http://www.galaxgazette.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Crash flips vehicle onto parked car http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/crash-flips-vehicle-parked-car <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mainwreck.jpg" alt="The driver of a Toyota Camry is being treated for injuries after a collision caused her car to flip over and land upside-down on top of a parked vehicle in Hillsville." title="The driver of a Toyota Camry is being treated for injuries after a collision caused her car to flip over and land upside-down on top of a parked vehicle in Hillsville." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &ndash; A wreck in Hillsville on Tuesday sent one woman to the hospital and caused significant damage after her car flipped over upside down onto a parked vehicle.</p> <p> The accident occurred shortly after noon at 300 North Main Street in Hillsville.</p> Fries plans first fair since 1950s http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/fries-plans-first-fair-1950s <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fries_fun_fair_poster.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> FRIES &mdash; For the first time in nearly 70 years, the town of Fries has announced the arrival of a four-day fair for kids and adults to enjoy.</p> <p> The Fries Fun Fair will be held April 27-30, by the New River. Provided by Lisko Family Midway Amusements, the fair will feature a number of rides, game booths and food stations throughout the long weekend.</p> Car hits Galax bank http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/car-hits-galax-bank <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bbtcrash419.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="88" height="85" /><p> No injuries occurred on Wednesday around 2 p.m. when a car crashed into the glass foyer of BB&amp;T on East Stuart Drive in Galax, according to the Galax Police Department.</p> <p> The incident left the lobby temporarily closed.</p> <p> Sgt. Mark Burnett said that an elderly man reported that he pulled into a parking space directly in front of the entrance when the brakes on his car, a Ford Lumina, failed. The crash caused the metal frame of the foyer to buckle at and around the point of impact, and two panes of glass to shatter.</p> Firefighters extinguish blaze at unoccupied house http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/firefighters-extinguish-blaze-unoccupied-house <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/unoccupied_fire_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> <em>Staff Report</em></p> <p> FRIES &mdash; Fries and Galax firefighters battled a fully involved structure fire at an unoccupied building in Fries on Monday morning.</p> <p> According to a report from Chief Chad Stanley, the Fries Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Barbershop Lane at 3:42 a.m. on April 17. Upon arrival, the department found a one-story, unoccupied house that was fully engulfed.</p> Grayson's eye in the sky http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/graysons-eye-sky <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/p1060779.jpg" alt="In addition to mapping, the county wants to use the UAV to find lost hikers, spot forest fires or aid in law enforcement — but only with a warrant authorizing its use." title="In addition to mapping, the county wants to use the UAV to find lost hikers, spot forest fires or aid in law enforcement — but only with a warrant authorizing its use." align="left" hspace="6" width="144" height="85" /><p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; Grayson now has a handy eye in the sky available, thanks to a recent certification allowing the county to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for mapping and other potentially life-saving uses.</p> 10 Carroll roads set for improvement http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/10-carroll-roads-set-improvement <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/road.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &ndash; Ten roads in Carroll County should receive improvements this year, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation&rsquo;s proposed six-year road plan.</p> <p> Representatives from VDOT were present at the April 10 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors to discuss the plan and hold a public hearing on road improvements in the county.</p> County offers tax relief to seniors, veterans, disabled http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/county-offers-tax-relief-seniors-veterans-disabled <p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; Grayson County is offering two tax relief programs that benefit local veterans, the elderly and the disabled.</p> <p> At the April meeting of the Grayson Board of Supervisors, Commissioner of the Revenue Larry Bolt talked about the county&rsquo;s real estate tax relief program for the elderly and disabled. Passing around a handout for the program, Bolt explained that his office provides an initial questionnaire to the public, to give citizens an opportunity to see if they may qualify.</p> Galax arrests include felony larceny, drug possession http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/galax-arrests-include-felony-larceny-drug-possession <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/leannmichelletower.jpg" alt="Leann Michelle Tower" title="Leann Michelle Tower" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Two people are charged with felony larceny for a break-in in Galax last week.</p> <p> According to a Galax Police Department report, Sgt. Mark Burnett and officers John Reavis and Tyler Houk responded to a report of suspicious activity on Mill Street.</p> <p> &ldquo;While they were investigating, Houk observed three individuals flee from a residence in an obvious attempt to avoid detection,&rdquo; Chief Rick Clark. said. &ldquo;He gave chase and ultimately detained the three after a short foot chase.&rdquo;</p>