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Today's News

  • GHS presents classic musical "Grease"

    The ‘50s-sendup musical “Grease” is coming to Galax High School this weekend, with over 35 students from GHS in the cast and crew, director Emily Brown and musical director Allison Deel, and enhanced with a live band comprised of Belinda Kohl on piano, Evan Nuckolls on drums and Luke Reeves on guitar.

  • Ritchie enters council race

    Political newcomer and longtime Galax resident Sharon Ritchie is running for Galax City Council.
    Ritchie is owner of downtown’s Chapters Bookshop the Wine Cellar at Chapters, president of the Galax Downtown Association and a member of the Galax Historical Society Board and Foundation for Excellence in Education.

  • Rabid skunk reported in Galax

    A rabid skunk possibly bit a cat on Parkwood Road in Galax, according to a statement issued by the Virginia Department of Health and circulated among local veterinarians.
    The cat is unidentified. The skunk, which was seen staggering, circling and falling over, may also have interacted with a dog. If anyone or their pets have had recent contact with a suspicious skunk in the Parkwood area, contact the city health department at (276) 236-6127. Please check them for wounds or injuries, and have their rabies vaccinations up to date.

  • Court News from 4/18/18

    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:

  • Court News from 4/18/2018

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

  • Court News from 4/11/18

    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:

  • Benefit concert will help Carter Home renovation

    HILLSVILLE – Managers and volunteers of the historic Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home in Hillsville have been working diligently to raise funds in hopes of continuing restoring the interior design and paying for maintenance and repairs to the building’s foundation and grounds.

    A fundraiser concert will be held this weekend to bring in more money for those efforts.

  • Two more sentenced for drug conspiracy

    ABINGDON — Two more people convicted as a result of the Operation Rolling Thunder investigation have been sentenced in federal court, after pleading guilty to being part of a methamphetamine distribution network.

    The joint local, state and federal investigation sought to dismantle a major drug trafficking organization. Federal prosecutors said large quantities of meth were being transported from Greensboro, N.C., to be distributed in Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County in Virginia and in Surry County, N.C.

  • Woman charged with embezzling from local business

    Staff Report

    A Fries woman charged with embezzling from a Galax business has a trial scheduled for June.

    Patricia Diane Jones, 57, of Fries, was arrested on Dec. 21, 2017, on a direct indictment issued by a Carroll County grand jury that charged her with felony embezzlement from Creek Bottom Brewing.

    Jones formerly worked in Creek Bottom’s payroll department. The offense is alleged to have occurred between Aug. 1-Sept. 23, 2017.

    She is awaiting trial in the Carroll County Circuit Court on June 18.

  • Garner runs for another council term

    John Garner is one of five candidates in the running for four seats on Galax City Council in the May 1 election.

    As his term ends June 30, it will be 12 years the incumbent has served on council.

    He is fit to continue, he said, because if you’re on council, “you already know what’s going on, you have a grasp of the issues and many of those issues continue to be before us. We have addressed many of those issues before and you know the positive things.”