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Today's News

  • Public record for 10/9/13

    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 May in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Fewer flea market vendors means less economic impact

    HILLSVILLE — The Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market shed another 124 vendors in 2013 and has dropped by a third of its 2003 numbers.
    While parties on the ground reported good shopper attendance in 2013, fewer vendors means less impact on the local economy, because of a decrease in the funds that change hands between vendors to the land owners with spaces to rent to them.
    In the last decade, 2003 saw the most interest from vendors in setting up at the flea market, according to licensing figures from the Town of Hillsville. That year, 1,880 vendors came to town.

  • Weatherman running for school board in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Fred Weatherman of Independence is running for election for the Elk Creek District seat on the Grayson County School Board in the Nov. 5 general election.
    Weatherman, 66, is no stranger to the school board. He served two terms, 1996-2003, including three years as chairman.
    “Our school system is a business,” Weatherman said. “Our product is our kids.”

  • Police: suspect impersonating Grayson officer

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens of an unidentified man who is posing as a law enforcement officer.
    A college student was traveling east on U.S. 58 at around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 when a vehicle with flashing blue and red lights attached to the driver’s visor of a white Buick pulled him over at the wayside near Baywood.

  • Woodlawn School auctions pieces of history

    The last official Carroll County school system function at the long-standing Woodlawn facility was the surplus auction on Saturday.

  • 3 airlifted after Hillsville bypass crash

    HILLSVILLE — A 27-year-old Bassett woman and two juveniles were flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., for treatment after a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 58 bypass at Hillsville last Friday evening.

  • Hospital helps navigate new healthcare marketplace

    Despite the ongoing battle that has resulted in a deadlock between Congress and President Obama, the next phase of the Affordable Care Act — the new federal health insurance marketplace — entered its third day of open enrollment on Thursday.
    Because of the ongoing controversy and media coverage, the health care law often referred to as  “Obamacare” is known by almost everyone. But even for those who have followed the new law’s progress over the past three years, the rules might still seem pretty confusing.

  • Galax tops tourism spending growth list

    Southwest Virginia reached a milestone in tourism last year, and the numbers confirm that the City of Galax made the top of the list for bringing in more visitors from around the world.
    Traveler spending in Galax increased 71 percent between 2004 and 2012.
    Last year, the Southwest Virginia region generated more than $927 million in travel expenditures, according to an announcement made at the 2013 Southwest Virginia Creative Economy Conference on Sept. 20.

  • Chorus brings singers together in harmony

    The Twin County Chorus held its first concert at Carroll County High School on Sept. 20.
    The new singing group, made up of students from Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County, will be hosting a series of concerts around the localities.

  • Airport adds new manager as terminal work begins

    HILLSVILLE — A retired Air Force mechanic, flight engineer and non-commissioned officer will guide the direction of the Twin County Airport in the future.
    Scott Stansfield has taken on the mission to help the airport become more of a hub of activity and community asset.
    The airport has been making progress in updating its facilities, as shown by the ground-breaking for a modern terminal to replace the one built in the 1960s. Ground was broken the day after Stansfield assumed his duties as manager.