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Today's News

  • Hospital celebrates 40 years

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    Forty years ago, Twin County Regional Hospital opened its doors for the first time to begin a new effort of community-oriented healthcare.
    Today, through its many changes, the staff hopes to continue serving the community through a growing affiliation with Duke LifePoint.

  • St. Paul holds 'Festival of Cultures'

    Oakland Elementary School celebrated their annual Festival of Culture on Oct. 17. Students and their families were invited to a potluck dinner featuring dishes from different cultures, followed by an evening of fun games and entertainment.

  • Multi-vehicle crash results in fatality

    Carroll County first responders were called to Fancy Gap Mountain on Tuesday afternoon after a multi-vehicle accident resulted in one fatality.
    Virginia 
State Police confirmed that James Cody Lineberry, 22, of Hillsville, was killed in the accident, which involved a total of three vehicles.


  • Turns two

    Levi Kristopher Ward turned two years old on Oct. 4. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse party at his home. He is the sons of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence and has an older brother, Braeden.

    Their grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. Their great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • She's five

    Breanna Lynn McMillian turned five Aug. 25. She celebrated her birthday with family and friends. Her father is Glen McMillian of Cana. Her mother is Rebecca McMillian of Lambsburg.

    Her paternal grandparents are the late Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Carter of Cana and James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C. She has an aunt, chasity McMillian.

  • Jones, Miller marry

    Katheryn Regina Jones of Galax and Mark Allen Miller of Fries were united in marriage June 8, 2012, at West Galax United Methodist Church. Pastor Sam Bartlett officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Tommy and Rhonda Jones. She is the granddaughter of Maudie Horton and the late Rush Horton, and of the late Arlyss and Ella Mae Jones.

    The groom is the son of Roger and Sharon Miller. He is the grandson of Geneva Leonard and the late Horace Leonard, and the late Worth and Ardean Miller.

  • Public record for 10/23/13 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • How a great day just got better for Galax

     If you noticed an odd buzzing sound Saturday afternoon and evening, it was probably the hubbub generated from what may turn out to be the greatest single game a Virginia high school ballcarrier has ever enjoyed.

    That’s saying a lot, considering Virginia’s public high schools have produced the likes of Edd Clark, Thomas and Julius Jones, the Barber twins, Alan Pinkett, Terry Kirby, Ahmad Bradshaw, Vic Hall, Philip Sims, Ronald Curry, Michael Vick, etc.

  • See Steven Run

    UPDATE: In the time since this story was written, the Virginia High School League has recognized Steven Peoples' 502 yards as the official state record, according to a story Wednesday in the Roanoke Times.

    The VHSL's Mike McCall is quoted in the story as saying, "It looks good to me. Five-oh-two is the record."

     

  • Readers' Hotline 10/21/13

    Regulate burning
    I am calling about Robinhood Road. I have neighbors that constantly burn. It would be nice if the city would have some type of ordinance against this type of burning. Some of us that have asthma try to get out and walk and enjoy these great fall days. Yet, these people burn for some unknown reason and pollute the air. It is very difficult for us older people to get out and enjoy our decks and walking because of this constant burning — every single day. I wish the city would do something about that.