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Today's News

  • Huff indicted for involuntary manslaughter

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Amanda Pearle Huff, 27, of Hillsville, was indicted by a Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury Monday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter that resulted in the death of a Max Meadows woman.

    The charge against Huff stems from a two-vehicle head-on crash that occurred at 4314 Danville Pike on March 26

  • She's one

    Kenzi Juliann Hennis celebrated her first birthday on Sept. 5 with a “Jesus Loves the Little Children” party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Chris and Lorie Hennis of Galax.

    Her older siblings are Andrew and Faith. Her grandparents are Harvey Hennis, Judy Hennis and Gary and Jan Guynn, all of Galax and Julian and Patti Price of Luray. Elizabeth Johnson of Galax is her great-grandmother from Galax.

  • Public record for 12/14/16 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 July in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers Hotline 12/12/16

    Pleasures in Galax
    The Galax Christmas parade was absolutely fabulous. A huge thank you to everyone that participated. The church floats were wonderful. All floats. Everyone did a wonderful job. A huge thank you to one of the oldest churches in Galax, the Galax Friends Church. Thank you for the cookies, the coffee, the hot chocolate. Thank you for serving the City of Galax, and all of those that participated in the parade. What a huge blessing it was. Wow, we have such pleasures here in Galax. Looking forward to our next parade.

  • Man pleads guilty to distributing veterinary medicine

    Staff Report

    ABINGDON – The former store manager of the Carroll County Cooperative pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to conspiring to defraud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA].

    Marlin Webb, 58, of Woodlawn, appeared in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon on Dec. 9, where he waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy.

  • House fire under investigation

    A residential fire on Greenville Road last week is under investigation.

    The early morning fire on Dec. 8 left massive damage but no injuries or deaths, according to Chief David Hankley of the Galax Volunteer Fire Department. No one was home at the time.

  • Nelson retiring as Galax rec director

    Galax Parks & Recreation Director Dave Nelson, who will retire on Dec. 31, recently took a few minutes to discuss his career and what he’s loved about the job.

    “Thirty-seven years and one month is what’ll it’ll be,” said Nelson. “I came here as the sports and athletic coordinator in 1979. The director at that time was Richard Black.”

  • 'Mountains of Music' to expand

    Staff Reports

    The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, announced its third annual Mountains of Music Homecoming event will take place June 9-17, 2017, in more than 50 communities throughout 19 counties in Southwest Virginia.

    Galax’s two-day HoustonFest is one of the featured performances, and Hillsville will host one of the celebration’s new “feastivals,” which combine farm-to-table food with live music.

  • Community Food Fund passes halfway mark

    Staff Report

    The Community Christmas Food Fund Live Radio Broadcast and Auction Fundraiser on Dec. 4 at Walmart was a successful start to the fundraising effort.

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department’s goal is to raise $30,000 to purchase food to fill 1,100 food boxes for 550 area families in need. These families live in the eastern side of Grayson County, the City of Galax and the western side of Carroll County.

  • Give from the heart this holiday season

    One of the warmest feelings this time of year is sitting down for dinner with family and friends and celebrating the season.

    But, not everyone has the means to provide a hearty Christmas dinner. Unemployment, disability, sickness and the infirmities of age are the Grinches that so often rob this time of cheer.

    That’s where some true holiday heroes come in.