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  • Publi record for 4/11/12 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Galax General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Michael S. Campbell of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Weather blamed for fire's spread

     

  • Galax schools sue contractors over leaky windows

    After attempting to come to a resolution through mediation, Galax City Public Schools has decided to move forward in a lawsuit against Vannoy Construction and architecture and engineering firm OWPR Inc. due to problems with leaking windows that were installed at Galax High School by subcontractor Bell Windows.
    Earlier this year, the Galax school system filed suit against the companies, but hoped to avoid going to court.

  • Play will return to stage in May

     

    Due to popular demand, the original stage play “The Comforter” is returning to the stage of the historic Rex Theater in Galax next month.

    Written by Alisha Brackens of Galax, who stars as the fan-favorite “Aunt Abby,” the play is the story of a family dealing with loss through laughter, song and pain.

    The play is presented by A&L Productions, with stage direction by LeeAaron Brackens and musical direction by Alex Cutler.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/11/12

    Let ‘em walk
    I am a Carroll County citizen and I am absolutely against the supervisors raising our taxes. This is ridiculous for the old people. The school system needs to cut back on a lot of stuff that is not very beneficial, beginning with the buses after school.

    Not so needy

  • Fries man killed in moped accident

    A 70-year-old Fries man on a moped, entering Virginia 94 traffic, pulled out in front of another vehicle Monday, causing a fatal accident, according to Virginia State Police.

    The report by Trooper C.W. Keesling identified the man as James Allen Lineberry of 340 Quarry Road.

  • Citizens to the Rescue

     

  • Carroll splits pair of one-run decisions

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored twice in the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead and held on to nip Pulaski County 3-2 in a nondistrict softball game Wednesday.

    Lillie Kimble doubled to drive in Lexi Hodge in the third for a 1-0 Cavalier lead. An Emily Hiatt walk and singles by Kimble and Jordan Nunn produced the two fifth inning runs.

    Kimble picked up the pitching win for the Cavaliers (8-2), striking out seven and giving up seven hits, including a solo homer by Sara Wright. Jordan Chrisley had three of the Cougars’ hits. 

  • Nelson, Cavs blank Grayson

    HILLSVILLE –– Garrett Nelson made sure the only threat Carroll County faced Wednesday came from Mother Nature.

    Under menacing skies that produced a spittle of rain here and there in the middle innings, Grayson County could produce very little against the Cavalier right-hander as Carroll shut out the Blue Devils 9-0 in a nondistrict game at Bill Worrell Field.

    Other than a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning, Nelson allowed just one Blue Devil to reach second base and struck out a career-best 13 batters against just one walk.

  • White headed for Roanoke Coll.

    Part of the reason Allison White chose to continue her volleyball career at Roanoke College was that she felt she would be a name, not just a number.

    Once she’s there, it’s a safe bet that numbers will help White make a name for herself.

    White, who put up plenty of impressive digits as a four-year starter at Galax, announced her college plans last week based partly on the atmosphere of the NCAA Division III school.