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Today's News

  • Grant will pay for jobs, trade, upgrades

    INDEPENDENCE — Core Health and Fitness recently received a $309,000 grant from the Port of Virginia, which will assist in funding job additions, utilizing the port for importing and exporting, and moving forward with a capital project to improve the company’s distribution center in Independence.

    The Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Grant Program awards money to qualified companies as an incentive to locate new operations or expand existing operations in the Commonwealth, which in turn facilitates the growth of the port.

  • Galax arrests include drugs, felony shoplifting

    Staff Reports

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, recent arrests included:

    • Nathan Joe Dowell, 36, of Independence, charged by Officer Chris Hines on Aug. 7 at 10:11 p.m. for felony possession of controlled substances and other unspecified charges.

    • Daniel Tyree Lester, 29, of Galax, arrested by Hines on Aug. 7 at 10:24 p.m. and charged with felony possession of controlled substances and misdemeanor possession/distribution of controlled substance paraphernalia.

  • Readers Hotline 8/17/16

    IRS scammers
    I want to know why the police can’t do something about these scamming phone calls [claiming they are] from the IRS, saying it is your last warning, they are going to come and get you and sue you when you know you don’t owe a dime to the IRS. I can’t understand. I called the police department. They said it was a scam. Why can’t they trace these people down? I’m going to have to get my phone taken out. I can’t handle it any longer. Just aggravation.

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  • Khan-Con brings fans together

    The second annual Khan-Con last weekend was a destination for lovers of comics, sci-fi and fantasy movies, games and other genres of fandom; and offered a chance for attendees to be real-life heroes for a local boy suffering from a rare disease, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

  • Hartig, Burress to be married

    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hartig of Lewis Center, Ohio, announced the engagement of their daughter, Jackie, to Matthew Burress, son of Chuck and Karen Burress of Galax.

    The couple recently got engaged on a mountain overlooking the Tuscany region of Italy while they were on vacation.
    Hartig attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies, and Burress is a graduate of Radford University.

  • He's one

    Joshua Blake Tucker celebrated his first birthday June 25, 2016, (on his birthday) with a Mickey Mouse theme at Carroll County Recreation Park in Hillsville with his family and friends.

  • Liddle, Handy exchange vows

    Bethany Liddle and Ryan Handy were united in marriage on June 18, 2016 at Longview United Methodist Church in Baywood.
    Bethany is the daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Liddle and the granddaughter of Dale and Margret Liddle and Pete and Mary Duggins.

    She is a graduate of Grayson County High School. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Bluefield College. She is a first grade teacher with Grayson County Public Schools.

  • Anderson, Crouse to marry

    Buddy Anderson and Dianna Crouse announced their engagement and upcoming marriage, set for Aug. 27.

    The wedding is at 3 p.m. at United Faith Church in Sparta, N.C.

  • Public record for 8/17/16 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 Oct. 29-Nov. 30, 2015, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Lions Club celebrates history with pride

    Earlier this summer, the Galax Lions Club held its 2016 charter meeting in the banquet room at Bogey’s to install this year’s officers and induct a new member, as well as celebrate its history, have dinner and enjoy each others’ company.

    The Lions Club’s purpose is to aid and restore sight in the community, through offering such services as eyeglass drives and free sight evaluations.