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Today's News

  • Asterisk or not, Tide #1

     HARTFIELD –– It’s not the way Galax would have envisioned it happening, but don’t expect the Maroon Tide to go all Reggie Bush and send back the trophy.

    A scoring discrepancy led to the disqualification of a Giles player’s score and made the difference in the team standings as Galax edged the Spartans for the Group A state golf championship Tuesday at Piankatank River Golf Club.

  • Nice shot: Flu vaccine simpler than last year's

     

     

    What a difference a year makes.

    Last October, Virginians waited hours for vaccines and flooded doctors' offices with the sneezing and wheezing of the pandemic H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu.

    This fall, life on the influenza front is calmer and less complicated. Flu cases are barely on the radar screen, and there's plenty of vaccine to go around.

  • Organizers: Tragedy's centennial will be tasteful

    HILLSVILLE — The lead-up to the 1912 courthouse shootout that left five dead started out with seeming innocence at a corn shucking.

  • Galax receives award for art school

     The City of Galax is this winner of the President's Award from the 2010 Virginia Municipal League Annual Achievement Awards, presented during the annual VML conference, which was held last Tuesday in Hampton.

  • Public record for 9/13/10 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 1-30 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Turns two

    Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her second birthday Aug. 20 with a Mickey Mouse party at her home. Her sisters Hope and Taelynn and many friends and family members joined her to celebrate.

    She is the daughter of Tammy L. Liddle and Tim L. Mundy of Woodlawn. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle of Woodlawn  and Charles Liddle of Galax. Paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly and Wayne Mundy of Cana. A paternal great-grandparent is Ovella Easter.

  • Oracle Institute programs to explore eco-spirituality

     INDEPENDENCE — The Oracle Institute has invited representatives from the Federation of Damanhur — a resilient agricultural community in northern Italy — to a local seminar to speak about their 30-year experiment with a model of sustainable spiritual living.

  • New hardware store opens Oct. 16

    MOUTH OF WILSON — A new business will open in the western end of Grayson County on Saturday.

    Highlands Hardware and Building Supply will open in a building formerly used as a garage on U.S. 58 at 3386 Highlands Parkway. A grand opening is set for Saturday with food provided for customers and free prizes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    The new business is owned and operated by James and Melissa Hayes.

    Melissa said the store would offer a complete line of hardware items, lumber and much more. Delivery will be available.

  • DQ lifts Galax to state championship

      HARTFIELD, Va. -- For the second day in a row, no one at the VHSL Group A state golf tournament played better than Giles' Tanner Carbaugh.

    As a result, the Spartans' senior wrapped up his high school career by winning the individual title at Piankatank Golf Club.

    Carbaugh followed up his 2-over-par 74 in Monday's first round with a 73 to beat runner-up Ryan Baughn of Essex by five shots.

  • Good news, bad news

    Carroll officials had to learn to take the bad with the good in education news in recent weeks.
    While standardized testing and attendance reports show that the schools continue to realize respectable results, school and county officials received a major reversal of fortune as they tried to plan for future facility needs.
    Educators would have finally been able to wrap up the more-than-a-decade-long facilities improvement program by adding the ninth grade to the high school and the sixth grade to the intermediate.