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Today's News

  • Fulwiler, Adams to marry

    Meg Fulwiler of Catharpin and Rocky Fulwiler of Manassas announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn, to Aaron Adams, son of Marlene and Garry Adams of Galax.

    Fulwiler is a graduate of George Mason University and is employed by the Virginia State Police.
    Adams is a graduate of Galax High School (2003) and Wytheville Community College. He also is employed by the Virginia State Police.
    A wedding is planned this summer.

  • Public record for 2/27/13 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in October of 2012 in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers' Hotline 2/27/13

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  • General Assembly passes sweeping roads legislation

    Landmark News Service and Staff Reports

    RICHMOND — The 2013 General Assembly achieved something on Feb. 23 that has eluded Virginia legislators for more than a quarter-century: a deal on a sweeping revenue package to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for state road needs.
    In so doing, they delivered a potential legacy-shaping victory to Gov. Bob McDonnell, who swung for the fences going into his last full legislative session in office by pitching a broad plan to revamp how Virginia funds its transportation system.

  • Woman convicted in death of trooper

     

  • Grayson prison to open this fall

    INDEPENDENCE — It’s finally official.
    A long-dormant state prison in Grayson County is set to open in October, after the Virginia General Assembly approved a revised $87.4 billion spending plan that includes a total of $18 million to open the River North Correctional Center near Independence.
    The General Assembly adjourned its 2013 session in Richmond on Feb. 23 and both the Senate and House of Delegates approved a budget that included the prison money.

  • McMillian to serve 5 years

    HILLSVILLE — A probation violation charge led to more legal difficulties for a Cana man when a Carroll County deputy discovered meth and a firearm nearby on May 25, 2012.
    Glen Donald McMillian had appear in Carroll County Circuit Court on Feb. 21 before Judge Robert Turk to answer charges of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 drug, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule 1 or 2 drug.

  • Collecting taxes could help county balance budget

    HILLSVILLE — Making budget is the reason behind wanting a real estate delinquent tax list from the treasurer, Carroll County supervisors said at their Feb. 11 meeting.
    The supervisors first discussed delinquent real estate taxes in January, but the intent isn’t to cause hard feelings between county officials, Supervisor Sam Dickson stressed at the February meeting.

  • Town manager busy in first month on job

    HILLSVILLE — The message that the new town manager wants to send is that Hillsville remains open for business, as officials make plans to build up commerce and activity.
    Travis Jackson began working as the town manager Feb. 1, and quickly found lots to do.
    Even as budget planning for the 2013-2014 fiscal year has been ramping up, Jackson began working with not only other Hillsville officials, but also Carroll County representatives in order to build on past successes and try new things with the goal of benefiting both town and county citizens.

  • Cavaliers reign in Region IV

    HILLSVILLE –– Salem was as well-prepared to face Carroll County as any team the Cavaliers have played this year. But nobody was prepared to see Cody Keith go off the way he did.

    A dynamic 6-foot-2 junior forward, Carroll County’s sixth man hit every shot he put up, scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed team highs with six rebounds and four steals as the Cavaliers used a dominant fourth quarter to claim a 66-48 win in the Region IV Division 4 finals Saturday night.