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Today's News

  • Communities prepare hazardous weather response

    Better severe weather preparedness is on the radar for the Twin Counties, as Carroll, Grayson and Galax work to become "Storm Ready" communities.
    The three localities met with Phil Hysell, the National Weather Service's warning coordinating meteorologist from Blacksburg, on Dec. 28 to hear a presentation about the benefits of being Storm Ready.

  • Public record for 1/19/11 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 Nov. 5-22 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • He's two

    Hayden Thomas Blevins celebrated his second birthday Dec. 10 with a Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Party at Macado’s Restaurant with his family. He is the son of Jason and Alison Blevins of Ennice, N.C.

    His grandparents are Jim and Brenda Blevins of Ennice. N.C., and Ray and Nonnie Plummer of Troutdale.

  • Vaught, Osborne marry

    Dwight Osborne and Carmen Vaught were united in marriage at Hillcrest Baptist Church on Oct. 10, 2010.
    Family and friends attended.

    Osborne is the son of Junior and Faye Osborne of the Fairview community.
    Vaught is the daughter of Dallas and Shirley Vaught of the Cranberry community.

  • She's three

    Kylie Noel Crigger turned three on Jan. 10. She is the daughter of Jonathan Crigger and Hannah Lineberry.

    Her grandparents are Ricky and Vicky Lineberry and Lee Crigger and Mitch Crigger.

  • Turns one

    Jeremiah Levi Foster will turn one year old Jan. 12. He is the son of P.J. Foster and Jessica Baldwin of Fries.

    His grandparents are Dewey Baldwin and Sheron Hash of Fries, Tina Foster of Elkton, Md., and Peter Foster Sr. of Dunn, N.C. His great-grandmothers are Eileen Carr of Elkton, Md., and Addie Baldwin of Galax, formerly of Elk Creek. Foster and his family will celebrate with a Winnie the Pooh party at their home.

  • McKinney’s 21 leads Tide boys

     Galax jumped out to a huge first-quarter lead and opened Mountain Empire District play Friday with a 78-43 win over Narrows.

    The Maroon Tide (8-1 overall, 1-0 district) never trailed after holding the Green Wave (5-5, 0-1) to eight first-quarter points.

    Galax led 6-5 when it embarked on a 23-3 run over a stretch of nine minutes spanning the first and second quarters. Brock Cox drained a 3-pointer and Devonte McKinney hit a layup and free throw to ignite a run of 14 straight Maroon Tide points as Galax took a 23-8 lead into the second period.

  • Tide notches big MED win

      Thanks to Mother Nature, Galax finally got its training camp in.

    A weather-induced two-week layoff between games gave the Maroon Tide a chance to catch up on some things it had missed out on due to an abbreviated preseason. The team immediately put the extra practice time to good use by handing Narrows its first loss of the season Friday night, holding on for a 58-52 win in both teams’ Mountain Empire District opener.

  • Carroll supervisors shut down speaker

    HILLSVILLE — While citizens’ public speaking time at the Carroll Supervisors meetings is usually the forum for constituents to comment on issues or ask questions, it didn’t turn out that way Thursday for a citizen who wanted to share concerns about what he sees as a conflict of interest.

  • Artistic Calling

    An auctioneer’s rhythmic chant is not often appreciated as a piece of music, but Tony Goodman of Galax has been using his tongue-twisting verbal skills to move more than houses and cars.
    For three years, he’s been moving the collective hips and bobbing heads of the international art world.

    The veteran auctioneer has been one of the most unlikely stars of the international modern performance art world.