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Today's News

  • Police: Baywood house fire suspicious

    BAYWOOD — Authorities are still sorting out events surrounding a suspicious May 10 fire that gutted a Baywood family’s mobile home, but police have arrested a neighbor they say shot into the home the previous evening.

    Grayson County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded around noon to a 250 Cold Springs Lane structure fire that a sheriff’s office news release termed “suspicious in nature.”

  • H.E.R.O. Day honors first responders

    Families mingled with local heroes last Saturday during the annual H.E.R.O. Day event in Hillsville.

    H.E.R.O. is an acronym for “Hearts Empowered to Rescue Others.” Held at the Carroll County Recreation Park, the day-long event gave the community an opportunity to meet and talk with first responders, examine their equipment and view demonstrations of training exercises and procedures that are used in real emergencies.

  • Readers Hotline 5/20/15

    The right to question

  • She's three

    Aurora Gregory turned 3 on April 4. She celebrated at her home with a Minnie Mouse Party with family and friends.

    Her parents are Jimmie and Whitney Gregory, sister Madalyn and brother Parker. Her grandparents are Eddie and Brenda Ward of Independence and John and Frances Pierce of Fries.

  • Mallison, Shealor exchange vows

    Melody Denise Mallinson and Caleb Lee Shealor were joined in marriage March 15, 2015, in an intimate ceremony at Bogey’s on the seventh green in Galax.
    The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Derek Cowan.

    The bride is the daughter of Keith and Debi Mallinson of Independence. She is the granddaughter of Gil and Shelby Wetmore and the great-granddaughter of Dot Blevins, all of Independence.
    She is a graduate of Grayson County High School and attends Wytheville community College. She is a manager at Chic-Fil-A.

  • Flanagans celebrate anniversary

    Donald and Juanita (Parnell) Flanagan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 17.

    Both are retired from Sara Lee.

  • Public record for 5/20/15 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in September of 2014 in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Carroll adds roads to six-year plan

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Board of Supervisors has approved five additional roads to receive upgrades through the county’s secondary highway six-year plan for 2015-16 through 2020-21.

    In April, the board announced that a draft was available to view for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s six-year plan. The working draft of the 2015-16 priority list included the surface treatment of 26 roads within the county, in addition to traffic services, engineering and survey costs.

  • Safe Routes program took city down a new path

    Safe Routes to School Coordinator Linda Mock recently updated Galax City Council regarding the program’s projects and announced her intention to leave the position.

    Mock has been in charge of the program since the city received a grant to create it a couple of years ago.

    Her assistant, Katie Osborne, will replace her, Mock said.

    Mock informed council in April that Safe Routes received a second grant of $41,000 this year to establish habits in kids that will help them create healthy lifestyles.

  • Lost plane found, no survivors

    UPDATE FROM VIRGINIA STATE POLICE:

    The wreckage of the missing aircraft has been located near Saltville, according to Virginia State Police. There were no survivors.