Today's News

  • He's three

    Joseph Coltin Mays celebrated his third birthday May 19. He is the son of Larry Mays of Galax and Dawn Newman of Woodlawn. H

    is grandparents are Bobby and Wanda Mays of Galax and Dylas and Faye Newman of Woodlawn. His sisters are Holly and Jessie and brothers are Jarrid, Jackson and Jameson.

  • No tax increase in Grayson


  • Cruising On Main Street


  • Pets can die in hot cars

    At just 72 degrees, the temperature inside a car can rise to more than 100 degrees in a short amount of time, making it dangerous to leave pets in vehicles, warned Galax Animal Control Officer Veronica Bryant.
    “As warm weather approaches, I want to make people aware of the dangers of leaving pets in cars, because it can get hot very quickly,” she said. “Some aren’t aware that dogs can get heat stroke like we do.”
    Bryant averages about 15 to 25 calls per year on animals that are in danger due to being left in parked cars.

  • Blevins sentenced on drug charges


  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

    Two Henry County residents were arrested in Galax and charged with possession of narcotics.
    Galax Police Sgt. Mark Burnett observed a vehicle occupied by Eric Dwayne Wright, 20, and Tynanhry Tremaine Watkins, 30, both of Axton, parked in suspicious a location, according to a police report. His observations and investigation revealed that the vehicle was improperly registered.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/25/11

    Another reminder to readers: no comments reflecting on specific candidates for local public office will be published in the Hotline.

    Natives are restless

  • Cavaliers throttle Golden Wave

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and put coasted from there, opening Southwest District softball tournament play Monday with an 8-0 win over Grundy.

    The Cavaliers traveled to Tazewell for the semifinals on Tuesday, with the championship game set for Thursday at Abingdon.

  • Carroll Co. ousts Grundy

     HILLSVILLE –– It’s been proven this year that there’s no shame in having played a close baseball game with Grundy. Even a loss to the one-time Southwest District doormat isn’t nearly as surprising as it once was.

    Carroll County did neither.

    Facing a team that handed league-leading Tazewell its first SWD loss of the season just a week earlier, the Cavaliers jumped on the Golden Wave early and advanced to the SWD tournament semifinals with a 12-4 win Monday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Grayson Co. topples Galax 8-2

    With the end of the world predicted for later in the day, what better way to spend one’s last few mortal hours than with a Saturday double header.

    And if you’re reading this, that giant burning ball in the sky that nobody had seen in what seems like forever was just the sun.