Today's News

  • She's three

    Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her third birthday June 24, 2011. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries.

    She has a big brother, Ryder and two sisters, Cheyenne and Trinity Rose of Fries. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and Connie Dowling of Galax. Her great-grandparents are Robert Dowling of Galax. the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Arlene and Speedy Osborne of Austinville. She also has an aunt, uncles and cousins.

  • Osborne, Roberts to marry

    Jessica (Jessie) Osborne and Tracy (Spike) Roberts have announced their engagement.
    She is the daughter of Lisa Osborne and the late Harley Osborne of Morganton, N.C.

    He is the son of Janet and Truman Roberts of Elk Creek.
    A wedding date will be announced later.

  • Eastridge, Hudson to wed

    Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Eastridge announce the engagement of their son, Travis Blake Eastridge, to Lyndsey Faith Hudson.
    Hudson is the daughter of Richard and Diane Strock of Bland.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Rocky Gap High School and a 2009 graduate of Wytheville Community College.
    Eastridge is a 2004 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2007 graduate of Wytheville Community College.
    An October wedding is planned.

  • Public record for 7/27/11 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 March 22-April 7 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

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  • Cruisin' & Groovin' returns Friday

    Cruisin’ & Groovin’ will be held on Friday from 5-9 p.m., with hundreds of antique and classic cars, motorcycles and antique farm equipment lining the streets of downtown Galax.
    This is the second Cruisin’ & Groovin’ of the summer, and 2011 marks the fourth year for the event, formerly Groovin’ on Grayson, sponsored by the Galax Downtown Association.
    Downtown streets will close at 3 p.m.
    Volunteers of the Galax Downtown Association will sell snacks and a DJ will provide a mix of music.

  • Independence okays mural project


    INDEPENDENCE — The Town of Independence office on Main Street recently received a new awning and now the building will soon have a mural painted on the side.
    After discussion at the July 12 meeting, Council Member Jason Cassell made the motion to employ Charles Akers to paint the mural at a total cost not to exceed $2,500, with the labor not exceeding $1,900. The motion passed unanimously.
    No date was given as to when work will begin on the mural.

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