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Today's News

  • Fries will help church with flood damage

    FRIES — The town of Fries is working with Pastor Lee Thomas of Fries United Methodist Church to control flood damage to the church building that has been caused by heavy rains.

    During Fries Town Council’s Oct. 7 meeting, Mayor Richard Farmer requested an update on the situation from Thomas, who had approached council earlier in the year with the problem.

    Thomas presented a plan to the board that involved digging a ditch to divert the path of rainwater from the building.

  • Governor sets up Ebola 'command group'

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group. This group is responsible for coordinating resources and personnel.

  • Rooftop of Va. launches annual toy drive

    Local businesses have an opportunity to help kids in need and create good public relations at the same time.

    Rooftop of Virginia’s Community Action Program has begun its annual drive for its Toy Shop and requests items suitable for children 0-18 years of age, but they’re also seeking businesses to participate in their donation box programs.

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  • Ashby, Brown to unite in marriage Oct. 18

    Mary Ashby and Terry Brown announced their wedding plans for this weekend.

    The wedding is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church.
     

  • She's six

    Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her sixth birthday on Aug. 20 with a party at Chuck E. Cheese. Her sisters, Hope Gaynor and Taelynn Mundy, helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family.

    She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Woodlawn and Tim and Britt Mundy of Max Meadows. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly and Wayne Mundy, all of Cana.

  • He's two

    Levi Dasher Bowers turned two Sept. 30. He celebrated Sept. 27 with a party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Travis and Heather Bowers of Galax.

    His grandparents are Janice and the late Clarence Bowers, Paula Diamond of Galax and Dallas Diamond of Barren Springs. Great-grandparents include Ada Lee and Elmer Williams, the late Paul Haga, Dorothy and Paul Diamond, Ruby and the late Raymond Bowers and the late Audrey and Oacus Sizemore.

  • Public record for 10/22/14 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Haynes and Barrett win at Abingdon, Conley second at prestigious Metro XC

    BRISTOL –– Carroll County runners Samuel Haynes and Tyler Barrett and Grayson County’s Mary Beth Cunningham all came home with championship medals after winning their respective divisions at the Abingdon Invitational cross country meet, held Wednesday at Sugar Hollow Park.

    An open event, runners were participating as individuals in divisions based on grades 6 through 12, with the top five in each division earning medals. No team scores were tabulated.

  • Grayson netters improve to 15-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County continued to roll in Mountain Empire District volleyball Thursday as the Blue Devils swept a three-game match from Bland County 25-11, 25-3, 25-8.

    Autumn Halsey peppered the Bears with 10 aces while Camryn McGrady converted 15 of Taylor Cannaday’s 29 assists into kills for the Blue Devils (15-1).