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Today's News

  • American Legion honors former leader

    A carpet of browning leaves was raked aside to expose the ground over the final resting place of Floyd Winfield Williams and his wife, Mary Vass Williams, at Galax’s Felts Cemetery on Veterans Day.

    A brief ceremony including a 21-gun salute in their honor was held by the American Legion Post #245 — which was named in memory of Williams — with the assistance of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7726.

  • Public record for 11/12/14 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 May 1-14 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Hillsville denies zoning request for apartments

    HILLSVILLE — The Town of Hillsville has rejected a proposal to rezone 319 Edgewood Drive from a residential to multi-residential property.

    Prior to the town’s decision, a public hearing was held on Oct. 27 to hear concerns from the community regarding the proposal.

    According to the Hillsville Planning Commission, 18 people were opposed to the proposal at the meeting, and three other citizens called to communicate their disapproval to the commission afterwards.

  • Center helps grow small local businesses

    HILLSVILLE ― Local small businesses created fewer jobs this year and fewer new businesses started up, but more existing companies expanded and jobs were retained.

    These figures came from the Blue Ridge Crossroads Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Galax, which works with local entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses.

    Mandy Archer, director of the SBDC, gave a report on this year’s figures to the Carroll County IDA at its Nov. 4 meeting.

  • Readers Hotline 11/12/14

    Standing tall
    I’m just watching something on TV that I cannot believe. The only coward in our country is this president. God bless Netanyahu [the prime minister of Israel]. I wish we had somebody 1/100th the man he is to run this country. How dare anybody talk about him when he is the only leader in this world trying to do something to protect his people. Not like our president.

    Same as you

  • Alice Gerrard, others, to perform at CCSA in Galax

    A woman who helped blaze a trail for other female musicians in folk and bluegrass will perform this Saturday at the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax.

    Alice Gerrard, a former Galax resident and founder of the Old-time Herald magazine, is considered an influential musician for her time recording and performing with Hazel Dickens and Mike Seeger.

    CCSA will host a concert on Nov. 15 from 7-9 p.m., with Gerrard, Gail Gillespie, Kay Justice and Joe Dejarnette.

  • Stab victim charged with domestic assault

    HILLSVILLE — A 31-year-old Hillsville man has been charged with two counts of domestic assault against his girlfriend, who was charged on Friday for allegedly stabbing him in the back with a knife.

  • Galax stuffs Warriors’ rally

    Chilhowie had proven to itself that it could be done, overcoming a two-set deficit to a higher-seeded team on the big stage of a postseason tournament. Galax proved that even though it was a 2-seed, you’re still the champ until someone demonstrates otherwise.

  • Maroon Tide, Conley repeat as 1A West champs

    BRISTOL –– Clif Conley stood at the side of the chute, exposed legs flecked with mud, and waited for all the runners who finished behind him to walk on by.

    Rain dripping off his close-cropped hair, the Galax senior extended his arm, patted each on the back and said “great race‚“ to them all. He was there for a while.

    Nobody finished in front of him.

  • Tickle, Cougars run past Cavs

    STUART –– Patrick County broke open a close game in the third period last Friday night to hand the Carroll County Cavaliers a 27-14 setback in a nondistrict game at John D. Hooker Field.

    The Cavaliers trailed 20-14 late in the third period when Cougar runningback Zach Tickle found an opening in the Carroll defense and raced 44 yards for the touchdown. Miguel Rodriguez’s PAT kick was good and with 35 seconds left in the period, the Cougars padded their lead and held on for the victory.