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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Edwards, Smith to be married

    Kayla Edwards and Joseph Smith announce their upcoming wedding at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4.
    Edwards is the daughter of Michael and Sandra Edwards.
    Smith is the son of Patricia Smith.

    Maid of honor will be Jamie Payne. Bridesmaids will be Jamie Bowman and Melissa Grimes. Junior bridesmaid will be Katherine Nadeau.  Flower girl will be Cecilia “Joe” Nadeau.
    Best man will be Anthony Sides. Groomsmen will be Phillip Bennett and Michael “Tony” Bowman. Ring bearer will be Michael “Clay” Bowman.

  • Ward is five

    Braeden Hunter Ward turned 5 years old on June 26. He celebrated with a Spiderman bouncy house party.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. His younger brothers are Levi and Luke. Braeden’s grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Sawyers, McGrady to marry

    Mr. and Mr. Larry Sawyers of Fries announced the engagement of their daughter, Keri Elizabeth, to Cody Blaine McGrady, son of Mr. and Mrs Donnie McGrady of Rugby.

    Sawyers is a 2008 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2012 graduate of Radford University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is employed by Lewis Gale Pulaski Hospital in Pulaski.

  • She's three

    Morgan Machel Anderson celebrated her third birthday Aug. 17 with a cowgirl party on the river with family and friends. She is the daughter of Stephen and Samantha Anderson.

    Her grandparents are Neil and Debbie Anderson and Dave and Becky Williams. Her great-grandparents are Harold and Nancy Williams, Louise Roberts and the late Wayne Roberts.

  • Public record for 9/3/14 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Readers Hotline 9/1/14

    Shortcut
    I live on Main Street in Fries. I would like to know why every time Fries gets a fire or rescue call to Ivanhoe Road somewhere, they can’t cut up Hilltown Road to take a shortcut to Ivanhoe Road and save time instead of flying down Main Street with their lights and sirens wide open. Makes no sense to me. I used to be in rescue and I always thought every second saved was precious in saving someone’s life or home. I’m a taxpayer just like everyone else around here and I’d like to know.

  • Devils open with 3-0 win over Marion

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County opened its volleyball season by taking three toss-up games from Marion, sweeping the Scarlet Hurricane 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 in a nondistrict match Thursday night.

  • Alleghany takes back-and-forth win from Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County took the lead and lost it in the matter of about 30 seconds last Friday night to drop a hard-fought 26-23 opening football game to cross-border rival Alleghany, N.C., at Bill Strong Field.