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Today's News

  • Free press is not the enemy
  • 'King of the Hill' tournament brings community closer

    For the past five years, a basketball tournament in Galax has brought the community together for a day of fun and competition; and participants say it’s about far more than sports.

    The fifth annual King of the Hill Basketball Tournament took place July 28 at the Rosenwald Felts Community Center in Galax.

    Rayshawn Tucker, his wife Sarah and Whit Richardson put on the event each year.

    Basketball was the star attraction, though cornhole, free food and a run through sprinkling water provided by the Galax Volunteer Fire Department were also on order.

  • Contest winners will fill empty storefronts

    The City of Galax has found a unique way to fill downtown vacancies with new businesses — a business plan competition that will award prizes to entrepreneurs with the best ideas.

    Galax recently received $43,000 cash in Community Business Launch (CBL) awards from Gov. Ralph Northam to train entrepreneurs and conduct business plan competitions, primarily in downtown commercial districts. The award is from the Department of Housing and Community Development.

  • Court opens 14 sealed indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Several sealed indictments have been opened in Grayson County Circuit Court after the suspects were arrested.

    The grand jury met July 27 and returned formal charges against 14 people for offenses involving animal fighting, firearms, drugs and other crimes.

    Those charged include:

    • Nora Ann Wright, 40, of Troutdale – possession of stolen property and felony child abuse or neglect.

  • Seatbelt data reveals alarming trends

    The number of people ages 15 to 20 who died while not wearing seatbelts during motor vehicle crashes doubled in Virginia during January-June 30, compared to the same time period last year.

    Eighteen unrestrained fatalities have been recorded this year, compared to nine in 2017 and 10 in 2016 for the same six-month period.

  • Something To Do from 8-17-2018

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.
    • The Meg (PG-13)
    • Mile 22 (R)
    • Christopher Robin (PG)

    Music

  • Hacklers celebrate 60th anniversary

     

     

     

    Earl Dean and Betty Ruth Hackler

     

     

    Hacklers celebrate

    60th anniversary

     

     

    Earl Dean and Betty Ruth Hackler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 26.

    They were married at the Sparta, N.C., courthouse by b.F. Wagner Jr. on June 26, 1958.

    They live in Grayson County.

    They have three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Court News from 8-15-2018

    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 March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from 8-10-2018

    Movies

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

    • The Meg (PG-13)

    • Mission: Impossible – Fallout (PG-13)

    • Christopher Robin (PG)

    Music

  • Court News from 8-8-2018

    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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in May in the Carroll County General District Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed: