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Today's News

  • Holdaway: fix Grayson attendance policy now

    INDEPENDENCE – Employees are rewarded for time off, while students and parents are punished for excused days, according to one school board member in Grayson County.

    Vice Chairman Shannon Holdaway asked a simple question during this month’s regular board meeting that turned into quite a debate between himself and the administration.

  • Campbell supports bill to keep training center open

    A bill introduced in the 2015 General Assembly seeks to keep open the Southwest Virginia Training Center in Hillsville and Southeastern Virginia Training Center in Chesapeake for their disabled residents.

    House Bill 1614 was offered Jan. 14 by delegates Jeff Campbell, James Leftwich, Israel O’Quinn and Todd Pillion; and state senators Bill Carrico and Ben Chafin.

  • Readers Hotline 1/28/15

    Bad idea
    Dear Supervisor Rosenbaum: I will vote for anybody other than you because of this coyote issue. My hard-earned money is going toward the killing of coyotes and paying hunters out of my tax money and whoever instituted the $500 contest should be run out of town.

    Goofy Romney

  • He's three

    Jared Austin Spencer celebrated his third birthday Dec. 21, 2014, at Snow Hill Church Fellowship Hall with his family and friends. He had a Thomas the Train theme party.

    His parents are Brittany Farmer and Billy Spencer. His grandparents are John and Jennifer Farmer and Bill and the late Linda Spencer. His great-grandparents are Howard and Zollie Easter and Edward and the late Iva Farmer. He has a great-great-grandmother, Opal Robinson. His stepmother is Christie Spencer and his soon-to-be stepfather is Charles Tucker, all of Galax.
     

  • She's 91

    Eunice Fortner celebrated her 91st birthday with family and friends.

    Her children are Bobby, Betty, Eugene, Judy and Roger.

  • Gardners celebrate 75th anniversary

    Eldon and Iris Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated their 75th anniversary Dec. 20, 2014, at Gladesboro Lutheran Church.

    The couple were married Dec. 23, 1938, by the Rev. J.C. Carper in Hillsville.
    The Rev. Joe Shumate, pastor of Gladesboro Church, had the honor of officiating at the renewing of the wedding vows.

  • Public record for 1/28/15 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 July in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers Hotline 1/26/15

    No end to deer

  • Republican primary deadline is Jan. 26

    HILLSVILLE – Anyone planning to seek public office in Carroll County and run in the Republican preferential primary is reminded that the deadline to file is today, Monday, at noon.

    The Carroll County Republican Party will select its slate of candidates to run in the Nov. 3 general election during the primary to be held on May 16.

  • Boucher: first step in ending gridlock

    Rick Boucher, former Democratic congressman from Virginia’s 9th District, is co-chair of the Virginia Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government, appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. In Congress, he represented the Twin Counties and Southwest Virginia for more than two decades.

    The gerrymandering of state legislative and congressional districts is a bipartisan offense. Members of the Virginia Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government are proposing a bipartisan solution.