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Today's News

  • Holderfield, Edmonds to be married

    Jeff and Patti Holderfield of Galax, along with Mike and Becky Edmonds of Dugspur, announced the engagement of Laura Holderfield and Ray Edmonds.

    Holderfield is a 2008 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in marketing management.
    She is employed at Samaritan’s Purse International Relief in Boone, N.C., as a marketing metrics analyst. 
    Holderfield is the granddaughter of Joe and Mary Alice Holderfield of Galax, and Tom and Dee Lineberry of Pipers Gap.

  • Patton, Hill to marry

    Gary and Kathy Patton of Galax announced the engagement of their daughter, LeShanna Corinne Patton, to Michael Tyler Hill, son of Ricky and Anna Hill of Galax.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy B. Lineberry and the late Dorothy Poe Lineberry of Galax. Her paternal grandparents include the late Irving Patton and the late Pauline Norman Patton of Galax.
    The bride-elect graduated from Galax High School. She earned a cosmetology diploma from Surry Community College and is employed at A New You Salon and Spa.

  • She's six

    Deaira MaKenlie Jones celebrated her sixth birthday Feb. 15 with a skating party at Galax Rollerland with family and friends. She is the daughter of Kevin and Lorie Jones of Galax.

    Her sisters are Dezirae Burnette of Havelock, N.C., and Destiny Jones of the home. Her maternal grandparents are Larry and Ann Bobbitt of Independence. Paternal grandparents are Fred and Iona Adams of Galax and the late Ralph Jones of Galax. She graduated kindergarten May 14 from Oakland Elementary.

  • Lawson, Viars marry

    Janisa Lawson and Landon Viars were joined in marriage May 5 in a small family ceremony.
    Lawson is the daughter of James and Suzi Lawson of Galax.

    Viars is the son of Lyn and Robin Shupe of Fries and Hensel and Kathy Viars of Ivanhoe.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/30/12

    On the wide road
    This is to who answers, “seeking votes.” Obama is not fit to be president. Anybody who would vote for two gay people to get married, that makes me sick. I was watching TV the night, he said he was for it. If he does get it again, they are on the wide road and you know what that proves. They need to get their Bible out and get on the narrow road.

    Cat concerns
    This is for the church-going person on Frazier Road who enjoys killing cats. The Lord is not done with you yet.

  • Police solve drug and burglary cases all at once

     HILLSVILLE — Police solved two different cases at once Friday when they served warrants at Westview Terrace Apartments, according to a Tuesday news release from the Hillsville Police Department. 

    Officers went to the apartment seeking three individuals for distribution of marijuana and spotted "a large amount of stolen property" while looking around there, police Chief Steve Williams said.

  • Galax tax revenue increasing

    With Albany Industries opening in Galax to eventually offer more than 300 jobs and Vaughan-Bassett Furniture and Consolidated Glass expanding job opportunities, a five-year snapshot of tax revenues show that Galax is making a turnaround.
    Sales tax revenue for 2012 is climbing back up, with a projected revenue of $2.04 million, slightly more than 2007’s revenue of $2.02 million, and less than 2008’s sales revenue of $2.55 million.

  • Homicide investigation continues, suspect back in N.C.

     

  • Ricky Keith Shaw, 45

    Ricky Keith Shaw, 45, died suddenly on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

    He was born on March 6, 1967, in Randolph County. Ricky was loved dearly and will be missed.

  • Galax's costume queen has a suit for all seasons