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Today's News

  • Stanley, Marques to marry Aug. 28

    Jennifer Renee Stanley and Oliver Nolasco Marques will marry Aug. 28 in Blacksburg at the Blacksburg Country Club.

    Stanley is the daughter of Eddie and Robin Stanley of Fries. Her maternal grandparents are Louise and the late Bobby Asbury of Fries. Her paternal grandparents are the late Hixs and Esther Stanley of Fries.
    Marques’ parents are Vitor and Thelma Marques of Norfolk.
    The couple will honeymoon in the Caribbean and reside in Christiansburg.

  • Carter Home to hold grand opening Aug. 17

    HILLSVILLE — An Aug. 17 ribbon cutting will launch the official opening of the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home at 3 p.m., according to foundation officials.

  • Infant in critical condition

    HILLSVILLE — A man has been charged with felony child neglect and malicious wounding after an investigation by the Hillsville Police Department regarding a report of a 24-day-old infant having been seriously injured while in the father's care, according to a press release issued Monday.
    William Ray Bobbitt, 22, of Cox Street in Hillsville, was charged after officers questioned witnesses and executed a search warrant at a residence in town.

  • Driver charged with felony hit-and-run

    HILLSVILLE — An alleged hit-and-run driver on Interstate 77 faces felony charges after striking a tractor-trailer near the 11 mile marker and leaving the scene Sunday.
    Virginia State Police Trooper Bryan Phipps was able to get the at-fault driver — identified as Tommy Mack Small, 57, of North Augusta, S.C. — to pull off onto Exit 8.

  • Driverless vehicle wreaks havoc

    A car without a driver struck two vehicles after its driver left it unattended.
    The incident occurred July 22 around noon, in the westbound lanes of East Stuart Drive between Country Club Lane and Woodview Drive, according to Galax Police Capt. James Cox.
    A 1997 Plymouth Breeze operated by Ronald G. Witt, 39, of Pulaski, became disabled and the driver parked the car against a guardrail and left on foot.

  • Fire destroys trailer

    HILLSVILLE — Hillsville Fire Department volunteers responded to a fire in a mobile home court off Virginia 100 in Hillsville at about 3:15 Tuesday morning.

    Neighbors reported the trailer had been mostly consumed at the time. They thought that the occupants of the mobile home were still moving in at the time.

    With help from Laurel Fork Fire Department, emergency personnel put out the blaze, remaining on scene for more than an hour.

    The owner of the trailer is Emory Bearden, HFD members said. The names of the people moving in were not known.

  • 2010 Youth Winners @ Galax Fiddlers' Convention

    75th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention
    Youth Competition Winners — 2010

  • Convention registration rises again this year

    Registration for the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention has increased for the third year in a row, rising from 1,905 last year to 2,004.
    Until 2008, the convention had been experiencing a five-year slump.

  • Joe Wilson to explore roots of traditional music

    In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Galax Old Fiddler's Convention, Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is hosting a retrospective featuring photographs, news clippings and other memorabilia pertaining to the convention.

  • Sweet sentencing delayed

    INDEPENDENCE — A sentencing hearing has been delayed for a Galax man convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual battery.
    Freddie Lee Sweet Jr., 67, was found guilty of both charges at a jury trial earlier this summer in Grayson County Circuit Court.