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Today's News

  • Propane leak had potential for disaster

    Staff Report

    A propane leak from the Consolidated Glass & Mirror plant at 1005 Meadow Street on June 25 was contained by the Galax Volunteer Fire Department, according to Chief David Hankley.

    At approximately 6 a.m., GVFD firefighters were dispatched to a propane leak reported by plant employees, and discovered a large cloud of propane over the entire parking lot.

  • Public Record from 6-27, 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from 6-29-2018

    Movies

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

    • Hereditary (R)

    • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13)

    • Incredibles 2 (PG)

    Music

  • Something To Do from 6-22-2018

    Movies

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

    • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13)

    • Incredibles 2 (PG)

    • TAG (2018) (R)

    Music

  • Public Record from 6-20-2018

    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.

    District Court

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

  • Eisenhauer to serve 50 years for murder

    BLACKSBURG — David Eisenhauer will serve 50 years in prison for the 2016 abduction and murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg and concealing her body.

    The case had local connections — Eisenhauer has family in the Galax area, and Lovell's body was hidden in a spot on Route 89 in Surry County, N.C., just south of the city.

    Eisenhauer, 20, was sentenced by Judge James Turk in the Montgomery County Circuit Court on June 26, at the end of a one-day hearing.

  • Once Upon A Cure: Galax-Carroll Relay for Life

    HILLSVILLE – In support of the American Cancer Society, residents from Carroll County, Hillsville and Galax teamed up this past weekend to raise awareness for the Relay for Life campaign; a grassroots, community-based team event that provides encouragement for cancer patients and raises money for research.

    Many downtown business owners participated in Hillsville’s “Paint the Town Purple” campaign, in which storefronts and other properties were decorated with purple to show patronage for the cancer society and its mission.

  • Treasurer spending questions resolved

    INDEPENDENCE — A recent review of credit card charges made by Grayson County Treasurer Kelly Haga has now been resolved between the treasurer’s office and the county, according to a recent statement from County Administrator Bill Shepley.

    “All individuals issued a county credit card are required to sign a credit card policy agreement prior to receiving their card. In the past, the credit card policy rules were not strictly enforced by the county, which led to discrepancies and violations,” Shepley said in a written statement to the newspaper.

  • Cause of death determined for trucker who struck house

    WOODLAWN — Johnathan David Harding, killed in a truck accident on Jan. 5 along U.S. 58 in Carroll County, died of blunt force trauma to the head and torso from the accident, according to Tracie Cooper, district administrator for the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke.

    Virginia State Trooper C.W. Keesling said that there was no evidence that Harding tried to apply his brakes before hitting the unoccupied house. At the time, Keesling said that Harding could possibly have suffered a medical condition or fallen asleep at the wheel.

  • Chamber presents plans to Galax City Council

    Galax City Council heard an update on the Twin County Chamber of Commerce’s new missions to build up the area’s workforce, starting with youth; and held public hearings on the city and schools budgets.

    There were no speakers at public hearings for Galax’s city budget and schools budget for Fiscal Year 2019, both at the May 29 meeting.