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Today's News

  • Bartletts celebrate 60th anniversary

    William and Margie Bartlett celebrated their 60th anniversary June 21 at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro, N.C. After a buffet dinner, guests were entertained by the Southeast Express Bluegrass Band.

  • Wiford, Rice engagement announced

    The Rev. and Mrs. Tim Wiford of Anderson, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Rice of Galax announce the engagement of their children, Kayla Renae Wiford to John Stanley Rice.
    Wiford is a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College with an associate degree in surgical tech. She is currently employed with Home Instead Senior Care.

    Rice is a graduate of Radford University with a bachelor of science in pre-med. He is working toward his doctorate as a nurse practitioner.
    A Nov. 16 wedding date is planned in Anderson, Ind.

  • Combs, Vaughn to marry

    Steve and Melissa Combs of Hillsville announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Michelle, to Matthew Cody Vaughn, the son of Ed and Lora Terry of Hillsville and Ralph and Sharon Vaughn of Austinville.

    Combs graduated from Carroll County High School in 2007 and from Wytheville Community College in 2011 with an associate’s degree in nursing.
    She is a registered nurse at the Virginia Department of Health in the Mount Rogers District.

  • Moores celebrate 50th anniversary

    Rebecca Ruth Bond and William Peary Moore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 28.
    They were married on July 28, 1962, at the Alleghany Courthouse in Sparta, N.C., by Justice of the Peace Floyd T. Miller.

    Attending their wedding were their mothers, Peggy Bond and Margaret Moore and friend, Thelma. They later spent their honeymoon at “Granny” Mary Emily Tate’s house in Eagle Bottom in Fries and began their 50 years of marriage together.

  • Public record for 8/8/12 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 April at the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Cops seize meth, pot, gun and moonshine

     

  • New pool would take planning

    A fact-finding mission by Carroll County officials to Randolph Park’s pool found the recreational facility well planned and popular.
    Various representatives of Carroll, including Board of Supervisors Chairman Sam Dickson and Recreation Director Sam McLendon, recently explored the park in Pulaski County to gauge how the pool works.
    The visit came as enthusiasm builds among Carroll County citizens for a similar recreational effort close to home.

  • Prisoner's release request denied

    INDEPENDENCE — A request to release a Galax man from jail and confine him to his home on electronic monitoring was denied following a hearing last Wednesday in Grayson County Circuit Court.
    Judge David Milesco listened to testimony for about half an hour before making his ruling.
    Fred Lee Sweet, 69, was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual battery during his trial on June 17, 2010. The alleged offenses occurred in April 2007 and involved a girl who was five years old at the time.

  • Project keeps late fiddler's memory alive

    Old video footage, music recordings and photos are helping to keep alive the memory and musical influence of the late Greg Hooven, a Galax native and beloved fiddle player.
    Karin Marro Magno became friends with him in 1989 and joined his band, Greg Hooven and The Galax Way. She has begun a not-for-profit project in an effort to remember and pass on Hooven’s influence to upcoming old-time musicians.

  • Galax ghost tours rise again

    A Galax native has explored his hometown’s darkest corners to reveal tales of terror and the unknown.
    Brandon Ayers hopes these legends, extracted from locals and presented by professional storytellers and guides, will educate and enthrall during the Ghosts of Galax Haunted Historic Walking Tour.