Today's News

  • Cruising making a comeback in Galax



    When you turned 16, cruising Main Street in Galax became a right of passage, said Melissa Russell, who graduated from Carroll County High School in 2002.

    That's the last year the weekend tradition took place, she said.

  • Teens are suspects in Galax burglaries

    A string of burglaries which began last weekend ended May 12 with the arrest of two juveniles, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.
    Since May 7, the Galax Police Department had investigated six reports of medical offices being forcibly entered and cash taken.
    According to a police report, an officer on patrol discovered an office in Doctor’s Park had been entered shortly after midnight on the morning of May 12. A second office had been tampered with, but entry was not made.

  • Galax man arrested after high-speed chase

    A vehicle that failed to stop for police led Galax officers on a pursuit into Grayson County on U.S. 58 at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
    The incident occurred on May 11 around 7 p.m., according to a police report.
    Galax Police Sgt. Mark Burnett attempted to stop a vehicle on East Stuart Drive/U.S. 58 in the city. He reported the vehicle was being driven in a reckless manner.
    Officers discontinued the pursuit as rain began to fall west of the city.

  • Traffic stop leads to drug charges

    Ernest Charles Dickens, 28, of Breezy Road in Woodlawn was arrested May 12 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and prescription drugs, after Galax Police Officer Darin Alley stopped Dickens’ vehicle.
    According to a police report, Dickens was stopped for driving with defective equipment.  Upon checking the registration of the vehicle, Alley discovered that the car’s license tags were improperly registered.

  • Flooding in other parts of Grayson


  • Religious discrimination case rescheduled

    INDEPENDENCE — The Oracle Institute's religious discrimination case against Grayson County has been rescheduled to Sept. 1 and 2.
    The trial originally was set for May 5 and 6.
    Grayson County Administrator Jonathon Sweet said the trial was delayed due to the death of Supervisor Mike Maynard's father just days before the trial was to begin.

  • 'I know I can dance!'


  • Brewer named top teacher


  • Goad, Lyons in running for Carroll prosecutor


  • Three charged with break-in at B&B Produce

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll deputies have charged three people after an investigation of a break-in at B&B Produce in Cana, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.
    Investigators studied security camera photos from the store, identifying one of the suspects, a news release says.
    This led to charges of felony breaking and entering and grand larceny against Joshua Harold, 22, of Ararat; Christopher Lee King, 31, also of Ararat; and Tabitha McMillian, 33, of Westfield, N.C.
    Investigator Shannon Goad identified Harold from the photos.