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Today's News

  • W.Va. trio charged with burglary

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — Three people from West Virginia have been charged with breaking and entering and other crimes, after a brief pursuit in Independence.

    According to a police report, Grayson County deputies responded to Little Fox Creek Road in Independence around 2:00 p.m. on June 29 for a breaking and entering at a residence.

  • State police warn of law enforcement scams

    Staff Report

    Virginia State Police has recently been alerted to an alarming increase in phone scams targeting seniors and, especially, convicted sex offenders.

    The consistent theme among these scams has been phone fraudsters threatening people into paying hundreds of dollars in gift cards to the caller.

  • July 4 events in the Twin Counties

    Staff Reports

    Celebrations are planned in communities throughout the Twin Counties for July 4.

    In Galax, the Galax Fire Department will sponsor three activities.

    The day begins with the annual Great Galax Duck Race at 10 a.m., when dozens of rubber ducks are dumped into Chestnut Creek from the Grayson Street bridge. Those who have purchased the ducks root for them to cross the finish line downstream at the East Stuart Drive bridge on U.S. 58 next to CVS.

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  • Grayson ranked on healthiest communities list

    Grayson County was recently ranked as one of the nation’s healthiest communities by U.S. News and World Report and the Aetna Foundation.

    According to a recent news release, Grayson ranked as #78 in the “Rural, Up-and-Coming” peer group.

  • Propane leak had potential for disaster

    Staff Report

    A propane leak from the Consolidated Glass & Mirror plant at 1005 Meadow Street on June 25 was contained by the Galax Volunteer Fire Department, according to Chief David Hankley.

    At approximately 6 a.m., GVFD firefighters were dispatched to a propane leak reported by plant employees, and discovered a large cloud of propane over the entire parking lot.

  • Public Record from 6-27, 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 March in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from 6-29-2018

    Movies

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

    • Hereditary (R)

    • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13)

    • Incredibles 2 (PG)

    Music

  • Something To Do from 6-22-2018

    Movies

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

    • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13)

    • Incredibles 2 (PG)

    • TAG (2018) (R)

    Music

  • Public Record from 6-20-2018

    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 Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed: