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Today's News

  • UPDATED 4/25: Search continues for missing Fries woman

    UPDATE 4/25/13:

  • Readers' Hotline 4/17/13

    Disrespect

  • Factory recovers from water tank collapse and fires

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in Galax was scheduled to be operating at full capacity again April 17, after shutting down operations in the wake of a massive water tank collapse on April 10, which caused structural damage and multiple fires.
    As of Monday, the plant was almost finished with repairs and debris removal, and the company reported that 75 percent of workers were back at their stations.
    Operations were expected to be back at full capacity on Tuesday.

  • Federal budget cuts hit Blue Ridge Parkway

    When the Blue Ridge Parkway announced its seasonal openings for 2013, the big news was about the places that will stay closed because of the federal government’s automatic spending cuts.
    Some campgrounds, picnic areas and visitor centers will remain closed this season, because of an across-the-board 5 percent cut to the National Park Service mandated by the federal sequester.

  • Two sentenced on federal meth charges

    ROANOKE — Two Twin County residents learned their sentences in federal court recently after being brought up on methamphetamine-related drug charges.
    Mickey Lee Thomas, 23, of Galax and Barbara Lynn Bedwell, 37, of Elk Creek were two of eight defendants charged in an indictment issued by a federal grand jury last February on drug related offenses.

  • Galax boys open MED with win

    Galax remained perfect for the year and opened Mountain Empire District play by holding off Fort Chiswell 3-1 in a boys’ soccer match Monday at Galax High School.

    Andres Medina scored a pair of goals for the Maroon Tide, which improved to 6-0 on the season with the win.

    Mario Carranza also scored for Galax while Mesiel Solis and the Tide defense held the Pioneers to two shots on goal.

     

    SOFTBALL

  • Strickland tees off for Cavs

    The first four innings Monday were all that Galax could have hoped for. The final three innings were more than Cheyenne Strickland could have dreamed of. 

    Galax battled Carroll County evenly until the fifth inning, when Strickland launched the first of her three home runs as the Cavaliers exploded for a 22-3 nondistrict win at Mountain View Park.

  • Turns 94

    Philip Smith Porter celebrated his 94th birthday with family at his home on Allen Lane.

    He and his wife, Pauline Dickens Porter, have been married 70 years.

  • He's two

    Jacob Matthew Beasley celebrated his second birthday with a Spongebob party at his grandmother’s house on April 4.

    He is the son of Andrew and Ashley Beasley. His grandparents are Becky Beasley, Tim Beasley and Beth and William Richardson, all of Hillsville.

  • Public record for 4/17/13 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in October of 2012 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Robert Drew Cowie, 61, and Janet Ruth Adams, 54, both of Independence.