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Today's News

  • Suspects charged in Galax, Carroll

    Staff Reports

    Local law enforcement quickly put an end to a series of illegal and reckless acts, resulting in three sets of criminal charges at the end of last week.

    According to reports, Sgt. Trevor Jefferson of the Galax Police Department responded to a suspicious person report at the Circle K on South Main Street in on June 14 at approximately 2:47 a.m.

  • Something To Do from 6-15-2018

    Movies

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

    • Incredibles 2 (PG)

    • TAG (2018) (R)

    • Ocean’s 8 (PG-13)

    Music

  • Court news from June 13-14. 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 February in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from 6-8-2018

    Movies

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

    • Ocean’s 8 (PG-13)

    • Book Club (PG-13)

    • Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

    Music

  • Willis man wrecks motorcycle, dies after hit by truck

    Staff Report

    WYTHE COUNTY — A Willis man was killed in a traffic accident June 16, and Virginia State Police are still investigating.

    Shortly before 11:30 p.m. last Saturday night, state police were called to the scene of a fatal crash in Wythe County.

    A 2006 Harley Davidson FXD motorcycle traveling southbound on Interstate 77 struck a deer at the 45 mile marker, ejecting the driver onto the roadway.

    The driver – Leonard R. Scarberry, 64 – was subsequently struck by a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 and died at the scene.

  • Stockner birthday

    He’s four

    Jonas Lynn Stockner turned age 4 on April 28. He celebrated with a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Jonas is the son of Zeth and Ashley Stockner. His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne. His big brother is Jaxson Stockner.

  • Gillespie birthday

    She’s five

    Ember Gillespie celebrated her fifth birthday with a tea party on May 5. She is the daughter of Brock and Terri Gillespie. Ember’s older siblings are Brooklyn and Jackson. Her grandparents are Mark and Darlene Gillespie and Larry and Kathy Funk.

  • Court News from June 6-7, 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.

    Land Transfers

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

  • Independence names new town manager

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council and town and county administrators joined together last week to welcome Reid Walters, who will be taking on the role of Independence Town Manager.
    Walters will replace Jerry Hughes, who announced his retirement earlier this year. While Hughes planned to leave the position in January, he stayed with the town to assist with the responsibilities until a new town manager was selected from the pool of applications.

  • Sutherland to retire from Galax schools

    Bill Sutherland, Galax City Schools’ director of CTE, testing and assessment, announced his retirement at last Tuesday night’s school board meeting.
    “I just wanted to say, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunities that you’ve given me,” Sutherland said. “I’ve been really blessed here at Galax, and I’m just thankful for great people like you.”
    Visibly tearing up, he added, “I’m more emotional than I thought.”