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Today's News

  • Bills take aim at Sunday hunting ban

     

  • Wright, Linkous announce engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard “Butch” Wright of Rural Retreat announce the engagement of their daughter, Cyndi Leigh Wright, to Timothy Adam Linkous, son of Larry Linkous Sr. and Sandra Linkous of Speedwell.


    Wright is the granddaughter of Charles “Puffy” and Doris Wright, Okey King and the late George King, all of Rural Retreat.
    Linkous is the grandson of the late F.J. and Nina Bell linkous of Speedwell and the late John and Lucy Shipwash of Ivanhoe.
    A May 26 wedding in Rural Retreat is planned.

  • Shinault, Jones marry

    Samantha Dawn Shinault and Corporal David Andrew Jones were united in marriage Dec. 22, 2011, by the Rev. Samuel Blevins at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Galax.
    The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Sue Shinault and Cecil Eugene Shinault of Galax.
    She graduated from Galax High School in 2009, and attends Wytheville Community College in the nursing program.
    The groom is the son of Rhonda Carper and is the stepson of Tony Carper, both of Galax.
    He graduated from Carroll County High School in 2008.

  • Public record for 1/25/12 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 13-31 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers' Hotline 1/25/12

    Out of my way

    When you are on your way to work on Route 89, Monday through Friday, you better just clear the road if there is a certain lady that works in a factory in Galax. I have just witnessed her pass four cars in a row simply because they get a bonus if they are not late for work. Do they get a bonus if they kill somebody on the way to work?

     

    Whitewashing the truth

  • Carroll looks to bring natural gas to industry

    HILLSVILLE ― Carroll County Industrial Development Authority is seeking engineering services for the construction and operation of a natural gas service in Hillsville, according to a request for proposals.
    Carroll County officials are seeking proposals, due Jan. 31, for engineering and design in connection with building 22,000 linear feet of six-inch natural gas line to initially serve Mohawk Industries in Hillsville.

  • 6-year-old is mom's hero after coming to her aid

     

  • Devils rally past G-Men; Cavs earn sweep

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit and nipped Graham 72-69 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday.

    The Blue Devils (9-7 overall, 3-2 district) were down 39-25 before dominating the second half, outscoring the G-Men 23-13 in the fourth quarter to take the win. Ty Cannaday and Max Rodgers combined for 55 points, Cannaday pouring in 28 and Rodgers adding 27 points and 11 rebounds.

    Cory Coppola lad Graham with 24 points.

     

  • Maroon Tide boys all over Narrows from the start

    Galax basketball coach Verl Brown may be doing all he can to get the football out of his team, but he couldn’t stop his boys from opening up a three-touchdown lead.

    The Maroon Tide scored the game’s first 21 points and went on to hammer Narrows 72-37 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday. The win upped Galax’s record to 11-0, 5-0 in the league, while Narrows dropped to 6-9, 0-5.

  • Galax girls survive Green Wave

    Style points, fortunately, don’t matter.

    Galax survived one of its poorer shooting nights but was able to hang on to the top spot in the Mountain Empire District’s girls’ basketball standings, edging last-place Narrows 44-40 Friday.

    The Maroon Tide (12-3 overall, 5-0 MED) trailed by as many as five points in the third quarter and didn’t take the lead for good until Bailey Shumate hit two free throws for a 36-35 lead with 3:58 to play.