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Today's News

  • Bill would have allowed prayer at government meetings

    RICHMOND — A Virginia Senate committee narrowly rejected a measure to authorize public prayers at government meetings — a common practice at town and city council, school board and county supervisors’ meetings in the Twin Counties.

    The Senate General Laws and Technology Committee killed the measure on an 8-7 vote.

  • Four charged in three drug-related incidents

    Four people were arrested for various charges during a drug-related investigation by the Galax Police Department on Feb. 21.

    Two Galax residents were arrested and charged with possession of narcotics after the execution of a search warrant at Glendale Apartments.

    Misty Rena Urbina, 33, and William Bradley Earp, 23, both of Galax, were both charged with possession of marijuana, possession of morphine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Accident apparently causes injuries, traffic blockage

    A two-vehicle accident tied up traffic and left several with apparent injuries on Tuesday evening at around 5:30 p.m.

    The accident, which involved a blue Ford Escort and a tan Ford Expedition occurred on Route 58 in Galax, situated between Subway and Aaron's. The center lane, as well as the lefthand lanes in both directions, were blocked as police and rescue vehicles converged on the scene. Galax police and Virginia State Police directed traffic around the accident.

    Numerous persons were transported away from the scene by ambulance.

  • Turns 80

    L.D. Galyean celebrated his 80th birthday Feb. 18 with family at his home in Galax.

    He still works every day and stays young at heart.

  • Public record for 3/4/15 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 in July of 2014 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Region tournament pairings

    REGION 1A WEST BOYS

    Quarterfinals at higher seed

    Monday

    Radford 74, Haysi 35

    Galax 60, Eastside 54, 3OT

    George Wythe 76, Twin Springs 54

    Honaker 75, Covington 63

    Semifinals at Lebanon H.S.

    Wednesday

    Radford vs. Galax, 6 pm

    George Wythe vs. Honaker, 7:30

    Championship at Lebanon H.S.

    Thursday

    Semifinal winners, 7:30 pm

     

  • Eagles upend Cavaliers in Conf. 24 semis

    DANVILLE –– George Washington made amends for two blowout losses in the regular season to Carroll County and ended the Cavaliers’ season with a 59-43 win in the Conference 24 girls’ semifinals Wednesday.

    Carroll County (16-7) had defeated the Eagles by 18 and 12 points in their two regular season meetings, but the Cavaliers went the entire first quarter Wednesday without a field goal and never recovered.

  • Blue Devils rough up Grundy

    RICHLANDS –– One of the biggest advantages of being a top seed in a postseason tournament is getting an extra day’s rest while the lower seeds battle it out in the first round. With what seemed like an eternity between the tournament’s scheduled starting date and the time No. 1 Grayson County finally got on the floor for its Conference 39 girls’ semifinal, being fresh was the least of anyone’s concern. Thus it all came down to who’s the better basketball team.

  • Galax drops title game to George Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– George Wythe did a few things differently Friday in avenging its only two setbacks of the year.

    The Maroons ditched the man defense they had employed in losses of nine and 14 points to Galax. They put forth a bit more effort. But the two biggest adjustments were that they didn’t find themselves in an early gaping hole, and they didn’t allow Maroon Tide shooter Clif Conley to turn the night into his own personal game of around-the-world.

  • Readers Hotline 3/2/15

    Selective enforcement
    Why does Hillsville let some downtown merchants get away with parking in front of their store all day when it is supposed to be a two-hour limit? I, as a customer, can’t find a parking space. This is especially bad on the north end of town. You only enforce some of the laws. If I did this, I would get a ticket. Either remove the limit or enforce the law.

    Said it well