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Today's News

  • Man charged with intent to sell methamphetamine

    An Independence man was arrested April 17 on drug charges, according to a Galax Police Department report.

    Jackie Christopher Parsons, 37, was charged by Officer Drew Burnett, who encountered Parsons while trying to locate a person in an unrelated matter.

    Parsons is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a Schedule IV drug.

    He was sent to the New River Valley Regional Jail on a secured bond, pending his appearance in Galax General District Court.

  • Parents ask school chief to resign

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Tracy Anderson, representing the 500-plus-member Grayson Citizens for Better Schools, called for the resignation of Grayson County School Superintendent Kevin Chalfant during last Thursday’s regular school board meeting.

    The meeting was originally set for the library at the Independence Middle School, but was moved to the auditorium when the crowd swelled to around 300 people.

  • School board should take county's offer

    You hear a lot this time of year about the stress students are being put through as they take state tests; about the anxiety and sleepless nights as they worry about their future.

    This year, in Grayson County, the teachers and staff are the ones concerned about their fates as the school system tries to find a way to balance a budget while faced with a funding shortfall.

  • Fuller Center to host wall build

    HILLSVILLE - The Fuller Center of Housing - Greater Carroll County Area, in cooperation with Crossroads Missions, will host a first-ever "Wall Build" event on May 2. Beginning at 8 a.m., volunteers will gather in the Hillsville VFW building, where they will build nearly 60 walls for a local home in just a few hours.

  • Readers Hotline 4/22/15

    Fines for littering
    People that put trash out in other people’s yards, I am going to push the General Assembly here in Virginia to make it a $5,000 fine and it needs to be a $5,000 fine, those trashy people.

    Shine a positive light

  • Public record for 4/22/15 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 Sept. 16-Oct. 1, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, formerly clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Cavaliers trim Cave Spring; Maroon Tide soccer rolls

    ROANOKE –– A leadoff double and two pitches to the backstop accounted for all the offense Carroll County would need Monday as the Cavaliers notched a huge 1-0 River Ridge District softball win at Cave Spring.

    Carroll County (7-0 overall, 2-3 RRD) led off the game with a Tiffanie Moore double to right center, and two wild pitches later the Cavaliers had scored the only run the game would produce.

  • Wythe stops Grayson 4-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Travis Hedgepeth misfired badly on his easiest scoring opportunity of the night. The George Wythe forward more than made up for it.

    Hedgepeth scored three goals to lead his Maroons over Grayson County 4-1 in a nondistrict boys’ soccer match Monday at Bill Strong Field.

    George Wythe remained undefeated at 5-0-1 with the win, dropping Grayson County to 2-3.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 12-18

    2010

    Galax rapped 11 hits and scored 11 runs in the first inning, going on to drill George Wythe 19-8 in softball. Drew Cardwell’s second hit of the inning was a two-run home run that capped the huge start. Cardwell and Harley Brewer combined for seven hits and seven RBIs.

    Carroll County cut a 7-1 deficit to a single run but Grayson County held on for an 8-6 win in softball. Traci Crigger had three hits and five RBIs for Grayson.

     

    2005

  • Trio earn area, state honors

    Basketball has been in the rearview mirror for more than a month but some members of Twin County teams remain at the forefront as postseason honors continue to be announced.