Today's News

  • 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.

  • Eight-run lead safe enough in finals

    GLADE SPRING –– It took a year, but Galax finally figured out what was an insurmountable lead when playing Holston – eight runs, not seven.

    Galax bolted to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, took a 10-2 lead into the seventh and held it this time around, blowing past Holston in the Region C Division 1 championship game at Patrick Henry High School. The win brings with it a home game in the first round of the Division 1 state tournament Tuesday, either against Clintwood or Castlewood. Those two met Sunday for the Region D title.

  • Tide breaks through on diamond

    UPDATE: Galax will open state tournament play on Tuesday against Clintwood at Calfee Park in Pulaski. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.


    GLADE SPRING –– An affable and well-meaning but tongue-tied public address announcer made a mess of player introductions for both teams preceding the Region C Division 1 baseball semifinals Thursday. The guy behind the mic at least got a second chance to get Galax’s right.

  • Budget concerns don't translate to action

    Listening to the talk from people on the street and reading comments on message boards, social media and in the newspaper, it would appear that many Galax citizens feel strongly about the city’s proposal to raise taxes to balance its 2012-2013 budget.
    However, those concerns did not translate into participation in two public hearings held last week.
    Galax City Council held hearings at its May 28 meeting on both the city budget and the schools budget.
    No citizens spoke at either one.