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Today's News

  • He's two

    Wyatt Hash celebrated his second birthday Aug. 6. He is the son of Eric and Karen Hash.

    His grandparents are Larry and Becky Elliott and Milton and Barbara Hicks.

  • Deary, Osborne to marry

    Morgan Deary and William “Billy” Osborne announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Deary is the daughter of Tony and Robin Deary of Pennington Gap.

    Osborne is the son of Myra Jean Osborne and the late Mack Osborne of Mouth of Wilson.
    A wedding is planned for Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. at Natural Tunnel State Park, with reception to follow at Cove Ridge Center.

  • Public record for 8/14/13 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded May 17-June 3 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • State trooper involved in Grayson crash

    A Virginia State Police trooper escaped injury on Aug. 5 following a rear-end collision that occurred on Elk Creek Parkway near Sunbow Lane.
    According to State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, Linda Halsey of Elk Creek was turning in to her driveway in a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu when a 2010 Ford police cruiser, driven by Trooper Jessie Tilson of Independence, allegedly struck the rear of her vehicle.

  • Galax Fiddlers' Convention 2013 Winners

    The 78th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention was held Aug. 5-10, 2013, in Felts Park.

    BEST ALL AROUND PERFORMER

    Nicholas Goad - Stuart

  • Armed robbery at Lambsburg truck stop foiled

    LAMBSBURG ― Two Twin County teenagers have been charged after an alleged attempt to rob the McDonald's at Love's Truck Stop early Monday morning, according to Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner in a news release.

    Authorities report that a masked man entered the McDonald's restaurant located inside Love's Truck Stop in Lambsburg, at Exit 1 off Interstate 77, in an attempt to rob the cashiers, according to the news release.

  • Readers' Hotline 8/12/13

    Caved in
    The traffic safety committee recommended the areas of our city have lower speed limits. Our city council decided to lower these limits. Now, we need to vote our council out and get people in that will represent the folks of Galax and not special committee groups. Everyone knows this is a speed trap and our city council caved in to special committee groups.

    Festival suggestion

  • Students' safety trumps convenience

    If you’re polite enough to hold the door at the front of a Carroll County Public School facility, then you’re kind of missing the point.
    The most important issue at the schools is safety, not Miss Manners-approved behavior.
    While it may chaff one’s sensibilities, it is not a good idea to help someone else circumvent the security measures at schools.
    People will have to get used to these brand new security measures at Carroll schools, which means resisting the urge to assist others.

  • Linville gets 5 years for rape of minor

    HILLSVILLE — A former Galax business owner will serve five years in prison after being convicted in June of raping a 12-year-old.
    A jury in Carroll County Circuit Court had found Jimmy Ray Linville, 52, guilty in a two-day trail in March.
    Galax police charged Linville after receiving a report from the female minor and her family.

  • Tickets for texting a tough call for police

    It’s easy to conceive of a worst-case scenario incident involving a texting motorist on the winding roads of the Twin Counties.
    Imagine you’re a driver following the recommended safe speed northbound on curvy U.S. 52 near the gravel quarry in Poplar Camp.
    While you’re acting like a responsible driver, a Mustang zooms up from behind and rides your bumper.