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Today's News

  • Arnold, Carpenter wed

    Kari Denise Arnold of Max Meadows and Jamie Louis Carpenter of Elk Creek were united in marriage June 19 at  Baker’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ivanhoe.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Chris Stansell.

    Wedding music was provided by vocalists Keith Buchanan and Sheree Skinner.
    The bride wore a strapless beaded lace gown draped in chiffon with a chapel length train.
    Maid of honor was Holly Arnold of Max Meadows, sister of the bride.

  • Dance conservatory presents holiday classic

    The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre will present its sixth annual production of the "The Nutcracker" in four performances, Dec. 16-19 at the Galax High School.
    This year includes two performances of the classic "Nutcracker" and two performances of the "Nutty Nutcracker."
    The Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows all start at 6 p.m., while the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.
    The Dec. 17 "Nutty Nutcracker" performance is student night. All tickets for those 18 and younger are $3.  

  • Police seize drugs, guns and cash

    FRIES — A Fries couple is being held without bond after a search of their home turned up drugs.
    On Nov. 24, members of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and the Twin County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of David Andrew Dalton, 37, and Amy Moore Dalton, 36, of Carnation Lane.  Investigators seized $1,013 in cash, two grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a shotgun, a handgun, a Dodge truck and an ATV.  

  • Property sold to avoid conflict

    INDEPENDENCE — Two county administrators have sold off their interest in a rental property on Airport Road, citing a desire to avoid any conflicts of interest with the regional commerce park known as Wildwood.

  • Localities recycle 29.8% of waste

    A real newspaper — instead of the online version you're reading now — is one of the many items we toss in the trash every day that could be reused.
    If you take a newspaper to one of the numerous recycling drop-off sites in the Twin Counties, it will be shipped to a recycling plant, where it will be doused in warm water and chemicals to remove the ink.
    The resulting mush will then be bleached, squeezed, dried and pressed into a new form of newsprint that, one day, will wind up in another reader's hands.

  • Educators not giving up on funding

    HILLSVILLE — Competition has heated up for school construction bonds from the governor's office, but Carroll officials heard Nov. 22 that funding from Rural Development may still be an option.
    Several local officials met with Rural Development's Travis Jackson and bond attorney Caroline Perry to share ideas about funding $26.7 million in construction at the Carroll high and intermediate schools, after the schools failed to get stimulus funding from the federal government.

  • Every donation counts

    As it has for nearly three decades, the Galax Y's Men Club is once again undertaking a project that helps hundreds of local families have a brighter Christmas.
    Through the 28th Annual Community Christmas Chest fundraiser, the Y's Men are working hard to solicit funds from the community to pay for food boxes delivered to needy families at Christmas.
    It's truly a case of neighbors helping neighbors, as the majority of funds come from individuals. Businesses, churches, schools and civic organizations also chip in to help the Christmas Chest reach its goal.

  • Trees disappear from Christmas tree farm

    HILLSVILLE - Joy Ranch officials are praying for the thieves that stole an estimated $2,600 Christmas trees or more over the weekend - however Grinch-like those thieves may be.
    The first Bible verse that occurred to Joy Ranch employee Sandra Farris after hearing of the Sunday theft from the Dixon's tree farm outside of Galax was Psalm 10:15: "Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out."
    She had a second thought after that.

  • Tide falls short, 41-28

     ELLISTON –– Having racked up some 475 points on its side of the scoreboard this season, Eastern Montgomery has put up plenty of look-good numbers in winning its first 11 games by an average of nearly 30 points per night.

    Friday night against Galax, big numbers were a necessity.

    Finding itself trailing at the half for just the second time this year, the Mustangs took control by erupting for 27 unanswered second-half points, claiming the school’s first region title with a 41-28 win over the Maroon Tide.

  • John Vaughan receives AHFA award

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — John Bassett Vaughan — former chairman, CEO and president of Galax-based Vaughan Furniture Company — received the American Home Furnishings Alliance's prestigious Distinguished Service Award during the group's 2010 annual meeting at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Nov. 12.

    Vaughan, who also served as chairman and CEO of Webb Furniture Enterprises in Galax, was lauded as a "civic-minded industrialist."