Today's News

  • Mayhew, Irvin marry

    GARNER, N.C. — Abigail Lauren Mayhew and Stephen Brooks Irvin, both of Raleigh, N.C., were married at 5 p.m. April 30 at the Rand-Bryan House in Garner. The Rev. Paul Couch officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Janet Mitchell of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Mayhew of Palmyra, Va.
    Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Turner of Greensboro. Her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mayhew.

  • Roots of American Music tour makes stop in Galax


  • Former Galax officer pleads guilty to DUI

    Former Galax police officer Earl Johnson, 51, who worked at the department for 25 years, pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence.
    He was fined $250 and his license is suspended for 12 months. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended.
    Johnson was arrested in February by Officer Terry Woods of the Galax Police Department, who originally stopped the vehicle Johnson was operating for reckless driving on East Grayson Street.
    He was charged for DUI and refusal of a blood or breath test.

  • Cause determined for Quik Chek fire

    INDEPENDENCE — Freezers filled with meat were removed from Paul’s Restaurant in Independence last week. The restaurant was destroyed by fire on April 29.
    Quik Chek also received heavy smoke, water and heat damage from the fire.
    Store owner Phil Pickett said investigators had determined that the fire started from an electrical outlet in a building behind the restaurant.

  • Three deputies vie for sheriff's job


  • Road to recovery begins at festival

    A resource fair to be held Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. in Felts Park, will bring all the community resources together to help in times of need, said Mike Edwards, organizer of Recovery Fest.
    Edwards said Recovery Fest is an opportunity to build the community — mind, body and spirit.

  • Fries needs 'cheers' to win contest


  • Carroll approves school budget

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County supervisors, after some slight clarification about school financial categories, have approved a total education budget of $37.93 million budget.
    Supervisor David Hutchins had the school officials move the $1.6 million shown in the budget’s “other educational programs” to the instruction category, as the county supervisors now approve the school budget categorically.
    “I don’t think that’s a category in the code [of Virginia],” he said. “Where does that need to go?”

  • Citizens cautioned about phone scam

    Citizens are being cautioned about a telephone scam requesting fundraising assistance for the Autism Society.  
    Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said county citizens have received telephone calls from someone claiming to be from the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, asking if they would send fundraising letters to neighbors and friends. The caller requests that donations be sent to post office boxes in other states and that those donations be sent to the Autism Society, Vaughan stated.