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Today's News

  • Galax delays selection of new school architect

    The Galax School Board has decided to delay taking action on proposals from two architectural and engineering firms regarding a new elementary school.

    The board discussed the proposals on Dec. 9, at a meeting in the current elementary school’s library.

    The two firms, Hughes & Associates and Thompson & Litton, submitted proposals to design the new elementary school on the Kipling Lane property that the school system recently bought.

  • Hospital planning for 2015

    The Twin County Regional Healthcare’s CEO says 2014 was “a year of investment and a year of growth.”

    Jon Applebaum addressed the TCRH Community Advisory Group on Dec. 4 to review Twin County Regional Hospital’s past year and look at what is planned for 2015.

    The meeting took place after an open house for the new MRI scanner.

  • Teachers: don't cut salaries to fix budget

    INDEPENDENCE – As Grayson County administrators look to make up a $500,000 budget deficit, the division’s education association president suggests they avoid reducing teachers’ pay.

    Grayson County Education President Rebecca Absher spoke to the school board at its regular meeting this week after rumors began circulating that administrators were considering cuts that would affect teachers’ pay.

  • Readers Hotline 12/17/14

    Honest people
    Special thanks to the gentleman who saw my billfold fall from my moving vehicle and retrieved it. They stopped me at the next red light and returned it. Thank God for honest people. God bless you.

    Ticket paid off

  • He's one

    Briley McKinley Marshall turned one on Dec. 10. His birthday was celebrated with a turtle party with friends and family. He is the son of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    His big sisters are Izzie and Cassie Marshall. His grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. His great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • He's three

    Levi Kristopher Ward turned three on Oct. 4. He celebrated with a monster bouncy house party at his home. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence.

    He has two brothers, Braeden and Luke. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • She's 100

    Agnes Marie Lundy Cox of Independence turned 100 years old on Aug. 19. She celebrated with family and friends at the Flat Rock Community Building.

    She has two children: Harry Cox, and Anne Cox Collins and spouse Kendall Collins of San Francisco, Calif. She has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with one more on the way. She loves to get out on the farm, go for rides and do word searches. She thanked everyone for coming to her party and for the gifts and cards received.

  • She's four

    Madison Abigail Sluss turned four on Oct. 22. She celebrated on Oct. 25 at the Galax Recreation Department with a pool party with a “Frozen” theme, with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has two brothers, Brandon and Cayson Sluss. Her grandparents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C., and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.

  • Public record for 12/17/14 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in June in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Carroll County girls looking to take next step

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls’ basketball team won 19 games last year with two seniors and one junior on a club that was led in scoring by two freshmen. A single 12th-grader is listed on this year’s team. In one respect, that’s the last Cavalier coach Marc Motley would like to hear about his team’s youth.