Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 3/20/19

    Support your community
    It’s going to take more than the city council to get Galax a going. Us citizens has got to join in, too. If there’s new business, we got to support them and quit going off to Winston-Salem and Roanoke to buy everything. It’s up to us, too.

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  • Sky View Academy kids learn to help others

    Young ministers of the Sky View Academy let their commitment of creating a solid foundation for youth flourish this past week by donating an array of useful items to the Tri-Area Pregnancy Center in Galax, to be dispersed to new parents and children in the Twin Counties.

    The academy, a ministry of Sky View Missionary Baptist Church in Fancy Gap, is comprised of children and members of the congregation with the collective mission of providing local children with a solid foundation to thrive physically, mentally and spiritually.

  • Police pursue suspect on foot in Cana

    CANA – Two Cana residents were taken into custody this past week following a brief pursuit on foot involving a K9 officer, after police found weapons and illicit substances in the vehicle they were driving.

    A report from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner states that deputies arrested two individuals at Love’s Truck Stop on March 13 for narcotic violations.

  • Grayson moves ahead with housing rehab efforts

    INDEPENDENCE — At its Feb. 14 meeting, the Grayson County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution regarding Phase II of the Eagle Bottom Housing and Rehabilitation Project.

    The resolution authorizes the county administrator to sign and submit documents to apply for a $700,000 Community Development Block Grant, as well as documents associated with the implementation of Phase II.

    The board further resolved that all beneficiaries of the project will be low- to moderate-income residents of the county as of July 1.

  • Drugs, guns, cash seized in Carroll

    After finding significant amounts of drugs, cash and semi-automatic weapons, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two individuals from North Carolina on March 16.

    According to a report from Carroll County Sheriff Office, the suspects were apprehended on Interstate 77 after deputies observed the driver traveling in a reckless manner.

  • Galax slips past Carroll 6-3

    Galax took an early lead and answered every Carroll County challenge, holding on for a 6-3 win in a nondistrict softball game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-1) took an early lead on a two-out, two-strike, two-run double by Hannah Davis in the bottom of the second that scored Saige Leonard and Kendall Sturgill.

    Carroll County (1-1) tied it up in the top of the third on RBI doubles from Shelby Horton and Josie Quesenberry but Galax answered in the home half when Ashlyn Brady singled home a run and scored on Peyton Edwards’ ground out.

  • Cavaliers overpower Galax

    Carroll County scored eight runs in the first inning and held off Galax in a three-hour marathon, taking a 16-9 nondistrict baseball victory last Thursday in Felts Park.

    Both teams came into the game with one appearance after playing their season opening games last Wednesday. The Cavaliers were fresh off a close 4-3 victory over Pulaski County after Brant Davidson scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Galax lost its opener to Blacksburg, 9-7.

  • Readers Hotline 3/18/19

    Art or junk?

  • Judge dismisses charge of causing deputy's death

    HILLSVILLE – Just over two years since the death of Carroll County Deputy Curtis Bartlett in the line of duty, a case against the man many blamed for his death was finally heard in court.

    The March 13 jury trial was to determine Joseph A. Lambert’s level of accountability for the fatal results of his actions.

  • Grayson supervisors address agriculture

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors, during their Feb. 14 meeting, discussed agricultural incentives with two different groups within the county.

    Ashley Edwards, community horticulture agent, was first to speak and used the opportunity to highlight some of the projects she’s been involved with during her time with the Extension office.