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Today's News

  • Turns one

    Caitlynn Danielle Brewer turned one on Feb. 25.

    Her parents are Jamie and Summer Brewer. She has a big brother, Caleb.

  • She's two

    Hannah Marie Hash celebrated her second birthday Feb. 25, 2014. She had a Princess Party with family and friends on Feb. 23. She is the daughter of Josh and Sarah Hash.

    Her grandparents are Joe and Felicia Hash and Charles and Tammy Copeland and Cody and Karen Wingate. She is the great-granddaughter of Wayne and Wanda Hash, James Hart, Frances Adams, Jerry and Nell Wingate and Thomas and Leta Farmer.

  • Public record for 4/9/14 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 November of 2013 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Classic Creations production going strong

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff
    HILLSVILLE – When Keith Saunders, owner of Classic Creations, decided it was time to open his own screen printing business, the first thing he had to do was find a location.
    Saunders lives in Martinsville and he began to look at sites near his home in both Virginia and North Carolina. He was still looking when he came to Carroll County and met County Administrator Gary Larrowe.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/9/14

    Employer’s fault
    This is for “did no wrong,” who lost his job because of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Said he lost his job because his employer got rid of him because of the insurance. That wasn’t insurance’s fault. That was the employer’s fault because he didn’t want to pay the employee or the insurance. Just like older people blame the new HMOs on Obamacare that came out a long time before Obamacare came out. They think it’s Obamacare insurance. People are very uneducated in this area.

  • Greene runs for sixth council term

    After 20 years of service to the community as a member of the Galax City Council, Vice Mayor Willie Greene has decided to run for a sixth term.
    He is one of five candidates — four incumbents and one newcomer — competing for four available seats this year. Election day is May 6.

  • Governor vetoes school prayer bill

    RICHMOND — Legislation codifying public school students’ rights to engage in religious activities at school, and let them express their views at school events and ceremonies, has been vetoed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
    The legislation was introduced by Rep. Sen. Bill Carrico. (R-Grayson County.)

  • Plea deal delays trial for man shot by deputies

    INDEPENDENCE — A man charged with assaulting police officers in Grayson County could be working out a plea deal with the court.
    Randy Lee Anders, 34, was shot four times by Grayson deputies after he allegedly resisted arrest on a fugitive warrant and pulled a gun on them. Anders had previously made threats to harm law enforcement if he was arrested, police said.

  • River North prison now at full capacity

     

  • Allen home now in historical society's hands

    HILLSVILLE — The audience for the “Thunder in the Hills” dramatic adaptation of the 1912 courthouse shootout last Saturday got to witness a new milestone in relation to a prominent participant in the incident that left five dead and seven wounded and sent two Allens to the electric chair.