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Today's News

  • Sumners celebrate 65th anniversary

    Raymond and Nina Mae Sumner celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 31 with family.

  • She's seven

    Tiarra Skye Bedwell turned seven July 25. She celebrated July 14 with family and friends at a party at the Bowling Alley. She also celebrated July 25 with a Sponge Bob party at Daytona Lagoon Water Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Funk, Edwards announce engagement

    Anthony Glenn Edwards and Lindsay Autumn Funk announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Ralph and Linda Funk, granddaughter of Delta Burcham and Verla and Sam Rotten.

    She is a graduate of Carroll County High School and New River Community College.
    The groom is the son of Teresa and the late Glenn Edwards, grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlie Combs and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Edwards.

  • Public record for 10/3/12 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Justin Payne Evans of Sparta, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • New music school tunes up

    RICHMOND — One of the Twin Counties’ most prominent musicians may soon lend his name to a music school and economic development effort in Marion.
    Wayne Henderson of Grayson County is already the subject of the book “Clapton’s Guitar,” organizer of an annual music festival at Grayson Highlands State Park, a renowned luthier and an ambassador of mountain musical traditions. Now, the Appalachian guitarist’s name will appear on the marquee of a revitalization project in the Smyth County town.

  • Probation violation adds to prison sentence

    HILLSVILLE — A 23-year-old Galax man already sentenced to serve nine years in prison for manslaughter has gotten four more years added to his period of incarceration for a probation violation, according to the Carroll County prosecutor.
    David Levelle Richardson had already been convicted in Carroll County Circuit Court of the involuntary manslaughter of Bryon Jordan Wilson at a May 18, 2010, gathering at a home in Pipers Gap.

  • Author chronicles rise of Carter's empire

    HILLSVILLE — In attempting to write a book on a local mining magnate and land baron, Ned Irwin has gone against the wishes of one of the most powerful men that Hillsville ever produced.
    George L. Carter made it as difficult as possible for following generations to understand his life and actions by leaving as little trace as possible, in death much as in life.
    But Irwin continued the research of the late Ray Stahl and produced “The Last Empire Builder: A Life of George L. Carter, 1857 – 1936.”

  • School celebrates with 'Fall Into Art' event

    Art demonstrations, food, crafts, music and more were part of Chestnut Creek School of the Arts' annual "Fall Into Arts" event on Sept. 22 in downtown Galax.

  • TCRH offering new digital mammography

     

  • Chamber's name is being used in scam

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Chamber of Commerce officials warn that their organization’s name is being used in a phone scam.
    Do not turn over any personal information to anyone that calls in an effort to place advertising on recyclable bags through the chamber, Executive Director Sherry Shaffner warns.
    That is not something that the chamber is doing.
    Shaffner has so far received two calls and an e-mail informing her of the scam.
    The e-mail said that a member received a call from some on who identified herself as “Tori. “