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Today's News

  • Williams not eligible for ballot

    HILLSVILLE — Bonita WIlliams, who has served as treasurer for Carroll County since 1999, will not appear on the ballot for the Carroll Republican Primary election on Saturday.

    According to records from the Carroll County registrar’s office, Williams filed the paperwork to retain her seat as treasurer earlier this year. However, the Carroll County Republican Party deemed that she was ineligible for the primary election due to not meeting the correct filing qualifications.

  • Readers Hotline 5/13/15

    Here we go
    I know there were several complaints last year about the Grayson County Rec Park and here we go, starting off this season and it is going to be the same thing for our kids that play sports for the rec department. It is not fair to the kids. It’s not fair to the parents. It’s not fair to the coaches. It would be wonderful if the administration would look into this situation and get something done. It is obvious to everyone but them.

    Against the system

  • He's one

    William Cayson Sluss turned one on Feb. 25. He celebrated his birthday Feb. 28 at Fairview Church with a Mickey Mouse Club house theme, with family and friends. He is the son of Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax.

    He has a brother, Brandon Sluss; and a sister, Madison Sluss. His grandparents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C., and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.

  • McCormick, Hash to wed

    Jeremy and Kristi McCormick of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Darien Brooke McCormick, to Ethan Wayne Hash, son of Roger and Terrie Hash of Independence.

    A June 2015 wedding is planned.

  • Public record for 5/13/15 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 1-15 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • McCraw in running for Carroll court clerk

    HILLSVILLE — James W. “Jay” McCraw, an independent, has announced his candidacy for the office of clerk of court for Carroll County.

    McCraw is the fourth individual to announce his intent to fill the seat vacated earlier this year by Carolyn Honeycutt, who announced her retirement after serving 23 years with the county. Other candidates for the spot include Gerald R. Goad (D), B.P. “Phil” Hawks (R) and Ronald L. Newman (R).

  • Galax schools to offer raises, bring back cut positions

    The Galax school system is offering raises for teachers and adding some teaching positions after scaling back its staff over the past couple of years.

    Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill presented the fiscal year 2015-2016 budget for the school system at Galax City Council’s meeting last month.

    (Council held a public hearing on the school budget Monday.)

    Sturgill explained that the revenue summary shows a reduction in state funds of $332,000, but $210,000 of that drop is from an expired grant that paid for extending the school year.

  • Readers Hotline 5/11/15

    Loud echo

  • Work together to fix Grayson schools

    Earl Cherry Jr. of Elk Creek is a Grayson County native who is working toward a master’s degree in history and an M.Ed. in education curriculum and instruction at Virginia Tech. His goal is a career as a high school teacher and administrator. His family was voted Virginia Tech’s “Family of the Year” for 2015. Cherry adapted this letter from his remarks to the Grayson School Board April 16.

    It has come to my attention recently that Mrs. Brandi Ray’s job [as Grayson County High School principal] is in jeopardy.

  • Hill, McCraw want to run for Carroll at-large seat

    Two candidates are in the running for the at-large seat on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors during this year’s Republican Primary.

    According to the ballot provided by the Virginia State Board of Elections website, Kevin W. Hill will run for the seat against Robert L. “Robbie” McCraw. On May 16, the Carroll County Republican Party will select its candidates to run in this year’s general election on Nov. 3.