Today's News

  • Veterans honored in Galax

    Members from all branches of the military came together to celebrate Veterans Day in a half-hour ceremony at the Blue Ridge Veterans Memorial in Galax on Sunday.

    Speakers included Steven Combs, who serves as deputy commissioner from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, and Ken Wiseman, a commander in the VFW. Prayers were offered by the Rev. Ed Paisley and Tommy Nichols, chaplain of VFW Post 7726, with U.S.

  • County seizes printing company's assets

    HILLSVILLE – After two years of working with a local screen-printing business that was unable to meet the terms of a state grant it received, Carroll County has seized the company’s assets as collateral.

    After a Carroll County Industrial Development Authority review, Classic Creations was found to be unable to fulfill the obligations resulting from a performance agreement that was issued along with a Virginia Tobacco Commission grant that the IDA secured for the company in November 2015.

  • Passenger jumps from tractor-trailer after brakes fail

    FANCY GAP – Tuesday morning, the Virginia State Police responded to an accident on Interstate 77 involving two Freightliner tractor-trailers, during which the passenger of one vehicle exited while it was still in motion, just seconds before the crash.

  • Local potters are wizards with clay

    Staff Report

    Jessie Benson brings her unique beeswax and oil paintings to City Gallery in downtown Galax in her new show, “Love Takes Flight.”

    An open house and reception will he held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. for Benson, and to showcase the work of other artists: Ann Childress, Emily Whitworth, Peach Bottom Pottery and HeartMoss Pottery.

  • Quilts of Valor honors veterans

    INDEPENDENCE — The Quilts of Valor Foundation presented handmade quilts to several local veterans, during a special ceremony at the Historic 1908 Courthouse auditorium in Independence on Saturday, Nov. 10.
    In honor of Veterans Day, which was Sunday, Nov. 11, the quilts, which were hand-made by members of the foundation, were given as a symbol of support, comforting and healing, “to honor the veterans who have been touched by war,” said Carolyn Patton of the foundation.

  • Taylor’s 7-under wins BRCC Invitational

    Skip Taylor fired a 7-under-par for two rounds and won the 55th annual Blue Ridge Country Club Invitational Tournament held recently.

    Taylor, from Asheville, N.C., and a former winner of the annual tournament, shot a 3-under-par 67 on Saturday and a 66 on Sunday for a total of 133.

    Tyler Rutherford of Independence, a former player for the Grayson County Blue Devil and Catawba College golf teams, finished second with rounds of 66-70 and a total of 136. J.D. Draker finished third with rounds of 67-71–138.

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  • Blowout win sets up big rematch for Galax

    There’s always a reason a team is seeded No. 1 in a tournament and Galax proved that fact last Friday night as the Maroon Tide rolled to a convincing 55-8 victory over EastMont in the opening round of the Region 1C playoffs in Galax.

    The Tide advances to the second round this Friday night at home against the George Wythe Maroons, a team they rallied in the final three minutes to beat earlier in the season 21-14. The Maroons won their opening game last Friday night with a 28-0 win over Covington.

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  • Man charged with stealing from vending machines

    A series of vandalized vending machines led to the arrest of a Grayson County man by Galax police officers, according to Chief DeWitt Cooper.
    On Oct. 29, Officer A. Newman responded to a call of a damaged vending machine.
    Upon arrival, he noticed there were two machines broken. Newman, Senior Police Officer Darrin Alley, and Sgt. Trevor Jefferson proceeded to check other damaged vending machines in the city, and located three more.