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  • Two injured in 3-vehicle crash in Woodlawn

    WOODLAWN – A man faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence, after a three-vehicle accident on Nov. 27. The wreck occurred on Airport Road in Carroll County.

    According to a report from Trooper C.M. Delp with the Virginia State Police, authorities were notified of a motor vehicle accident at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27. The accident had taken place on Route 743 (Airport Road), about one-tenth of a mile north of Route 958 (Witts End Road) in Woodlawn.

  • Gift establishes scholarship for technical skills

    When Anne Vaughan of Galax had trouble finding a plumber and a bricklayer, she realized that the area needs a workforce trained in technical skills.

    She decided to do something about that, by donating $200,000 to Wytheville Community College for a new scholarship.

    Vaughan, widow of the late John Vaughan of Vaughan Furniture, presented the gift in a public announcement held at the Crossroads Institute last week.

  • 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

    Mrs. Lawson’s Third Grade Class

    St. Paul School

    Cana, Virginia


    Dear Santa,

  • 2016 Letters to Santa

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    Mrs. Lawson’s Third Grade Class

    St. Paul School

    Cana, Virginia

     

    Dear Santa,

  • Readers Hotline 12/7/16

    Obey the law

  • Readers Hotline 12/5/16

    Many thanks
    This is a great big thank you to Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church from Harmony Village for the wonderful meal you delivered to us on Thanksgiving Day. It was delicious and greatly appreciated by everyone. Thank you so very much and may God bless each and every one of you.

    Vultures overhead
    When is Galax going to get rid of these vultures? We had Thanksgiving at my house and everybody was making comments about the vultures. They are nasty and it was very embarrassing. I think Galax needs to do something.

  • America must begin building

    The notion that a builder (President-elect Donald Trump) could combine with spenders (Democrats and a smattering of Republicans) on a massive infrastructure push has seized Washington’s imagination.

    “Here’s how President-elect Trump could unify a bitterly divided America,” announced James B. Stewart in a New York Times column. By providing “well-paying jobs to many of the millions of disaffected workers who voted for him, and lift the economy, stock market and tax rolls.”

  • Galax stonewalled in semis

    Galax’s 63-21 loss to Riverheads in the Group 1A state semifinals Saturday could be analyzed a thousand different ways.