en Woman in custody after Galax stabbing <img src="" alt="Tyonda Ravenell" title="Tyonda Ravenell" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>Staff Reports</strong></p> <p> A Galax man was stabbed repeatedly on Tuesday at a residence on Middleton Street.</p> <p> According to a Galax Police Department report, officers and Galax-Grayson EMS were dispatched to a reported assault on Sept. 29.</p> <p> Officer Drew Burnett discovered a 45-year-old male suffering from multiple knife wounds. The victim was transported to Twin County Regional Hospital and later transferred to North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., for treatment of his wounds, which were not considered life-threatening.</p> Four charged with grand larceny, another sought <img src="" alt="No photo available for John Eschler." title="No photo available for John Eschler." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>Staff Report<br /> </strong></p> <p> HILLSVILLE &ndash; Four individuals were charged with grand larceny last week in Hillsville in two unrelated incidents.</p> <p> According to a report from the Hillsville Police Department, officers received reports on Sept. 21 of chainsaws stolen from Asplundh trucks parked at Bert&rsquo;s Garage and at the Exxon station at Exit 14 off Interstate 77. Sgt. Alan Gravley responded to Bert&rsquo;s Garage while Officer Ricky Hayes responded to the call from the Exxon station.</p> Austinville man charged in tractor theft <img src="" alt="Douglas Michael Bolen Jr." title="Douglas Michael Bolen Jr." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>Staff Reports </strong></p> <p> An Austinville man has been arrested and charged with the theft of a tractor and farm equipment.</p> <p> According to a report released by Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, deputies received a call on Sept. 25 about a tractor and other farm equipment stolen from a home in the Pleasant View community.</p> Heavy rains could bring more flooding <img src="" alt="A car splashes through rain water on Meadow Street, at the intersection with Bedsaul Hollow Road, in Galax on Tuesday." title="A car splashes through rain water on Meadow Street, at the intersection with Bedsaul Hollow Road, in Galax on Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="168" height="85" /><p> <strong>Staff Report</strong></p> <p> Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of the Twin Counties this week, though areas to the north and east were hit much harder.</p> <p> With the ground already soaked and the forecast calling for the possibility of several more inches of rain this weekend, state officials are warning people to stay safe.</p> Alternate to Galax Lord's Acre Sale to be held Oct. 2 <p> According to Jessica Milby of Galax Tourism, any churches that have made goods for the Lord&#39;s Acre Sale will now be able to sell them Friday evening in the old bank building downtown at 200 N. Main Street (across from Macado&#39;s) during the First Friday event.</p> <p> Hours for the sale will be from 5-7 p.m. like First Friday, but Milby said it might go longer if there is an interest.</p> Jury finds woman not guilty of embezzling <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> <strong>Staff Report</strong></p> <p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; A Galax woman was found not guilty of two charges of embezzlement from the Baywood Rescue Squad following a jury trial in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday.</p> <p> Nancy Lane Christman was charged in January by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury with embezzling funds from the volunteer rescue squad.</p> <p> According to Circuit Court Clerk Susan Herrington, the case was brought before a jury on Sept. 24-25. Herrington said the trial ended around 9:30 p.m. last Friday.</p> Grant pays for school security upgrades <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="178" height="85" /><p> RICHMOND &mdash; Five schools in Grayson County will benefit from school security equipment grants recently announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.</p> <p> The grants will apply to 519 schools and other educational facilities in 100 school divisions statewide. The total $6 million will go toward paying for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems and other security upgrades, according to a news release.</p> Fulton indicted for officer assault <img src="" alt="Eric Michael Fulton" title="Eric Michael Fulton" align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &ndash; A Woodlawn man was indicted by a Carroll County grand jury on Sept. 21 for two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and one count of eluding a law enforcement officer following a March incident.</p> <p> Eric Michael Fulton, 40, was the driver in a police chase on the evening of March 3, according to court files.</p>