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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 12/11/13

    Check your list
    You know, this is the holiday season. Santa Claus is checking his list. So, I think people should be checking our lists when they go to big chain stores. I was charged for stuff I didn’t even buy. So, it pays to check your list.

    Bring it back
    To the ones that stole my mom’s pocketbook on Dec. 2, please bring back the pocketbook with the contents. You can keep the money, but return the pictures and sentimental items. Please return it. No questions asked.

  • Galax takes first swing at golf cart ordinance

    Galax City Council members are not sure if a proposed golf cart ordinance would be beneficial to the community, but they are exploring the possibility of allowing carts in smaller sections within the city limits, such as downtown.
    Council members heard recommendations from Galax Police Chief Rick Clark, a member of the Traffic Safety Committee, about a golf cart ordinance at their Monday night meeting. If approved, the ordinance would allow golf carts on any approved road within the city limits.

  • Foster home, water park proposed for mill site

    FRIES — After being on the market as a potential business location for years, the old Washington Mill property in Fries is now being considered as a potential location for a children’s foster home and water park, after a citizen approached Fries Town Council with the building plans last Tuesday.
    Catrinna Shupe, a resident of Fries who takes care of foster children, asked for the council’s blessing and support to proceed with her vision of creating “Kiddie Cats Cove.”

  • Carroll grand jury issues 89 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A question remained after the grand jury met Monday: Would a charge arise in the case of a Carroll County man who was shot and killed in October?
    Law enforcement responded to a call at 70 Rippey Hollow Road in early October, where an accidental shooting had been reported.
    Dead at the scene was Kevin Heath Frazier, 29, who appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head fired from a relatively close range. Deputies recovered a 9 mm handgun at the scene.

  • Dance conservatory presents classic holiday ballet

    The tradition continues with The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.”
    This family favorite will bring the holiday season to life with the magic of waltzing snowflakes, beautiful dancing, fanciful characters and a thrilling trip into the Land of Sweets.

  • Devils downed by Warriors’ hot start

    INDEPENDENCE –– Chilhowie dominated the opening minutes of each half and never let Grayson County within striking distance the rest of the night, taking a 77-62 nondistrict girls’ win Friday night.

    The Warriors (2-0) took a 13-5 lead in the first six minutes and 37 seconds and opened the second half on a 9-3 run. The closest the Blue Devils (1-2) would get in the first half was 24-19, and Grayson would only creep to within nine points twice in the second half.

  • Cavs hit 100 as Ty hits 1,000

    INDEPENDENCE –– Ty Cannaday of Grayson County scored the 1,000th point of his career Friday night. At times it seemed as if Carroll County would match that total in 32 minutes.

    The Cavaliers smothered the Blue Devils defensively, scored points in bunches, shot 50 percent from the floor on 74 attempts, knocked down more than a dozen 3-pointers and got double-figure scoring from five different players, putting a damper on Cannaday’s landmark effort with a 101-70 nondistrict win.

  • Surry man found dead on Parkway

    FANCY GAP — Exposure appears be a possible cause of a death for a Surry County, N.C., man found near milemarker 202 of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
    Carroll Deputy Cody Edwards responded along with a parkway ranger to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Dec. 7 at about 10:47 a.m., according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
    The ranger ran a license check on the gold SUV at that location and found it was registered to Grover Cleveland Davis, 76, who had been reported missing since Dec. 5.

  • Readers' Hotline 12/9/13

    Watching my speed
    They sure made a mistake when they put the 35 mph instead of 45 on the Galax four-lane next to Pizza Hut and through there. I try to go by the speed limit and people are passing me like I am sitting still. Just running around me, and everything. That is going to cause accidents instead of helping. It’s a shame, really.

  • How about a limited government?

    John J. Nunn of Galax is a retired furniture manufacturer and internet service provider.