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Today's News

  • Public record for 5/18/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in September 2015 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Seven charged in Galax arrests

    Staff Reports

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, arrests last week included:

    • Michele Lynn Barr, 48, of Hillsville, arrested May 9 at 10:44 p.m. by Officer Drew Bobbitt for felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny;

    • Jason Michael Dunford, 37, of Max Meadows, arrested on May 11 at 11:25 a.m. by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for felony possession of Schedule I or II drugs;

  • U.S. 58 work in Carroll begins final phase

    Staff Report

    The widening project for U.S. 58 in Carroll, Floyd and Patrick counties is expected to be complete by fall.

    Contractor Branch Highways is widening U.S. 58 into a modern four-lane divided highway between Hillsville and Stuart.

    The contract for the 8.2-mile Laurel Fork section is for approximately $120 million. This is the fifth construction season for the Laurel Fork project. Weather allows crews to work May-October.

  • New sheriff's office holds grand opening

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department observed a special day on May 11 when a ribbon cutting and dedication was held at the Grubb Public Safety Facility on Davis Street in Independence.

  • Fees on the rise in Carroll schools

    HILLSVILLE – Parents can start planning for the 2016-2017 school year as student fees for activities and meals were approved at the May meeting of the Carroll County School Board.

    Students and parents will be looking at an increase in meal prices across the board.

  • Galax moves forward with 2017 budget

    At the May 9 meeting, Galax City Council approved the school system’s fiscal year 2017 budget after a public hearing.

    The hearing drew no speakers. The budget, as presented to council, had no changes from its earlier version, according to Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill. At an earlier school board budget meeting, members had remarked on their pleasure at the increased state funding this year, and the ease of assigning items to the budget without needing to cut positions or programs.

  • Barrett, Chilton top finishers at Dannelly 10K

    Nearly 100 participants turned out for the 18th running of the New River Trail Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K Run, sponsored Saturday by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Big Tuesday for Tide, Devils

    Galax and Grayson County posted blowout wins in baseball and softball Tuesday, including a relatively tame 11-0 baseball win by Galax over Bland County at Felts Park.

  • Maroon Tide girls’ basketball taking new direction in 2016-17

    Citing an overall philosophical change in direction with its girls’ athletic programs, Galax High School will see a change in direction with its varsity girls’ basketball team in the 2016-17 school year.

    Following Tuesday’s school board meeting it was announced that Yerrick Stoneman would not be retained for a seventh season as the Lady Maroon Tide’s head coach and that Mount Airy, N.C. coach Howard Mayo has been hired for the same position.

  • Carroll County 16-0 after no-no, nailbiter

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County sophomore pitcher Sydney Nester was a walk away from a perfect game Friday night and the Cavaliers got into a good, close nailbiter on Thursday in picking up a pair of River Ridge District softball wins.

    On senior night Friday, Carroll County jumped on Pulaski County for four first-inning runs and cruised to a 10-0 five-inning win to improve to 16-0 on the year.