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Today's News

  • Fire destroys Baywood home

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department was called to a structure fire in Baywood on Monday evening.
    According to a report from Fire Chief David Hankley, the department heard the call to 1465 Cold Spring Lane at approximately 9:30 p.m. On arrival, firefighters found a single-story residence with fire consuming half of the building.

  • GOING THE DISTANCE: Galax Autumn Days 5K

    The annual Autumn Days 5K Run was held at Felts Park in Galax on Oct. 19.

    The event began with a children’s race at 9 a.m., and the main 5K race began at 10 a.m. Contestants of all ages participated in the race that began at Felts Park and took them in a loop that covered a section of U.S. 58. Roads were closed for the runners’ safety until the race was complete.

  • Forgery suspect sought

    Police are seeking information on a man wanted on charges of forgery and counterfeiting.

  • Cheers help students tackle tough subjects

    As curriculums are changing to fit more rigorous testing, Galax teachers continue to seek new and creative ways to make their lessons stick in students’ heads.
    Many teachers have found that one great way to get students to memorize their lessons is to use a little rhyme and rhythm.
    As an example, Jessica Farina’s sixth grade math class performed for the Galax City School Board several cheers they have been learning to remember math formulas.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/23/13

    Recall everybody
    I think they need to recall everybody in Congress and fire them like they did in Colorado.

  • Grayson candidates face off at forum

    INDEPENDENCE — The Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence was the site of the final public forum for what could be a historically large candidate pool for the Nov. 5 general election in Grayson County.
    During the event, which was sponsored by the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 13 of the 14 total candidates running for the offices of Grayson County Board of Supervisors, school board and treasurer made statements and answered questions anonymously submitted from citizens of the county, as well as questions from the audience.

  • Benefit will help Chappell with expenses

    Just as it does during fires or floods, Twin County E-911’s law enforcement and emergency services community  responded quickly when one of its own found himself in need.
    Emergency dispatcher Matthew Chappell’s colleagues and friends are working to raise money to buy a wheelchair and cover medical bills after a lengthy hospitalization.

  • Galax man charged with meth distribution

    A Galax man has been arrested and charged in connection with the distribution of methamphetamine.
    Pablo Aguilar-Ramirez, 29, was taken into custody by members of the Galax Police Department and the Twin County Drug Task Force near his home on Meadow Street on Oct. 17, after an investigation of his alleged involvement in meth distribution, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

  • PSA again denies project mishandling

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    HILLSVILLE — Debate over the Fancy Gap sewer project continued on Monday, when Fancy Gap citizen Stephen Gregson again challenged the Carroll County Public Service Authority and chairman Tom Littrell, claiming that the project was improperly bid and benefits a county official.

  • Hospital celebrates 40 years

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    Forty years ago, Twin County Regional Hospital opened its doors for the first time to begin a new effort of community-oriented healthcare.
    Today, through its many changes, the staff hopes to continue serving the community through a growing affiliation with Duke LifePoint.