Today's News

  • Library, newspaper working to preserve records

    A campaign to preserve decades of old area newspapers by converting them microfilm to digital format has been started by the Galax-Carroll Regional Library Foundation.
    The campaign, called “Save the History,” is geared towards preserving rolls of old newspapers on microfilm from the 1930s until 1982. The rolls contain thousands of old newspapers full of local history.
    There are 44 reels at the Galax library, which contain approximately 3,300 issues of the Gazette, according to John Nunn of Galax, who is heading the campaign.

  • Study: 1,000+ going hungry in Galax area

    According to the results of a new study from Feeding America, more than 1,000 Galax residents don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
    These findings are from Feeding America’s annual “Map the Meal Gap” study, which estimates the rate of food insecurity for both the general population, and children under age 18.
    According to the data, approximately 1,130 individuals in the Galax area — 16.2 percent of the city’s population — are at risk for hunger this year.

  • Security upgrades continue as classes resume in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE – The first bells of the school year rang last week in Grayson County as students returning to the division were greeted by numerous improvements in security measures.
    Division Superintendent Kevin Chalfant provided the school board with an update on summer projects during the board’s regular meeting earlier this month, which included upgrades to the safety and security, technology and pay raises for faculty.

  • Carroll to go after unpaid taxes

    HILLSVILLE — A list of Carroll’s delinquent taxpayers will likely be published in September, after a discussion at the August county board of supervisors meeting.
    County supervisors had requested a list of those who are not caught up on their current tax payments from the treasurer. Having received it, they talked about giving these citizens a few more days to pay.
    “We’ve got the list. The next step is publication, right?” Supervisor Josh Hendrick asked.

  • Ley, Buchanan marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Buchanan of Hillsville announced the Aug. 3 marriage of their son, Lt. Macon A. Buchanan, to Ashlee Nichole Ley, formerly of Turpin, Okla.

    The ceremony was officiated by the groom’s father, Ed Buchanan, minister of the Church of Christ of Austinville, and was held at Norfolk Church of Christ.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Bruce Ley, of Raton, Mass.
    Matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Chelsee Stern of Norfolk. Best man was Lt. Steamboat Buddy Rock of San Diego, Calif.

  • She's five

    Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her fifth birthday June 24. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries. She has two sisters and one brother, Cheyenne, Trinity and Ryder Rose of Fries.

    Her great-grandparents are Robert Dowling of Fries and the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Hobert and Mollie Hines of Fries and the late Allie and Arlene Osborne of Austinville. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and the late Connie Dowling of Fries. She has a special friend, Ruby Hill.

  • McGowan, Butler to wed

    Michael and Betty Butler announced the engagement of their son, James Michael, to Hannah Elaine McGowan of Johnson City, Tenn.  
    McGowan is the daughter of Jim and Kathryn McGowan. 

    She is the granddaughter of the late George and Gladys Copp and the late Albert McGowan and the late Freida McGowan Martin.
    She is a graduate of Greeneville High School and East Tennessee State University.
    Butler is the grandson of J.D. and Jackie Butler and Alma Wooten and the late Carl Wooten. He is a graduate of Grayson County High School.

  • Dolingers to celebrate anniversary

    Wilton and Delores Dolinger will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW building, Klondike Road, Independence.

    They have two children, Wilton Curtis Dolinger of Marion and Jennifer Dolinger Snow of Independence.
    They have two grandchildren, Wilton Curtis Dolinger III, of Arlington, Va., and Heather R. Dolinger of Fredricksburg, Va.
    The couple requests no gifts.

  • Public record for 8/21/13 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 18-July 1 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers' Hotline 8/21/13

    Kids first
    Regarding resource officers, I think the school board needs to look at what its priorities are — putting resources at our school to look after our kids or taking it to buy the superintendent a new vehicle. I don’t think the school board is looking at priorities. They should be looking at the kids first. If they are not, we are in the wrong business.

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