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  • Budget will include raises for teachers

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Division Superintendent Kelly Wilmore told the Grayson County School Board at its Jan. 14 meeting he was “working on numbers” to give teachers and service personnel a raise in the 2019-2020 school budget.

    Wilmore said that Gov. Ralph Northam supported increased wages for teachers and has included a five percent increase in his budget.

    “The governor has promised there will be more funds for teachers,” Wilmore said.

  • Something To Do from 1-25-2019

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • A Dog’s Way Home (PG)

    • Glass (PG-13)

    • The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Public Record from 1-23-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public Record from 1-21-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in August in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Something To Do from 1-18-2019

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • A Dog’s Way Home (PG)

    • Glass (PG-13)

    • Aquaman (PG-13)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Public Record from 1-16-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from 1-11-2019

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • A Dog’s Way Home (PG)

    • The Upside (PG-13)

    • Aquaman (PG-13)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Readers Hotline 1/23/19

    Wet roads

  • Churches gather for day of remembrance

    The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held at McMillian Ministries church on South Main Street on Sunday, with singing, prayers, praise and testimony, in addition to the words of guest speaker Chief DeWitt Cooper of the Galax Police Department.

    The opening prayer was conducted by Sister Hilda Tucker, with the conclusion delivered by Evangelist Gloria Richardson.

  • Snow, flooding delay GES project

    Despite being about 50 days behind schedule, the delays in construction of the Galax Elementary expansion and renovation will not cost more money.

    Yancey Powers of the WM2A architectural firm told school board members at their Jan. 8 meeting that the delays were caused by both flooding and heavy snow the city has experienced.