Today's News

  • Grandfather, grandson graduate from WCC 50 years apart

    As Wytheville Community College (WCC) celebrates its 55th anniversary, the college is recognizing successful alumni, including a grandfather and grandson from Elk Creek who graduated 50 years apart.

  • Something To Do from Oct. 5-7, 2018


    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Venom (PG-13)

    • A Star Is Born (R)

    • Smallfoot (PG)


  • Public Record from Oct. 3-4, 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 June in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Edwards, Crider to marry


    Taylor Victoria Edwards and

    Samuel Lawson Crider





    to marry

    in 2019

    Eddie and Joye Edwards of Ennice, N.C., announced the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Victoria Edwards of Galax, to Samuel Lawson Crider of Asheville, N.C.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Jesse and Peggy Gravely of Galax and Eugene and Shirley Edwards of Ennice, N.C.

  • Moser turns one





    Kolton Chad Moser celebrated his first birthday Aug. 17, 2018, with a barn yard party with family and friends. He is the son of Chad and Danielle Moser of Fries. His grandparents are Tim and Rebecca Clontz of Fries and David and Sandy Moser of Fries.

  • Brothers celebrate birthdays





    Nolan Jay Spurlin celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 8, 2018, and his brother, Luke Ryan Spurlin, celebrated his fourth birthday on Aug. 29, 2018. They are the sons of Jason Spurlin and Jill Cockerham. Their grandparents are Mike and Anita Spurlin of Baywood and Danny and Carolyn Cockerham of Galax. Great-grandparents are Louise Diamond and Rubye Cockerham, both of Galax.

  • Beasley to serve 30 years

    HILLSVILLE – Many factors were taken into consideration during the sentencing of a man found guilty of attempted capital murder by the Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

    Kevin Nelson Beasley, 28, of Austinville pleaded guilty on May 9 to attempted capital murder of a police officer, during a chaotic array of offenses that took place in September 2016.

    Beasley was involved in multiple offenses, including stealing two cars and leading officers on two separate police chases and a manhunt across three counties.

  • GHS principal glad to be back home

    Anyone visiting Galax High School may notice that there’s a new principal in charge.

    Marc Quesenberry, who graduated in the GHS Class of ’79, returned this semester to take over the helm.

    (He replaces Justin Iroler, who is now principal of Galax Middle School.)

    “I’m very excited to be here,” Quesenberry says, in his office for a brief stop. “Getting back in the maroon and white has been thrilling and rejuvenating for me.”

  • Galax police arrest 4

    Staff Reports

    Multiple drug charges and one instance of impersonating an officer were investigated last week by the Galax Police Department, according to Chief DeWitt Cooper.

    On Sept. 29, officers were dispatched to The Shoe Department in Galax. After arriving, Officer Sarah Patton was advised that a male had stolen some shoes, and had a female with him. A description of the vehicle they were riding in was given out to other officers working the area.

  • Judge approves 2019 Galax special election

    Galax’s request for a special election in November 2019 has been granted by a judge, city council members learned at their Sept. 10 meeting.

    The election is to fill the rest of former council member Ches Helmick’s term, which ends in 2022. Council appointed Beth C. White to fill the vacant seat until then, and is allowed to seek election to the seat is she chooses.

    Galax City Council also spent the meeting handling a variety of other matters.

    In other action, council: