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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 5/18/16

    Flying debris
    When city employees mow the grass, can you please ask them to mow with the grass (and rocks or debris) flying away from the road and passing cars?

    Hiring process

  • Arrest made in double homicide

    UPDATED 5/18, 6:20 P.M.

    Staff Reports

    On Tuesday, Galax police arrested Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr. and charged him with the capital murder of 21-month-old Anastasia Alley and the first-degree murder of her mother, Alyssa Kenny, 28.

    Nofsinger, 36, of Galax, is being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin until his arraignment, which is scheduled for Friday.

  • To turn three

    Donald Peck of Cana will celebrate his birthday on May 15 with a family friends and frolic party.

    He will be three years old.

  • To turn three

    Donald Peck of Cana will celebrate his birthday on May 15 with family friends and a frolic party.

    He will be three years old.

  • To turn one

    Allie Beth Richardson will celebrate her first birthday on May 13. Her parents are Robert and Amanda Richardson of Rugby. 

    Her grandparents are Nona Richardson and the late Stanley Richardson of Rugby and Mike and Anita Spurlin of Baywood.

  • Public record for 5/18/16 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in September 2015 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Seven charged in Galax arrests

    Staff Reports

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, arrests last week included:

    • Michele Lynn Barr, 48, of Hillsville, arrested May 9 at 10:44 p.m. by Officer Drew Bobbitt for felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny;

    • Jason Michael Dunford, 37, of Max Meadows, arrested on May 11 at 11:25 a.m. by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for felony possession of Schedule I or II drugs;

  • U.S. 58 work in Carroll begins final phase

    Staff Report

    The widening project for U.S. 58 in Carroll, Floyd and Patrick counties is expected to be complete by fall.

    Contractor Branch Highways is widening U.S. 58 into a modern four-lane divided highway between Hillsville and Stuart.

    The contract for the 8.2-mile Laurel Fork section is for approximately $120 million. This is the fifth construction season for the Laurel Fork project. Weather allows crews to work May-October.

  • Fees on the rise in Carroll schools

    HILLSVILLE – Parents can start planning for the 2016-2017 school year as student fees for activities and meals were approved at the May meeting of the Carroll County School Board.

    Students and parents will be looking at an increase in meal prices across the board.

  • Galax moves forward with 2017 budget

    At the May 9 meeting, Galax City Council approved the school system’s fiscal year 2017 budget after a public hearing.

    The hearing drew no speakers. The budget, as presented to council, had no changes from its earlier version, according to Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill. At an earlier school board budget meeting, members had remarked on their pleasure at the increased state funding this year, and the ease of assigning items to the budget without needing to cut positions or programs.