Today's News

  • Republican primary is Tuesday

    A statewide Republican primary on Tuesday will select a nominee for U.S. Senate for the Nov. 6 election.
    Polls will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Four candidates are on the ballot for the U.S. Senate seat: former Sen. George Allen of Mount Vernon; Del. R.G. “Bob” Marshall of Manassas; Tea Party candidate and pastor Earl W. Jackson of Chesapeake; and Jamie L. Radtke of Chesterfield County, a first-time political candidate and Tea Party leader.

  • Tracker training keeps skills sharp


  • Asphalt plant planned for Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — A public hearing on a request to rezone property at U.S. 221 and Virginia 668 will come before the Hillsville Town Council and planning commission Monday.
    The rezoning request arises from a plan by Jeremy Hendrick to create a new asphalt plant on a portion of the property.
    This involves a potential new venture by Hendrick, who also is in business with Nehemiah Engineering.

  • Third burglary suspect arrested

    HILLSVILLE — Police say they’ve arrested a third person in connection with a string of burglaries at businesses and residences in Hillsville, according to Chief Steve Williams.
    On June 2, police charged Ashley Nicole Threatt, 19, of Hillsville with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of grand larceny and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a news release from the Hillsville Police Department.

  • Farm-related business sprouts in West Galax


  • Galax picked for state's 'LOVE' tourism artwork

    Love is set to pop up all over Virginia in many different and unexpected places as part of a new effort by the state tourism office to share the message that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.
    Galax is one of only 11 destinations across the state chosen by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) to create a giant LOVE artwork to bring more family travelers to Virginia.

  • Galax tunes up for Leaf & String


  • Carroll deputies investigate Woodlawn death

    UPDATE - Police now characterize the death of a 54-year-old Woodlawn man as stemming from a farm accident, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner Thursday.

    A search began for Claude Gardner after family members reported him missing Tuesday. The search was called off after midnight due to bad weather to resume Wednesday.

    But family members found Gardner's body in a creek on his farm on Woodlawn Road at about 7 a.m. before the searchers returned.

  • There they go again

    Well, that figures.

    The last thing, the very last thing, that involved athletes representing Galax High School in the 2011-12 school year was the acceptance of a state championship trophy.

    The Maroon Tide won its third state title of the year – its first ever in baseball, 41 years removed from its most recent tournament appearance – by holding off a gritty Holston 9-8 in the Group A Division 1 championship game Saturday at Radford University.

  • Billboard targets I-77 travelers