Today's News

  • Public record for 10/21/15 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Readers Hotline 10/21/15

    Even better
    I certainly hope that with the money the hospital spent on its MRI and new equipment, that it is an open one and not a closed one in a tube. So many people are claustrophobic. I know years ago I was caught in an elevator by myself for quite a while and I can never stand to be closed up like that. I have heard many people say the same.

  • Fire in dust system causes explosion

    A fire at Turman Hardwood Flooring Factory at 10:10 a.m. on Monday took several hours for the Galax Fire Department to extinguish, along with the assistance of an engine from the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department.

    It took until 2 p.m. before firefighters were able to finish up and leave the scene.

  • Two charged after search turns up meth

    Staff Report

    FRIES — Two Fries residents have been arrested on charges involving drugs and possession of firearms.

    According to a report from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, Daniel Lee Smith, 30, of Fries, was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while in possession of Schedule II drugs, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Carroll court clerk candidates face off at forum

    HILLSVILLE – Candidates for Carroll County court clerk in the Nov. 3 election discussed their platforms and addressed questions posed by the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce at a forum on Oct. 13 at Carroll County High School.

  • Blessing the Animals

    BAYWOOD — Canines, felines and even fowl were welcome at the Church of the Good Shepherd near Galax last Saturday during the annual Blessing of the Animals service.

    Held each October in honor of St. Francis, the church off U.S. 58 in Baywood opens itself to the community’s four-legged family members. According to organizers, the church formerly held ceremonies on the lawn in front of the church, but in recent years they’ve opted for opening the church for several hours, allowing owners to bring their furbabies by for a quick blessing at their convenience.

  • Driver charged after damaging yards in Galax

    Staff Report

    A Galax man faces numerous charges after damaging three yards and property in an alleged drunken driving incident, according to the Galax Police Department.

    Christopher Eric Wyatt, 38, of Galax, was arrested on multiple charges early on the morning of Oct. 11.

  • Church plans to use Fries Community Center for services

    FRIES – Fries Town Council has given its blessing to Blue Ridge Fellowship Church’s idea to host a Sunday morning venue at the Fries Community Center.

    Pastor Scott Flippin spoke to town council at its Oct. 6 meeting.

    The essential idea would be for the Woodlawn-based church to host live praise and worship and teaching services each Sunday morning at the community center. His sermon from the main Blue Ridge Fellowship location would be broadcast on a screen in the Fries theater.

  • Readers Hotline 10/19/15

    Jealous of Hillary
    Fox News is so jealous of Hillary Clinton. They sound like a bunch of high school kids — when one girl is jealous of the most beautiful girl or someone else is mad because someone got their boyfriend. They realize people are finding out and seeing through them. I can’t believe anybody would believe it by now.
    Editor’s note: Are you implying that Hillary is beautiful?


  • Hill, Hutchins running for Sulphur Springs seat

    SULPHUR SPRINGS – Two candidates are running for the Sulphur Springs district seat on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors in the upcoming November elections. David Hutchins serves on the current board and is running for reelection against opponent Rex Hill.

    David Hutchins