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Today's News

  • Turns five

    Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned age 5 on July 23.  Her birthday was celebrated with a Paw Patrol river party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    Her big sister is Izzie Marshall and her little brother is Briley Marshall. Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Bunn, Hoffman to marry

    Johnny and Constance Bunn of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Narissa Jossette Bunn of Galax to Bradley James Hoffman of Galax.

    Hoffman is the son of Valerie Wilson of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Mike Hoffman of Galax.
    Bunn is a graduate of Carroll County High School and Wytheville Community College. She is a registered nurse at Twin County Regional Hospital.
    Hoffman is a graduate of Grayson County High School and the New River Criminal Justice Academy of Dublin. He is an officer with the Hillsville Police Department.

  • Public record for 8/10/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in November in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Galax police make arrests for felonies

    Staff Report

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, felony arrests last week included two people charged with shoplifting.

    Police were called to Walmart in Galax on Aug. 4 for a shoplifting report. The two suspects left the store and went into a wooded area nearby.

  • Readers Hotline 8/8/16

    Late for Sunday dinner
    I am calling in because of these people at church. When church service is over, you need to leave. These people just pull their car up next to each other and just chit chat, chit chat, chit chat. Meanwhile, cars are backing up behind them. They can’t get out of the parking lot. It’s great you want to talk to each other. It’s wonderful that you go to church to praise the Lord but please be considerate of people trying to get out of the church parking lot.

    Children watching

  • Documentary puts convention in spotlight

    Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic (aka the Semones sisters) had lived away from their hometown of Hillsville for quite some time when their childhood memories of the Blue Ridge Mountains inspired the idea for a documentary film.

    The film, titled “Fiddlin,” is in the editing phase of post-production and will be submitted to film festivals around the world in the coming months.

  • School board will appoint member to fill Carico's seat

    UPDATE:

  • Tree falls on car in Woodlawn

    WOODLAWN – A fallen tree landed on a vehicle driven by a Galax women on the morning of Aug. 3 near Jones’ Nursery on U.S. 58. The accident occurred around 8:45 a.m., according to officers.

  • Grayson could use leftover funds to pay for child abuse prevention

    INDEPENDENCE ― The Grayson County Board of Supervisors have received a request from Tony Isom, chairman of the Grayson County Community Policy Team, regarding a possible use of end-of-year local funds tied into the Children’s Services Act and the Department of Social Services.

    The proposal Isom presented to the board at its July meeting was to utilize end-of-year local funds for programs such as child abuse prevention.

  • Voters, educate yourselves

    It is now official: we have our nominees for what could easily be called one of the most controversial presidential elections in our history; and the “Race for the White House,” as CNN so eloquently puts it, has begun.

    What the candidates do between now and November will be crucial in determining who better earns the trust of the majority of the country; that is, if we pay close enough attention.