Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 5/30/12

    On the wide road
    This is to who answers, “seeking votes.” Obama is not fit to be president. Anybody who would vote for two gay people to get married, that makes me sick. I was watching TV the night, he said he was for it. If he does get it again, they are on the wide road and you know what that proves. They need to get their Bible out and get on the narrow road.

    Cat concerns
    This is for the church-going person on Frazier Road who enjoys killing cats. The Lord is not done with you yet.

  • Police solve drug and burglary cases all at once

     HILLSVILLE — Police solved two different cases at once Friday when they served warrants at Westview Terrace Apartments, according to a Tuesday news release from the Hillsville Police Department. 

    Officers went to the apartment seeking three individuals for distribution of marijuana and spotted "a large amount of stolen property" while looking around there, police Chief Steve Williams said.

  • 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.