Today's News

  • Public record for 11/9/11 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 August in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Sammy Lee Lewis of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Turns two

    Palin Leanne Snider turned two Aug. 11. She celebrated Aug. 6 with a party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has two sisters, Paisley and 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 Frieda Deskins of Hillsville. She has a special aunt, Holly Choate.

  • Reedy, Hill marry

    Robby Alan Hill and Brooke Nicole Reedy were united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2011, at Snow Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Ernie Smith performed the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, Brian and Kim Reedy of Fairview.

    Her maternal grandparents are Caroll Harrison and the late Vena Ree Harrison of Elkhorn. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Claudine Reedy of Fairview.
    The groom’s parents are Ricky and Anna Hill of Galax.

  • Celebrate anniversary

    Pierce and Hattie Collins celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Oct. 9 with family at Claytor Lake.

  • Dorothy Wauneta Search Adams, 84



    Dorothy Wauneta Search Adams, 84, of Woodlawn died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at her home.

  • Shots fired in Carroll County chase

    UPDATED: 11/7/11, 5:15 P.M.



  • APCo gets OK for rate boost

    Home electricity customers will be charged about a half-percent more for service in 2012 as Appalachian Power Company makes up for investment in two out-of-state wind farms, the company said.
    The increase is the result of the State Corporation Commission’s approval for Appalachian Power to recoup $6.3 million in renewable energy programs — in this case wind farms in West Virginia and Indiana. The SCC said on Thursday that it approved the raise.

  • Grayson grand jury issues indictments


    INDEPENDENCE  — Two Galax men were indicted by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury on malicious wounding charges.
    Jason Lee Hill, 27, and Matthew Harris Brown, 23, accused each other of malicious wounding.
    The grand jury met in Independence on Oct. 28.
    An indictment indicates that the grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.
    Other indictments handed down were:


    Two rules of playoff football are (1) never look past your next opponent, and (2) it’s impossible to obey rule No. 1.
    According to the official VHSL pairings released Sunday evening, No. 1 Galax will host No. 16 Holston on Friday night in the opening round of the Division 1 Western Section playoffs, while No. 2 Grayson County will host a rematch with No. 15 Graham in the Division 2 first round Friday.