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Today's News

  • Which books can be excluded from library?

    The Galax High School’s library book committee has made progress in recent months, developing a system and testing it out on books that are typically geared towards the teen population to weed out what some consider objectionable volumes.
    Now that an idea is taking shape, the committee is working to fine-tune the screening system, called a matrix, and ready it for use.
    The GHS library is shared by middle and high school students.

  • Nelson, Rippey to be married

    Harold and Judy Nelson of Galax announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole, to William Matthew Rippey, son of Tommy Rippey and Janie Morris of Cana.

    Nelson is a 2005 graduate of Galax High School.
    She is a 2008 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, where she received an associate in applied science degree of veterinary technology.
    She is employed at Galax Veterinary Clinic.
    Rippey is a 2003 graduate of Carroll County High School.
    He is employed at Wal-Mart in Galax.

  • Sapp, Cole marry

    Mary Sharlene Sapp and Jeffrey Lee Cole of Fries were united in marriage Jan. 18, 2014, by the Rev. John Williams and the Rev. Bene Haga at Fries Baptist Church.
    The bride is the daughter of Junior and Darlene Anderson. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Vaughan.

    The bridegroom is the son of Pauline Cole and the late Bobby Cole. He is the grandson of Lillian Hash.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and children.
    Maid of honor was Amber Tate, daughter of the bride and groom.

  • Public record for 3/5/14 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 2-16, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • N.C. driver killed in Carroll crash

    HILLSVILLE — A single-vehicle crash Sunday on Greenberry Road led to the death of a 37-year-old Winston-Salem, N.C., man, according to the Virginia State Police.
    Trooper J.R. Alderman responded to Greenberry Road, a little more than a half-mile north of Horton Road in Carroll County, after a 6:45 p.m. report of a crash involving a 2001 Cadillac, according to the report.
    The incident occurred when the vehicle was traveling north on Greenberry when it ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and a tree and overturned.

  • Drivers injured in Danville Pike wreck

    LAUREL FORK — Volunteers from both Laurel Fork and Hillsville fire departments responded to free those hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 11327 Danville Pike that occurred at 7:15 a.m. Monday.

  • Honaker, Ray finish strong to oust Galax

    BRISTOL –– Megan Ray might be the only high school basketball player who uses a jumpshot technique at the free throw line. Thursday, Ray jumpstarted her Honaker team when it needed her the most.

    In a nip-and-tuck battle with a Group 1A state tournament berth on the line, Ray scored 12 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter to elevate Honaker past Galax 54-48 in the Region 1A West semifinals at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.

  • Galax back in state tourney

    UPDATE: Galax will play its Group 1A state semifinal game Friday at 6 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center against 1A East champion Altavista. The winner of that game will play the winner between Radford and Surry for the state championship next Saturday (March 15) at 2 p.m. at VCU.

     

    BRISTOL –– They’re baaaaack.

  • Veto likely for student prayer protection bill

    Legislation aimed at ensuring students’ right to pray and engage in other religious expression at school has passed the General Assembly, but not by sufficient margins to overcome a promised veto by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
    State Sen. Bill Carrico’s bill passed the House of Delegates on a 64-34 vote on Feb. 26. It had earlier cleared the Senate, 20-18. Neither vote is enough to override a veto, which requires a two-thirds majority.

  • Officer warns of dangerous dogs in city

    Animal Control officer Veronica Bryant is warning the Galax community about a recent problem of dogs running loose in the city.
    Opening the door to let the dog outside, even if it’s just for a few minutes to use the bathroom, could result in more than an owner’s typical fears of the dog getting lost or killed in a car accident.