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  • Memorial organizers seek help

    HILLSVILLE — The monument being built at the Galax Public Library honors all Twin County veterans, including those from Hillsville and Carroll County, project organizers say.
    Gary Lowe and Frank Plichta of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 245 brought that message to Hillsville Town Council’s Feb. 25 meeting.

  • Galax police seeking help to solve vandalism

    The Galax Police Department is looking for information to help solve a vandalism at Galax Auto Sales. The incident is believed to have occurred either Saturday night, February 23 or early Sunday.
    If anyone has helpful information that could assist the department in solving this case, call 236-8101 or text "Galax" followed by the information to TIP411 (847411)

  • Fulwiler, Adams to marry

    Meg Fulwiler of Catharpin and Rocky Fulwiler of Manassas announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn, to Aaron Adams, son of Marlene and Garry Adams of Galax.

    Fulwiler is a graduate of George Mason University and is employed by the Virginia State Police.
    Adams is a graduate of Galax High School (2003) and Wytheville Community College. He also is employed by the Virginia State Police.
    A wedding is planned this summer.

  • Public record for 2/27/13 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 October of 2012 in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers' Hotline 2/27/13

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  • General Assembly passes sweeping roads legislation

    Landmark News Service and Staff Reports

    RICHMOND — The 2013 General Assembly achieved something on Feb. 23 that has eluded Virginia legislators for more than a quarter-century: a deal on a sweeping revenue package to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for state road needs.
    In so doing, they delivered a potential legacy-shaping victory to Gov. Bob McDonnell, who swung for the fences going into his last full legislative session in office by pitching a broad plan to revamp how Virginia funds its transportation system.

  • Woman convicted in death of trooper

     

  • Grayson prison to open this fall

    INDEPENDENCE — It’s finally official.
    A long-dormant state prison in Grayson County is set to open in October, after the Virginia General Assembly approved a revised $87.4 billion spending plan that includes a total of $18 million to open the River North Correctional Center near Independence.
    The General Assembly adjourned its 2013 session in Richmond on Feb. 23 and both the Senate and House of Delegates approved a budget that included the prison money.

  • McMillian to serve 5 years

    HILLSVILLE — A probation violation charge led to more legal difficulties for a Cana man when a Carroll County deputy discovered meth and a firearm nearby on May 25, 2012.
    Glen Donald McMillian had appear in Carroll County Circuit Court on Feb. 21 before Judge Robert Turk to answer charges of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 drug, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule 1 or 2 drug.

  • Collecting taxes could help county balance budget

    HILLSVILLE — Making budget is the reason behind wanting a real estate delinquent tax list from the treasurer, Carroll County supervisors said at their Feb. 11 meeting.
    The supervisors first discussed delinquent real estate taxes in January, but the intent isn’t to cause hard feelings between county officials, Supervisor Sam Dickson stressed at the February meeting.