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Today's News

  • 'Rally for Humanity' planned for Hillsville

    Samantha Castor of Hillsville was talking with a co-worker when the idea of a rally first came to her.

    “We were talking about the so-called ‘Muslim ban,’” she said of recent immigration executive orders that prohibit or limit entry by those from some Middle Eastern countries. “My heart literally hurt to think of these people and their families, packed and ready to come here to the U.S. for a brand new life, only to be turned around and sent back to refugee camps.”

  • Go faster, move over or pay up

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND — The House of Delegates has approved a bill that would impose a mandatory $250 fine for driving too slowly in the left lane on highways.

    HB 2201 was introduced by Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-Bristol) and co-sponsored by Democrats Del. Kaye Kory of Falls Church and Sen. Scott Surovell of Fairfax to show bipartisan support for the measure.

  • N.C. man faces drug, weapon charges

    Staff Report

    WHITETOP — A Jefferson, N.C., man faces drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop in the Whitetop community of Grayson County resulted in a vehicle search and seizure of methamphetamine, a handgun and metal knuckles.

  • Don't get caught up in a bad romance

    Online dating websites and social media have made it easier than ever to meet new people and, with luck, find that special someone.

    “Unfortunately, it has also made it simpler for scammers to do their sordid work,” said the Better Business Bureau in a recent alert. “Con artists create compelling backstories and full-fledged identities, and then trick victims into falling for someone who does not even exist.”

  • He's five

    Jared Austin Spencer celebrated his fifth birthday Dec. 29, 2016, with a Paw Patrol party at the Carroll County Library. His parents are Brittany Tucker and William Spencer Jr.

  • Public record for 2/15/17 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in June of 2016 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Carroll County boys take down River Ridge leader Patrick Henry

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County is a team in need of a tournament.

    Having played just about every team in the River Ridge District down to the wire at least once, the Cavaliers proved Thursday night that they could cause some postseason headaches when they convincingly took down district top dog Patrick Henry 60-42.

  • Maroons overpower Galax boys

    After taking an early lead, Galax fell into a scoring drought and never recovered as George Wythe beat the Maroon Tide 74-19 in a nondistrict game last Thursday night.

    The Maroons lead the Hogoheegee District with a 19-1 overall record.

    Malik Johnson gave George Wythe the early lead when he drained a 3-pointer for a 3-0 advantage.

    The Tide answered with William Patton hitting a jump shot and Cade Ashworth pulling the trigger on a 3-pointer to give the Tide its only lead of the game at 5-3.

  • Wythe pulls away from Tide

    For the first half, the Galax Maroon Tide girls’ hung close with heavily favored George Wythe last Thursday night.

    But the second half was a different story as the Maroons scored 10 unanswered points to take a 10-point lead early in the third period and cruise to a 48-39 nondistrict victory over the Tide.

    The Tide (12-8) was the underdog against the high-powered Maroons but someone forgot to tell the Galax players.

    From the opening tip, Galax showed the Maroons (19-3) that they came to play.

  • Marion rallies past Blue Devil girls

    INDEPENDENCE –– Marion’s all-time leading scorer, Margaret Wagner is a pretty decent shot from behind the 3-point line. For that matter, she’s not bad behind the 1-point line, either.

    Wagner scored 12 of her game-high 18 points from the free throw line, including going 10-of-13 in the second half, as the Scarlet Hurricane pulled away from Grayson County for a 60-53 Conference 39 win in a nondistrict game Thursday.