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Today's News

  • Newman, Hawks, seek Republican nomination

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Republican Primary on May 16 will feature two contested races, including a two-candidate race for circuit court clerk.

    Bradley “Phil” Hawks and Ronald L. Newman are both seeking nomination to represent the Republican party in the November general election. The winner of the primary will face James W. “Jay” McCraw, an independent, and Gerald R. Goad, a Democrat.

  • Jones named Grayson teacher of the year

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Fairview Elementary School first grade teacher Melissa Jones is the 2015 Grayson County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

    Jones, who has taught either kindergarten or first grade in Grayson schools during all of her 29 years as a teacher, received word of her selection during a special reception at the Grayson National Bank Conference Center.

  • Grayson approves school budget

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – When Shannon Holdaway, vice chairman of the Grayson County School Board, adjourned the May 6 special called meeting and budget work session, he said the deficit was $1.22 million.

    Things changed in the days between that session and the regular meeting Monday night, when the school board approved a budget that has caused a great deal of controversy in recent weeks, due to personnel and program cuts.

  • Embankment rollover leaves multiple injuries

    A single-vehicle accident at 5:25 p.m. on River Hill Road (Rte. 736) in Galax on Thursday, May 14 left all five occupants with some degree of injury, said Virginia State Trooper J.D. Delp.

    The injuries occurred when a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Timothy J. Rife, 32, of Woodlawn, rolled over a steep embankment near a sharp curve in the road, Delp said.

  • Independent Goad enters Carroll sheriff's race

    HILLSVILLE — Shannon Goad has announced his plans to run for sheriff of Carroll County in this year’s general election in November.

    Goad is the third individual to announce his candidacy for sheriff in this year’s election. Sheriff J.B. Gardner, a Republican, has filed to run for another term and Chris Toney announced his intent to run an independent candidate.

  • Dog lost in I-77 crash reunited with owners

    AUSTINVILLE - The story of a North Carolina couple’s missing dog, following a wreck on Interstate 77 in Austinville, now has a happy ending thanks to the community’s effort to find and return the pup to his family.

    Dinky, a 1-year-old terrier/poodle mix male, went missing after his owners, Sam and Janet Hussey, crashed in their truck and camper on the interstate on April 9. The couple escaped the wreck with only minor injuries, but the truck and camper were severely damaged and Dinky ran from the scene.

  • Community mourns loss of student, athlete

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    TROUTDALE — The community is remembering Grayson Highlands School sixth grade student Taylor “Tator” Shayne Pauley, who lost his life as a result of a May 3 ATV accident in Troutdale.

  • Pair arrested on fugitive warrants

    MOUTH OF WILSON — Two Grayson residents were arrested on fugitive warrants from Tennessee and North Carolina, resulting from the investigation of a stolen truck.

    According to a report from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Brad Brown and Deputy James Cline responded to 3053 Highlands Parkway in Mouth of Wilson on April 7 in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle.

  • Williams not eligible for ballot

    HILLSVILLE — Bonita WIlliams, who has served as treasurer for Carroll County since 1999, will not appear on the ballot for the Carroll Republican Primary election on Saturday.

    According to records from the Carroll County registrar’s office, Williams filed the paperwork to retain her seat as treasurer earlier this year. However, the Carroll County Republican Party deemed that she was ineligible for the primary election due to not meeting the correct filing qualifications.

  • Readers Hotline 5/13/15

    Here we go
    I know there were several complaints last year about the Grayson County Rec Park and here we go, starting off this season and it is going to be the same thing for our kids that play sports for the rec department. It is not fair to the kids. It’s not fair to the parents. It’s not fair to the coaches. It would be wonderful if the administration would look into this situation and get something done. It is obvious to everyone but them.

    Against the system