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  • Man killed in Cana crash

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    CANA – A 23-year-old Lexington, N.C., man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle accident on Fish Lake Road in Cana.

    The victim, Seth Paul Steed, was a passenger in a 1992 Nissan pickup truck that was traveling west on Fish Lake, about .3 of a mile from Wards Gap Road in Carroll County.

  • Christmas Fund begins mission to help 550 families

    Staff Report

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department is once again heading up an annual community project that helps those less fortunate.

    The department coordinates the Community Christmas Food Fund effort, but donations come from the public to fill “blessing boxes” of food. Volunteers also pack and deliver the hundreds of boxes before Christmas.

    The blessing boxes consist of two large boxes of staple foods that will help 550 recipients through a financially difficult time of year.

  • Galax drives through Wave

    NARROWS –– A good portion of Galax’s offensive lineup isn’t old enough yet to operate a motor vehicle. That doesn’t mean they don’t know how to drive.

  • Wellness Center grant pays for trainer, equipment

    By D.T. CLARK, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll Wellness Center in now offering an expanded program of support for sufferers of diabetes and other chronic diseases.

    CWC has received a $65,471 grant from the Twin County Community Foundation, a local funding agency that awards grants to local non-profits and governments for the purpose of promoting the health, education and welfare of the citizens of Grayson and Carroll counties and the city of Galax.

  • Family loses home to fire

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department and a local church are helping a family of four that lost everything they owned, including their home, the day before Thanksgiving.

    The department responded to a structure fire at 10:48 a.m. on Nov. 22, at 100 Hillcrest Lane Lot 7.

    “Members arrived to find a fully involved mobile home with the wind driven fire spreading to a neighboring residence,” according to a fire department report.

  • Mental evaluation delays manslaughter trial

    INDEPENDENCE — The court date to set a trial for Tanisha Ann Lineberry, charged in the April 30 death of her young son, has been moved pending the results of a mental health evaluation.

    According to court records, a trial date for Lineberry will be set on Jan. 26, 2018.

    Lineberry was appointed legal counsel at a hearing in Grayson County Circuit Court on Aug. 17. She is charged with involuntary manslaughter and abuse of a child resulting in serious injury. Attorney J. Tompkins will represent Lineberry, according to the circuit court office.

  • Galax firefighter injured

    Staff Report

    A Galax Volunteer Fire Department member was injured while on a call last week.

    Galax firefighters responded to a house fire at 130 Brickyard Road in the city on Nov. 16 at 3:31 p.m., according to a report. When they arrived, firefighters found the single-story structure fully involved, with fire through the roof.

    One firefighter suffered a knee injury and was transported to Twin County Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.

    No one was home at the time of the fire.

  • Lessening the penalty for first-time pot possession

    Virginia might take a step soon to lessen the penalties for first-time marijuana possession — ending the current criminal prosecution that does more harm than good.

    A bill that would make first-time marijuana possession a civil offense, rather than a criminal charge, will be considered in the next session of the Virginia General Assembly, which begins in January.

    The bill probably will receive a full hearing because of its sponsor — Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, a James City County Republican.

  • Public record for 11/22/17 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.

    Circuit Court

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

  • In The Pines: trees are big business in Grayson

    By D.T. CLARK, Staff

    MOUTH OF WILSON – In the rural high country of western Grayson County, the earth trembles under the wheels of farm vehicles pulling loads of produce out of the fields, to one of several loading areas. From there, “big rigs” are hauling load after load of seasonal stuff to markets.

    It started in October, when huge cardboard boxes of pumpkins rumbled towards town.