Today's News

  • APCo defends rising power bills

    INDEPENDENCE — Sharp increases in coal prices are to blame for Appalachian Power Company’s price hikes in recent years throughout the company’s service area, a company representative told local officials last week.
    Mary Begly, from the External Affairs Department of APCo, appeared before the Grayson County Board of Supervisors on Aug. 11 to explain why electric rates have increased over the last few years and what citizens can do to keep usage low.

  • Passing It Down


  • VIDEOS — Fiddlers' Convention Jam Sessions


    Watch three jam sessions at the 76th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, held Aug. 8-13, 2011.

  • UPDATED: Rabies confirmed in raccoon attack

    A raccoon that attacked a 17-month-old boy and his father in the Country Club Lane area on Aug. 11 tested positive for rabies over the weekend, the first case this year for Galax, said Kristina Webb, an environmental health specialist at the city’s health department.
    The child and his father have received their second of six sets of treatments. Both were treated for rabies the day of the attack at the emergency room at Twin County Regional Hospital, while they awaited lab results.

  • Readers' Hotline 8/15/11


  • Court officials save attorney



    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Circuit Court personnel are credited with saving the life of a well-known defense attorney who suffered a sudden health issue Thursday afternoon.

  • Police warn of rabid animals

  • Galax off to solid start

     DRAPER –– Galax golf coach Terry Snow probably got a pretty good idea of how stout his team could be after a scrimmage last week netted a team score of 1-under par.

    Monday’s events have only fueled his optimism.

    The Maroon Tide turned in a solid four-man team score of 295 to win the Draper Valley Prep Classic, a 15-team season-opening event held at the 6,414-yard par-72 Draper Valley Golf Club.

  • A bad knee’s best friend

    Clark Williams has got to be a pretty sharp fellow.

    An ordinary dullard doesn’t make it through college and into the financial world as a commercial account executive with the nation’s largest banking company, and a common dolt doesn’t drop that career and successfully navigate his way through the rigors of physical therapy school.

  • Area football teams set to open preseason

    (Note: A correction was made from the print version of this story. Due to a version of a schedule that was incorrect, Grayson County's scrimmage at Eastern Motgomery should have been stated as 10 a.m. on Saturday.)


     All three Twin County high school football teams will see how the last two weeks of practices have paid off as scrimmage time finally arrives this weekend for Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County.

    Galax will get into action today (Friday), hosting Giles in its first scrimmage this afternoon at 5 p.m.