Today's News

  • Grayson participates in food drive

    INDEPENDENCE — AARP Virginia and organizations across Virginia are calling upon communities to help supply food banks during a statewide community food drive September 8-15.

    Grayson County TRIAD and the Grayson County Extension Office will collect food at Food City in Independence on Sept. 12 from 8-11 a.m. for local food pantries to help combat hunger.

  • APCo sets Grayson power outage date

    Appalachian Power has scheduled a power outage for several areas in Grayson County on Sept. 14.

    Customers in the Grayson County region can expect an outage lasting as long as 12 hours, while line crews perform repairs and upgrade critical equipment.

    During the outage, some Appalachian customers will lose service for approximately six hours, starting at 6 a.m. that day. Others could lose power for up to 12 hours.

  • 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.