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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 12/19/12

    Sticker shock
    Nearly had a heart attack this week after getting my Appalachian Power bill of $198, when last month is was only $88. So, what’s going on?
    Editor’s note: We’ll expect to hear from you again when it really gets cold.

    Cutting entitlements

  • Final water agreement reached with Mount Airy

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public Service Authority officials treated Mount Airy, N.C.’s approval of a long-sought water agreement as an early Christmas present.
    During his project updates at the short meeting last Wednesday, County Administrator Gary Larrowe confirmed that the effort to work with the North Carolina city to supply Interstate 77’s Exit 1 with water has come to fruition.

  • Grade structure unchanged at St. Paul

    HILLSVILLE — Just like parents and community members requested, St. Paul School’s grade structure of pre-kindergarten through seventh will remain the same, the Carroll County School Board members decided at their meeting Dec. 11.
    At the same time, on a motion by member Joey Haynes, the school board affirmed that parents have the option to send their sixth- and seventh-graders to the Carroll County Middle School if they want.

  • UPDATE: Galax holiday basketball times, opponents

     Galax’s holiday basketball schedules have been updated to include opponents, times and dates for events in West Virginia and North Carolina.

    This Friday and Saturday the Maroon Tide boys will play at the Brush Fork Armory, located at 2915 Old Bramwell Rd., Bluefield, W.Va.

    Friday, the Maroon Tide will play Bluefield, W.Va. at 7:45 p.m. Galax will return to Brush Fork Armory on Saturday for a 5:45 game with Oak Hill, W.Va.

  • Governor sets aside $14.3M to open prison

    In a budget amendment, Gov. Bob McDonnell calls for Grayson County prison to be open and at full capacity by January 2014.

  • Twins turn 70

    Jennette Hilliard Nicholson Morris of Independence and twin brother D.B. Hilliard Jr. of Kernersville, N.C., celebrated their 70th birthday with 25 family members and friends at the Depot Restaurant in Dobson, N.C., Oct. 6.
    Morris retired from Twin County Regional Hospital Home health in April and Hilliard retired from ABF Trucking in 2005.
    Morris and family moved to Grayson County in 1983. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and three step-children.

  • Public record for 12/19/12 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 in the Grayson County General District Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Travis Gray Cooley of Independence, guilty of drinking while operating a vehicle; pay $81 costs.

  • Schools see heightened police presence Monday

    By SHAINA STOCKTON and CHRISTOPHER BROOKE

     Staff 

     

  • Massive quarter leads Grayson over Chilhowie

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County unleashed a 30-point barrage in the second quarter and squashed Chilhowie in the middle two periods of a 90-63 nondistrict win Friday night.

    Ty Cannaday did half of the damage for the Blue Devils in the monster second period, hitting five 3-pointers as Grayson County (4-0) turned a 19-12 lead into a 49-30 advantage by halftime.

    The Blue Devils outscored the Warriors a combined 56-35 in the second and third quarters to lead 75-47 going into the fourth.

  • Big start, big finish for Lady Cavs

    It wasn’t particularly odd that Carroll County scored the game’s first 13 points and finished with a 12-point win Friday, but rather that the Cavaliers had to come from behind to do so.

    Galax fell behind 13-0, battled back to briefly lead before halftime but couldn’t stop Rachel Sellers in the paint as the Cavaliers took a 46-34 nondistrict win over the Maroon Tide.