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Today's News

  • Herring talks security, law enforcment issues in Galax

    It’s a staple complaint that any government above a local level “doesn’t care about the little guy,” but this isn’t always true.

    Putting paid to the saying, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring came to the Galax City council chambers for a public safety roundtable involving the City of Galax and Carroll, Grayson, Patrick and Smyth Counties.

  • Cat's 90-mile journey leaves owner curious

    Nine months after Galax resident Penny Nixon’s cat, Rhudy, disappeared from her former home in Edinburg, she resigned herself to the belief that she would never see him again. But one night, a phone call out of the blue changed everything: her pet was alive and waiting for her in a veterinarian’s office in McLean… more than 90 miles from where he’d first disappeared.

  • 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.

    Stand with Israel

  • 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: