, of Laurel Fork was operating a Black Honda Civic at 7:16 p.m. last Friday, when he was stopped by an officer employed by the National Park Service (NPS).

    According to a statement from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, whose department assisted during the incident, Montgomery then fled the scene with the ranger in pursuit.

  • N.C. men charged in US Cellular burglary

    Two North Carolina men have been arrested in Guilford County, N.C., and are charged in connection with a burglary and larceny at the US Cellular Store located in the Walmart shopping center in Galax.

    According to a police report, Galax Officer Anne Toney responded to a burglar alarm at the store on April 3 and discovered that the business had been broken into. The owners reported that cell phones valued at more than $10,000 had been taken.

  • Five arrested in Galax on drug charges

    Two men were arrested on June 15 and charged with conspiracy to sell or distribute drugs.

    According to a police report, Justin Grant Turner, 33, of Sparta, N.C., and Terrence Stevenson, 37, of Galax were arrested by Sgt. Shawny Jones in the Walmart shopping center parking lot.

    Turner was charged with driving after his operator’s license had been suspended and conspiracy to violate the Drug Control Act to sell or distribute marijuana. Stevenson was charged with conspiracy to violate the Drug Control Act to sell or distribute marijuana.

  • Grayson needs last-minute budget fix

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County will have to make some adjustments to its proposed 2015 budget, following the long-awaited passage of Virginia’s state budget by the General Assembly last week.

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors and county staff have been working diligently for months on a proposed 2015 county budget, but had to estimate how much funding the state would provide.

  • Carnival coming to Galax June 23-28

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival will be held this year from June 23-28 at Felts Park, with rides provided by Michael’s on the Midway.

    Gates open at 5 p.m., followed by the bingo and the carnival at 6 p.m. Bingo will have a 50 percent payout for each game. There will be a $1,000 championship game on Saturday night for qualifying players.

    Fireworks will be held on June 28 at 11 p.m. and again on July 4 at 10 p.m.

    The Great American Duck Race will also be held on July 4 at 10 a.m. in Chestnut Creek. Tickets are $5.

  • Assembly passes budget without Medicaid expansion

    RICHMOND — Averting a potential government shutdown with less than three weeks to spare, the General Assembly passed an austere two-year budget June 12 after hours of behind-the-scenes wrangling over the thorny issue of Medicaid expansion.

    The spending plan does not include a provision aimed at expanding the federal/state health insurance program for low-income people, a cornerstone of the federal health care overhaul that was left as an option to the states.

  • Motorcycle crash results in injury, fatality

    Virginia State Police responded to the scene of a motorcycle accident that resulted in one injury and the fatality of a 60-year old Max Meadows man on Wednesday.

  • Readers' Hotline 6/18/14

    Central location
    There are 21 acres right in the middle of Galax that have been for sale for five or six years that would be a perfect place for a new school. Looks like someone on city council would recommend that spot for the school instead of a residential area.
     
    Yummy
    Every time I read a letter to the editor about greenhouse gases and the environment when it is really about a vegan agenda, I am going to eat an extra hamburger with a side or ribs.
     
    Time gets away

  • Hospital’s new CT scanner helps docs and patients

    Twin County Regional Hospital recently held an open house for its new 64-slice CT scanner.

    The device, the software needed to run it and the CT suite renovation was a $1 million investment that will help doctors diagnose problems with greater precision and less hassle for patients.

    The scanner, an Optima CT660 system, is made by GE.

    On hand to discuss the new scanner were TCRH Director of Diagnostic Imaging David Payne and radiologist Dr. J. Bolen.

  • Woman charged with financial exploitation

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County grand jury has indicted Margie M. Spencer of Mouth of Wilson on two counts of financial exploitation of a mentally handicapped person.
    The grand jury met April 25, and Spencer’s charges were among several sealed indictments. The file was unsealed after she was arrested in late May.
    Court records showed that between Jan. 1 and June 1, 2013, Spencer allegedly exploited $200 or more.