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Today's News

  • Sheriff to run for 3rd term

    By DON RICHESON and LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Thirteen Grayson County elected positions are up for grabs this year, but so far there is no stampede of official candidates.

    The only candidate to file paperwork to run so far is Sheriff Richard Vaughan, who is seeking another four-year term.

    Vaughan said he will run as an independent candidate and has secured the required 125 signatures from registered voters.

  • Oak Hall bringing 100 jobs to Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Oak Hall Cap & Gown, a manufacturer of academic, judicial and religious apparel, will invest $1.2 million to establish a textile manufacturing operation in Independence.

    The company will renovate and up-fit an existing 85,000-square-foot facility — the old Robertshaw Controls building at 607 W. Main Street — and create 100 new jobs.

  • Delp infant still in critical condition, says sheriff's office

    According to a press release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, the office has confirmed with Delp family members that 9 month old Gabriel Delp is still in crtitical condition at Brenner's Hospital in Winston Salem.

    Seven year old Dominic Delp and 4 year old Ryleigh Delp passed away in the house fire on Glendale Road Thursday, March 5, and have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke.

    The children's mother was able to get Gabrielle Delp, 5, out of the house, before being driven back by smoke and flames.

  • Devils take conference title

    TAZEWELL –– With three four-year starters in its lineup, Grayson County has seen just about everything over the last four years. But these nor any other Blue Devils have ever seen 23 wins before.

    Grayson County fought off a sustained challenge by Richlands and added another ‘W’ to its school-record win total Saturday, riding Camryn McGrady’s 30-point effort to a 62-47 win in the Conference 39 title game at Tazewell Middle School.

  • Grayson Co. run ended

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County has been through its share of highs and lows this year. The highs far outnumbered the lows. But as few and far between as they have been, those lows have been deep ones.

    The Blue Devils’ season ended with one of those lows Monday night as the most successful group of seniors in school history saw their careers come to an end with a 55-46 loss to Gate City in the first round of the Region 2A West girls’ basketball tournament.

  • Children reported trapped in house fire

    Multiple fire departments battled a deadly structure fire on Glendale Road across from Wolfe Glade Grocery on Thursday morning.

    A report from the Galax Fire Department at 8:42 a.m. on March 5 stated that children were trapped inside the structure.

    “To my knowledge, there were four children in the residence and one adult, and the adult and one child were standing outside,” when the fire department arrived, said Galax Assistant Fire Chief Mark Burnett.

  • Galax shocks Radford

    LEBANON –– It’s a common occurrence in games this time of year when Radford is involved: A well-crafted game plan is executed with precision. Tempo is controlled – forced – with an iron will. Any kind of run, should one actually materialize, is shrugged off. Defense always rules. And the better basketball team walks off the court a winner.

    And Galax pulled it all off to perfection.

  • Readers Hotline 3/4/15

    A 24/7 job
    I know I might be in the minority when I say this, but I am glad I didn’t own the factories that I worked in or the businesses or had the headaches that they have doing the bookwork and the ordering. All I did was show up, put in a hard day’s work and got a paycheck. I didn’t have to stay. If you own a business it is a 24/7 job. Just because you go home doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about your business when you are not there.

  • Turns 80

    L.D. Galyean celebrated his 80th birthday Feb. 18 with family at his home in Galax.

    He still works every day and stays young at heart.

  • Public record for 3/4/15 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in July of 2014 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence: