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Today's News

  • The Musical Legacy of Bobby Patterson

    Bobby Patterson was no stranger to the stage, having performed with a variety of bluegrass ensembles over the years, but it was his work behind the scenes that made him a vital part of the mountain music world.

    He founded two record labels to shine a light on local musicians, promoted up-and-coming artists, co-founded a mountain music magazine, made sure young music students had access to instruments and helped organize numerous conventions and festivals.

  • Flu vaccine available at local health departments

    The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.

  • Bowmans to celebrate anniversary

    Guy and June Bowman have lived in the Woodlawn area since marriage and have three children, Sue, Libby and Tommy; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Public record for 8/27/17 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in May in the Carroll County General District Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers Hotline 9/27/17

    All lives matter

  • Former band director was inspiration to students

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County students and alumni took to social media last week, posting condolences and statements in memory of the Rev. Clarence Bonnell Young — known by many as “Doc” — a former band director for the school system who passed away Sept. 13, at age 57.

  • Hillsville residents object to cell tower

    HILLSVILLE — Speakers at a public hearing on Monday were united in their opposition of a proposed cell phone tower that would be located near the center of Hillsville.

    U.S. Cellular has requested a special exception permit to construct a 120-foot tower with a 4-foot lighting rod on top at 205 Mill Street, on property behind Barker Microfarads.

    The location is the same one where AT&T previously applied to have a tower placed. The town rejected that application.

  • Goodwill Grange to host candidate forum Thursday

    GRANT — Goodwill Grange will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Thursday for those appearing on the Wilson District ballot for the Grayson County Board of Supervisors and Grayson County School Board.

    The forum, open to the public, will be held in the Grange Hall, beginning at 7 p.m.

    Each candidate will be given 10 minutes to introduce themselves and to identify or address issues they feel are important during the campaign.

  • Readers Hotline 9/25/17

    Celebrating bodies

  • Revels seeks Wilson District seat on board of supervisors

    INDEPENDENCE —Thomas “Rex” Revels will be on the ballot in Grayson County this November, joining the race for the Wilson District Board of Supervisors seat.

    Revels, a Republican, will challenge Democratic candidate Gesche Morley for the seat on Nov. 7. Eddie Rosenbaum, the board’s current Wilson District representative, is not seeking another term. The new term will begin in January 2018.