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Today's News

  • Burglary suspects face new charges

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury returned 10 indictments against a Galax man and a Rich Creek woman in connection with the alleged breaking and entering of a home in the Baywood community on April 19.

    The grand jury met April 28 and issued 117 indictments against 64 suspects. Several of the indictments were sealed until arrests were made.

  • Readers Hotline 5/17/17

    Example set

  • He's three

    Luke Harvey Ward turned 3 years old on Jan. 28. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse birthday party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. He has three brothers: Braeden, Levi and Grayson Ward. Luke’s grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Alley, Grubb to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Alley of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Lynn Alley, to Hunter Webb Grubb, son of Keith and Nancy Grubb of Hillsville.

    Alley is employed by Dr. Gary Hanna of Galax and Grubb is a police officer for the Town of Hillsville.
    A June 3 wedding is planned.

  • Public record for 5/17/17 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in December of 2016 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Shots fired at officer during pursuit

    HILLSVILLE – A Wytheville man faces a lengthy list of charges following a chase on May 11 in Carroll County, including two counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer.

    Most of the 32 charges against Eric Sean Repass, 44, of Blue Sky Drive in Wytheville, appear to be related to several stolen property incidents in the Weddle Street and Howlett Street areas of Hillsville, and the chase that led to his arrest.

  • Fries awarded for hosting alternative spring breakers

    FRIES — The Fries Community Center recently received the VFC Alternative Break Virginia Host Site Award, which was presented last month during the Water is Life luncheon in Roanoke on April 19.

    The award was announced during the May 2 Fries Town Council meeting.

    “We were recently voted the best host site for the schools that we host here in Fries,” said Mayor Richard Farmer. “It is a very nice and humbling award.”

  • Fugitive captured after police chase

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — Local police were involved in the pursuit and capture of an Ohio man wanted for armed robbery on May 11. A passenger in the vehicle is also charged.

    According to a Hillsville Police Department report, Chief Wesley Yonce was on routine traffic patrol on Interstate 77 at Exit 14 when he stopped a Volkswagon Jetta with Ohio tags.

  • Choate’s six RBIs lead Grayson over Green Wave

    INDEPENDENCE –– Dez Choate clubbed a grand slam and amassed six RBIs Tuesday as Grayson County rolled over Narrows 14-2 in a five-inning MED softball game at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Adkins, Johnson win Dannelly 10K

    Shannon Adkins led the way with a time of 43 minutes and 14 seconds to win the male division and Rebecca Johnson was fourth overall in 47:12 to win the female division at the 19th running of the New River Trail State Park/Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run and 5K walk Saturday near the Dannelly Fitness Park on the trail.