Today's News

  • Fries to hold public hearing on budget

    FRIES — The Fries Town Council met on May 3 after the town’s General Election, for a short meeting to discuss several project updates and remind the public about upcoming events.

    Council will hold a public hearing May 17 at 6:30 p.m. concerning the town’s 2016-17 budget. The final meeting on the budget will be held June 7.

    Large item curbside pickup for the Town of Fries is scheduled for June 17. Council informed the public to contact Grayson County Public Works to schedule any pickups, or to find out more about what items will be accepted.

  • Public record for 5/11/16 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2015, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Carroll considers tax increase

    HILLSVILLE – To balance the budget, Carroll County officials recommend a tax increase for both real estate and personal property.

    Interim County Administrator Nikki Cannon presented the proposed fiscal year 2017 budget to the board of supervisors at Monday’s regular monthly meeting, which outlined the proposed increases and a total budget amount of $41.15 million.

  • Three charged by Galax police

    Staff Reports

    According to a report released by the Galax Police Department, arrests last week included the following:

    • Justin Blaine Amburn, 33, of Galax, was arrested by Officer Trevor Jefferson on May 4 at 2:24 a.m. for felony possession of Schedule I or II drugs, two counts misdemeanor contempt of court and four counts misdemeanor revocation of suspended sentence and probation.

  • Old Galax bank has new owner

    While one vacant downtown Galax bank building – the old Carter Bank & Trust – has been pulled down, the former Wachovia bank building at 200 N. Main Street has been purchased by LB Capital Management.

  • Regulators approve bank merger

    Staff Report

    The application by Grayson National Bank and Bank of Floyd to combine into a single holding company has been approved by federal and state regulators.

    The combination was approved by the Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions, the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    Cardinal Bankshares Corp., the parent company of Bank of Floyd, and Grayson Bankshares Inc. announced the approval on Monday.

  • Readers Hotline 5/11/16

    Every life matters

  • Readers' Hotline 5/9/16

    Safe at school
    My children go to Carroll County High. I feel safe that they are in the school. I know exactly when my kid needs me or whatever. The parents that have to have grandparents make a comment for them, they need to get it right. [Some people are] asking to fight. I don’t know why, but that’s just the way kids are today. My kid is safe at school and I have 100 percent faith in Carroll County High School. Thank you very much.

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  • Farmer named Grayson teacher of the year

    INDEPENDENCE — Title I Resource Teacher Anna Farmer was named Grayson County Public Schools’ teacher of the year for 2016.

    The ceremony at the Grayson National Bank conference center May 4 recognized teachers of the year for each school in the system, followed by the teacher of the year award. Awards were presented by Director of Student Learning Susan Funk and Schools Superintendent Kelly Wilmore.

  • Training center celebrates 40 years

    HILLSVILLE – The Southwestern Virginia Training Center held a day of memories for its 40th anniversary on May 3.

    Since opening in 1976, the training center has been a home for many residents and employees, and memorabilia from the past four decades was on display in the campus gym.