Today's News

  • Trainers share fitness center plans

    Police Fitness has partnered with Twin County Regional Healthcare to take over operation of the former wellness center in Galax. Read Part 1 of this story HERE.

    When Curtis Bartlett Fitness opens in early October, its trainers will be ready to serve the center’s two different kinds of clients — first responders, veterans and law enforcement on one side of the facility; the general public on the other.

  • Never too late to quit smoking, vaping

    Herm Reavis is a native of Galax (the Reavistown community) and a Virginia Communications Hall of Fame member. He retired after 64 years in radio and television broadcasting. Reavis moved to the Roanoke Valley in 1953 and currently resides in Salem.

    As I read about the current movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” featuring DiCaprio and Pitt, I am reminded of many years ago one of our granddaughters, while reading a story to her little sister, saying “one a ponsa time.”

  • New fitness center to honor Bartlett's legacy

    A local movement with a powerful message announced this week that plans are nearly complete at its new fitness center in Galax.

    As a result of the “Live Inspired” mission of Police Fitness, which is spreading like wildfire in communities all over country, the organizers have made clear their passion in promoting health and wellness to the Twin County community and their nearly 60,000 additional followers around the nation.

  • Citizen's tip solved mall arson case

    Investigators say that without a citizen’s tip, an act of arson that destroyed an abandoned outlet mall in Wythe County might have remained unsolved.

    However, thanks to information provided by a local woman, three people from the Twin Counties were convicted of the crime.

  • Making Grayson Glow gets $5,000 donation


    INDEPENDENCE — As hints of fall begin to usher us closer and closer to the holidays, the Making Grayson Glow effort continues to receive backing from supporters in the community.

  • Fire damages garage in Galax

    An Aug. 29 structure fire on Hebron Road resulted in moderate damage to the garage and its contents but no injuries, according to the Galax Assistant Fire Chief Mark Burnett.

    “It was a portable battery charger,” said Burnett. “They were charging it up and it caught fire.”

    Residents called the fire department, said Burnett, but managed to extinguish the fire before the GVFD arrived.

  • Brothers celebrate August birthdays


    Brothers celebrate

    August birthdays


    Nolan Jay Spurlin celebrated his seventh birthday on Aug. 8, 2019, and his brother, Luke Ryan Spurlin, celebrated his fifth birthday on Aug. 29, 2019, along with their baby sister, Everly Faith. 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.

  • Public Record from 9-2, 2019

    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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Turns two




    Kolton Chad Moser celebrated his second birthday Aug. 17 with a Monster Truck Party. His sisters, Kaylee, Kaitlyn and Karley helped him celebrate along with friends and family. He is the son of Chad and Danielle Moser of Fries. His grandparents are Tim and Becky Clontz and David and Sandy

    Moser of Fries.

  • Turns one






    Karley Danielle Grace Moser celebrated her first birthday Aug. 12 with

    a Princess Party. Her sisters, Kaylee, Kaitlyn and brother, Kolton helped her celebrated along with family and friends. She is the daughter of Chad and Danielle Moser of Fries. Her grandparents are Tim and Becky Clontz

    and David and Sandy Moser of Fries.