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Today's News

  • BRCC hosts member-guest tournament

    Pace Snow of Galax and Tyler Rutherford of Independence teamed up to win the highly competitive Blue Ridge Country Club Member-Guest golf tournament last weekend.

    Snow and Rutherford carded a 7-under-par 63 in Saturday’s best ball format tournament and followed it up with an 8-under 62 on Sunday for a 125 total.

    Second place went to the team of Brad Chambers of Galax and Andy Routh of Randleman, N.C. They shot a 6-under 64 on Saturday and 7-under 63 on Sunday for a 127 total.

    Two teams tied for third place.

  • Fant to run for second term

    INDEPENDENCE — Col. John Fant has announced that he will seek re-election and has been certified as an independent candidate for the Supervisor At Large seat in Grayson County.
    The seat is up for re-election Nov. 5. Fant is currently running unopposed, according to the State Board of Elections database.
    Col. Fant won the At-Large Supervisor seat in the Nov. 2015 general election.
    During his last campaign, his three major areas of focus were small business development, vocational education, and communications infrastructure.

  • Four charged in Galax for attempting to prevent arrest

    Four people have been charged with obstruction of justice in Galax for allegedly preventing a police officer from arresting a fugitive from justice.
    On July 16, Officer Tyler Houk observed a wanted subject enter a residence Eastview Street, according to a report from the Galax Police Department. Sgt. Shawny Jones, Officer Dakota Martin and Officer Eduardo Mata arrived as backup.

  • Two arrested in homicide case

    CARROLL —Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with a body that was discovered near the New River Trail last week.
    Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner confirmed last Thursday, July 26, that investigators obtained warrants for Kayla Ann Fulton and Codie Nathanial Fletcher, both with a Warren Lane address in Galax. The two were charged with the murder of 20 year-old Alexandra Dare Taylor.
    Fulton, 20, was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the improper disposal of a human body.

  • Area players fill district, region softball spots

    Grayson County and Galax each had one player named to the first team in all-Mountain Empire District voting, while the Blue Devils had four second-team picks. Carroll County had one player named to the second team in all-Three Rivers District balloting.

    Ashlyn Brady was Galax’s representative on the MED and all-Region 1C first team as a shortstop. A senior, Brady led the Maroon Tide in nearly every offensive statistical category, including her .525 batting average (31-for-59), 20 runs scored, two home runs, four triples, six doubles and eight stolen bases.

  • Fake bills showing up in Hillsville are ‘movie money’

    HILLSVILLE – Local law enforcement is advising business owners and members of the community to use caution when accepting large bills during transactions, after a recent discovery of counterfeit “movie money” was discovered at businesses in the Hillsville area.

  • Grayson gears up for second annual fair

    ELK CREEK — Michelle Pridgen, organizer for the Grayson County Fair, is excited to see the fair enter its second year with a variety of new competitions, activities and demonstrations.
    The Grayson County Fair and the Youth Livestock Show will be held the weekend of Aug. 10 at Bottomley’s Farm and Evergreens in Elk Creek. The fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and the livestock show will span two days, beginning Friday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. and continuing Saturday, Aug. 10. from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • State Police planning Public Safety Day

    HILLSVILLE – Local law enforcement will hold Twin County Public Safety Day next month to provide an opportunity to learn about services and equipment designed to keep the community safe.
    The Virginia State Police Division IV, Area 25, will be coordinating this year’s event, to take place at the Grover King VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The event is free.

  • Victim stabbed, thrown from vehicle

    Two suspects from Galax are in custody after law enforcement discovered a disabled vehicle that was allegedly used in connection with a stabbing and robbery that took place earlier this week in Pulaski County.
    Police say one of the suspects also attempted a carjacking in Carroll County.
    Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported on July 22, just before 5 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Collier School Road in reference to a male subject who had attempted to steal a vehicle.

  • State Police Planning Public Safety Day

    HILLSVILLE – Local law enforcement will hold Twin County Public Safety Day next month to provide an opportunity to learn about services and equipment designed to keep the community safe.

    The Virginia State Police Division IV, Area 25, will be coordinating this year’s event, to take place at the Grover King VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free.