Today's News

  • Missing man found dead in Floyd

    HILLSVILLE — The Stokes County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office has resolved the case of a missing Danbury, N.C., man who had been traced through the town of Hillsville, according to the missing persons report.

    Capt. Thomas Sands of the sheriff’s office confirmed on Wednesday that Jon Robert Lagergren had been found dead in Floyd, Va. No foul play is suspected.

  • JoyFest on the rise this weekend

    WOODLAWN — Joy Ranch is anticipating a large turnout for JoyFest, the Christian home for children’s annual “friend raiser” this weekend.

    “We’ve promoted it more intensely than ever, and we’re getting a good response,” says Brent Carrick, Joy Ranch Development Coordinator. “We’ve added some new attractions to our already exciting lineup, and it has greatly boosted interest.”

    The event is taking place Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Miss Carroll 2014 crowned

    HILLSVILLE — Frilly-dressed princesses of all ages graced the stage for the 2014 Miss Carroll County beauty pageant at the Carroll County Agricultural Fair.

    Judges had the difficult decision of presenting awards to a selection of the contestants, aged from birth through 19 years old.

    This year’s Miss Carroll County winner is Bethany Welch, a contestant who also practices the science behind beauty as an employee of 58 Salon in Woodlawn. She is also a Skills USA award-winner, having earned a skill point certificate in nail care.

  • Prosecutor opposes evidence suppression

    INDEPENDENCE — A brief has been filed in opposition to a recent motion seeking the suppression of a photographic identification procedure and eyewitness testimony in the Matthew Steven Jones murder trial.

  • ATV theft suspect arrested

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in its investigating of a number of break-ins and thefts in the Elk Creek and Comers Rock area.

    On Aug. 13, Grayson investigators arrested Jason Christopher Osborne, 37 of Carla Lane Galax, in connection with the crimes. Osborne was charged with breaking and entering, grand larceny and larceny of a firearm.

    Osborne is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

  • Deputy recovering from gun accident

    INDEPENDENCE — A deputy with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand while removing a magazine from his gun Aug. 24.

    The deputy, Eric Testerman, received only minor injuries in the incident, which happened about 12:30 p.m. in the sheriff’s office patrol office, Sheriff Richard Vaughan reported.

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  • Edwards, Smith to be married

    Kayla Edwards and Joseph Smith announce their upcoming wedding at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4.
    Edwards is the daughter of Michael and Sandra Edwards.
    Smith is the son of Patricia Smith.

    Maid of honor will be Jamie Payne. Bridesmaids will be Jamie Bowman and Melissa Grimes. Junior bridesmaid will be Katherine Nadeau.  Flower girl will be Cecilia “Joe” Nadeau.
    Best man will be Anthony Sides. Groomsmen will be Phillip Bennett and Michael “Tony” Bowman. Ring bearer will be Michael “Clay” Bowman.

  • Ward is five

    Braeden Hunter Ward turned 5 years old on June 26. He celebrated with a Spiderman bouncy house party.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. His younger brothers are Levi and Luke. Braeden’s grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Sawyers, McGrady to marry

    Mr. and Mr. Larry Sawyers of Fries announced the engagement of their daughter, Keri Elizabeth, to Cody Blaine McGrady, son of Mr. and Mrs Donnie McGrady of Rugby.

    Sawyers is a 2008 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2012 graduate of Radford University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is employed by Lewis Gale Pulaski Hospital in Pulaski.