Today's News

  • Guns, drugs seized after high-speed Carroll chase

    One local resident and another individual from out of state were arrested after attempting to elude deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.

    Chief Deputy Gary Bourne reported that on Oct. 12 at approximately 10:40 a.m., Carroll Deputy Bradley Hoffman attempted to stop a vehicle traveling on U.S. 221 due to a traffic infraction.

  • Nonprofit needs new home

    Willing Partners is looking for a new home, according to director Kathy Cooley.

    The nonprofit, which houses a thrift store and food bank, has to be out of its current location in the Roses/Grants shopping center by Dec. 31. “Harding & Associates have rented it to Carilion Clinic,” said Cooley, who added that Willing Partners is grateful for having had a home there since around 2003.

    For five years before that, the fledgling charity operated from a church basement.

  • Arrest resolves other stolen vehicle cases

    Staff Report

    The recovery of a stolen vehicle resulted in the arrest of a suspect in similar cases, according to a report from the Galax Police Department.

    On Oct. 10, Sgt. Trevor Jefferson responded to a motor vehicle accident on Floyd Mountain Lane in Galax.

    Upon investigation, the vehicle was found to have been reported stolen from a location in Galax, the police report said.

  • Fire destroys Woodlawn home

    WOODLAWN — A residence in Woodlawn was rendered a total loss last week after being rapidly consumed by a fire just moments after homeowners had left the residence.
    According to reports from the Hillsville and Galax fire departments, a fire call was dispatched on Forest Oak Road at 10:06 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, after neighbors reportedly saw heavy smoke. Reports of visible smoke were also documented from areas of Highway 58.
    Details confirm that the fire spread throughout the entire home; however the source of the fire is unknown at this time.

  • City council honors retiring police chief

    The final official moment of departing Galax Police Chief Rick Clark’s career took place at the Oct. 8 city council meeting.
    His retirement ceremony conducted by Mayor C.M. Mitchell lasted a little over five minutes and brought many in the room to the brink of tears.
    Clark, along with his wife, Susan, retired director of Social Services for Galax, stood at the front of the room.

  • Grand larceny suspect arrested in Carroll County

    CARROLL — A third party organization assisted the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCSHP) and Virginia State Police (VSP) in the apprehension of a subject driving a stolen vehicle on Friday.
    Reports from the VSP confirm that in the morning of Oct. 19, just before 11 a.m., troopers from the NCSHP were contacted by SiriusXM satellite radio, a third party broadcasting corporation that provides radio services through use of satellites and global positioning equipment to customers in the United States.

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  • Maroon Tide beats up on Bears

    Galax emphatically put an end to an eight-match slide Tuesday night, using overwhelming runs in the first two sets and pulling away late in the third to sweep Bland County 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District match.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 4-16 overall and 2-8 in the MED with its 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 win.

  • Sturgill records 1,000th assist in Galax win

    MAX MEADOWS –– Kendall Sturgill reached a career milestone and Galax won back-to-back matches for the first time this season Thursday night as the Maroon Tide toppled Fort Chiswell 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match.

    Sturgill, a junior setter, put up 33 assists and topped 1,000 assists for her career in Galax’s 25-16, 25-18, 25-19 win over the Pioneers. The victory was the second straight for the Maroon Tide (5-15 overall, 3-8 MED) since snapping an eight-game slide Tuesday with a win over Bland County.

  • Grayson gets past Pioneers

    MAX MEADOWS –– In a defensive struggle that saw Grayson County limited to fewer than 100 rushing yards, the Blue Devils managed to pull out a 14-7 win Friday over Fort Chiswell in a key Mountain Empire District game at C.F. McKinney Stadium.