Today's News

  • Reader's Hotline 7/15/19

    Minimum wage question

  • Reader's Hotline 7/10/19

    Hiring local?

  • Sen. Stanley proposes gun control bills

    A local legislator offered his own slate of solutions ahead of the special session of the General Assembly that convened on Tuesday to discuss gun control measures.
    Sen. Bill Stanley (R-20th District) represents Galax and part of Carroll County in the Virginia Senate.

  • Reader's Hotline 7/8/19

    Cuts instead of fees

  • Governor announces proposed gun laws

    Staff Report

    RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam has announced his legislative agenda for the July 9 special session of the General Assembly, which is intended to address gun violence in Virginia.

    Northam called the special session shortly after the May 31 shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building that killed 12 people.

    “We continue to lose too many lives to senseless and preventable acts of gun violence, but we have the power to make meaningful change,” said Northam when unveiling his proposed legislation.

  • Galax honored for zero fatalities

    Staff Report

    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles commended the City of Galax and 19 other Virginia localities that reported zero traffic fatalities in 2018 at a ceremony May 22.

    “Making this list is no easy feat, and I salute these 20 cities and counties for saving lives by dedicating countless hours to enforcement and outreach efforts,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the governor’s Highway Safety Representative.

  • Kohl steps down as tourism director

    After nine years as Galax’s tourism director, Ray Kohl is retiring.

    Kohl, who has lived in Galax for 26 years, says, “I’ll still be active in things around town. I’ll be on the school board [where he serves as chairman] another couple years, and we’ll see after that. And I’ll try to help things that go on in the community.

  • Rodeo rides into Galax this weekend

    Last year’s rodeo in Galax’s Felts park was so good it won an award. This weekend, it’s back again.

    The Oakland Ruritan Club will host a two-day rodeo on Friday and Saturday, with gates opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m. nightly.

  • Reader's Hotline 7/3/19

    Wake up call

  • July 4 Parades & Activities 2019

    Parades, fireworks, music and a rubber duck race are just a few of the Fourth of July events set for Thursday in the Twin Counties. Here’s your guide to Independence Day fun:


    Galax’s parade on Main Street begins at 7 p.m., with fireworks set for 10 p.m.