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Today's News

  • Hendrick resigns from job after conflict ruling

    UPDATED 5/17/12, 11:45 A.M. — Carroll County Public Service Authority decided in an early morning meeting Thursday to send Rural Development a letter to find out whether the resignation of Laurel Fork Supervisor Joshua Hendrick from Nehemiah Engineering will satisfy the federal agency's concerns about a conflict of interest on Fancy Gap water and sewer inspections. The PSA also adopted a new conflict of interest policy this morning, which applies to construction inspectors.

  • Cavaliers pound Richlands anyway

    WARDELL –– Partial-strength was stout enough for Carroll County.

    Seemingly unaffected by the final effects of last week’s brouhaha at Tazewell, Carroll County dealt quite ably with the absence of one-third of its lineup for Monday’s game at Richlands, jumping on the Blue Tornado early and breezing to a 7-1 Southwest District win at Southwest Virginia Community College.

  • Group A top player getting out of town

    Lawrence Parsons has advanced so much on the basketball floor and done so much for Galax High School hoops that the big guy deserves to get away for a while.

    Like, four years.

    A chance encounter last spring got the wheels turning and Parsons’ outstanding senior season fueled the process, and the Group A state player of the year landed a scholarship to up-and-coming Ohio Christian.

    Parsons signed the necessary paperwork recently at Galax High School, accompanied by OCU coaches Tony Stockman and Jamey Batten.

  • Grayson completes turnaround

    INDEPENDENCE –– In March, Grayson County was looking for ways to score a run. A couple of weeks later, the Blue Devils were trying to extend a game past five innings. Then came working on a way to pick up a win.

  • Grayson completes turnaround

    INDEPENDENCE –– In March, Grayson County was looking for ways to score a run. A couple of weeks later, the Blue Devils were trying to extend a game past five innings. Then came working on a way to pick up a win.

    It’s May now, and Grayson is staring at the possibility of a very high seed in the Region C Division 2 tournament.

  • Survey work on I-77 to impact Carroll traffic

    Lane closures will be in effect on Interstate 77 in Carroll County during May 16-30 due to daytime survey work on northbound and southbound lanes.

    Lane closures may be in place at various locations on weekdays between mile markers 0 and 8.

  • Turns two

    Oliver Gray Smith celebrated his second birthday with an Elmo party in Bursa, Turkey. Oliver is the son of Daniel and Priscila Smith, formerly of Galax.

    He is the grandson of Danny and Andrea Smith of Galax, and Vanir and Lourdes Cardoso of Florianopolis, Brazil. He is the great grandson of Wilma Smith and the late Gene Smith and the late Gordon and Dell Farmer.

  • Public record for 5/16/12 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 Feb. 23-March 12 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers' Hotline 5/14/12

    Tender care
    I merely want to thank the Twin County Regional Hospital emergency room for excellent professional care while I was in their care. The loving, caring, tender care that they showed me is beyond mere words and certainly a credit to Galax.

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  • Rural post offices spared

    The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service announced a new strategy that could keep the nation’s smallest post offices open for business, yet reduce the number of hours they are open.
    The plan provides a framework to achieve significant cost savings as part of the plan to return the organization to financial stability.
    Existing post offices would continue to operate, but some would have modified retail window hours to match customer use.