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Today's News

  • Hotel owners would welcome development

    HILLSVILLE — Businessmen with hotels at Interstate 77’s Exit 14 want to see more nationally known restaurants as their neighbors, and they approached Hillsville Town Council on Monday for help in making that happen.
    For their part, town officials answered that certain barriers for future development have fallen after Hillsville annexed the busy I-77/U.S. 58 interchange from Carroll County last year, and that government and businesses need to work together to ensure that the area continues to grow.

  • 2012 Letters to Santa

    Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Mabe kindergarten class

    Oakland Elementary School

     Dear  Santa,

    Our children in kindergarten at Oakland have worked very hard this year and they deserve a great Christmas.  We hope you will see fit to bring them some nice gifts this year.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Mabe

  • 'Kidnapping' hoax led to international investigation

    UPDATED 12/3/12:

  • Galax Christmas Parade & Events

    Friday

    The Galax Christmas Parade is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. The route is from North Main Street to Felts Park.
    Prior to the parade, the city Christmas tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. at Police Plaza on North Main.
    Any groups or individuals wishing to participate in the parade need to complete an application, available from A Place in Time Antiques or the Galax Downtown Association office. For more information, call 236-0668.
    There will be a $10 fee for business entries, and all entries will be judged.

  • Volunteer police force approved

    HILLSVILLE — Adoption of a state statute on volunteer police officers allows Carroll County to proceed with its auxiliary deputy program.
    Carroll supervisors at their Nov. 15 meeting held a public hearing on adopting a section of state code in order to proceed with the volunteer force, a topic that has been discussed since September.

  • Hillsville settles with Waste Industries

    HILLSVILLE — A private waste disposal company took issue with Hillsville’s annexing the busy Interstate 77 Exit 14 and taking business away from them.
    But both the town council and Waste Industries worked out a deal to avoid taking the matter to court.
    A settlement approved by members of Hillsville Town Council on Monday will pay a one-time sum to Waste Industries to keep the dispute from going any farther.

  • Isom named Carroll's top teacher

    WOODLAWN — Carroll schools’ county-wide teacher of the year has taught at Woodlawn since beginning her career.
    Becky Isom will also be the last teacher of the year to come from the school that’s scheduled to be closed after the completion of grade realignment, when construction work wraps up at Carroll high and intermediate.
    Surprised in class by school and division administrators, Isom reacted that Woodlawn’s a good school full of good teachers.

  • She's 80

    Juanita Sutphin of Galax turned 80 years old on Sept. 10. She was honored with a surprise birthday party hosted by family at her home church, Fries Church of God of Prophecy. About 75 people attended.

    Her children are Rick (and Pam) Sutphin of Spartanburg, S.C.; Pat Sutphin Williams of Mooresville, N.C.; and (Eddie and) Martha Baumgardner of Galax. Juanita was surprised and thankful for the outpouring of support and love. The family thanked all who made the party a success.

  • He's one

    Levi Kristopher Ward celebrated his first birthday Oct. 4 with a party and monkey cake at his home in Independence. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward.

    His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Public record for 11/28/12 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.

    Land Transfers

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