Today's News

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  • Two charged with Galax burglary


    Two men are being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail on burglary and larceny charges from a May 3 incident, according to a Galax Police Department report.
    Police responded to a residence in Galax and took a report of a burglary and larceny from a home.
    Donald Gray Fulton, 18, of Mount Airy, N.C.,  and Shawnterian Travon Sales, 19, of Galax were arrested May 11 after an investigation by officers Drew Burnett and Drew Bobbitt.

  • Court date set in Jones murder case

    INDEPENDENCE — Matthew Steven Jones, 35, who is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend, is scheduled to appear in Grayson County Circuit Court on June 6 for motions hearing in the case.

  • Carroll balances budget with no tax hike

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County is one of many localities forced to move forward with incomplete spending plans this year because of legislators’ indecisiveness over the state budget.
    However, county officials say they are pleased to have reached a budget agreement that will not include a tax increase for residents this year.
    The fiscal year 2015 operating budget totals $80.4 million.
    Budget approvals were short and sweet this month, spanning over two separate meetings on May 5 and May 12.

  • Grayson passes zoning revisions

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors put its zoning ordinance concerns to rest last Thursday evening when they unanimously approved the Grayson Planning Commission’s revisions to the document.
    The commission, tasked by the supervisors with making the 75-page document more “user-friendly” in February, met eight times in the last three months to dissect the ordinance and compose a “complete rewrite of the document from start to finish,” according to Zoning Administrator Elaine Holeton.

  • Grants opens to little fanfare, but big crowd

    Grants supermarket opened in Galax on Saturday in what company executive Ron Martin termed a “soft launch,” but it did nothing to quell the enthusiasm of shoppers, who streamed in, starting in the early morning.

  • Swimmers made record-breaking splash

    Thirty Galax swimmers have been honored as record holders for their collaboration with more than 35,000 swimmers across the globe in an attempt at breaking the record for the world’s largest swim lesson on June 18, 2013.

  • Jones, Edwards to marry

    Phillip and Patricia Jones of Cana recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann, to Adam Edwards of Fancy Gap.  

    Edwards is the son of Jean Jennings and the stepson of Glen Jennings of Hillsville, and the son of Bobby Edwards and the stepson of Tina Edwards of Austinville.
    Jones is a 2009 graduate of Virginia Tech and is employed by Wells Fargo.  
    Edwards is a graduate of New River Valley Community College and is employed by R.J. Reynolds.

  • Jones, Worrell to marry

    Phillip and Patricia Jones of Cana recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth, to Stafford Lee Worrell.  
    Worrell is the son of Sandy and Dr. Dan Worrell of Woodlawn.

    Jones is a 2013 graduate of Virginia Tech and is office administrator at the Wound Care Center in Mount Airy, N.C.  
    Worrell is a 2013 graduate of Virginia Tech and is a computer engineer at Qualcomm in San Diego, Calif.

  • She's two

    Aurora Sky Gregory turned two on April 4. She celebrated at home with family and friends. Aurora is the daughter of Jimmie and Whitney Gregory of Independence. Her big sister is Madalyn.

    Grandparents are William and Vergie Lundy, Eddie and Brenda Ward and John and Frances Pierce.