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Today's News

  • Comic-con champions worthy causes

    HILLSVILLE — Cosplay, Magic card tournaments, action figures, stormtroopers… all of these features may seem reminiscent of the almighty San Diego Comic-Con, a four-day event in California that fans of video games, comic books, fantasy characters and the like flock to by the thousands each year.

    This event, and others like it across the country provide a safe haven for die-hard fans.

  • Truck crashes into barn on Cranberry

    A single-vehicle wreck in the 2000 block of Cranberry Road left no injuries but apparently extensive property damage on July 21 at 1:15 p.m. according to Virginia State Trooper S.M. Cochran.

    A truck hauling an open trailer, driven by Randolph Shawn Turman, 42, of Dugspur, headed away from E. Stuart Drive, came around a curve too fast, the trailer jackknifed and pushed the truck off the road into a small barn, said Cochran.

  • Smoke on the Mountain 2015 Winners

    Galax hosted the 11th Annual Smoke on the Mountain state barbecue championship on July 17-18, with nearly 40 teams from all over the country competing, along with local cooks both amateur and professional.

    In addition to the state championship, the cookoff is a qualifying event for two major barbecue circuits, and the grand champion also earns entry into the World Food Competition.

    Winners and award sponsors included:

    KANSAS CITY BBQ SOCIETY CONTEST

    Chicken:

  • Galax/Carroll Relay for Life set for July 25

    HILLSVILLE — Walkers will go around the track in the battle against cancer when the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay For Life for Galax and Carroll County gets underway on Saturday.

    Teams made up of local volunteers will gather at Carroll County High School on July 25 from 4-11 p.m.

  • Drivers urged to take break from interstate

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Department of Tourism, The Town of Independence and the Independence Farmers’ Market have partnered to participate in the second annual “Take a Break from the Interstate” Highway 21 yard sale on July 24-26.

    Although the event itself is fairly new, the “Take A Break from the Interstate” road market has a history that dates back to the early 1980s, when DW and Barbara Miles developed the idea and trademark when Interstate 77 opened.

  • School chief developing capital improvement plan

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Dr. Larry Massie, interim superintendent for the Grayson County School System, told the school board recently that he is working on a capital improvement plan for the school system.

    Massie said he also plans to prepare a facilities study and visit all county schools to see what capital improvements they need and get input from the school principals.

  • Readers Hotline 7/22/15

    Just a travesty

  • Public record for 7/22/15 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 Nov. 17-Dec. 1, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Kegley turns 90

    Lee Kegley recently celebrated his 90th birthday at a Kegley/Higgins family reunion at Mt. Vale Church in Galax.

    From left: siblings Earl Kegley, 84; Lee Kegley, 90; Nannie Rose Jones, 92; and Kyle Kegley, 81.

  • She's 90

    Melda B. Hill celebrated her 90th birthday June 21 with a party at Bogey’s hosted by her five children.

    Among the 33 in attendance were a host of grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.