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  • More money available for roads?

     

  • Suspect attempts escape

    INDEPENDENCE — A man arrested on a trespassing charge is being held without bond after trying to escape from police custody.
    Kenneth Wayne Spencer, 43, of 581 Stewart Hollow Lane in Mouth of Wilson, faces several charges, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
    Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said that on April 19 deputies responded to a home on Old Bridle Creek Drive after receiving a call about a suspicious person knocking on the front door.
    The property owner told the subject to leave several times.

  • Public record for 5/11/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 23-Dec. 17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • He's one

    Oliver Gray Smith and his parents, Daniel and Priscila Smith, celebrated his first birthday in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, with his maternal grandparents, Vanir and Lourdes Cardoso.

    Oliver’s paternal grandparents are Danny and Andrea Smith, of Galax. Oliver and his parents live in Central Asia.

  • Sutherland, Layton united in marriage

    Derek Charles Sutherland and Elizabeth Ann Layton were united in marriage May 15, 2010 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Comers Rock.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Jason Phipps, friend of the groom.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Jeff and Bobbie Layton of Lancaster, Pa.
    She is the granddaughter of the late William and Dorothy Poole and Peggy Layton and the late Edward Layton of Pennsylvania.

  • Mayhew, Irvin marry

    GARNER, N.C. — Abigail Lauren Mayhew and Stephen Brooks Irvin, both of Raleigh, N.C., were married at 5 p.m. April 30 at the Rand-Bryan House in Garner. The Rev. Paul Couch officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Janet Mitchell of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Mayhew of Palmyra, Va.
    Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Turner of Greensboro. Her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mayhew.

  • Roots of American Music tour makes stop in Galax

     

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  • Former Galax officer pleads guilty to DUI

    Former Galax police officer Earl Johnson, 51, who worked at the department for 25 years, pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence.
    He was fined $250 and his license is suspended for 12 months. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended.
    Johnson was arrested in February by Officer Terry Woods of the Galax Police Department, who originally stopped the vehicle Johnson was operating for reckless driving on East Grayson Street.
    He was charged for DUI and refusal of a blood or breath test.

  • Cause determined for Quik Chek fire

    INDEPENDENCE — Freezers filled with meat were removed from Paul’s Restaurant in Independence last week. The restaurant was destroyed by fire on April 29.
    Quik Chek also received heavy smoke, water and heat damage from the fire.
    Store owner Phil Pickett said investigators had determined that the fire started from an electrical outlet in a building behind the restaurant.