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  • Two rescued from river in Fries

    FRIES — Members of the Fries Volunteer Fire and Rescue recently assisted in the water rescue of two individuals who were stranded in the middle of the New River for an hour after losing their inner tube.

    According to a report from Fries Fire Chief Chad Stanley, first responders were called July 31 after a resident on Riverview Avenue heard two individuals shouting for help from the river. On arrival, responders discovered that two individuals were trapped out in the water.

  • Rescue squads receive life-saving devices

    FRIES – The Fries Rescue Squad and the Elk Creek Rescue Squad recently received grant funds to purchase CPR-assisting devices.

    The equipment, called Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System (LUCAS) devices, are automated chest compression units that reduce the amount of manpower needed to perform adequate CPR at the scene of a cardiac arrest call.

  • Reader's Hotline 8/19/19

    Flawed system
    I’m curious about the school’s new registration system. I thought they bought a new system for registration by the same outfit that has PowerSchool. I know that other districts have dropped PowerSchool because it erases the grades or just makes it inoperable so teachers can’t even take roll. So, why are they getting a system that’s flawed?

    Not Christian

  • Democracy won't die if we don't let it

    Editor’s note: Lee H. Hamilton is a senior advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

    Democracy’s premise is that ordinary citizens can make solid decisions on complex issues. But this basic principle and the structure of laws and practices erected over the centuries to safeguard it are being questioned as rarely before.

  • Higgins, blevins to marry

     

    Raymond Higgins and Crystal Blevins

    Blevins,

    Higgins

    to marry

    Crystal Blevins and Raymond Higgins would like to announce their engagement.

    Blevins is a student at Colorado Technical University.

    She is the daughter of Danny Blevins and Joanna Blevins of Galax.

    Higgins was a graduate at Galax High School in 2007.

    He is the son of Terry and Betsy Higgins of Galax.

    An Oct. 26 wedding is planned.

  • Something To Do from August 9-11, 2019

    Movies

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

    • Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

    • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (PG-13)

    • The Lion King (PG)

    Music

  • Vaughan, Renner marry

     

    MR. AND MRS. Cheyne Renner

    (Meagan Vaughan)

    Vaughan,

    Renner

    united in

    marriage

     

     

     

    Meagan Vaughan and Cheyne Renner were married on July 6, 2019.

    The bride is the daughter of J. Wayne and Terry Vaughan of Galax. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Opal Vaughan Andrews.

    The groom is the son of Brian and Karen Renner of Malibu, Calif.

  • Public Record from August 7-8, 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 land transfers were recorded in March in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public Record from August 5-6, 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.

    District Court

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

  • Double five generations

     

    Double

    five

    generations

    (Seated, from left) are Pauline Burcham, great-great-grandmother; Jessie Doby, great-great-grandmother; Rebecca Doby, great-grandmother; and Colt Cockerham; (standing) Larry Doby, great-grandfather; Jennifer Elliott, grandmother; and  Chris Cockerham, father.