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Today's News

  • Assembly bans holding cell phones while driving

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates on Tuesday each passed bills prohibiting motorists from touching their cellphones while driving.

    The Senate approved SB 1341 on a vote of 34-6, and the House passed HB 1811, 69-27. The bills would explicitly ban using a hand-held communication device, unless it is in hands-free mode, while operating a vehicle.

  • Carroll could collect taxes twice a year

    HILLSVILLE – After motions were made for a proposal to consider amending tax ordinances in Carroll County, the board of supervisors will hold a public hearing on Feb. 11 to accept comments regarding a plan to collect taxes twice a year.

  • Woman held without bond on meth charge

    Staff Report

    A meth possession charge resulted from a traffic stop in Galax.

    According to a report from the Galax Police Department, on Jan. 31, Officer Eduardo Mata made a traffic stop. After receiving the driver’s information, he learned that she was convicted multiple times of driving on a suspended license in Virginia.

  • Grayson wants more details on school plan

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has again tabled a capital improvement plan (CIP) request from the school board, due to a lack of details regarding funding.

  • Something ToDo from 2-8-2019

    Movies

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

    • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)

    • Escape Room (2019) (PG-13)

    • Bumblebee (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

  • 2019 January Weather Chart
  • 2019 January Weather Chart

    2019 Weather Chart for January

  • Public Record from 2-4-2019

    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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in September in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Something To Do from 2-1-2019

    Movies

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

    • The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

    • Bumblebee (PG-13)

    • A Dog’s Way Home (PG)

    • Glass (PG-13)

    Music

  • Public Record from 1-30-2019

    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 September in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence: