Today's News

  • Galax woman dies in crash

    A Galax woman died in a crash early Saturday morning on Glendale Road in the city.

    According to the Galax Police Department, officers responded to a single-vehicle accident just after midnight on Jan. 7, east of Country Club Lane.

    Lacon Reana Nevada Johnson, 24, of Brickyard Road, was traveling west on Glendale when her 2001 Dodge truck went off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole. The truck rolled over several times.

  • Grant pays for emergency mobile animal shelter


  • Carroll supervisors organize for new year


  • APCo rates to go up March 1

    The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved a request by Appalachian Power Company to recover $26.1 million in costs associated with the acquisition and operation of the Dresden Generating Plant in Ohio.
    The rate adjustment, added as a rate rider allowed by Virginia law, will become effective for service rendered on or after March 1, according to an APCo press release. The new charge will increase the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity by approximately $2.08.

  • Secret Service recognizes Sgt. Carner


  • AmerLink properties go for cheap

     HILLSVILLE — "What's it worth?" auctioneer Charles Cox asked potential bidders about the AmerLink properties being sold Thursday to raise money for the failed company's bankruptcy creditors, including Carroll County.

  • Play to commemorate 1912 shootout


  • Daisy Comes Home: A Dog Rescue Success Story


    For the Dows, it was the best Christmas present they could ever ask for.
    The family’s boxer, Daisy, was returned to them before Christmas after being missing for a year-and-a-half.
    In July 2010, during a family gathering, the Dows’ rat terrier broke her leash and escaped from their yard on Nuckolls Curve Road in Galax. Soon after, Daisy slipped out of her collar and followed behind.

  • Maroon Tide nips Alleghany in OT

     SPARTA, N.C. –– A little bit of North Surry must have rubbed off inside of those borrowed uniforms.

    One night after loaning a set of uniforms to the undefeated Lady Greyhounds, winless Alleghany took Galax to overtime before the Maroon Tide held on for a 61-58 win Wednesday in the Alleghany Shootout.

    Galax outscored the Trojans 7-5 in the extra session to salvage a 1-1 finish in the two-day event.

  • Wythe boards up Grayson en route to 75-56 win

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County had hoped to rebound to a fifth-place finish in the First Bank of Virginia Tournament. The Blue Devils didn’t rebound, period.

    George Wythe dominated the backboards and relegated the Blue Devils to a sixth-place showing in the eight-team tournament with a 73-56 decision Thursday at Fort Chiswell High School.

    George Wythe (3-3) held a 3-to-1 advantage on the boards at one point late in the third quarter and finished with a 54-24 rebounding advantage.