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Today's News

  • Five vehicles involved in two wrecks

    Two separate motor vehicle accidents occurred Sunday evening at almost the same time; both happened on U.S. 58 at 58 Grocery and Deli, according to Virginia State Trooper D.A. Phipps, who investigated both incidents.

  • Senate OKs bill to freeze electricity rate, halt reviews

    RICHMOND — The Senate voted Friday for a five-year timeout on state reviews of a majority of electric utilities’ profits, while freezing base electric rates for the same time period.

    SB1349, sponsored by Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), passed 32-6. It now goes to the House of Delegates for review and a vote.

  • American Mirror cited for worker's death

    American Mirror in Galax has received a Virginia Occupational Safety & Health Administration citation regarding the 2014 death of a maintenance worker, according to the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry, which is still conducting an investigation.

    Benjamin Lee Hancock, 37, of Hillsville, died on July 23, 2014, at the company’s plant on East Stuart Drive in Galax, when he became trapped in a piece of equipment and suffocated, according to Galax Fire Chief David Hankley.

  • Vamoose, vultures: fireworks, dead birds used to disperse ‘infestation’

    Some of Galax’s most unwanted visitors for the past couple of years has been a large flock of vultures — as many as 100 — that roosts in trees near Twin County Regional Hospital and on the roof of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture’s Shaw Street warehouse building.

    The black-winged birds have been circling overhead for weeks, but their creepiness isn’t what prompted city officials to seek a way to disperse the flock — they’re causing damage to the furniture plant’s roof.

  • West Galax Business park open for tenants

    West Galax Business Park isn’t a name that’s familiar to a lot of Twin Counties entrepreneurs – yet.

    Joseph Andrews, 38, the property’s landlord along with his father, Bobby Andrews, 63, is working to change all that.

  • Readers Hotline 2/9/15

    Hold your tears

  • REMEMBER WHEN: February 1-7

     2010

    Carroll County remained unbeaten in Southwest District play and used a 14-1 run over the final four minutes to win 47-37 at Grundy. Kayla Goins poured in 25 points to go with 14 rebounds.

    Galax rallied from five points down by scoring the final 11 points of the game in a 71-65 win over Narrows. The win avenged a 24-point defeat to the Green Wave three weeks earlier. Justin Hash, Deion George and Devae Goins all scored between 18 and 20 points for Galax.

     

  • Galax powers past Bland County behind Conley’s 31

     BLAND –– Galax overcame an early four-point deficit with an overpowering second quarter and rolled over Bland County 72-51 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday night.

    Trailing 16-12 after eight minutes, the Maroon Tide opened the second period with a 21-1 run and scored 31 points in the quarter to take a 43-25 lead into halftime.

  • Grayson denied first MED win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County erased nine points from a 10-point second-half deficit but couldn’t get completely over the hump Tuesday, dropping a 57-55 decision to Narrows in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

  • Hidden Valley takes round 1

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County had to wait three weeks for a chance to avenge its first River Ridge District loss. The turnaround will be considerably shorter after its most recent league setback.