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  • Two in Fries face drug charges

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and investigators with the Twin County Drug Task Force recently arrested and charged suspects in Fries, following the execution of search warrants in an ongoing drug investigation.

    According to a report from Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan, officers executed two search warrants in the Fries area.

    “As part of an ongoing drug investigation, deputies received information about drug transactions taking place at 18 Broom Lane in Fries,” Vaughan said.

  • Holdaway won't seek re-election

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Two slots will be up for election for the Grayson County School Board in the Nov. 7 general election, for the Wilson and Elk Creek districts.

    During last Monday’s meeting of the school board, Fred Weatherman said he plans to seek another four-year term representing the Elk Creek District. He has served on the board for four years.

    Shannon Holdaway, who has represented the Wilson District for the past 12 years, said he will not seek re-election. The deadline for filing is June 13.

  • Jail costs drive budget increase

    HILLSVILLE – Staff for Carroll County has presented the budget for fiscal year 2018 to the board of supervisors, and the spending plan will be coming in at a slight increase over 2017. The proposed budget amount is $41.4 million dollars, $300,000 more than the current year.

  • 'Cross Walk' planned for Independence

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Police Chief James Wagoner addressed the Town Council this week, with an update on the local event happening in the town in honor of Good Friday.

  • Hospital CEO leaving for N.C. job

    Twin County Regional Hospital CEO Jon Applebaum has announced that he will be leaving to accept a position as president and chief operating officer of Novant Thomasville Medical Center in Thomasville, N.C., on May 6.

    Applebaum’s announcement was made in an email on Wednesday afternoon. The recruitment process for a new CEO has already begun, Applebaum said.

    Applebaum took the chief executive post in 2007, and is only the third person to lead the hospital in its 44-year history.

  • Fries to install security cameras around town

    FRIES ― Fries Town Council approved a motion this month to use leftover funds in the town budget to purchase security cameras.

    Mayor Richard Farmer explained during the meeting that he’d recently met with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, and that they would be splitting the cost of the cameras.

  • Poll: Gillespie ties Northam or Perriello in fall matchup

    The Republican front-runner would be an even match for both Democrats contending for their party’s nomination to be Virginia’s governor, according to a survey of voters by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

    If the fall election were held today, former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie would beat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, 40 percent to 39 percent, while Gillespie and former Congressman Tom Perriello would tie with 39 percent each.

  • Dixon to stay, grass to go

    When Galax football coach Mark Dixon submitted his resignation several weeks ago to pursue the chance to coach in college, he didn’t entirely rule out returning to the high school ranks some day. That day turned out to be Tuesday.

    After several interviews at programs all across the spectrum of college divisions, including one as recently as early this week, Dixon concluded that the little single-A high school in Southwest Virginia is where he belongs.

  • Celebrates 97th birthday

    Geneva H. Richardson celebrated her 97th birthday with five generations.

    Pictured are (front row, from left) Moriah Marshall, Harlin Richardson and Geneva H. Richardson; (back row) Leah Marshall, Travis Marshall, Kathy Richardson, Hailee Marshall Longoria and Amber Marshall.

  • Public record for 4/12/17 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in December of 2016 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: