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Today's News

  • Turns one

    Palin Leanne Snider turned one Aug. 11. She celebrated Aug. 7 with a Princess party at Pleasant Grove Fellowship Hall with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has an older sister, Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Freida Deskins of Hillsville. She has a special aunt, Holly Choate.

  • She's two

    Breanna Lynn McMillian celebrated her second birthday Aug. 25 at home with a Princess party with family and friends. Her parents are Glen and Rebecca McMillian of Cana.
    Her paternal grandparents are Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Carter of Cana and James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C. Paternal grandparent is Glen McMillian of Cana and maternal grandparents are Elsie Easter of Cana and Doris Finley of Mount Airy, N.C. Special aunts are Chasity McMillian and Tina Carter, both of Cana.

  • Creasy, Canning to be married

    John and Aimee Canning of Austinville announced the engagement of their son, John A. Canning of Austinville, to Amy F. Creasy.
    Creasy is the daughter of Doug and Marilyn Creasy of Galax.

  • Grayson kicks off 'green' initiative

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County officials gathered Sept. 15 to kickoff the Going Green program at the Grayson County Courthouse.

  • Driver hits house, dies at scene

    TROUTDALE —A Grayson County man died in an accident on Virginia 16 near Troutdale on Sept. 16.
    State Trooper Jerry Sowers said James Stuart Handy, 64, had just left a doctor's office in Troutdale when the accident occurred at 4:05 p.m.
    Sowers said a 1995 Chevy pickup truck driven by Handy was traveling south on 16, about a mile from the doctor's office, when it ran off the right side of the highway and plowed into a residence. No one was inside the house.

  • Traffic deaths down in Va.

    Traffic deaths have declined this year across the state, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
    From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 481 people were killed this year, compared to 490 during the same time last year, according to a news release from the agency.
    This year, 159 of the deaths have happened on primary roads while 62 occurred on interstates, the agency reported.

  • Lord's Acre Sale to be held Saturday

    The annual Lord's Acre Harvest Sale — where shoppers can stock up on all kinds of fresh, fall produce, canned goods, homemade pies and handmade crafts and attend worship service — will be held Saturday in Felts Park.
    The event is sponsored by Carroll-Grayson United Workers for Christ Association. The sale is a main fundraiser for many local churches.

  • Truckers' parade hits the road Saturday

    HILLSVILLE — Organizers of the fourth annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer would like to see the streets lined with people supporting the fight this Saturday.

  • Rec center raises money for new bus

    The Galax Recreation Center will host a “Buy the Bus” indoor yard sale Saturday in conjunction with the Lord's Acre Sale at Felts Park, in an effort to raise $50,000 to buy a new 15-passenger activity bus to be used for seniors and children.
    The 1998 transit bus being used to take seniors and children on trips has more than 100,000 miles on it.

  • Federal funds keep teachers working

    Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax educators say federal assistance will keep teachers working.
    The federal Education Jobs Fund was signed into law on Aug. 10 and provides $10 billion nationally, with provisions similar to the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The purpose is to provide additional funding to states for the support of local teacher salary and related costs at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels.
    It is expected that Virginia will be awarded the funds by Oct. 1.