Today's News

  • She's one

    Madison Abigail Sluss celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 22, 2011, at Galax Recreation Center. She had a princess theme birthday party. Family and friends attended.

    Her parents are Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has a brother, Brandon Sluss. Grand-parents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C.; and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.

  • She's six

    Sydney Denae Huff celebrated her sixth birthday on Nov. 4 with family and friends.  She is the daughter of Lance and Susanne Huff of Knoxville, Tenn.

    Her grandparents are Jack and Shelby Huff of Galax, and Patsy and the late Paul Weeks of Fairlawn.  She has an older sister, Gracie.

  • STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Play-by-play


    Clintwood kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Gx 20

    Galax, 12:00

    1/10 Gx20 Vaughan rush for 3 yards

    2/7 Gx23 Vaughan rush for 9 yards

    1/10 Gx32 Vaughan rush for 10 yards

    1/10 Gx42 Vaughan fumble, Clintwood R.Mullins recovers at Gx 44


    Clintwood, 11:14

    1/10 Gx44 Meade rush for 24 yards

    1/10 Gx20 Meade rush for 4 yards

    2/6 Gx16 Meade rush for 2 yards

    3/4 Gx14 Meade rush for -1 yards

  • Stockton, Shaffner united in marriage

    Ryan Patrick Shaffner and Shaina Reni Stockton were married on Nov. 11 at Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church. A private ceremony was performed by Pastor Zachary Royer.
    The couple exchanged rings, lit unity candles and made their wishes come true.
    The groom’s sons, Christopher and Hunter, were his best men. His daughter, Kaitlyn, was flower girl.
    The bride’s parents are Doug and Jeannie Stockton of Galax. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle.

  • Public record for 12/14/11 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Sept. 1-Oct. 24 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Carroll grand jury indicts Hall, Pauleys and more


    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll grand jury issued a total of 143 indictments Monday, with 20 of them being sealed by the circuit court.

    Among those indicted was Verlin Dean Hall, 33, of Woodlawn, for statutory burglary and arson for allegedly breaking into an unoccupied home belonging to Mark Lintecum in the middle of the night to "maliciously burn" it.

  • Motive still a mystery in VT officer's death


  • VT students raise money for Crouse's family

    BLACKSBURG — In the wake of a tragedy, two Virginia Tech students are working to help a family and redefine a community.
    Bethany Darnley, 22, and Drew Jenkinson, 21, both seniors at Virginia Tech, have created a campaign called Hokies for Crouse to raise money for Deriek Crouse’s family.
    “It just broke my heart knowing that these kids wouldn’t have their father around for the holidays,” said Darnley, a human development major from Pittsburgh.

  • Reading program would get everyone on same page


  • Art school celebrates second year