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  • Keys To Success

     

  • Readers' Hotline 1/4/12

    Naughty for a reason
    I just want to let everybody know I have been trying to be extra naughty this year so I would get lots of coal. I need it since APCo raised its rates again. Merry Christmas.

    East vs. West
    I live in Grayson County on the east end and I could care less what the west end gets. Every citizen in the county deserves the same, not just certain ones. I am beginning to [dislike those] people up there on the west end.

    Thanks for the warning

  • Home owner is safe after Tuesday fire

    LAUREL FORK — Firefighters searched into Tuesday evening for the owner of a home at 21 Ivas Lane after his doublewide was destroyed in an afternoon blaze.
    Friends and family did not know the whereabouts of the man after firefighters from Laurel Fork and Hillsville spent much of the afternoon extinguishing the flames.
    Fortunately, the home owner, Kenneth Handy, returned home after being out of town for the day as firefighters were leaving for the night, according to Larry Sykes of Laurel Fork Fire Department.

  • Public record for 1/4/12 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 Sept. 12-Oct. 12 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Nelson, Campbell wed

    Carrie Nelson and Eric Campbell were united in marriage on June 25, 2011 in the King College Memorial Chapel in Bristol, Tenn. The Rev. Doug Stuart, pastor of the bride, officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Becky Nelson of Independence and the granddaughter of Argil and Alene Roberts also of Independence and Mary Nelson and the late Billy Nelson of Corners Rock.

    The groom is the son of Clifton and Sonja Campbell of Unicoi, Tenn.
    The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

  • State offers advice on dodging deer

    With winter’s shorter days, many motorists will be commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of their vehicle colliding with a deer.
    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is encouraging drivers to be more cautious this season.

  • Breakin' Up Christmas: An Appalachian Tradition

     

  • Readers' Hotline 1/2/12

    Spewing germs
    I was just looking at the picture of the restrooms at Carroll County High School. This is a disgrace. Anyone knows if you flush a toilet without putting the lid down first it spews germs and all kinds of dangerous stuff all over the room and coats everything in sight. This is a health hazard in itself, not counting the no stalls for privacy. I don’t know what the world is coming to. I think we are going backward instead of forward.

    Heard enough

  • 2011 GAZETTE EDITORIAL AWARDS

     

  • Fewer receive heating assistance

    Fewer Galax households received heating assistance funds in 2011, which could be the result of more people being hired, said Susan Clark, director of Galax Department of Social Services.
    With some businesses hiring — such as the new furniture company Albany Industries, Results calling center and Consolidated Glass — “we’ve heard indication that some of our clients are getting on at these locations,” said Clark.
    The heating assistance program assists low-income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs.