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Today's News

  • She's one

    Halley Leann Sutherland celebrated her first birthday Sept. 30, 2014, with an “Ariel” themed party with close family. Her parents are Matthew and Jessica Sutherland of Independence.

    She has a brother, Conner Sutherland. Her maternal grandparents are David Osborne of Fries and the late Connie Osborne. Her paternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Sutherland of Elk Creek. She has two uncles, Brandon and Shane Osborne, both of Fries.

  • Walls, Charapich unite in marriage

    Mark W. Charapich of Marion and Regenia L. Walls, formerly of Eagle Rock, were united in a double-ring ceremony performed by the Rev. Becky Wheeler on Oct. 4 at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson.

    The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Joe Walls Jr., and her friends and family.
    She is the daughter of Rhonda R. Walls and the late Joseph G. Walls Sr. She is the granddaughter of Wilma R. Richardson and the late Dwight E. Richardson, and the late Chester and Mae Walls, all of Mouth of Wilson.

  • Jones, Poe engagement announced

    Randy and Belva Jones of Flat Ridge announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Noel Jones, to Eric Steven Poe.

    Poe is the son of Jimmy and Karen Poe of Bristol.
    A fall wedding is planned.
     

  • Neff, Carter to be married

    Thomas and Rene’ Neff of Woodlawn announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Makenzie, to Dustin Duane Carter.

    Carter is the son of Duane and Kay Carter of Dugspur.
    A fall wedding is being planned.

  • Public record for 10/15/14 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in Galax General District Court, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Kendell Wayne Simpkins Jr. of Hiwassee, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $20 costs.

  • Maroon Tide punches state golf ticket

    JONESVILLE –– Galax didn’t have a golfer score in the 70s, but as a group the Maroon Tide scored a state tournament bid.

  • First half leads Cave Spring over Cavaliers

    ROANOKE ––Carroll County enjoyed its best offensive showing since the season’s opening week, but Cave Spring capitalized on four Cavalier turnovers and a slew of big plays to take a 41-14 win in a River Ridge District game Friday at Dwight Bogle Stadium.

    A 48-yard Ty Albritton punt return to Carroll’s 24 set up Alex Emery’s scoring run on the next play to give the Knights (5-2) the lead for good.

  • Carroll comes up short against Knights

    HILLSVILLE –– There are your garden variety 3-0 sweeps in volleyball, ones in which one team thoroughly dismantles another and gets out of the gym in an hour or so having allowed 30 or 40 points in an entire match.

    This was not one of those occasions.

  • Grayson off the schneid after 38-27 win over Graham

    INDEPENDENCE – “We needed that!”

    That was the first comment made by Grayson County coach Brett McPherson last Friday night after the Blue Devils had beaten the Graham G-Men 38-27 in a Mountain Empire District game at Bill Strong Field.

    It was also the first victory of the season for Grayson County after losing its first five games.

  • Galax erupts on Fort Chiswell

    MAX MEADOWS –– For the second straight week, Galax followed up a dominant first-half performance with a second half that was, well, not so much. This time around the first half effort was plenty enough to bring home a win at the end of the day.