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Today's News

  • N.C. police kill man wielding machete

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    SPARTA, N.C. – A Sparta man died in an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the lobby of the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

    According to a press release provided by the sheriff’s office, Chad Eric Montgomery, 39, went to the sheriff’s office and asked to speak to a deputy.

  • TCRH opening cardiology clinic

    Twin County Regional Healthcare (TCRH) has announced the opening of Twin County Cardiology on April 16 and welcomed Dr. Paul A. Suri.

    Twin County Cardiology will be temporarily located in the Twin County Surgery practice, at 225 Hospital Drive in Galax.

    In a news release, TCRH said cardiology nursing staff members from the community have joined the Twin County Cardiology team.

  • Tide great pays visit to coach

    Tim Beamer, a world-class sprinter who played football with the Buffalo Bills and other pro teams during the 1970s, came to town on Tuesday to thank his first coach, Joe Lindsey. At the Lindsey home in Galax, Beamer wrapped his coach in a bear hug and said, “Thank you for giving me a chance, coach. It changed my life.”

  • Rush takes second at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG –– The State Line Rush homeschool basketball team finished second out of a field of 26 teams at the East Coast Nationals basketball tournament recently at Liberty University.

    The Rush cruised through pool play undefeated with victories over Front Royal, the F.I.S.H. Hawks of Florida and New Life Camp of Raleigh, N.C.

  • Readers Hotline 4/11/18

    Still standing
    The burned-out house at the corner of Hebron and Glendale is a disgrace to this community. Since Carroll County doesn’t have any laws to deal with such neglect, [somebody should do] the right thing and take action to clean up the mess.
    Editor’s note: Three children died in a house fire at that location in 2015. Have you considered that it might hold some emotional value to the family?

    Flip a coin

  • Public record for 4/11/18 edition

    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 December of 2017, in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Parents, educators discuss school safety

    HILLSVILLE – Parents and citizens of Carroll County capitalized on the opportunity to express their concerns and ideas regarding school safety on a local level at the Parent Connect meeting that was held at Carroll County Middle School on April 5.

  • Galax opens recycling station

    Galax’s new recycling center, located next to the animal shelter, is ready for use, Galax City Council learned at its March 26 meeting.

    “We have rented a dumpster to put at the recycling location this time,” City Manager Keith Barker said.

    The bin is “limited to three slots, for plastics, aluminum and cardboard right now,” Barker said. Grayson County, which is providing pickup and recycling services, has ordered a new dumpster to be delivered around April 16 or 17, which will have four slots, he said. The fourth will be for paper.

  • Officer tussles with fugitive

    Staff Reports

    Two people wanted on outstanding warrants were arrested in separate incidents in Galax last week.

    On April 3, a man at the Galax Walmart approached Grayson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bobby Jones, who was off-duty, according to a police report.

    Jones became suspicious of the man, identified himself as a police officer and summoned the Galax police to his location.

  • Social Services director faces third charge

    Staff Report

    The director of Grayson County Social Services has again been charged with public intoxication, according to a recent incident report filed by the Galax Police Department.

    This is the third charge of a similar nature that Anthony Isom has received in different localities in less than a month. According to earlier police reports, Isom was charged with public intoxication in Grayson County on March 19 after being found walking along Skyline Highway; followed by a DUI and other charges on March 20 in Smyth County.