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Today's News

  • Millions of taxpayers face refund delay in 2017

    Staff Report

    As many as 15 million taxpayers could have their refunds delayed until at least Feb. 15 next year, according to an analysis by tax preparation company H&R Block.

    The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act now requires the IRS to hold refunds for returns claiming the earned income tax credit (EITC) and additional child tax credit (ACTC) until Feb. 15. Approximately 30 million taxpayers claim these credits, with half filing early, H&R Block said in a news release.

  • Power out after driver hits AEP pole

    A single-vehicle accident left the driver with apparently minor injuries after hitting a street sign and a power pole in the 100 block of Oldtown Street in Galax at 4:58 p.m. on Monday, according to the Galax Police Department.

    Lorene Jean Cline, 32, of Galax, was driving a 2013 Nissan Titan heading east on West Oldtown Street when she drove off the right side of the road, hitting a “No Parking” street sign and an AEP power pole, destroying it and leaving a live wire down.

  • Man charged with breakin in while armed

    Staff Reports

    Last week’s felony arrests in Galax included an armed man who broke in to an apartment.

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, Paul Curtis Bond, 45, of Galax, was arrested on Dec. 3 by Officer Jason Hawks. Bond is charged with two counts of felony burglary (entering a house with intent to commit armed murder/rape/etc.) and misdemeanor intentional damage (valued at less than $1,000).

  • Suspect not guilty by reason of insanity

    HILLSVILLE — A Michigan man facing multiple felonies in Carroll County was found not guilty by reason of insanity following a court appearance on Nov. 29.

    Jason Andrew Broderick, 34, of Adrian, Mich., was involved in a high-speed chase in Carroll County on April 10. Following the incident, Broderick was charged with five felonies including malicious assault on a law enforcement officer, two counts of assault of a law enforcement officer, destruction of property with intent and eluding police.

  • Career fair promotes local manufacturing jobs

    A Manufacturing Career Fair will be held on Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, at The Crossroads Institute in Galax, put on by area workforce partner organizations and local businesses.

    The career fair is open to the public and registration is not required.

  • Fire destroys Greenville Road home

    Galax firefighters were on the scene of a house fire at 374 Greenville Road early Thursday morning, just outside the city limits in Grayson County.

    No one was home at the time. The property is a rental home owned by Conley Kyle.

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene at 2:37 a.m. Also responding were the Galax Police Department, Grayson County Sheriff's Office and Appalachian Power.

    Damage to the structure and interior was extensive, and firefighters are still working to determine the cause.

  • He's five

    Levi Kristopher Ward celebrated his fifth birthday Oct. 4 with a Minecraft rock climbing/pool party at Wytheville Rec Center. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence and has three brothers, Braeden, Luke, and Grayson. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Public record for 12/7/16 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 May in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • 2016 Letters to Santa


     

     

    Ms. Vance's Second Grade Homeroom

    Fries School

     

    Dear Santa,

    I have been good this year. I was nice to my mom, and I helped my mom clean the dishes. For Christmas, I would like a bicycle and Shopkins. I will leave you some cookies and milk. Thank you!

    Love,

    Judy

     

    Dear Santa,

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    Mrs. Lawson’s Third Grade Class

    St. Paul School

    Cana, Virginia

     

    Dear Santa,