Today's News

  • Surratt, Hill to be married

    Mr. and Mrs. Foy Johnny Surratt of Hillsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Shae Surratt, to Daniel Morgan Hill.
    Hill is the son of Danny and Joyce Hill of Galax.

    He is a 2004 graduate of Carroll County High School and is a teacher at Radford High School.
    Surratt is a 2004 graduate of Carroll County High School and is a hair stylist at Unique Full Service Salon in Radford.
    An October wedding is planned at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.

  • Shepard, Harris to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Danny K. Shepard of Tazewell announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Danielle Shepard, to Van Harris, son of Frances and Grover Harris of Speedwell.
    Shepard graduated from Bluefield College with a bachelor of arts degree. She is employed as a physical therapy assistant at Williams Physical Therapy in Galax.

    Harris received a bachelor of arts degree in teaching from Bluefield College. He is employed with the Grayson County School system.
    An October wedding is planned and the couple will reside in Wytheville.

  • Nichols, Adams marry

    Joseph Edward Adams and Holly Beth Nichols were joined in marriage Aug. 6 by the Rev. Sam Bartlett in a ceremony attended by son Cobey and immediate family.
    The ceremony took place in the rock gazebo overlooking the duck pond on the Virginia Tech campus.

    Adams is the son of Dick and Penny Adams of Galax.
    Nichols is the daughter of Gary and Kathy Nichols of Independence.
    The couple spent their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • She's one

    Taelynn Isabella Mundy celebrated her first birthday July 2 with a Winnie the Pooh party at Liddle Tykes Child Development Center. Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Timber Mundy helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of Tammy L. Liddle and Tim L. Mundy of Woodlawn. Her Maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana. Her paternal great-grandmother is Ovela Easter of Cana.

  • Watson, Hunter marry

    Anna Carré Watson and Robert Clarke Hunter Jr. were married April 9, 2011, at 6 p.m., at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville, S.C.
    The Rev. Doctor Bruce Meyer officiated the ceremony.  A reception followed at the Poinsett Hotel.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Stephen Watson of Greenville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neill Macaulay Perrin and Mrs. James Henry Watson and the late Mr. Watson of Greenville.

  • Laurel Fork fights fire

    LAUREL FORK — Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 8062 Dugspur Road Aug. 26 at about 6:19 a.m.

    Laurel Fork Fire Department volunteers found smoke coming out of the eaves of the home, owned by Mark Bolt, according to information from the fire department. Firefighters made entry and knocked down the fire in the living room.

    Some of the fire got up into the attic.

  • Last section of Hillsville bypass officially opens


    HILLSVILLE — If a road can be beautiful, Branch Highways chief Will Karbach believes that the U.S. 58 Bypass at Hillsville is a prime example.

    Karbach joined with local and state officials Tuesday morning to celebrate the official opening of the $83 million, 5.2-mile four-lane that goes through the south side of town.

  • E-911 works to improve emergency dispatching

    HILLSVILLE — In a 12-month period, Twin County E-911 dispatchers received 25,000 calls, which turned into 44,000 dispatches for emergency responders and Galax police, according to Jolena Young.
    The regional 911 director shared information about the dispatching service with the Carroll Board of Supervisors at its August meeting.

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  • City faces state funding cuts

    The City of Galax is facing $33,425 in state budget cuts from the 2012 budget, and the police department will take the biggest hit — a $17,471 reduction.
    Galax City Manager Keith Barker told city council members earlier this month that the reductions are being imposed on the city due to the state budget cuts made by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
    The city was required to respond to the state by yesterday, Tuesday, about how it will address these cuts.