Today's News

  • Public record for 9/14/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.


    These divorces were recorded June 18-July 20 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Vicky Hunley Anthony vs. Devan Michael Anthony.
    David R. Aldred vs. Dianna L. Aldred.

  • Hillsville battles trailer fire

    HILLSVILLE — Hillsville firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 8177 Coulson Church Road, near Pine Grove Road, at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    A neighbor saw a problem and called E911. No one was at the home in the trailer with a built-on extension when the fire broke out, emergency officials say.

    When they arrived on scene they found flames coming out of the broken out bedroom windows of the home, said Hillsville Fire Chief Donnie Spangler.

  • Blue Devils knock off Warriors

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County avenged its only loss of the year and improved to 4-1 on the season Monday night, taking a two-set lead and holding off Chilhowie 25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 25-16 in a nondistrict match.

    The Blue Devils had lost in four games to the Warriors last week, one day after knocking off Carroll County.

  • Galax could make water connections mandatory

    The City of Galax is considering adoption of a mandatory water connection ordinance, similar to the mandatory sewer ordinance already in place.
    The city has a mandatory connection ordinance for sewer if a home is within 350 feet of a public sewer line. However, there is no such requirement for water connections.

  • 620 project could expand to west


  • Where Were You On Sept. 11?


    Members of the “You might be from the Twin Counties...” group on Facebook recently shared some thoughts and memories about Sept. 11, 2001. Here are a few comments from Twin County natives.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/14/11


  • Suspect briefly slips out of police custody


    INDEPENDENCE — A Fredericksburg man faces several charges, including felony escape, following an incident in Independence on Sunday.
    Chief Deputy Mike Hash said the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a suspicious person sitting in a car on the parking lot of Grayson Inn and Suites.
    Deputy Alan Graham and Sgt. Arnold Peters were dispatched to the scene, where they found the man in a 2010 Hyundai reported stolen in Spotsylvania County.

  • Save Green Expo set for Saturday

    A gathering of environmentally-oriented businesses and non-profits will provide information and technology to attendees of the second annual “Save Green Expo” at Crossroads Institute in Galax on Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    The free event is to educate local residents on ways to save money and help the environment, through the theme, “Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.”
    It is an opportunity for those interested in environmental issues, green technology and green jobs to see what is available within the region.

  • Student injured in crash