Today's News

  • Carroll administrator resigns

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Administrator Steve Truitt confirmed that he submitted a letter of resignation on May 20, but no county supervisors or officials had officially acknowledged that fact nearly a week later.

    The Carroll County Board of Supervisors held a special called meeting on personnel on May 24, but took no action after a nearly two-hour closed session.

  • 'Thunder' riders roll through Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — An organization with a powerful message rolled through Carroll County last Thursday morning while on their way to Washington D.C., leaving passersby thunderstruck while bringing in the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Teen driver injured in Galax crash

    Staff Report

    A single-vehicle accident on Mill Creek Road in Galax at 9:33 p.m. last Thursday resulted in a juvenile being airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, according to Virginia State Trooper J.R. Alderman.

    The vehicle, a 2004 Honda CRV, was traveling along Mill Creek on May 23 when it ran off the right side of the road, hit an embankment and overturned. The driver sustained a head injury.

  • Fundraising begins for Grayson 'Glow' effort

    INDEPENDENCE — The “Making Grayson Glow” initiative for a holiday lights display in Independence this Christmas is underway, with the donation campaign heating up prior to the “Glow” committee’s first major fundraising event.

  • Parkway announces summer paving plans

    Staff Report

    The National Park Service will resurface over 115 miles of pavement on the Blue Ridge Parkway this summer.

    Work is expected to start in late May and continue through November, with no work scheduled during October. Work locations, within scheduled project areas, will change weekly and visitors in active work zone areas should expect single lane closures and delays.

    Work will take place on the following sections of Parkway, and includes the paved road-side pullouts:

  • Latest round goes to Galax

    RINER –– Nobody’s season was on the line. Not even the two teams’ placement in the upcoming region tournament was at stake. This one was for pride only.

    So there was plenty to play hard for.

  • Grayson Republicans set slate of candidates


    INDEPENDENCE — Six Republican candidates have accepted nominations for county supervisor and constitutional officer seats up for election this year in Grayson County, including Independence Police Chief James Wagoner, who is challenging Sheriff Richard Vaughan, an independent.

    In addition to Wagoner, the following candidates were nominated at the Grayson County Republican Party’s mass meeting on May 20:

  • HoustonFest returning to Felts Park June 7-8

    HoustonFest’s 2019 lineup includes Shenandoah, Dailey & Vincent and EmiSunshine, as well as many returning favorites, new faces and the popular Youth Stage.

    HoustonFest will be held in Galax’s Felts Park on June 7-8.

    Dailey & Vincent (Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by their band) are five-time Grammy award winners individually, three-time Grammy nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners and winners of 35 IBMA awards altogether, including three-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year and three-time Vocal Group of the Year awards.

  • Federal fugitive captured in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — A man wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service was apprehended and taken into custody May 18 after a pursuit by local officers.

    The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office issued a “be on the lookout” advisory on May 17 for Jonathan Reed Stiltner, 44, of Fries.

  • GHS alumnus to deliver 2019 graduation speech

    Charles Adams, class of 2008, will be the commencement speaker for this year’s Galax High School graduation ceremony, to be held on the athletic field June 8 at 9 a.m.

    Adams was born and raised in Galax and “did all of my schooling in Galax City public schools,” he says. He went on to the University of Virginia, graduating in 2012 with dual bachelors’ degrees in foreign affairs and global development studies.