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  • Murder charge certified to grand jury

    INDEPENDENCE – A charge of first-degree murder and three other felonies filed against Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis of Galax in the March 20 shooting death of Karen Cates will move to the Grayson County Grand Jury for certification.

    The ruling from the Grayson County General District Court at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for Davis on Monday. Cates was Davis’ ex-girlfriend.

  • Robot masters compete in LEGO League

    HILLSVILLE – Students from Carroll County participated in a FIRST Lego League (FLL) scrimmage on Oct. 29 at Carroll County Middle School. The theme for this years’ challenge was Animal Allies.

  • Anderson wins school board seat by 2 votes

    UPDATED:

    INDEPENDENCE — On Tuesday, only two votes separated the winner of the Grayson County School Board’s at-large seat from the candidate in second place.

    Tracy “Zeke” Anderson has been projected to win the four-way race, with 26.41 percent, or 1,822 total votes. Philip Vaughan, who holds the seat on an interim basis, received 24.38 percent, or 1,820 votes.

    The race was determined during a special election Tuesday, which was set after the death of former board member Tim Carico.

  • She's one

    Karmyn Elizabeth Utt celebrated her first birthday Oct. 7 with a Minnie Mouse party at her home. Her sisters Hope, Timber and TaeLynn helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Hillsville. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Greg and Donna Stoltz of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Tommy and Carolynne Utt of Hillsville. Her paternal great-grandmother is Elizabeth Utt of Hillsville.

  • Public record for 11/9/16 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 April in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Tide, Devils, Cavs state-bound

    The fall season has come to a close for many area teams but athletes from Galax, Carroll County and Grayson County extended their calendar by one more week recently by earning berths to their respective state cross country championships.

  • Patriots air it out early, topple Carroll 56-12

    HILLSVILLE –– Highly-favored Patrick Henry rolled into Hillsville last Friday night and the Patriots lived up to their ranking.

    They scored early in the first quarter and scored at random until the final horn when they ended the Cavaliers’ season on a losing note, 56-12.

    The Patriots are the second place team in the River Ridge District with a 6-1 district record and 8-2 overall while the Cavs finished last with an 0-7 district record and 1-9 overall.

  • ELECTION RESULTS NOVEMBER 2016

    Unofficial results from Virginia State Board of Elections and local registrars' offices.

     

    GRAYSON COUNTY

    GRAYSON SCHOOL BOARD:

    AT-LARGE SEAT

    • Tracy “Zeke” Anderson....26.41% (1,822)

    • Robert Benish................24.42% (1,685)

    • James Davis..................20.5% (1,414)

    • Philip Vaughan...............26.38% (1,820)

     

    PRESIDENT

  • No injuries in E. Stuart wreck in Galax

    Staff Report

    A two-vehicle accident on Oct. 28 at 6:18 p.m. on E. Stuart Drive near Cranberry Road left no injuries, according to a report issued by the Galax Police Department.

    A 2011 Nissan Frontier driven by Scottie Lee Brown, 44, of Galax, was traveling east on E. Stuart Drive, when traffic backed up and he came to a stop. A 1994 Nissan 300ZX driven by Angel Santiago Linares-Huerta, 19, of Woodlawn, struck Brown’s vehicle in the rear.

    The hood of the 300ZX went under the rear tires of the Frontier.

  • Twin Counties to honor veterans

    A number of local celebrations will be held Friday and Saturday for Veteran’s Day this year.

    The Rex Theater in downtown Galax will host a Veterans Day celebration on Friday from 7-9 p.m. for the Blue Ridge Backroads Live show.

    Three bands will be on stage: Amber Collins and Branch House Pavilion with special guest Johnny Williams, The Marshall Brothers and Rich In Tradition. Each will perform with the evening capped off with a grand finale of all three groups performing together.