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Today's News

  • James, Bourne to marry

    Daryl and Rhonda James of Flat Ridge announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh James, to Lucas Blake Bourne.

    He is the son of Mark Bourne of Elk Creek and Angela Dillon of Galax.
    A Sept. 6 wedding is planned.

  • Anders, McCleary united in marriage

    Sam McCleary and Debbie Anders were united in marriage July 26.
    Anders is the daughter of Ruby Anders and the late Don Anders.

    The ceremony was officiated by Hershel Brewer.
    Serving as bridesmaid was Amanda Jansen, daughter of the bride.
    Best man was Seth Young, son-in-law of the groom.
    Other family and friends attended.
    The couple resides in Galax.

  • Public record for 8/27/14 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 8/27/14 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers Hotline 8/27/14

    Off the street
    I am calling about Grayson County High School. If they have all this money to re-fix some bleachers, why don’t they fix a track for kids to run on and get them off the street with so many bad drivers as there are texting and doing drugs?

    Two Pauls

  • VDOT warns of heavy flea market traffic

    HILLSVILLE — Travelers heading to the annual Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show this weekend should be prepared for considerable traffic delays, according to a news release from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

  • Police say hitchhiker borrowed, wrecked car

    A hitchhiker passing through from Ohio wrecked a borrowed car last week in Galax, according to Virginia State Police.

    On Aug. 21 at 5 p.m., Frank L. Conway of Columbus, Ohio, ran off the right side of Meadow Creek Road just past Mount Vale Church in Galax, went over a small bank and struck a tree, according to Trooper Cameron Keesling, who attended the scene.

  • Gravley remembered for influence on town

    HILLSVILLE — The town of Hillsville was devastated last week by news of the death of Randall Gravley, former Hillsville mayor and community activist.

    He died Thursday in Pulaski County at age 65.

    Gravley served a total of eight years on Hillsville Town Council ― four as a member, and four as mayor during 2004-2008.

    He was owner of Nuckolls Drug for 32 years. He was also a leader in the founding of Carroll Wellness Center and president of its board of directors.

  • Stokes County authorities believe missing N.C. man traveled through Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — The Stokes County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Danbury, N.C., man who has recently passed through the Town of Hillsville, according to a missing persons report.

    
An alert posted online by Stokes Sheriff Mike Marshall said that Jon Robert Lagergren was last seen on Aug. 22, at 1175 Line Road in Sandy Ridge, N.C.

    His home address is 1080 Hole Road in Danbury.

  • Cana man faces DUI, hit and run charges

    CANA — A Cana man was arrested Aug. 23 following a hit-and-run crash involving three vehicles.

    Virginia State Police responded to Flowers Gap Road, near the intersection of Paul’s Creek Road, in Cana at 6 p.m. last Saturday, after hearing reports of a multi-vehicle accident in that area.

    According to the police report, Daniel Eric Brame, 34, was operating a 1999 Jeep Cherokee on Flowers Gap when he entered a curve and allegedly sideswiped a 2006 Nissan, operated by Marlie Samuel Jones, 72, of Cana.