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  • Hunter shot, in critical condition

    A Galax man is in critical condition after an accidental shooting in Grayson County on Saturday.

    Lt. Rex Hill of the Virginia Department of Inland Fisheries said Jose Lopez-Cruz, 36, was part of a group that was hunting for deer on Andrews Farm in Grayson County.

    Hill said Lopez-Cruz was not hunting, but was coming up on the group when Edward Culler, 55, mistook him for a deer.

    Lopez-Cruz was airlifted to North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, where he was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon.

  • Country 'Idol' to perform in Galax

    Fifth season “American Idol” contestant and country music artist Kellie Pickler is scheduled to perform at Galax First Baptist Church on Dec. 14 as part of the annual Morgan Shepherd Charitable Fund visit to the Twin Counties.

    The concert at 4 p.m. is free and open to the public.

    The Dec. 14 event will also include the band Mountain Creek Harmony, "Mayberry Deputy" David Browning and Christian comedian Barry McGee.

  • Remote diagnosis available

    Twin County Regional Hospital began using a new teleneurology program Tuesday morning, which will allow medical staff to rapidly connect with board-certified neurologists using videoconferencing at the patient's bedside.

    TCRH, in conjunction with Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., can now provide a high level of emergency stroke and critical neurology care 24 hours a day.

  • End of the road for car tax relief?

    One of the sacred cows in Virginia’s budget — car tax relief for residents — is among items that outgoing Gov. Tim Kaine and his team are analyzing as they look to plug a state revenue hole estimated at $2.7 billion to $3.5 billion.

    Particulars of the discussions are hazy as budget talks occur among a select group of high-ranking state officials. A request for documents about the proposal made through the state open records law was denied.

  • Nutcracker ballet opens this weekend

    Like trimming a Christmas tree, The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre’see annual ballet, The Nutcracker, is a much-anticipated holiday tradition and celebration for many local families – and the fifth annual production may just be the equivalent of placing the glowing angel atop a 12-foot Fraser fir.ee

  • Public record for 12/16/09 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 Oct. 26-Nov. 6 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

    Steele Franklin Carrico to Jose Ortiz. A tract in the Sulphur Springs District. $34,000.

  • Public record for 12/9/09 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 Oct. 13 to 23 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Firefighter reinstated by emergency services board

     

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Emergency Services Board and the Hillsville Fire Department now seem to be on the same page in regard to the reinstatement of a department member.

  • Christmas chest project begins

    This marks the 27th year that the Galax Y's Men's Club has spearheaded the annual Community Christmas Chest Fund, which provides Christmas boxes filled with food to 450 families in need.

    This year, the goal is to raise $24,750 to provide to these families. Each of the boxes will be loaded with $55 worth of food.

  • Juvenile charged with threat against CCIS

    HILLSVILLE — A male juvenile student at Carroll County Intermediate has been arrested in connection with a dual threat at the school Nov. 6, authorities and educators announced last Thursday.

    The charge involves a communicating a threat in writing to kill and to bodily harm others at the intermediate school. The threat was found in an envelope that also contained a harmless white powder, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.