Today's News

  • GES project bid higher than expected

    The bidding process for Galax Elementary School’s renovation and expansion project has hit a few snags, said Yancey Powers of the WM2A architectural firm, but he feels they can be overcome.

    At the April 10 meeting, Powers told the Galax School Board that only one bid was received, and it totaled $17.8 million. “We were shooting for around $14.5 million,” he reminded the board.

    (The total project budget, with design fees and contingencies added, is $17 million.)

  • Grayson making changes to emergency agencies

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution to dissolve its emergency services association in favor of creating a new entity: the Grayson County, Virginia Emergency Services Commission.

    The resolution was presented and approved unanimously by the board members present at the April 16 meeting.

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  • Teacher, coach charged with assault

    Staff Reports

    Kevin Renwick Frazier, 48, of Galax, a former instructor at Galax High School, has been charged with two separate cases of assault with two separate minor victims.

    The parents of the juveniles obtained warrants after an investigation by School Resource Officer Vickie Taylor of the Galax Police Department. Warrants were served by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office on March 16, according to Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

    The offense dates were Dec. 4, 2017, and Dec. 16, 2017, in the City of Galax.

  • Crowder, Yonce unopposed in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE – Two seats on the Hillsville Town Council are uncontested in the upcoming May 1 election. Mayor Gregory N. Crowder and Laurel Fork District Council Member Gregory D. Yonce are unopposed in seeking new terms.

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    Crowder is currently the only candidate on the ballot for mayor, but he says he remains diligent in carrying out civic duties aimed toward seeing the town grow and prosper.

  • Homeowner chases, detains larceny suspect

    CANA – A Cana resident was arrested early Monday morning after being chased on foot and detained by the owner of the property where he was allegedly committing larceny.

  • Three Grayson towns to hold elections

    Staff Reports

    Town council elections will be held May 1 to fill seats in three Grayson localities.

    Three council members and the mayor will be up for election in Independence.

    Seeking re-election are Mayor E.F. “Butch” Reeves and three of the six council members whose terms expire June 30 — Tom Maxwell, Buddy Halsey and Jeffery Miller.

    Reeves has served as mayor since first being elected in 1998. Maxwell serves as vice-mayor and was appointed to council in 2003.

  • Woman stabbed at Hardee's in Galax

    Staff Reports

    A fight at the Galax Hardee’s on Sunday shortly after 6 p.m. resulted in Cera Rene Massaro, 19, of Galax, being stabbed.

    She was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to a report released by the Galax Police Department.

    While en route, responding officers were notified that EMS personnel had been dispatched to a reported stab wound at that location.

  • Stuart inks with Highland Cavaliers

    Jacob Stuart missed a season of baseball following his sophomore year due to medical reasons but was granted an extra year of eligibility be the Virginia High School League. He learned something about himself in that down year that most baseball players don’t realize until they hang up the spikes for good.

    “It made me realize how much I missed baseball,” he said.

    If all goes as planned, he won’t have to miss the game for at least another four years.

  • Galax lineman headed to Ferrum

    Ferrum College wants Christian Brown. But only if his high school coach is willing to let go of him.

    A four-year starting lineman for Mark Dixon at Galax, Brown signed a letter of intent Thursday to play football for the Panthers. Dixon is obviously thrilled for Brown but will regret seeing him leave.