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  • Public record for 11/9/16 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Tide, Devils, Cavs state-bound

    The fall season has come to a close for many area teams but athletes from Galax, Carroll County and Grayson County extended their calendar by one more week recently by earning berths to their respective state cross country championships.

  • Patriots air it out early, topple Carroll 56-12

    HILLSVILLE –– Highly-favored Patrick Henry rolled into Hillsville last Friday night and the Patriots lived up to their ranking.

    They scored early in the first quarter and scored at random until the final horn when they ended the Cavaliers’ season on a losing note, 56-12.

    The Patriots are the second place team in the River Ridge District with a 6-1 district record and 8-2 overall while the Cavs finished last with an 0-7 district record and 1-9 overall.

  • ELECTION RESULTS NOVEMBER 2016

    Unofficial results from Virginia State Board of Elections and local registrars' offices.

     

    GRAYSON COUNTY

    GRAYSON SCHOOL BOARD:

    AT-LARGE SEAT

    • Tracy “Zeke” Anderson....26.41% (1,822)

    • Robert Benish................24.42% (1,685)

    • James Davis..................20.5% (1,414)

    • Philip Vaughan...............26.38% (1,820)

     

    PRESIDENT

  • No injuries in E. Stuart wreck in Galax

    Staff Report

    A two-vehicle accident on Oct. 28 at 6:18 p.m. on E. Stuart Drive near Cranberry Road left no injuries, according to a report issued by the Galax Police Department.

    A 2011 Nissan Frontier driven by Scottie Lee Brown, 44, of Galax, was traveling east on E. Stuart Drive, when traffic backed up and he came to a stop. A 1994 Nissan 300ZX driven by Angel Santiago Linares-Huerta, 19, of Woodlawn, struck Brown’s vehicle in the rear.

    The hood of the 300ZX went under the rear tires of the Frontier.

  • Twin Counties to honor veterans

    A number of local celebrations will be held Friday and Saturday for Veteran’s Day this year.

    The Rex Theater in downtown Galax will host a Veterans Day celebration on Friday from 7-9 p.m. for the Blue Ridge Backroads Live show.

    Three bands will be on stage: Amber Collins and Branch House Pavilion with special guest Johnny Williams, The Marshall Brothers and Rich In Tradition. Each will perform with the evening capped off with a grand finale of all three groups performing together.

  • Tide earns No. 1, draws Tigers

    Galax football went as far as it could possibly go last year, both metaphorically and literally. It remains to be seen how far the team will go in 2016, but Tide fans won’t have to go very far to find out.

  • Galax powers into playoffs

    Mathematically, Grayson County was still alive for a Region 2A West playoff spot entering Friday’s regular season finale at Galax. All the Blue Devils needed was a win over the Maroon Tide, a Carroll County victory over 5A Patrick Henry-Roanoke, a monumental upset by Bland County over Fort Chiswell plus a half-dozen or more other games to fall perfectly into place.

    All that math can be hard, but was rendered moot by the fact that 42 is greater than 14.

  • Vaughan wants to carry on predecessor's school goals

    INDEPENDENCE — Philip Vaughan, interim at-large member of the Grayson County School Board, has filed as a candidate in a special election Nov. 8 for the remainder of the term, following the sudden death of Vaughan’s friend and former board member Tim “T.T.” Carico.

    Vaughan, a Fries native and graduate of the school system, was selected by the board in August to serve as the at-large member for the remainder of the year. The special election will determine who holds the spot for the next three years, beginning in 2017.

  • Readers Hotline 11/7/16

    Editor’s note: We have grouped election-related Hotline comments into today’s edition in order to get them out of the way before Tuesday’s election. Calls received about other topics will appear in the Hotline on Wednesday. If you call to react to political comments below, your call may not be published if it’s more rehash. Because when it’s over, it’s over.

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