Today's News

  • Foundation awards grants to non-profits

    Staff Report

    The Twin County Community Foundation has announced its latest grant recipients.

    The grants are made available to not-for-profit agencies and local governments to promote the health, education and welfare of the citizens of Grayson and Carroll counties and the City of Galax.

    A total of 10 grants totaling $313,020 were awarded this year.

    The grants for the 2019 fiscal year were awarded to:

  • BBB warns: ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange is illegal

    Staff Report
    The Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that the online “Secret Sister” gift exchange and similar invitations are illegal and should be ignored.
    The campaign, which was first big in 2015, has again been circulating on social media sites, particular Facebook.

The post claims that participants will receive up to 36 gifts in exchange for sending one gift valued at $10. Users are encouraged to invite others to participate in the holiday gift exchange, where they will receive information on where to mail gifts.

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  • APCo chooses route for Galax project

    Appalachian Power has announced its proposed transmission line route for the Glendale Area Improvements Project in the Galax area.

    The route was determined after a review of future land use, environmental impacts and input gathered from property owners, APCo said in a news release last week.

  • Man to enter plea in child solicitation case

    INDEPENDENCE ― A plea and sentencing hearing has been set for James Michael Fantazier, who was charged in September 2017 with soliciting a minor via social media, allegedly through the abuse of public internet access at the local library.

    Fantazier is charged with possession of child pornography and use of communications systems to solicit a minor, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Christmas Food Fund seeks to raise $30K

    Staff Report

    It’s time for the Community Christmas Food Fund again, “that time of year where you get to give, pack and deliver blessing boxes full of food to folks less fortunate in our area,” according to the event’s sponsor, the Galax Volunteer Fire Department.

    The blessing boxes consist of two large boxes of staple foods that will help recipients through a financially difficult time of year.

  • Short field, short work

    Galax and Narrows have played one another in football since at least the 1930s and Friday was the Green Wave’s first chance to play on the Maroon Tide’s new artificially-surfaced field. Galax only allowed its guests to see half of it.

  • Miss Brown goes to Washington

    For the most part, college signees have a pretty standard set of reasons when asked why they chose a certain school. Essence Brown simplified the answering process.

    “When you know,” Brown said, “you know.”

    Brown knew she liked George Washington University the first time she spent a little time there. Upon her official visit, she knew she knew.

  • Something To Do from 11-23-2018


    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

    • Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

    • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

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    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

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  • Public Record from 11-21-2018

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete.

    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.

    For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in July in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: