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Today's News

  • Crime caught on camera

     

    The Galax Police Department wants to know the identity of this couple caught
    taking merchandise from Walmart late Sunday. They are wanted for grand larceny.
    In the photo from a store security camera, they appear to be carrying electronics out the garden center entrance. Anyone with information as to their identities should call (276) 236-8101, text GALAX to TIP411 to leave an anonymous tip
    or visit the department's Facebook page to fill out an anonymous tip form.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/3/12

    Bring it to a vote
    Republicans want to delay the vote on the farm bill. All they do is work against the people that need that farm bill passed. I wouldn’t vote a Republican ticket for no way in the world.

    Better off

  • Cavs bear down, break through

    HILLSVILLE –– For the second straight year, Carroll County threw a dominant defensive effort at Martinsville. This time around, the Cavaliers were smiling while exiting the field.

    Carroll County picked up its first victory of the season by forcing four turnovers and pulling away for a 36-16 nondistrict win Friday on homecoming night at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • 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.”