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  • Chaplain chosen, ministry forms at River North prison

    INDEPENDENCE — River North Correctional Facility is anticipated to provide a significant boost to local businesses and increase employment in Independence and Grayson County when it opens this fall, but another significant way it has already impacted the county is by unifying many area churches and religious groups with a common goal of ministering to inmates.

  • Three injured in I-77 crash

    AUSTINVILLE ― First responders rushed to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 77 Monday afternoon, when a driver and two passengers received injuries after their car flipped multiple times near the 21 mile marker.

  • Alternative sentencing saves Carroll $90,000

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll’s day reporting program, the community service alternative to incarceration, has saved the county approximately $90,000 in its first 90 days, according to a report by Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons.
    Twelve non-violent offenders have entered the day reporting program after their sentencing by the courts, Lyons told the Carroll supervisors at their Aug. 12 meeting.
    One has already completed all the required community service, 10 continue their work and one has failed.

  • United Way returns with revamped campaign

    Rather than raising money to meet a specific monetary goal, the organization is trying to recruit more donors from the community to help as many people as it possibly can.

  • No conflict of interest found for Larrowe

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s administrator himself is the latest person to ask for an outside opinion on whether he had a conflict of interest while in office, in connection with a real estate deal.
    The answer from the Dickenson County commonwealth’s attorney is “no.”
    Supervisors’ Chairman David Hutchins broached the topic at Monday’s county board meeting, during a presentation by Carroll Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons on an unrelated matter.

  • No conflict of interest found for Larrowe

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s administrator himself is the latest person to ask for an outside opinion on whether he had a conflict of interest while in office, in connection with a real estate deal.
    The answer from the Dickenson County commonwealth’s attorney is “no.”
    Supervisors’ Chairman David Hutchins broached the topic at Monday’s county board meeting, during a presentation by Carroll Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons on an unrelated matter.

  • Rosenbaum seeks Wilson District seat in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — “We The People Want Change” is the slogan that has been adopted by Glen “Eddie” Rosenbaum, Republican candidate for the Wilson District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    Rosenbaum is in a three-way race for the seat left vacant after Mike Maynard passed away on June 28. Other candidates include Democrat Kate Irwin and independent Arnold Peters.
    The general election is Nov. 5.

  • Hall enters treasurer race in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Raymond L. “Pete” Hall Jr. of Independence has announced his candidacy for treasurer of Grayson County.
    There are several contenders for the office that will be left vacant by Junior Young, who will not seek re-election as treasurer. Hall will run as an independent against Republican Paula Carrico, fellow independents George R. “Dicky” Whitaker and Stephanie Brewer and Democrat Kelly Haga, who was chosen at a caucus meeting on Tuesday.

  • Edwards' donation paved way for superhighway

    HILLSVILLE  — One member of the late Harbert Edwards family admits to some sadness when he thinks about the old farm being turned over to the state to become part of U.S. 58 in Hillsville, but looking back they can see it as a selfless act to benefit the community.
    Grandchildren and other family members turned out last Friday to remember Edwards’ forward thinking as local officials and Virginia Department of Transportation representatives dedicated a bridge over Little Reed Island Creek in his name.

  • Fries woman faces malicious wounding charge

    Grayson County deputies arrested Bridgette Monique Brewer, 45, of Fries, after finding a wounded man at her residence on July 20.