http://www.galaxgazette.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en AEP: Wildwood ready to do business http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/aep-wildwood-ready-do-business <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wildwood_access_road_2.jpg" alt="Wildwood now has an access road off Virginia 620." title="Wildwood now has an access road off Virginia 620." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <strong>Staff Reports</strong></p> <p> Wildwood Commerce Park has earned site certification through American Electric Power&rsquo;s Quality Sites Program, which makes the Carroll County site more marketable to potential industries.</p> <p> Located at Exit 19 of Interstate 77 in Carroll County, Wildwood is a 273-acre regional industrial park with graded 100- and 25-acre sites and utilities in place.</p> No hair, but lots of heart http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/no-hair-lots-heart <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mmbald1.jpg" alt="Galax police officers (from left) Jason Hawks, Silverio Gonzalez, Tyler Houk and Drew Burnett, Max’s uncle, shaved their heads in support." title="Galax police officers (from left) Jason Hawks, Silverio Gonzalez, Tyler Houk and Drew Burnett, Max’s uncle, shaved their heads in support." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> There&rsquo;s an awful lot of bald fellows wandering around Galax and environs lately &hellip; is it a new fashion trend?</p> Factory could return to regular production Monday http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/factory-could-return-regular-production-monday <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/p1010253_0.jpg" alt="Vaughan-Bassett has been cleaning up after its finishing department was sabotaged." title="Vaughan-Bassett has been cleaning up after its finishing department was sabotaged." align="left" hspace="6" width="149" height="85" /><p> Vaughan-Bassett Furniture has announced that factory employees should be ready to come back to work on Monday.</p> <p> The company&rsquo;s special website (www.vbgalax.com) also says that employees will be informed by today, Friday, whether their departments will work on Monday.</p> <p> The website was created in the wake of the Feb. 3 finishing area contamination to keep employees current on closings.</p> <p> Company President Doug Bassett said Wednesday that the news listed on the site was accurate and up to date.</p> Driver ejected in Feb. 10 Cana crash http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/driver-ejected-feb-10-cana-crash <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/epworth1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="149" height="85" /><p> CANA &ndash; A woman was airlifted for treatment following a single-vehicle accident in Cana on Wednesday.</p> <p> According to police reports, a Ford Focus wagon was traveling westbound on Epworth Road around 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 10, when it apparently went into a skid and overturned one full rotation just west of the Flatridge Road intersection. The vehicle then came to a stop in the front yard of private property.</p> PSA to gauge interest in Cana water project http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/psa-gauge-interest-cana-water-project <p> HILLSVILLE &ndash; The Carroll County Public Service Authority will hold a meeting at St. Paul School in Cana later this month to discuss a potential water project in the area.</p> <p> At the PSA&rsquo;s January meeting, engineer Kevin Heath of The Lane Group in Galax gave a preliminary report on the Cana water project. According to Heath, USDA Rural Development awarded the authority a search grant for Cana and the Exit 1 area of Interstate 77 to look at water system needs.</p> Two charged with felonies in Galax http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/two-charged-felonies-galax-0 <p> <strong>Staff Reports</strong></p> <p> Galax police made two felony arrests last week.</p> <p> John Walter Campbell, 41, of Kannapolis, N.C., was arrested on Feb. 7 at 5:54 p.m. by Officer T.E. Woods.</p> Church breaks sacred ground http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/church-breaks-sacred-ground <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dscn1682.jpg" alt="Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church breaks ground on an expansion for athletic programs and afterschool activities for children." title="Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church breaks ground on an expansion for athletic programs and afterschool activities for children." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &ndash; Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church broke ground on its new addition on Sunday.</p> <p> The church has been in its Virginia Street location since 2014. According to Pastor Jeff Pickett, on Oct. 19, 2014, the day of the first service, it was apparent that the church would need more room to accommodate the rapid growth in children&rsquo;s classes.</p> <p> &ldquo;And we knew we could not accommodate all of the church family for any meals in a timely fashion in the temporary fellowship hall,&rdquo; said Pickett.</p> Policy change creates career education opportunities http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/policy-change-creates-career-education-opportunities <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/students_testing_0.jpg" alt="Educators say the new Every Student Succeeds Act puts less of a focus on testing, and frees up class time for career and technical education." title="Educators say the new Every Student Succeeds Act puts less of a focus on testing, and frees up class time for career and technical education." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Galax City Schools are happy at the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, according to Superintendent Bill Sturgill.</p> <p> The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2015, replaces the older and much more strict No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which went into effect in 2002 under former President George W. Bush.</p>