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Today's News

  • Parents ask county to take over school budget

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Representatives of a recently formed citizens’ group told the board of supervisors on Thursday that they feel schools in Grayson County are being mismanaged.

    Although the two representatives from a 500-member group called Grayson County Citizens for Better Schools each asked supervisors to exercise more control over how Grayson schools are run, supervisors who responded said they are limited in what they can do.

  • Hospital volunteers give time, comfort

    Emma Jean Catron, Jane Michelfelder and Junior Bullion are seasoned at their trade.

    Except it’s not, technically, a trade, and it only pays back in satisfaction.

    They’re all volunteers with the Twin County Regional Healthcare, each working a slightly different job. Since April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week.

    Under the aegis of TCRH Director of Volunteers Linda Belcher, they came together to describe what they do.

  • Interstate crash results in injuries, missing dog

    AUSTINVILLE — A couple from North Carolina suffered non-life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle accident on Interstate 77 in Austinville last Thursday.

    According to a report on scene from State Trooper S.M. Cochran, police were called to the 22 mile marker on I-77 North, after a truck and camper crashed on the interstate at approximately 12:05 p.m. on April 9.

    “The lady was driving the vehicle, and the trailer started swaying back and forth and she lost control,” Cochran said.

  • Gardner seeks 2nd term as sheriff

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner has confirmed that he will run for a second four-year term in the November general election.

    Gardner, a Republican, was first elected to serve as the county’s sheriff in 2012.

    Throughout his current term, Gardner says that the sheriff’s office staff has worked with one another and the community to create a number of beneficial programs and practices for the betterment of the county, and that he would like the opportunity to continue those efforts.

  • Cat's 90-mile journey leaves owner curious

    Nine months after Galax resident Penny Nixon’s cat, Rhudy, disappeared from her former home in Edinburg, she resigned herself to the belief that she would never see him again. But one night, a phone call out of the blue changed everything: her pet was alive and waiting for her in a veterinarian’s office in McLean… more than 90 miles from where he’d first disappeared.

  • Readers Hotline 4/15/15

    Second guessing
    I agree with the caller that Fries, Providence and Mount Rogers schools should have been repaired and left open. Correction, Grayson Highlands School was built at Grant, not at Mount Rogers, which is the upper end of Grayson County. Seems there is no life after Volney going west except at tax time. Also, residents, more money is needed for janitors to clean floors at Grayson Highlands School. This is a proud resident of Whitetop, Va.

    Persecuting Christians

  • Presutti, Bowen announce engagement

    Victoria Ann Presutti and Stephen Preston Bowen announced their upcoming marriage.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan and C.R. Minor, and R. David Presutti of Morristown, Tenn.

    She was graduated from Morristown Hamblen High School East in 2011.
    She is a student at the University of Tennessee, studying therapeutic recreation and psychology, and is employed by CVS Pharmacy and Studio 7 by Avalon in Morristown.
    The groom-to-be is the son of Stephen and Rhonda Hall Bowen of Mouth of Wilson.

  • Public record for 4/15/15 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in August of 2014, in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Miranda Chandler of Galax, guilty of noise violation; pay $25 fine and $25 costs.

  • Readers Hotline 4/13/15

    Saw the light
    Just want to compliment Carroll County High School. When driving by earlier this week, got to see the softball field lights. They are great. I really see how it can bring more games to the local area by them being played at night. I just wonder how long it will be until the baseball team gets the same quality lights. I thought they both had to have lights according to the rules, but who knows. That’s the way things work in Carroll County.

    Robo calls

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 5-11

    2010

    Galax avenged an earlier loss to Carroll County win a 3-1 win in Hillsville. Edu Rojas, Jose Rojas and Miguel Lopez scored for the Maroon Tide.

    Chantasy Cottrell and Maegan Madrigal each scored two goals in Galax’s 5-2 girls’ soccer win over Rural Retreat.

     

    2005