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Today's News

  • Galax School Board accepts resignations

    Several personnel changes came out of the Galax City School Board’s annual closeout meeting last Thursday night, as several staff members’ resignations were formally recognized, new staff were hired and some employees were reassigned.

    Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kristie Legg, Galax Elementary Principal Emily Boyles, Galax Elementary Assistant Principal Kristen Quesenberry, GES teacher Erika Hill, Galax High School teacher and girls basketball coach Howard Mayo and GHS nurse Esther Ledford’s letters of resignation were all recognized.

  • Carroll to hold more closed meetings to interview candidates

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Board of Supervisors will be holding a called meeting on July 1 to make announcements concerning the interview process for hiring a new chief administrative officer.

  • Galax arrests involve drugs, grand larceny

    Staff Report

    The Galax Police Department reported three recent arrests involving drugs, fraud and grand larceny.

    On June 20, Officer Adam Newman responded to the Galax Department of Social Services for a larceny report.

    According to a police report, after a brief investigation, Brittany N. Williams, 19, of Galax was charged with possession of a controlled substance, one count of credit card theft, one count of credit card fraud and two counts of petit larceny.

    She is being held at the New River Regional Jail with no bond.

  • Body of missing woman found

    Staff Reports

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday afternoon that the body of Jo Anne Hatcher was found one mile downstream from where she went missing last Wednesday.

  • Reader's Hotline 6/26/19

    Editor’s note: Readers are reminded that we do not accept calls related to local political races. If you’d like to endorse a candidate or write about the merits of those running for local office, please send a signed letter to the editor.

    Christians for Trump

  • Candidates file for Carroll races

    HILLSVILLE – Two candidates have filed to challenge incumbents for Carroll County Board of Supervisors seats in the November general election, while one incumbent candidate will run unopposed.

    Markel Cochran is running as an independent to challenge Republican nominee Tracy Moore for the Pine Creek District seat. Benny Robinson has filed to run as an independent challenger to incumbent Republican Robbie McCraw for the at-large seat on the board. Rex Hill is unopposed in his bid for re-election to the Sulphur Springs District seat.

  • Galax gets $2M for new sidewalks

    Staff Reports

    Pedestrians on the east side of Galax will soon have a safer way to travel to businesses along U.S. 58/East Stuart Drive.

    The city was awarded a $2 million grant from the Commonwealth Transportation Board on June 19 for a sidewalk construction project, according to a news release.

    The grant provides for a nearly one mile (more than 5,000 feet) of sidewalk on the north side East Stuart Drive, from Larkspur Lane east to Hanes Road, along with ramps and signalized pedestrian controls at traffic intersections.

  • Two charged in Grayson

    Staff Report

    The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office reported two recent arrests, one for violation of a protective order and the other for a drug violation.

    Grayson officers arrested Brandon Todd Jones, 43, of 852 Hester Road, Fries, for violation of a protective order, according to the report from Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

  • You’ll be in a fowl mood if you miss this event

    Staff Reports

    It’s a long trip to Carnegie Hall, and a great expense to see the Paris Opera, but tickets to the world’s most sought-after social event can be yours for a mere $5.

    Just stop any Galax firefighter you see and ask to purchase a ticket to the annual July 4 Great Galax Duck Race, truly an amazing spectacle for young and old alike.

    The swells, the hoi polloi and the cream of the celebrity media crop all gather along the banks of Chestnut Creek to watch the thrilling sight of yellow rubber ducks floating downstream.

  • Reader's Hotline 6/24/19

    Editor’s note: Readers are reminded that we do not accept calls related to local political races. If you’d like to endorse a candidate or write about the merits of those running for local office, please send a signed letter to the editor.

    Pothole problem