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Today's News

  • Maroon Tide back in state

    By the time Galax plays in the state soccer tournament, the Maroon Tide may already feel as if it has already been through one.

    Galax will certainly be primed for the final level of the postseason after having played a slew of matches against top-shelf competition, including Wednesday’s 3-1 win over George Wythe in the Region 1C semifinals at Galax High School.

  • Galax falls short in state quarterfinals

    BLACKSBURG –– Galax saw its run as a team come to a close Wednesday but the Maroon Tide will still be represented at the state tennis tournament in singles and doubles play.

    The Region 2C champions, Galax put up a fight in the Class 1/2 state quarterfinals at Virginia Tech before falling to Eastside 5-0.

    The Spartans, with four members of its state runner-up basketball team on the tennis court, will move on to the state semifinals against John Battle, a 5-0 winner in its first-round match with Floyd County.

  • Anderson not seeking second term

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County School Board At-large Member Tracy “Zeke” Anderson has announced that he will not run for another term in this ye ar’s general election.

    Anderson took the at-large seat on the school board following a special election on Nov. 8, 2016, winning by two votes against challenger Philip Vaughan. The school board seat Anderson filled was left vacant in July 2016, after former at-large member Tim “T.T.” Carico died from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

  • 4 charged with theft of antiques

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — Four suspects have been indicted on charges related to antiques stolen from an Independence residence.

    According to a report from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, the following suspects were arrested by Wytheville authorities on charges of burglary and grand larceny: Britani Christina Hurley, 25; Champ David Jones, 31; Tiffany Marie Cox 28; and Tracy Leon Davis Jr., 36.

  • Public Record from 5-22, 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 December of 2018, in the Carroll County General District Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from May 17, 2019

    Movies

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

    • John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (R)

    • Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)

    • Avengers: Endgame (2019) (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 5-13, 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 November in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Something To Do from May 10, 2019

    Movies

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

    • Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)

    • Uglydolls (PG)

    • Avengers: Endgame (2019) (PG-13)

    Music

  • Soccer program's goal is expanding to Carroll

    The Southwest Virginia Rush Soccer Club will host a free soccer mini-camp on Friday, and program director Adam Ritchie says he hopes to spark interest in extending the New River Valley-based program to Carroll County.

    “[The camp] will hopefully drive interest for the sport. This will be the third year we have hosted this type of camp in Carroll County, and we see more and more growth each year,” he said.

  • Two injured when pickup rear-ends dump truck

    Staff Report

    A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 58 near Cranberry Road in Galax at 10:27 a.m. May 23 sent two people to Twin County Regional Hospital, according to 1st Sgt. D.L. Reedy of the Virginia State Police.

    A 2003 Ford F-250 pickup, driven by Jessica Lynn Gordy, 20, of Cana, and a 1977 Ford dump truck, driven by Jerry Dale Russell, 62, of Woodlawn, were both headed westbound on U.S. 58 when the pickup truck rear-ended the dump truck, which was going about 20 mph.