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Today's News

  • Rhonda Vincent to headline HoustonFest 2013

    The Grammy-nominated and multi award-winning 'Queen of Bluegrass' will perform at Galax's annual music festival in Felts Park this weekend.

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

  • Deputies shoot armed fugitive in Grayson

    The Grayson County Sheriff's Dept. released the following information on Monday night's incident: "On April 29, at approximately 5:51 p.m., the Grayson County Sheriff's Office received information that a known fugitive by the name of Randy Lee Anders, 32, of 2264 Grassy Creek Road was seen walking on Grassy Creek Road, near Mouth of Wilson. Two on-duty deputies, along with two off-duty deputies responded to the area to search for Anders because of previous threats that Anders had allegedly made against law enforcement.

  • Public record for 5/1/13 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 November of 2012 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    George Yancey Edmondson, 22, Galax, and Joyelle Faith Combs, 22, Fries.

  • Family expected to offer reward in missing person case

     

    HILLSVILLE — Investigators trying to find a Fries woman missing since April 15 are expected to announce a reward from the family in the case on Tuesday.

    Family members of Desia Rae George intend to inform the news media about the reward at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, according to Investigator Donnie Spangler.

  • Carroll County Special Olympians compete at Radford University

    RADFORD –– Carroll County Special Olympics spent a very windy but sunny Saturday at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium on April 20 for the Annual Area 9 Spring Games. They competed in track and field events against teams from Mount Rogers Wythe IDC, Mount Rogers Twin Co IDC, Carroll House, NRV IDA, Pulaski County, and the Southwestern Virginia Training Center.

    Radford City police officers participated in opening ceremonies and CCSO athlete LaRae Hall led everyone in the Special Olympics oath.

  • Maroon Tide girls bounce back, top Wave

    Galax rebounded from a 15-run loss the day before and won for the second time in the week, getting off to a hot start and defeating Narrows 10-0 in six innings in a Mountain Empire District game Friday at Mountain View Park.

    Leading 3-0 after two innings, the Maroon Tide (3-9 overall, 2-2 MED) added four runs in the third to lead 7-0. Taylor Cummings doubled to drive in a pair of runs and later scored on an error, and Brittany Byrd’s base hit capped the rally by knocking in Nikki Boyles.

  • Blue Devils deep-six Maroon Tide

    INDEPENDENCE –– For Grayson County Thursday it was six of one, a half-dozen of the other. 

    The Blue Devils put six runs on the board in the first inning and a half-dozen more in the second, and coasted to a 16-1 five-inning win over Galax in a Mountain Empire District game Thursday.

    Grayson County retained firm control of the top spot in the MED by moving to 3-0 in the league, 8-2 overall. Galax dipped to 2-9 overall, 1-2 MED.

  • Bobbitt is 'most wanted'

     

     

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies are searching for a 48-year-old Lambsburg man as their latest "most wanted."

    Tulsa Wayne Bobbitt is wanted for violation of probation and failure to appear in court on drug related as well as habitual offender charges.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/29/13

    Editor’s note: We received a few calls this week regarding our note on a Hotline call last week, about why a bread store had moved out of Galax to Carroll County. We mistakenly reported that one of the two bread stores was still open in Galax. After publication, we discovered that both bread stores, Merita and Flowers Bakery, have now moved out of the city. Sorry for the confusion.

    Messing up

  • Survey points out healthcare needs

    Judging by the results of Twin County Regional Hospital’s recent community survey, steps are being made in the right direction with the facility since the merger with Duke LifePoint.
    Late last year, approximately 308 people were randomly selected to weigh in on what they loved and hated about the healthcare options available in this region.
    TCRH set the bar in several categories, scoring high in categories such as general practice, convenience, positive staff attitudes and outpatient care.