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Today's News

  • Fire destroys Pine Crest Apartments in Galax

     

  • Galax man charged with attempted murder

    A spokesperson for Galax Police Chief Rick Clark advised that Austin Kenneth Rupert Wagg, 20, of Galax has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses by the Galax Police Department.

  • Readers' Hotline 8/20/2014

    Fries concerns
    I’m a concerned citizen of Fries. I’ve got some kids that play football over here. Last year they took up over $1,000 on a car wash to buy new equipment and I just wonder why none of the equipment showed up. Also, at the town meeting, you got to either be a member on the board to speak or you are not allowed to speak. I would like to know why.

    Refusing expansion

  • Judy Bolt new Galax HR Director

    By SHAINA STOCKTON and SHANNON WATKINS

    Staff

  • Antique store, coffee shop to close in Galax

    After 21 years of operations, the Antique Apple and George's Cones and Coffee of downtown Galax are closing this Saturday.

    “We've been blessed,” said George Valdez, co-owner, with his wife Kathy, who are retiring and hope to sell the businesses.

    The antique and gift shop started out in the old Truitt Dress Shop building across the street before the business outgrew it. The Valdezes say they bought their second, current location from Barry Greene, executor of the Globman's company.

  • She's six

    Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her sixth birthday June 24. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries. Her sisters are Cheyenne and Trinity and her brother is Ryder Rose of Fries.

    Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and the late Connie Dowling of Fries. Her great-grandparents are Robert and the late Ressie Dowling of Fries and the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Allie Rose and Arlene Osborne of Independence.

  • Adams, Thomason wed

    Jessica Adams and Joshua Thomason were united in marriage May 9 in a beautiful private ceremony on the beach in Ocean Isle, N.C., with family attending.

    Jessica is the daughter of Rodger and Karen Adams and sister of Allison Adams. Josh is the son of Bobby and Brenda Thomason.
    Jessica’s maternal grandparents were the late James and Ann Cruise of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Annie Adams and the late Raymond Adams of the Beckley area of West Virginia.

  • Mays, Shaffner marry

    Holly Nicole Mays and Geoffrey Scott Shaffner were married June 28, 2014, at a 4 p.m. ceremony along the scenic New River.
    The ceremony was performed by Pastor Myron Dalton. A reception was held at Cliffview Church fellowship hall.

    The bride is the daughter of Mike and Dana Woodel and Larry and Darla Mays, all of Galax.
    The groom is the son of Steve and Janie Shaffner of Fries.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Larry Mays.

  • Public record for 8/20/14 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 in March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Governor announces 50 new jobs in Grayson County

    By Larry Chambers
    Staff

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe made a special trip to Grayson County Monday, to make two important economic development announcements that will provide 50 additional jobs to the area.
    The Governor announced that Hansen Turbine, which operates a plant on Edmonds Road and manufactures coating spray applications for the aircraft and turbine parts coating industry, will invest $2.5 million to expand its plant in Grayson County, creating 25 new jobs.