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Today's News

  • Fieldses celebrate 50th anniversary

    The Rev. Herman Jay Fields and wife, Janice, of Galax celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 28 at Cliffview Church of God’s Family Life Center.

    Their daughters and husbands, Pam and J.W. Lineberry and Patti and Ronnie Kirby, helped to host the event, along with their granddaughter and husband, Stephanie and Andrew Cockerham; grandson, Matthew Woodward and great-grandson, Noah Cockerham.
    The Rev. Fields’ twin brother Sherman Ray Fields and his wife, Jaunette, who is also Janice’s twin sister, also assisted with the celebration.

  • Public record for 8/22/12 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 25-July 16 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Save Green Expo returns in September

    The theme of this year’s third annual Save Green  EXPO is “Personal and Planetary Wellness,” which ties into the event’s focus on saving two kinds of green — cash and the environment.
    The goal of this event is to educate local residents on economical ways to improve their health and support a cleaner and healthier environment.
    Grayson LandCare will hold the expo at the Crossroads Institute in Galax on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, and all ages are invited to participate.

  • Carroll County Fair is Aug. 22-26

    HILLSVILLE — One evening of the 2012 Carroll County Fair will go to the mat with NWA wrestling bouts.
    The fair will take place at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market Aug. 22-26, with the wrestling as a feature event for Sunday starting at 3 p.m.
    Colorfully named characters like “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, Dr. Death, “Man Scout” Jake Maning, Major Havoc, Stan Lee and others will appear.
    The event is free with a paid fair admission, according to promotional materials.

  • Zoning change paves way for medical clinic

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County will have a new medical clinic across from Grayson Highlands School after supervisors approved a zoning change request Aug. 9.
    The site previously hosted Young’s General Store which closed several years ago.
    Troy Sage made the application to change the property located on Virginia 16 in Troutdale from rural farm to commercial use. He said the building has operated as commercial for 30 years but the zoning has always been rural farm.

  • Bogeys to reopen Aug. 30

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    It’s official — after closing in 2009, Bogey’s Restaurant will reopen Aug. 30.
    Not only will the restaurant give customers another place to eat, but it will also boost the area’s economy after 28 employees were hired, many of them with restaurant experience.
    The restaurant is owned by Kenneth Belton, Doug Morgan, Earl Morgan and Tuck Sage.

  • Readers' Hotline 8/22/12

    Being watched
    It’s a shame that when you go through a bank drive-thru and you need to use the pen that is in the box and they sit and wait for you to drop it back in there. They must be awful poor if they can’t afford a pen.

    Gun control scheme

  • Lewis crafts donation for Joy Ranch

    HILLSVILLE — 84-year-old Dorothy Lewis has done her part to support Joy Ranch with a year’s worth of her collecting-and-crafting hobby.
    It takes a little bit of explaining, but her little diorama landscapes, wall hangings and baby baskets all come from Lewis picking up mementos, doodads and inexpensive items at stores to make a some kind of decorative arrangement.
    Born and raised in Raleigh, Lewis followed her son’s family to Carroll County as they pursued their life at the home for children.

  • Galax gets grant to promote tourism

    Out of 45 marketing projects that received state funding last week, the City of Galax received the fourth-largest tourism grant.
    The city’s award of $43,893 is right behind three recipients that were awarded $50,000 each — Virginia Arts Festival, Barter Theatre and the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  • Council debates rescue squad's existence

    HILLSVILLE — Existential debates don’t often break out at government meetings, but the question whether a disbanded rescue squad does or does not exist arose at the Aug. 13 Hillsville Town Council meeting.
    The question, raised by Council Member David Young, is this: if Hillsville Volunteer Rescue Squad no longer exists, then why does it have officers and how can it still own equipment and supplies?