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Today's News

  • Two sentenced on federal meth charges

    ROANOKE — Two Twin County residents learned their sentences in federal court recently after being brought up on methamphetamine-related drug charges.
    Mickey Lee Thomas, 23, of Galax and Barbara Lynn Bedwell, 37, of Elk Creek were two of eight defendants charged in an indictment issued by a federal grand jury last February on drug related offenses.

  • Galax boys open MED with win

    Galax remained perfect for the year and opened Mountain Empire District play by holding off Fort Chiswell 3-1 in a boys’ soccer match Monday at Galax High School.

    Andres Medina scored a pair of goals for the Maroon Tide, which improved to 6-0 on the season with the win.

    Mario Carranza also scored for Galax while Mesiel Solis and the Tide defense held the Pioneers to two shots on goal.

     

    SOFTBALL

  • Strickland tees off for Cavs

    The first four innings Monday were all that Galax could have hoped for. The final three innings were more than Cheyenne Strickland could have dreamed of. 

    Galax battled Carroll County evenly until the fifth inning, when Strickland launched the first of her three home runs as the Cavaliers exploded for a 22-3 nondistrict win at Mountain View Park.

  • Turns 94

    Philip Smith Porter celebrated his 94th birthday with family at his home on Allen Lane.

    He and his wife, Pauline Dickens Porter, have been married 70 years.

  • He's two

    Jacob Matthew Beasley celebrated his second birthday with a Spongebob party at his grandmother’s house on April 4.

    He is the son of Andrew and Ashley Beasley. His grandparents are Becky Beasley, Tim Beasley and Beth and William Richardson, all of Hillsville.

  • Public record for 4/17/13 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in October of 2012 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Robert Drew Cowie, 61, and Janet Ruth Adams, 54, both of Independence.

  • Blaze destroys two road tractors

     

  • McGrady announces 6th District campaign

    HILLSVILLE — Highlighting the need for jobs in the 6th District, Democrat Jonathan McGrady launched his campaign for the House of Delegates at the former home of Kentucky Derby Hosiery.
    Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and a principal he had in school, Carroll County officials and even some Republicans in the cavernously empty facility, McGrady underscored the point that his effort to win the seat now held by the retiring Annie B. Crockett-Stark will focus on jobs.

  • Local woman, two boys found

    UPDATE — The missing persons from Hillsville have been located by the authorities, according to an update from Police Chief Greg Bolen.

    "All people missing have been found," Bolen posted on the town police department's Facebook page. "Both kids and the mother were located in the town of Hillsville. "Thank you all for your help and quick response. Thank you as well to Sheriff J.B. Gardner and his staff for the tip that helped locate her."

  • Galax splits with SWD foes

    Galax went 1-1 in a pair of nondistrict girls’ soccer matches against Southwest District competition, edging Marion 3-2 Monday and taking a 6-0 loss from Richlands on Tuesday, both at Galax High School.

    Cassie Richardson scored three goals in Richlands’ win, two of them on assists by Makenley Davis, as the Blue Tornadoes outshot the Maroon Tide 26-1.

    Nadia Ashiq scored two goals nine minutes apart as Richlands took a 3-0 lead into the half.