Today's News

  • She's six

    Deaira MaKenlie Jones celebrated her sixth birthday Feb. 15 with a skating party at Galax Rollerland with family and friends. She is the daughter of Kevin and Lorie Jones of Galax.

    Her sisters are Dezirae Burnette of Havelock, N.C., and Destiny Jones of the home. Her maternal grandparents are Larry and Ann Bobbitt of Independence. Paternal grandparents are Fred and Iona Adams of Galax and the late Ralph Jones of Galax. She graduated kindergarten May 14 from Oakland Elementary.

  • Lawson, Viars marry

    Janisa Lawson and Landon Viars were joined in marriage May 5 in a small family ceremony.
    Lawson is the daughter of James and Suzi Lawson of Galax.

    Viars is the son of Lyn and Robin Shupe of Fries and Hensel and Kathy Viars of Ivanhoe.

  • 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