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Today's News

  • She's 100

    Agnes Marie Lundy Cox of Independence turned 100 years old on Aug. 19. She celebrated with family and friends at the Flat Rock Community Building.

    She has two children: Harry Cox, and Anne Cox Collins and spouse Kendall Collins of San Francisco, Calif. She has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with one more on the way. She loves to get out on the farm, go for rides and do word searches. She thanked everyone for coming to her party and for the gifts and cards received.

  • She's four

    Madison Abigail Sluss turned four on Oct. 22. She celebrated on Oct. 25 at the Galax Recreation Department with a pool party with a “Frozen” theme, with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has two brothers, Brandon and Cayson Sluss. Her grandparents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C., and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.

  • Public record for 12/17/14 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 June in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Carroll County girls looking to take next step

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls’ basketball team won 19 games last year with two seniors and one junior on a club that was led in scoring by two freshmen. A single 12th-grader is listed on this year’s team. In one respect, that’s the last Cavalier coach Marc Motley would like to hear about his team’s youth.

  • George Wythe-Galax, Grayson-Carroll highlight 2015 grid schedules

    The 2014 high school football season ended two days ago with six state championships played out in Salem, Lynchburg and Charlottesville. Therefore it’s officially OK to start looking to 2015.

    The next two-year cycle of football schedules for the three Twin County teams will include the renewal of some old rivalries but no new first-time opponents or (thanks heavens, say Grayson Countians) ungodly road trips.

  • Rookies slam door for Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County returns a wealth of experience on its girls’ basketball team, and those veterans were the main reason the Cavaliers took a comfortable lead over Galax into the fourth quarter Friday night.

    The only two current players who were not part of last year’s bunch made sure that lead only grew.

  • Tide pulls away from Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– For three quarters, Carroll County wouldn’t let Galax put the game away. So Clif Conley and Caleb Bartlett kept putting away shots.

    The Maroon Tide backcourt duo combined for nine 3-pointers and 40 points Friday night as Galax finally pulled away to a relatively comfortable 59-45 nondistrict win over the Cavaliers.

  • Readers Hotline 12/15/14

    New sidewalks
    We are so excited about the work being done at the high school, on the sidewalks, and at the elementary school, Academy Drive, etc. These folks who have homes there and the students are getting an early Christmas present and it looks like they are doing a great job. Thanks, Santa Claus, for a great sidewalk.

    Stepping on toes

  • Hospital planning for 2015

    The Twin County Regional Healthcare’s CEO says 2014 was “a year of investment and a year of growth.”

    Jon Applebaum addressed the TCRH Community Advisory Group on Dec. 4 to review Twin County Regional Hospital’s past year and look at what is planned for 2015.

    The meeting took place after an open house for the new MRI scanner.

  • Galax delays selection of new school architect

    The Galax School Board has decided to delay taking action on proposals from two architectural and engineering firms regarding a new elementary school.

    The board discussed the proposals on Dec. 9, at a meeting in the current elementary school’s library.

    The two firms, Hughes & Associates and Thompson & Litton, submitted proposals to design the new elementary school on the Kipling Lane property that the school system recently bought.