Today's News

  • Mount Airy will supply water to Lambsburg

    HILLSVILLE — When Carroll secured a water supply from the New River in Wythe County, county officials knew they wouldn’t be able to get that water to Lambsburg, but now parts of the southern Carroll community have their own source in Mount Airy, N.C.
    Carroll Public Service Authority members at their regular December meeting approved an agreement to buy water from the North Carolina city.
    County Administrator Gary Larrowe recommended approving the document, contingent on a positive review by legal counsel.

  • Authority seeks $7.8M grant for Wildwood


  • VT officer's widow: 'Somebody took our life from us.'


  • Grayson approves Oracle Institute special use permit


  • STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Final play was just the last of 139 others

     No single play defines a game. Not even Galax’s 33-28 loss Saturday to Clintwood in the Group A Division 1 state championship game.

    Whether or not there was pass interference in the end zone on the game’s final play depends on which side of the stadium one sat. The green folks would say it was a clean play, the maroon folks would strongly disagree. I couldn’t tell because I was looking through a camera lens, which, at 40-some yards away, can be like trying to watch a football game through a vacuum cleaner hose.

  • STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: They said it

  • She's one

    Madison Abigail Sluss celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 22, 2011, at Galax Recreation Center. She had a princess theme birthday party. Family and friends attended.

    Her parents are Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has a brother, Brandon Sluss. Grand-parents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C.; and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.

  • She's six

    Sydney Denae Huff celebrated her sixth birthday on Nov. 4 with family and friends.  She is the daughter of Lance and Susanne Huff of Knoxville, Tenn.

    Her grandparents are Jack and Shelby Huff of Galax, and Patsy and the late Paul Weeks of Fairlawn.  She has an older sister, Gracie.

  • STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Play-by-play


    Clintwood kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Gx 20

    Galax, 12:00

    1/10 Gx20 Vaughan rush for 3 yards

    2/7 Gx23 Vaughan rush for 9 yards

    1/10 Gx32 Vaughan rush for 10 yards

    1/10 Gx42 Vaughan fumble, Clintwood R.Mullins recovers at Gx 44


    Clintwood, 11:14

    1/10 Gx44 Meade rush for 24 yards

    1/10 Gx20 Meade rush for 4 yards

    2/6 Gx16 Meade rush for 2 yards

    3/4 Gx14 Meade rush for -1 yards

  • Stockton, Shaffner united in marriage

    Ryan Patrick Shaffner and Shaina Reni Stockton were married on Nov. 11 at Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church. A private ceremony was performed by Pastor Zachary Royer.
    The couple exchanged rings, lit unity candles and made their wishes come true.
    The groom’s sons, Christopher and Hunter, were his best men. His daughter, Kaitlyn, was flower girl.
    The bride’s parents are Doug and Jeannie Stockton of Galax. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle.