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Today's News

  • Board has no authority to consider Oracle appeal

    INDEPENDENCE — A Board of Zoning Appeals hearing involving The Oracle Institute was brief and confusing for about 20 citizens in attendance last week.
    Citizens filed into the Grayson County Courthouse boardroom, many of them holding handwritten or typed notes, thinking they would have an opportunity to speak. However, the Sept. 23 hearing focused on whether the Board of Zoning Appeals has jurisdiction to hear Oracle's appeal of the Board of Supervisors' June denial of the permit.
    According to Virginia law, it doesn't.

  • Public record for 9/29/10 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in February in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:
    Ricky Brandon Hawks of Cana, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $50 fine and $10 costs.

  • Turns one

    James “Morgan” Farmer, son of Joe Hoer III and Michelle Farmer of Galax, celebrated his first birthday Aug. 20. A Barnyard Buddies birthday celebration was enjoyed with family and friends.

  • Turner, Smith to be married

    Timothy Stephen Smith and Melissa Dawn McAdams Turner have announced their engagement.
    Smith is the son of Bill and Frances Smith of Independence.
    Turner is the daughter of Gilbert and Donna Suitt of Mouth of Wilson.

    An Oct. 16 wedding is planned at Bible Baptist Church in Galax.
    After a honeymoon trip to Savannah, Ga., the couple will reside in Woodlawn.

  • Halls celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Y.B. Hall Jr. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 9, 2010.
    The couple were married Sept. 9, 1950, by the late Rev. Richard E. Hamblin.
    She is the former Eva Sue Edwards.

    In celebration of their diamond anniversary, they were honored with a supper at Shoney’s in Hillsville.
    They have a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Debbie Hall, and a grandson, his wife and daughter — Brad, Aleighthia and Elleighana Hall.

  • Carico, Ayers marry

    Candace Brook Carico and Seth Joseph Ayers were joined in holy matrimony at Beech Grove Baptist Church on July 25, 2010.

    The bride is the daughter of Wanda and Jeff Vaught and Eddie and Lisa Carico. She is the granddaughter of Clayton and Velin Carico and Don and Doris Cox.
    The groom is the son of Brandon Ayers and Marcia and Eric Garrison. He is the grandson of Debbie and Shirley Ayers and Hascle and JoAnn Cheeks. He is the great-grandson of Rufus Ayers, Robert Cheeks, Evelyn Cox and Elton and Kathryn Horton.
    Pastor Mark Carico officiated.

  • S.H.A.R.E. food program ends

    PULASKI — After a steady decline in program participation and an increase in program costs during the past 10 years, New River Community Action's S.H.A.R.E. held its final food distribution on Saturday.
    Action was taken Sept. 16 by the NRCA board to end the long-running project that, to many, was a staple of communities in Southwest Virginia, including Galax, Carroll and Grayson.

  • GHS crowns 2010 homecoming queen

     

    Carrie Sage Lindsey, a senior, was crowned homecoming queen during Galax High School's homecoming game on Sept. 24. Due to a three-way tie, three seniors were named homecoming princesses — Raven Slater, Kristen Osborne and Hannah Cassell. Each princess was escorted by their father onto the GHS football field during the game's halftime.

  • 'Smoke on the Mountain' play opens Saturday

     

  • Monday pileup snares 18 vehicles

    FANCY GAP — No life threatening injuries resulted from an 18-vehicle pileup Monday on Interstate 77 near mile marker 6, Virginia State Police say.Virginia State Police troopers investigated a total of seven crashes
    in the south bound lanes around the six mile marker, starting with the first at about 2:55 p.m., according to Sgt. Mike Conroy.