Today's News

  • Galax tunes up for Leaf & String


  • Carroll deputies investigate Woodlawn death

    UPDATE - Police now characterize the death of a 54-year-old Woodlawn man as stemming from a farm accident, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner Thursday.

    A search began for Claude Gardner after family members reported him missing Tuesday. The search was called off after midnight due to bad weather to resume Wednesday.

    But family members found Gardner's body in a creek on his farm on Woodlawn Road at about 7 a.m. before the searchers returned.

  • There they go again

    Well, that figures.

    The last thing, the very last thing, that involved athletes representing Galax High School in the 2011-12 school year was the acceptance of a state championship trophy.

    The Maroon Tide won its third state title of the year – its first ever in baseball, 41 years removed from its most recent tournament appearance – by holding off a gritty Holston 9-8 in the Group A Division 1 championship game Saturday at Radford University.

  • Billboard targets I-77 travelers


  • Life Center of Galax expansion underway

    Life Center of Galax launched a major expansion last week, breaking ground for the construction of a new three-story patient dormitory, to include detox and medical units, a new dining room and serving facilities, therapeutic group rooms, a lecture hall, a new lobby and admissions offices, a patient courtyard and patient lounge space.
    The addition to the facility will expand the facility on Painter Street in Galax, its grounds and parking areas.

  • Caregiver charged with abuse


    INDEPENDENCE — A 49-year-old Galax woman has been charged in connection with the alleged abuse of an incapacitated adult in her care.
    On April 27, Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury indicted Melanie Melinda Melton of Longview Lane on one charge of abuse or neglect of incapacitated adult, which is a class 4 felony. The indictment was sealed.

  • Readers' Hotline 6/6/12

    Best ever
    To the caller complaining about the embankments in Fries, have the county hire the lawn person doing Fries School. It looks the best ever.

    Read it for yourself

  • Public record for 6/6/12 edition

    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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded March 27-April 20 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Hazzard Comes to Galax — with video


    Thousands of fans raced to Galax on Saturday to meet the stars and cars of the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard” in Felts Park. The event sponsored by Greg’s Core Supply, a local business.

    Several actors from the 1979-1985 show attended the second annual “Hazzard Comes to Galax" event, including  John Schneider (Bo Duke), Ben Jones (Cooter), Rick Hurst (Deputy Cletus), James Best (Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane) and Sonny Shroyer (Deputy Enos Strait).

  • Maroon Tide to play on

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– One impressive streak came to an end Thursday. Another is alive and kicking.

    Andres Medina saw his string of scoring at least three goals end at six games, but Galax earned a spot in the Group A state soccer tournament for the third straight year, powering past James River 4-1 in the Region C semifinals at the East River Soccer Complex.