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Today's News

  • Governor proposes criminal justice reforms

    Staff Report

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday proposed a legislative package of reforms to Virginia’s criminal justice system for the 2017 General Assembly session, which convenes later this month.

  • Readers Hotline 1/4/17

    National debt
    I read in the paper — I think they are praising Obama. He has been in office for eight years. We are in debt $20 trillion. I wish I could count to one billion, but I can’t. If he was in there another four years we would probably be in debt $25 trillion. I think the president is in charge of getting your deficit reduced instead of growing it. Maybe this will help this person understand what is really going on.

  • Meat van merchants arrested in Grayson

    Staff Report

    ELK CREEK — Two North Carolina men were charged last week in Elk Creek for reportedly selling meat door-to-door, which is in violation of a county ordinance, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to a news release, Christopher Alley, 23, of High Point, N.C., and Devin Carter, 23, of Greensboro, N.C., were taken into custody for violation of the county ordinance governing itinerant merchants.

  • Two arrested after chase in stolen car

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — Two suspects were arrested on several charges, including eluding police and possession of methamphetamine, after a high-speed chase on Interstate 77 on Dec. 27, according to a report from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner.

  • Court to hear motions in Lovell murder case

    Staff Report

    CHRISTIANSBURG — As Natalie Keepers prepares for four days of motions hearings this month, her attorney wants a judge to throw out incriminating statements she made to police during the investigation of Nicole Lovell’s death.

    Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, was killed in January 2016 and her body was found just outside Grayson County.

  • Public record for 1/4/17 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 February in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Sheriff says shooting result of domestic dispute

    Staff Report

    A Carroll County woman has been charged with malicious wounding, following a shooting incident at a residence on Fries Road Jan. 3.

    
According to a news release from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, the sheriff’s office received a call about a possible shooting at 2873 Fries Road, in the Cliffview Community near Galax, at 3:23 a.m. on Tuesday.

  • Car run off road, crashes into house

    Staff Reports

    Travis Dale Coulson, 37, of Galax has been taken into custody by the Galax Police Department after chasing a man in a car off of Greenville Road and causing the other driver to crash into a home at the corner of Kenbrook Drive, according to Chief Rick Clark.

    The pickup truck Coulson was driving also crashed at the corner of Kenbrook and Greenville. He was taken into custody at the scene.

  • School board looks back on 2016 progress

    INDEPENDENCE — During Schools’ Superintendent Kelly Wilmore’s monthly report December, he summarized the work that had been done throughout the school system over the past year.

  • Success takes more than leadership; it takes teamwork

    The most memorable part of 2016 (now matter how hard we try to forget) was the highly publicized and at many times, controversial, presidential election. While the results brought about equal parts celebration and panic, we can’t deny that politics on a local level in Grayson County did a better job of bringing people together — even in times of opposition and tragedy.