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Today's News

  • 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 7/1/15

    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:

  • Nester commits to N.C State

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County pitcher Sydney Nester has barely advanced past her first year of high school, but the 15-year-old phenom is pretty certain where she wants to be in her first year in college.

    Nester, the hard-throwing freshman who helped lead the Cavaliers to the Group 4A state softball championship June 13, made a verbal commitment to attend North Carolina State, capping a three-week period of time that has been nothing short of the stuff of dreams.

  • Readers Hotline 6/29/15

    Pool party

  • Dudley enters race for at-large supervisor seat

    INDEPENDENCE — Don Dudley has announced his candidacy for Grayson County Supervisor At Large in this year’s November general election.

    Dudley and his wife, Vicki, have resided and worked in Grayson County since 1965. Their children attended Grayson County Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.

    “We fully support the school system,” Dudley said in an email.

  • School, county leaders move past recent strife

    The past several months have been anything but easy for Grayson County Schools, but in recent weeks we have finally started to see some relief in terms of budget solutions.