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Today's News

  • Deadline approaches for Cliffview water project sign-up

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) will sign up customers for the new Cliffview public water project on April 14 at the Cliffview Church of God.

    Representatives of the PSA will be at the church from 3-8 p.m. for signup and to collect connection fees, according to a news release from the county.

    Anyone living in the Cliffview project area can save $500 if they sign up before the deadline of April 15.

  • Man dead after shooting self during police chase

    CANA — A police chase in Cana ended in one death on Wednesday morning, when a man reportedly fled authorities — first in a vehicle, then on foot — behind a residence before shooting himself.

    According to a news release from Corinne Geller, public relations director for the Virginia State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit of a vehicle that refused to stop for a deputy shortly before 9:45 a.m. on April 8.

  • Readers Hotline 4/8/15

    Bad example
    In parts of our country there are problems between law enforcement and African Americans and that is bad. Worse than that, our president and the first lady are racist. They show this by the comments that they make about events that happen in our country and the comments they don’t make about other events. This sets a very bad example.

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  • Art school draws more to Galax

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is seeing more revenue and attracting more people to Galax, according to a yearly report given at Galax City Council’s March 23 meeting.

    CCSA Executive Director Chris Pollins-Shackelford told council that the school has continued to increase its revenue from sales, classes and donations since last year, which also followed their aim to increase exposure.

  • Fant seeking at-large seat on Grayson board

    INDEPENDENCE — Col. John S. Fant, U.S. Army (Ret), will seek Grayson County’s supervisor at-large position as an independent candidate in the upcoming November election.

    A graduate of Independence High School, Fant holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University; a master’s of management from Troy State University; and a master’s of strategic studies from the Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the Army’s War College.

  • Galax new home of holiday light show

    Galax’s Felts Park will be the scene of Christmas splendor this year as High Country Lights, hosted in Glade Valley, N.C., for the last decade, will be on display from Thanksgiving night through Jan. 2, 2016.

    According to a press release from Galax City Manager Keith Barker’s office, the move is the result of “months of planning.”

  • Vanguard experiences steady growth

    HILLSVILLE – Vanguard Furniture has experienced steady growth since it opened a plant last August in the Carroll County Industrial Park.

    During a recent visit to the facility by Carroll officials, plant manager Joe Bill Norman said Vanguard has 65 employees with plans to expand to 200 within the next three to five years, according to information issued by the county.

  • Public record for 4/8/15 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in August of 2014, in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Williams to announce court clerk campaign

    INDEPENDENCE — Robert “Bobby” Williams of Galax has filed to run for clerk of Grayson County Circuit Court and will officially announce his candidacy April 21. The announcement is set for 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Auditorium, located in the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence.

  • Three minor injuries in Meadow Creek crash

    A wreck Monday afternoon on Meadow Creek Road in Grayson County left only minor injuries to three victims, but severe vehicle damage, according to Virginia State Trooper J.E. Tilson.

    A 2006 Chevy Cobalt driven by Casas Zamir Echeagaray, 17, of Galax, collided with a 2002 Dodge Dakota, driven by Luke Daniel Weatherman, 31, also of Galax, said Tilson.