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  • Chapman found guilty of first degree murder

    HILLSVILLE —Yashisca Dushawn Richardson Chapman, 41, of Roanoke, was found guilty of murder in the first degree in the stabbing death of Roland Eugene Clayton Jr., 51, also of Roanoke, in the Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday, June 12.
    The jury recommended a sentence of 40 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.

  • Grayson citizens can sign up for tax relief

    INDEPENDENCE — The deadline for Grayson County’s annual tax relief program for the elderly and disabled has been extended to June 30 this year, as the Grayson County Board of Supervisors plans to expand the program’s guidelines and include more residents.

  • Reader's Hotline 6/24/19

    Editor’s note: Readers are reminded that we do not accept calls related to local political races. If you’d like to endorse a candidate or write about the merits of those running for local office, please send a signed letter to the editor.

    Pothole problem

  • Longest time in history without federal minimum wage increase

    Holly Sklar is the CEO of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a national network of business owners and executives who believe a fair minimum wage makes good business sense.

    There are a lot of records that would be great to break. This isn’t one of them: June 16 marked the longest period in history without an increase since the federal minimum wage was established in 1938.

  • Reader's Hotline 6/19/19

    Pothole report
    When is the City of Galax going to repair the road where Fox Run Drive and Prospect Drive meet? It has been torn up since last winter and it has huge potholes and it has to be totally repaired.

    Tax alternatives

  • Bluegrass boot camp

    Aspiring young bluegrass musicians once again had the chance to learn from the pros at this year’s Bluegrass Bootcamp at HoustonFest, held June 7 in Galax’s Felts Park. The day-long program at the music festival offered a series of workshops with the likes of family act Mountain Highway, Shadowgrass members and Dori Freeman, Scott Freeman and Willard Gayheart. Students took lessons with their preferred instrument, or in the craft of songwriting, and gave performances at the end of the day.

  • Relay for Life set in Carroll

    CARROLL  - Local communities are looking forward to this year’s upcoming Relay For Life charity walk and helping to promote the organization’s ongoing fundraiser.
    The charity event will be held this coming week, starting off with a Survivor & Caregiver Banquet on June 19 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 225 Fulcher Street, Hillsville, as an opportunity to celebrate the survivors of cancer and their caregivers. Registration for the banquet is at 4:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 5:00 p.m.

  • Ayerses to celebrate 60th anniversary



    to celebrate

    60th anniversary


    Phillip and Wilma Ayers of Galax will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary July 3. They have one son, Michael Ayers, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Snider turns three





    Pari Elise Snider celebratd her third birthday April 19 with a Baby Shark party with family. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider. She has three older sisters, Blair, Palin and Paisley. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur, Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her aunts are Holy Lane and Gina Bigham.

  • Something To Do from June 14-16, 2019


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

    • Men In Black: International (PG-13)

    • Aladdin (2019) (PG)

    • The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)