Today's News

  • Local woman killed in Pulaski crash

    Speed was a factor in a Virginia 100 accident in Pulaski County that left a 26-year-old Hillsville woman dead on Sept. 15, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Man pleads guilty to meth charge


  • Galax city schools sign in to social networking


    Social networking is on the rise in the Galax public school system, and not just among the students.
    The new Twitter and Facebook pages for the school system have officially launched, and the division’s Facebook page already has more than 140 followers.
    In a presentation at the Sept. 11 meeting, Galax Middle School Assistant Principal Derrick Spence gave school board members examples of what educators are hoping to accomplish through social media.

  • Rape charge among Carroll's 126 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County grand jury certified a charge of rape against a Galax tanning salon owner Monday.
    Jimmy Ray Linville’s indictment came among a total of 126 indictments, 20 of which were sealed by the court until those named could be served with warrants.
    Linville, 51, owner of Tropical Tanning Salon in downtown Galax, was charged with rape for allegedly having intercourse with a female child of less than 13 years old, according to the indictment.

  • Halseys celebrate 66th anniversary

    Loye and Wylda Halsey of Mouth of Wilson are still having fun after 66 years of marriage.

    Their secret is good food and a sense of humor. The couple will celebrate their 66th anniversary on Sept. 7.

  • Davis, Hill marry

    Zonnie and Vicky Hill of Fancy Gap and Larry and Debbie Davis of Hillsville announced the marriage of their children, Zackary Wayne Hill and Ashley Morgan Davis.
    The ceremony was Aug. 4 at the gazebo at Claytor Lake State Park. Amber Harris officiated.

    Maid of honor was Lauren Reed, friend of the bride.
    Bridesmaids were Sabrina Collins, sister of the bride and Kristie Lineberry, cousin of the bride.
    Groomsmen were Dustin Quesenberry, Jason Shaffer and Brandon Priest, friends of the bride and groom.

  • Public record for 9/19/12 edition

    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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in May in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence.

  • Man injured after crashing twice Saturday

    HILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man needed medical care after crashing twice within minutes on Snake Creek Road on Saturday at around 2 p.m., according to a report from the Virginia State Police.
    Trooper R.B. Phipps investigated the incident and found that Ethan Funk was driving a 1989 Chevy Corsica on Snake Creek Road westbound towards Hillsville.
    At about 2:05 p.m., the vehicle ran off the road in the 4000 block of Snake Creek Road and struck a parked vehicle belonging to Daniel Richardson, according to the police report.

  • TCRH to begin roofing project

    Twin County Regional Hospital will begin the first phase of its facility improvements as a part of the new Duke LifePoint affiliation, beginning with a roofing project. On Sept. 19, the emergency department patients and traffic will temporarily be routed to the main entrance of the hospital.  
    Hospital personnel will be on hand to offer assistance.
    In a press release, TCRH thanked everyone for their understanding and said the hospital "looks forward to future projects that will enhance patient care for the community."