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Today's News

  • Grayson County powers past Galax

    INDEPENDENCE –– For a team with depth, size, versatility and experience, Grayson County did as it was supposed to do.

    The Blue Devils never let momentum shift in a major way in taking  a 3-0 Mountain Empire District win over Galax Thursday, trailing for just two serves the entire night and rolling past the Maroon Tide 25-12, 25-18, 25-16 to reach the halfway point of its season with a 9-1 record.

  • Cougars diverse in Carroll win

    HILLSVILLE –– With several athletes on its roster capable of going the distance if given enough of a crease, Pulaski County has more than its share of home run hitters at its disposal. A three-run jack was about the only way the Cougars didn’t score Friday night at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Rabies cases reported in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — The Mount Rogers Health District reports that two local residents are receiving treatment for rabies following exposure to a rabid cat.

    The Grayson County Health Department received lab confirmation of rabies Sept. 23, according to a statement from the health district.

    Grayson County Animal Control has been notified that there are other cats in this stray population, and residents of the area are being contacted to determine whether anyone else was exposed.

  • WCC president announces retirement

    WYTHEVILLE — Wytheville Community College President Charlie White announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2015.

    White has served as president since May 2006. He announced his plans to faculty and staff at a recent beginning-of-term meeting at the college.

    White has worked in various positions within the Virginia Community College System since 1971, including a long period at New River Community College in Dublin.

  • He's two

    Nolan Jay Spurlin celebrated his second birthday on Aug. 8 with a cookout at his house with family. His parents are Jason Spurlin and Jill Cockerham of Galax.

    His maternal grandparents are Danny and Carolyn Cockerham of Galax. His paternal grandparents are Mike and Anita Spurlin of Galax. His maternal great-grandparents are Rubye Cockerham and Louise Diamond, both of Galax.

  • She's five

    Palin Leanne Snider celebrated her fifth birthday Aug. 11 with a Bubble Guppies party at home with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has a younger sister, Paisley Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and the late Frieda Deskins. Her aunt is Holly Choate.

  • Public record for 9/24/14 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, Hillsville:

  • Fun & Faith in Hillsville

     

    Local congregations celebrated the third annual Christian Family Fun Day event on Saturday with a parade, a 5K and a day-long celebration at the Hillsville VFW. Churches from the Twin Counties and surrounding localities turned up to offer free food, games, entertainment and messages about Christianity. Everyone in the community was invited to attend, regardless of their personal beliefs.

  • Readers Hotline 9/24/14

    Unclear rules
    My buddies and us like to sit in our trucks at Walmart and talk. I don’t understand why some weekends the police never say anything to us about sitting on the lot. They let us stay as long as we want and then on some weekends we barely get out of our trucks and the cops pull up and tell us we have to leave. Why do some cops let us hang out with our friends and they will even ride by and wave to us, and some cops run us off?

  • CCHS one of state's top schools

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County High School has received recognition by Virginia Living magazine as one of the top schools in the state.

    CCHS will be featured in the publication’s October edition, Director of School Improvement Beverly Adams-Parker said at the Carroll County School Board’s Sept. 9 meeting.