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  • General Assembly considers hunting bills

    Landmark News Service

    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries lists 23 bills that have been introduced to the 2016 General Assembly.

    They range from free fishing days to the sale of animal parts to incentives for hunter education.

    Arguably, the most important bill was introduced by Del. C. Matthew Fariss and deals with what some landowners in the state see as a growing problem – the release of hunting hounds onto property where the owners don’t want them.

  • Galax man charged in factory vandalism

    Corey Dean Hodges of Galax has been arrested and charged with acts of vandalization at Vaughan-Bassett Furniture that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage and shut the plant down for a day, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

    Clark said that Hodges, 27, was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with burglary with intent to commit a felony and felony destruction of property.

    There was no word at press time Wednesday night if there was anyone else involved in the incident, or what Hodges’ motive was in the alleged crime.

  • Engen, Helmick united in marriage

    Ches R. Helmick and Meagan Van Engen were united in marriage Jan. 9 at Old Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg.
    The groom is employed with Edward Jones Investments in Galax.

    The bride is finishing her doctoral degree at Virginia Tech and plans to move to Galax immediately.

  • Public record for 2/10/16 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 additional 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:

  • Readers' Hotline 2/8/16

    Kudos to VDOT

  • Cavaliers let lead slip away in loss to Pulaski County

     DUBLIN –– Pulaski County bounced back from a 12-point halftime deficit and overtook Carroll County 55-52 in a River Ridge District game Friday night.

    Trailing 29-17 at intermission, the Cougars got 14 points from Miguel Garcia in the third quarter to cut the gap to 40-36, then completed the comeback in the fourth.

    Garcia led all scorers with 22 points and Logan Robertson added 13 for the Cougars.

  • Tide turns tables on Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT – The Galax Maroon Tide got some revenge against the Rural Retreat Indians last Friday night.

    Earlier in the week, the Indians played the Maroon Tide on Galax’s home turf and won both games. That wasn’t the case last Friday at Rural Retreat.

    Both Maroon Tide teams came into their respective games well prepared and determined make a better showing.

  • Cavaliers spread the wealth

    HILLSVILLE –– Given the fact that in basketball, assists are also known as ‘dimes,’ and given the fact that Carroll County’s girls had 19 dimes Friday, if Cavalier coach Marc Motley had a nickel for every time his players dished a dime, he’d almost have a dollar’s worth of nickels.

    On the other hand, one can’t assign a monetary value to a 3-pointer.

  • With great power...

    Spider-Man once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

    No wait… that’s not right. Spider-Man didn’t coin that phrase, did he? But a quick Pinterest or Google search will provide countless images, “memes” and quotable graphics that “prove” he did.

    But let’s take a closer look. Further searches online will attribute this famous phrase to several icons from our past; Voltaire, Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt and Lord Melbourne are just a few of them.

  • Monday is deadline to register to vote in March 1 primaries

    If you want to vote in the primaries in Virginia, Feb. 8 is the deadline to register.

    Primaries are March 1, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A valid photo ID is required to vote.

    The deadline for absentee ballot by mail application is 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. The deadline for absentee ballot by appearing in-person is 5 p.m. on Feb. 27.