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Today's News

  • Don't be alarmed: alert is only a test

    Today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m., the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
    The test will last approximately 30 seconds. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working to ensure that the public is aware of this test and that it will not be a real emergency alert.

  • NOV. 2011 ELECTION RESULTS

    ALL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS ARE NOW POSTED. SEE FRIDAY'S EDITION OF THE GAZETTE FOR FULL COVERAGE OF STATE AND LOCAL RACES.

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    Virginia Senate 19th District
    • Ralph K. Smith (R) — 28,183 (56.67%)
    • J. Brandon Bell II (I) — 21,430 (43.09%)

  • Public record for 11/9/11 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 August in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Sammy Lee Lewis of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Turns two

    Palin Leanne Snider turned two Aug. 11. She celebrated Aug. 6 with a party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has two sisters, Paisley and Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Frieda Deskins of Hillsville. She has a special aunt, Holly Choate.

  • Reedy, Hill marry

    Robby Alan Hill and Brooke Nicole Reedy were united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2011, at Snow Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Ernie Smith performed the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, Brian and Kim Reedy of Fairview.

    Her maternal grandparents are Caroll Harrison and the late Vena Ree Harrison of Elkhorn. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Claudine Reedy of Fairview.
    The groom’s parents are Ricky and Anna Hill of Galax.

  • Celebrate anniversary

    Pierce and Hattie Collins celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Oct. 9 with family at Claytor Lake.

  • Dorothy Wauneta Search Adams, 84

     

     

    Dorothy Wauneta Search Adams, 84, of Woodlawn died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at her home.

  • Shots fired in Carroll County chase

    UPDATED: 11/7/11, 5:15 P.M.

  • WHO'S ON THE BALLOT IN YOUR DISTRICT?

     

  • APCo gets OK for rate boost

    Home electricity customers will be charged about a half-percent more for service in 2012 as Appalachian Power Company makes up for investment in two out-of-state wind farms, the company said.
    The increase is the result of the State Corporation Commission’s approval for Appalachian Power to recoup $6.3 million in renewable energy programs — in this case wind farms in West Virginia and Indiana. The SCC said on Thursday that it approved the raise.