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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 3/20/19

    Support your community
    It’s going to take more than the city council to get Galax a going. Us citizens has got to join in, too. If there’s new business, we got to support them and quit going off to Winston-Salem and Roanoke to buy everything. It’s up to us, too.

    Acronym explained

  • Galax slips past Carroll 6-3

    Galax took an early lead and answered every Carroll County challenge, holding on for a 6-3 win in a nondistrict softball game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-1) took an early lead on a two-out, two-strike, two-run double by Hannah Davis in the bottom of the second that scored Saige Leonard and Kendall Sturgill.

    Carroll County (1-1) tied it up in the top of the third on RBI doubles from Shelby Horton and Josie Quesenberry but Galax answered in the home half when Ashlyn Brady singled home a run and scored on Peyton Edwards’ ground out.

  • Cavaliers overpower Galax

    Carroll County scored eight runs in the first inning and held off Galax in a three-hour marathon, taking a 16-9 nondistrict baseball victory last Thursday in Felts Park.

    Both teams came into the game with one appearance after playing their season opening games last Wednesday. The Cavaliers were fresh off a close 4-3 victory over Pulaski County after Brant Davidson scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Galax lost its opener to Blacksburg, 9-7.

  • Readers Hotline 3/18/19

    Art or junk?

  • Grayson County native killed in Tenn. wreck

    Staff Report

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A Kingsport man was recently charged in a vehicle crash on Interstate 26 in Johnson City, Tenn., that left a 21-year-old student and Grayson County native dead at the scene.

    According to a report on TV station WCYB 5 in Bristol, the Johnson City Police Department stated that the crash occurred March 5 around midnight.

  • Wheelchair thief sought in Galax

    Staff Report

    Galax police are still investigating a stolen wheelchair, even after a citizen came to the crime victim’s aid.

    The owner left the wheelchair outside his home at the Midtown Apartments, located on Main Street, on Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. When he returned at 2:45 p.m. the chair was gone.

    The chair is a Drive brand with the initials “DLD” engraved on the back of the chair.

  • Inside Galax's Recovery Court

    “We ain’t never gonna get out of here today,” jokes one man in the Galax General District Court lobby, a smallish space at the top of the stairs in Galax’s W. Harold Snead Public Safety Building.

    A couple of kids are playing, switching from limber gymnastic poses to a story game involving the Big Bad Wolf to that old standard, “The floor is lava!”

  • Carroll freezes pay, hiring

    HILLSVILLE – Due to financial constraints for the upcoming fiscal year, Carroll County approved a resolution earlier this week implementing a hiring and pay freeze for non-law enforcement and non-constitutional officer positions.

    The resolution, which passed at the end of a nearly three-hour meeting on March 11, has been put into place as a temporary means of keeping a conservative county budget until details for the upcoming debt policy, reserve funds for other departmental contingencies and collection methods for delinquent taxes are finalized.

  • Arrests in Galax include drug possession charges

    Staff Reports

    Galax police handled two cases involving drug possession last week.

    On March 8, Officer Aaron Willard observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Once Willard stopped the vehicle, Officer Eduardo Mata arrived to back him up, according to a Galax Police Department report.

    After a brief investigation, Logan P. Malloy, 19, of Charlotte, N.C. was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana. He was transported to the New River Valley Regional Jail and held with a $1,500 bond.

  • Virginia Is For Irish Lovers

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND — Irish eyes are smiling in Virginia.

    The commonwealth is home to about 790,000 people with Irish heritage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is about 9.5 percent of the state’s total population.

    The percentage of residents with Irish ancestry ranges from 2.6 percent in Petersburg to 16.5 percent in Rappahannock County.