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Today's News

  • Public record for 11/3/10 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 February in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • She's three

    Kennedié Cheyan Holder celebrated her third birthday Oct. 2 with a Pretty Princess Party at her Nana and Papa’s house with family and friends. She is the daughter of Brad and Sparkle Holder.

    Her grandparents are Mark and Paulette Chappell and Myrna and the late Barney Holder. She also celebrated with friends from Fairview Daycare.

  • He's three

    Casey Michael Jones turned three Oct. 5. He celebrated Sept. 25 with a cars theme party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Jody and Debbie Jones of Hillsville.

    His grandparents are Katie and C.C. Dalton Jr. of Hillsville and Brenda and Harry Jones of Fries. His great-grandmother is Helen Jones of Fries. He has two special cousins, Carlie Dalton and Dalton Young.

  • Bowers, Diamond unite in marriage

    Travis Shea Bowers and Heather Nicole Diamond were married Sept. 18, 2010, at River Hill Christian Church.
    Pastor Leo Phillips performed the double-ring ceremony.

    The groom is the son of Clarence and Janice Bowers. His grandmother is Ruby Bowers.
    The bride is the daughter of Paula Diamond and Dallas Diamond. Her grandparents are Elmer and Ada Lee Williams.
    The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father and was given in marriage by her parents.
    The groom’s father was best man.

  • O'Dell, Norman marry

    Jessica Suzanne O’Dell and Jacob David Norman were married Oct. 2, 2010, at a 6 p.m. ceremony at Gate City Baptist Church in Jamestown, N.C.
    The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Chan Shaver.  A reception was held at the Clarion Hotel in Greensboro, N.C.

    The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Vicki Gregory of High Point, N.C., and the granddaughter of Mike and Susie Floyd of Galax.
    The groom is the son of James and Rita Norman of Marietta, Ga.
    The couple live in High Point, N.C.

  • Turns 96

    Agnes Marie Lundy Cox turned 96 years old on Aug. 19. Family and friends surprised her with a party on Aug. 14 at Flat Rock Community Building. She is widow of the late James Earl Cox of the Flat Rock community in Independence.

    Agnes has two children — Anne C. Collins of San Francisco, and Harry Cox of Independence. She has three grandchildren, Chris Cox and Brad Cox of Independence and Mary Lynne Ward of Galax; and great-grandsons Austin Cox and Braeden Ward.

  • Eddy, Spurlin marry

    Tara Lynn Eddy of Lynchburg and Kevin Michael Spurlin of Galax were united in marriage June 27, 2010, at Ward Manor in Independence.
    The bride is the daughter of Owen and Judy Eddy of Castile, N.Y.  
    The groom is the son of Michael and Anita Spurlin of Galax.
    The uncle of the bride, the Rev. Allan Monfils, officiated.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Richlands shells Carroll

     RICHLANDS –– They really are that good.

    Entering Friday’s battle for the Southwest District lead, Richlands had averaged 49 points per game in rolling to an 8-0 mark. The Blue Tornado nearly reached that total by halftime, demolishing Carroll County 63-0 at Ernie Hicks Stadium.

    The 63 points were the most ever allowed by Carroll County in its 41-year history. The Blue Tornado’s first 15 offensive plays produced six touchdowns as Richlands had five first-half scoring drives of either one or two plays each.

  • Grayson drills Green Wave

     NARROWS –– Grayson County fell behind early but roared back with 48 unanswered points and rolled over Narrows 54-14 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday at Ragsdale Field.

    Following a 7-yard Tyler Conley run for the Green Wave (2-7 overall, 1-2 MED), Grayson County used three Xavier Rodriguez scoring runs to jump out to a 20-6 lead. Rodriguez scored on carries of 4, 41 and 8 yards for Grayson, which added an 11-yard Eric Harvey touchdown catch and a 45-yard interception for a score by Zack Vaughan to take a 35-6 lead into the half.

  • Maroon Tide keeps on rolling

     Galax left no doubt who the better team was Friday night en route to a 32-7 thrashing of Bland County.

    Galax (6-3 overall, 2-1 MED) scored early and effortlessly against a defense allowing an average of 28 points per game. On its first possession, the Maroon Tide took possession on its own 33-yard line. Senior quarterback Terrance Mazon wasted no time airing the ball out, finding his number one target Deion George three times for 74 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown with 5:11 left in the first quarter.