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Today's News

  • Blue Devils hammer Graham

    If sets were doughnuts, Camryn McGrady would have gained about 50 pounds Tuesday night. As it was, the Grayson County senior came up just a tad light.

  • Board says 'academy' owner misled students

    The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology has recommended revocation of a cosmetology license belonging to Peggy Marie Haynes, after learning that her salon and cosmetology school in Cana, I Style Salon and Academy, was not properly licensed.

    During an informal fact-finding conference on Aug. 11, the board reviewed statements and evidence that was gathered after several students attempted to complete Haynes’s cosmetology program, only to be denied access to the exam that is required by the board for students to obtain their cosmetology license.

  • Hillsville residents debate zoning request

    HILLSVILLE — The Town of Hillsville’s Planning Commission is considering a request to re-zone 319 Edgewood Drive from an R-1 (medium density residential) lot to R-2 (multifamily residential).

    During a public hearing at Hillsville Town Council’s Oct. 27 meeting, three individuals made their arguments concerning the proposal.

  • Woman to serve 4 months for indecent liberties

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville woman will serve four months in prison for taking indecent liberties with a 15-year-old child while serving as the child’s custodian.

    Tammy Renee Stuckert, 37, of Hillsville, was originally charged with rape and attempted sodomy after the incident in question took place at her residence at Laurel Ridge Apartments on June 21.

    Stuckert turned herself in to the police three days later, and admitted that she’d had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old male that she was babysitting at her apartment.

  • 9TH DISTRICT: Griffith seeks second term

    Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith is up for re-election this year, running against independent challenger William Carr in the Nov. 4 election.

    Griffith was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives 9th District seat in 2010. The district includes the City of Galax and Carroll and Grayson counties.

    Before that, Griffith served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1994-2010, where he was House Majority Leader from 2000-2010.

  • Day of the Zombies!

    HILLSVILLE — The experiment started as a test of a formula to give lazy teenagers more energy.

    But things went wrong — as mad science often does — and now the playground at the Carroll County Recreation Park is infested with zombie teens.

  • Readers Hotline 10/29/14

    Flabbergasted
    I just read a comment by one of the best that flabbergasted me. This person has been sucked into believing that Obama grew up poor and living with only his mother. That is laugh out loud funny. Obama exaggerated his upbringing because he wanted people to believe he grew up in the ‘hood. He grew up pretty well to do. There wasn’t a problem of money for his family or him. Obama will go down in history as the worst president. Thank Heaven our state is rejecting Medicaid expansion. We can’t afford it.

  • 9TH DISTRICT: Independent challenges Griffith

    Independent candidate William Carr is challenging incumbent Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) in the U.S. Congressional race in the 9th District of Virginia on Nov. 4.

    Carr is a 69-year-old retired businessman from Ararat. He grew up on a 300-acre farm in eastern North Carolina, and graduated from N.C. State University in Raleigh in 1969. He is married, a father of four, and a grandfather of six.

  • Woman charged with smuggling drugs into prison

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — A Dumfries woman was indicted by a Grayson County grand jury meeting in Independence last Friday on four charges, two of them that alleged that she distributed drugs to a prisoner at River North Correctional Center in Independence.

  • Public record for 10/29/14 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 May in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Arley Jason Simpkins of Fries, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $121 costs.