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Today's News

  • Carroll finishes strong

    HILLSVILLE –– First-year Carroll County baseball coach Kevin DeHaven rubbed his red-rimmed eyes, plainly showing the emotion of possibly having played the final home game with his inaugural group of eight seniors. DeHaven didn’t brag on any key plays, any one player or any certain pitch sequence after the Cavaliers’ 5-2 River Ridge District win over Blacksburg.

  • Independence budget has no tax, fee increases

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council is in the final leg of planning the town’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with some good news for taxpayers.

    Council scheduled a public hearing on the budget during its May 9 meeting, but received no comments.

    According to recent reports from the town, the fiscal year 2018 budget totals approximately $1.6 million and the utilities budget total is $2.3 million.

  • Historical society seeks info on WWI veterans

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — In cooperation with an initiative by the Virginia World War I Centennial Commission, the Grayson County Historical Society is seeking information about the men and women of Grayson who served their country in World War I.

    The Centennial Commission was established by the Virginia Legislature in 2015 to develop programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Virginia’s participation in “The Great War.”

  • Three vehicles involved in Carrolton Pike crash

    Staff Reports

    WOODLAWN — A three-vehicle accident left much vehicle damage and minor injuries on May 13 at 4:05 p.m. on Carrollton Pike, according to Virginia State Trooper S.M. Phillips.

    A 2010 Ford Focus driven by Daffeny Shelton, 20, of Laurel Springs, N.C., was traveling westbound on Carrollton Pike and pulling into the parking lot at VT Nails, when she was rear-ended by a 2002 Toyota 4-door sedan driven by Holly Bautista, 30, of Galax, also traveling westbound in the right lane.

  • Carroll supervisors approve road plan

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Board of Supervisors approved the six-year plan for road improvements at its May 8 meeting.

    The vote was 4-2, after discussion of some roads that were and were not included on the plan.

  • 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: