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Today's News

  • Show goes on after fiddlers' convention struck by storm

    ELK CREEK — The Elk Creek Fiddlers’ Convention was interrupted last weekend, when a storm ripped up tents and destroyed trees in the area during the celebration.

    The Elk Creek Fire Department, which hosts the event each year, reported several tree limbs, awnings and tents were blown around during the storm. One vehicle received minor damage, but power was never lost and no one was seriously injured.

  • Grayson balances budget without tax increase

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County supervisors were all smiles during their June 24 meeting, as a list of positive reports set an upbeat tone for the evening.

    The board took care of several financial matters, including a review of the county’s Fiscal Year 2016 Capital Improvement Plan, budget reallocations from Fiscal Year 2015, and the adoption of the county’s 2016 budget.

  • Grayson approves road plan

    INDEPENDENCE — Five roads have been added to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s six-year plan for Grayson County.

    Wytheville Residency Administrator Jeff Russell presented the plan for the Grayson County Board of Supervisors’ approval at the June 24 meeting. New proposed additions to the plan included Gold Hill Road (Virginia 711), Crestwood Drive (Virginia 799), Church View Road (Virginia 717), Petty Road (Virginia 619) and Spencers Branch Road (Virginia 797).

  • Wilson's memory celebrated in song

    At the Blue Ridge Music Center’s celebration of Joe Wilson’s life last week, the crowd waxed and waned, breezes came and went; but the one constant that shone more fiercely than the sun was an enduring love and pride for Wilson’s legacy.

  • Vest to serve 11 years for meth charges

    HILLSVILLE ― A Floyd man will serve a minimum of 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges in Carroll County Circuit Court on June 23.

    According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons, Kevin Vest, 49, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to alter a title at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in 2014.

  • Readers Hotline 7/6/15

    So wrong
    For the president to say the ruling handed down on gay marriage is a victory for the American people is so wrong. It was a victory for a group of confused people — a group of people that he belongs to. Very confused. To light up their White House in rainbow colors was so embarrassing. I’m sure it was to many others. He does not represent the majority of Americans.

    Pulpit for politics

  • Readers Hotline 7/1/15

    Where’s the money?
    Now my son will have a happy and good reason to go to school with building trades and Mr. Jones back in Independence school. Have they found out where all the schools money has gone? They are just talking about budget now – side tracking. Where did the money go?
    Editor’s note: The county is conducting an investigation of Grayson school finances to answer that question.

    Paid plenty

  • She's two

    Ember Lynn Gillespie celebrated her second birthday with family and friends at a Bubble Guppies party on May 3. Her birthday is May 5, the wedding anniversary of her parents, Brock and Terri Gillespie.

    Ember’s older siblings are Brooklyn and Jackson Gillespie. Her grandparents are Mark and Darlene Gillespie and Larry and Kathy Funk.

  • Pettys celebrate 60th anniversary

    Wade and Katie Petty celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with family and friends.

    The Pettys were married Jun 11, 1955. They have three children, Charles Petty, Rhonda Lineberry and Dana Woodel.

  • Public record for 7/1/15 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 29-Nov. 14, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: