Today's News

  • Parkway announces summer paving plans

    Staff Report

    The National Park Service will resurface over 115 miles of pavement on the Blue Ridge Parkway this summer.

    Work is expected to start in late May and continue through November, with no work scheduled during October. Work locations, within scheduled project areas, will change weekly and visitors in active work zone areas should expect single lane closures and delays.

    Work will take place on the following sections of Parkway, and includes the paved road-side pullouts:

  • Latest round goes to Galax

    RINER –– Nobody’s season was on the line. Not even the two teams’ placement in the upcoming region tournament was at stake. This one was for pride only.

    So there was plenty to play hard for.

  • Grayson Republicans set slate of candidates


    INDEPENDENCE — Six Republican candidates have accepted nominations for county supervisor and constitutional officer seats up for election this year in Grayson County, including Independence Police Chief James Wagoner, who is challenging Sheriff Richard Vaughan, an independent.

    In addition to Wagoner, the following candidates were nominated at the Grayson County Republican Party’s mass meeting on May 20:

  • HoustonFest returning to Felts Park June 7-8

    HoustonFest’s 2019 lineup includes Shenandoah, Dailey & Vincent and EmiSunshine, as well as many returning favorites, new faces and the popular Youth Stage.

    HoustonFest will be held in Galax’s Felts Park on June 7-8.

    Dailey & Vincent (Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by their band) are five-time Grammy award winners individually, three-time Grammy nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners and winners of 35 IBMA awards altogether, including three-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year and three-time Vocal Group of the Year awards.

  • Federal fugitive captured in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — A man wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service was apprehended and taken into custody May 18 after a pursuit by local officers.

    The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office issued a “be on the lookout” advisory on May 17 for Jonathan Reed Stiltner, 44, of Fries.

  • GHS alumnus to deliver 2019 graduation speech

    Charles Adams, class of 2008, will be the commencement speaker for this year’s Galax High School graduation ceremony, to be held on the athletic field June 8 at 9 a.m.

    Adams was born and raised in Galax and “did all of my schooling in Galax City public schools,” he says. He went on to the University of Virginia, graduating in 2012 with dual bachelors’ degrees in foreign affairs and global development studies.

  • Something To Do from May 3, 2019


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

    • Uglydolls (PG)

    • Avengers: Endgame (2019) (PG-13)


  • Public Record from 5-1-2019

    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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in December of 2018, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from April 26, 2019


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

    • Avengers: Endgame (2019) (PG-13)

    • Breakthrough (PG)

    • The Curse of La Llorona (R)


  • Readers Hotline 5/22/19

    I live in Galax and ain’t never called, but I do have a concern. I go to the Crossroads Institute quite often to use the computers and read and never hear or see the director ever going anywhere to try to get something in the Wildwood park. That’s mine and your tax dollars at work. I pay my taxes and expect something. Maybe our new [city] council member can get things straight and I am so thankful for the Crossroads Institute. It is a wonderful facility for our folks.