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Today's News

  • Between class and home, kids find afterschool cool

    Elementary and middle school children meet up at the Galax Recreation Center’s fourth floor gymnasium after school for fun activities and homework help.

  • Fix zoning instead of repealing it

    John S. Fant of Independence has a background in project and mission planning from his time in the military.

  • Superintendents speak out on education budget

    RICHMOND – Virginia’s school superintendents say that former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget plan to increase public education funding looks good on the surface, “it is far short of adequate.”
    The school chiefs issued a statement last month in reaction to the outgoing governor’s proposal for an additional $515.3 million in education money for the next two years.

  • Suspect in teen runaway case deported

    HILLSVILLE — A 23-year-old man charged in Galax last March for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a runaway case has been deported, according to Hillsville Police Chief Greg Bolen.
    Carlos Enrique Reyna was sought by police for several days in 2013 after a 15-year-old juvenile disappeared from home.

  • Indictments unsealed in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Circuit Court recently released a number of unsealed indictments.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt. Indictments are typically sealed by the court until the persons named within can be served with warrants.
    Those named in the unsealed indictments include:
    • Oran Miles Mabe - possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug
    • MacKenzie Fallon Gunsaulis - possession of meth and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule II drug

  • Winner hits lottery jackpot for second time

    ABINGDON — Elvin Jennings of Hillsville knows a thing or two about winning big in the Virginia Lottery, according to gaming officials.

  • Galax halts skid, holds off Bland County 50-46

     BLAND –– Galax rallied from a two-point halftime deficit and ended a three-game slide, holding off Bland County 50-46 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Monday night.

    The Maroon Tide (6-7 overall, 2-3 district) and the Bears (2-14, 0-6) took turns pounding one another for a quarter at a time. Galax opened up with a 13-4 lead after eight minutes, but Bland County owned the second quarter and took a 24-22 lead into the break.

  • Cavaliers hold off Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Shorthanded and short on experience, Grayson County had coughed up 101 points in a 31-point loss to Carroll County on opening night in December. The rematch was a lot of things, but a blowout wasn’t among them.

    What Carroll County’s 79-74 nondistrict win was, was two teams playing 32 minutes of good basketball.

  • He's eight

    Darian Vincent Meachum celebrated his eighth birthday Jan. 12 with a party at home with his family.

    He is the son of Amy Slate of Galax and John Meachum of Md. Paternal grandfather is Joe Meachum of Comers Rock. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Lois Slate of Galax.

  • Anderson, Tate marry

    Amber Michelle Anderson of Fries and James Graham Tate of Max Meadows were united in marriage June 28, 2013, by the Rev. Tony Funk at Fries Baptist Church in Fries.
    The bride is the daughter of Jeff Cole and Sharlene Sapp of Fries. She is the granddaughter of Junior and Darlene Anderson and Pauline Cole and the late Bobby Cole. She is the great-granddaughter of Dorothy Vaughan.

    She graduated from Grayson County High School. She works at McDonald’s.