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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 3/24/14

    Well done
    Thanks to the new Grayson County rec director for a job well done. She did an awesome job this basketball season. I have been around that basketball program at the rec center for several years now and I believe this is one of the best years we have had. The schedule was great. We had all makeup games. Everything was on a timely manner. I loved how she just had everything very organized. I appreciate that and a lot of people appreciate that.

    Not ideal

  • Former teacher, principal charged

    WYTHEVILLE — Howard S. Ingo, a former coach, teacher and administrator with Carroll County schools, has been charged with hazing and corporal punishment of a George Wythe High School football player.
    “The charges issued were obtained at the direction of the Special Prosecutor appointed by the Wythe County Circuit Court for the investigation of certain complaints,” according to the March 21 release from Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught, the special prosecutor.

  • Taylor challenges Crowder for mayor

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville businessman and town council incumbent will face a challenge from a long-time educator and agricultural leader in the May 6 election for mayor.
    Greg Crowder, who has served as Hillsville’s mayor since 2012, owns Race Inn and Pole Night Distribution and helped attract Classic Creations screen printing to the Carroll County Industrial Park last year.

  • Nichols pleads guilty to reduced charges in embezzling case

    Sharon Fulton Nichols, Rooftop of Virginia CAP’s former human resources manager, entered a guilty plea to three reduced charges of “accessory after the fact” in Grayson County Circuit court on March 21, in connection with another case involving three accounts of embezzlement from the non-profit agency.

  • Kroger bids farewell to Galax

     

  • Candidates file to run in Grayson town elections

    One new candidate has filed to run against incumbents for a seat on each of the town councils in Grayson County.
    Council elections in Independence, Fries and Troutdale will be held May 6.
    For Independence, Jeffrey Z. Miller is the newcomer filing for candidacy, while incumbents Cecil Adams, Buddy Halsey and Tom Maxwell will seek re-election. Mayor Butch Reeves will also seek re-election.
    Both the elected mayor and council members serve four-year terms.

  • Man killed, two injured in Parkway crash

     

  • Father, son plead guilty to meth charges

    BHILLSVILLE — An August 2012 Twin County Drug Task Force investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing in Cana yielded convictions against a father and son.
    Both men pleaded guilty to drug charges on Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court.
    Authorities in clinical-looking white coveralls and breathing masks spread out meth-making items and ingredients on a tarp in front of the home at 53 Amazing Grace Lane, under the shade of a tree on the warm and sunny summer day almost two years ago, after a search warrant was served.

  • Galax school calendar breaks with tradition

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    There is less than one month left before Galax City Public Schools will have a final decision on a calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.
    After looking into the possibility of a balanced calendar — a new concept that includes periods throughout the school year for breaks, remediation and enrichment activities — Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill will soon have to decide whether he wants to recommend the new concept or the traditional calendar to the school board next month.

  • Landowners protect more than 4,500 acres of farms, forests

    Story submitted by New River Land Trust

    INDEPENDENCE — The New River Land Trust and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation worked with local landowners to conserve more than 4,500 acres in 2013, including a cluster of easements in historic Spring Valley in Grayson County.
    Spring Valley landowners Ray Vaughan Poole, Janie Gentry and Timothy Luper combined to protect 350 acres.