Today's News

  • Road gets steeper for Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Just how strong is the Western Section Division 2 playoff field? If it had been put together by a selection committee instead of a mathematical formula, there would be howling out of Pittsylvania County about Dan River being under-appreciated.

    The No. 10 seed in a 16-team field, Dan River (8-3) will venture into Bill Strong Field tonight for a second-round meeting with No. 2 Grayson County (10-1) after having knocked off seventh-seeded and defending state champion Gate City on the road, 33-10, last Saturday.

  • Galax advances to final four

    CLINCHPORT –– Finding a way to Rye Cove High School has been a challenge for followers of Galax volleyball in each of the past two seasons. Finding a way to Richmond has been impossible.

    Not any more.

  • Christmas Chest begins 25th year

    The Galax Y’s Men’s Club is in its 25th year of coordinating the annual Community Christmas Chest Fund that provides food for 550 needed families in the area during the holidays.
    The fundraising goal this year is $30,000 to buy the food, which provides two large boxes filled with staples for each family at a cost of $55 per family.
    The Galax V’s Men’s Club asks the community to continue to bond together in support of the fundraising goal as in the past.

  • Missing man's body found


    The body of a missing man was found on the New River Trail on Sunday, according to police.

    Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said the remains of Moises Serrano, 19, was found in Carroll County, about five miles down the trail from the Galax trail entrance. Serrano was last seen on Nov. 13 and his vehicle was found at the trail parking lot off U.S. 58 in Galax.

  • Chase, shooting still under investigation


  • Albany Industries getting plant ready


  • She's five

    Madalyn Gregory turned 5 years old on Oct. 11. She celebrated with a special birthday party at home on Oct. 11 with her daddy and mama, and a Halloween-themed party on Oct. 29 with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Jimmie and Whitney Gregory of Fries; the granddaugter of William and Vergie Lundy, Eddie and Brenda Ward, Shirley Ward all of Independence, John and Frances Pierce of Fries, and Jacky Testerman of Lansing, N.C.

  • Sumners celebrate anniversary

    Roger and Peggy Shaw Sumner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1, 2011. They were married September 29, 1961, at Camp Zion Church by Lonnie P. Shaw.

    Their children — Lisa Mitchell of Raleigh, N.C., Brad Sumner of Atlanta, and Carmen Sumner of Lincolnton, N.C. — hosted a party at Locust Grove Church Fellowship Hall. Also attending were their two grandchildren, Charlie and Molly Mitchell of Raleigh. Many family and friends helped celebrate the memorable occasion.

  • Public record for 11/16/11 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 Sept. 1-Oct. 24 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Shooting reported in Carroll