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Today's News

  • A Bryton shining example

    Bryton McKinney never really liked dogs.

    “I’ve got a phobia,” said the 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior defensive lineman.

    One canine encounter nearly cost the Galax senior his life, though you’ll not find a bite mark on his entire body.

  • A warning about flea market traffic

    HILLSVILLE — Shoppers by the thousands are expected to descend on the Hillsville gun show and flea market, as well as the Sylvatus flea market and numerous yard sales, this weekend.
    Roads in the vicinity are expected to be clogged with shoppers galore, so the Virginia Department of Transportation issued the following traffic advisory.
    Travelers heading to the annual Labor Day weekend flea market should be prepared for considerable traffic delays.

  • 500,000 could collect for flea market

    HILLSVILLE — The annual Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show will transform Hillsville from a quiet town of 3,000 to one of the largest retail venues in the Southeast during the four-day holiday weekend.
    The number of vendors of new, used and collectible stuff nearly equals the number of town residents — and attracts an estimated crowd of around half a million shoppers.
    Just two miles from Interstate 77, shoppers can find virtually everything — old, kitsch, useful or totally useless.

  • Gravely, Hauslohner to wed

    Austin David Hauslohner and Shannon Michelle Gravely of Galax announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Gravely is the daughter of Kern McCoy Gravely Jr. and the late Kathy Ann Gravely of Galax. She is a 2005 graduate of Galax High School and is employed as floral manager at Food City in Galax.

  • Barkers celebrate 50 years

    Edward and Phyllis Barker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18.

    A celebration brunch was held at 104 Main in Galax with children, grandchildren and siblings.  
    The Barkers moved to Galax in 1967, where Ed worked as a pharmacist for People’s Drug Store.
    They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

  • Worrells celebrate 50th anniversary

    Charles and Wilma Worrell of Woodlawn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 14.

    They have one son and daughter-in-law — Charles David and Carol Jean Worrell of Woodlawn.

  • Public record for 8/29/12 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 May in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • UPDATE: Fugitive caught after fleeing police

    HILLSVILLE ― A Carroll deputy will need surgery to recover from an injury to his leg that he suffered while chasing a driver from a traffic stop Tuesday evening.
    At about 6:44 p.m., Deputy Barry Lineberry pulled over a vehicle on Sharp Road, near Oak Grove Road in the Laurel community, according to information from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
    The driver was Toby Lee Vaughn, who lives in the community, Sheriff J.B. Gardner said.

  • Grant helping control town's animal population.

    HILLSVILLE — Local officials say that a spay-neuter grant meant to reduce the number of unwanted pets in Hillsville continues on track.
    Hillsville and Twin County Humane Society officials teamed up to win a two-year, $70,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to curb the population of homeless dogs and cats in all of zip code 24343 — animals that often turn into a nuisance and end up getting euthanized at the Twin County Regional Animal Shelter.

  • Police arrest scam suspect, recover stolen car