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  • Public Record from July 3-4, 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 sentences were recorded in January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be suspended:

  • Stockner turns five

     

    He’s

    five

    Jonas Lynn Stockner turned 5 on April 28, 2019.  He celebrated with a trip to Pigeon Forge.  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.

  • Something To Do from June 28-30, 2019

    Movies

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

    • Annabelle Comes Home (R)

    • Toy Story 4 (G)

    • Men In Black: International (PG-13)

    • The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

    Music

  • Something To Do from June 21-23, 2019

    Movies

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

    • Toy Story 4 (G)

    • Men In Black: International (PG-13)

    • The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

    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 June 19-20, 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 sentences were recorded in January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be suspended:

  • First tune-up for Maroon Tide

    Any mountain music band desperate to come up with a memorable identity for its Saturday night performance at the 89th annual Old Fiddlers Convention could have done worse than to hang out at a football field and cherry-pick the lingo.

  • 2019 Fiddlers' Convention Winners

    Winners of the 84th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, held Aug. 5-10, 2019 in Felts Park.

    BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMER

    Mattias Thedens — Oslo, Norway

    OLD-TIME FIDDLE

    1. Mattias Thedens - Oslo, Norway

    2. Anissa Burnett - Boone, N.C.

    3. Asa Nelson - Zionville, N.C.

    4. Maxwell Brown - Wilmington, Del.

    5. Richard Bowman - Mount Airy, N.C.

    6. Jesse Maw - Mount Airy, N.C.

    7. Kirk Sutphin - Walkertown, N.C.

  • Fiddlin' film earns awards

    Good news for Twin County natives who missed it last year: the “Fiddlin’” documentary about the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention is coming to Twin County Cinema III in September.

    Last year, the film by sisters Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic made headlines for its portrayal of the convention and has continued to garner awards on the film festival circuit.

  • Man shot in head during landscaping argument

    A Galax man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly using a firearm during an altercation over landscaping work, which resulted in a Cana man being admitted to the hospital for a gunshot wound to the head.

    Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that his office received a call on Aug. 10 at 11 a.m., advising that a man had just come into the emergency room at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Deputy Josh Bowers responded and met with the victim, identified as 45-year-old Randy Combs of Cana.

  • Carroll opposes I-81 fuel tax plan

    HILLSVILLE – Though Interstate 81 doesn’t pass through Carroll, the county is among those included in an area targeted for higher state fuel taxes to pay for improvements to the heavily traveled highway.

    County officials on Monday night took a position to promote the interests of local taxpayers by passing a resolution opposing recent legislation implemented by the Virginia General Assembly at the beginning of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, imposing additional fuel taxes to pay for various improvement projects on sections of the I-81 corridor.