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Today's News

  • Liddle, Utt to be married

    Hope Gaynor, Timber Mundy and Taelyn Mundy announced the engagement of their mother, Tammy Liddle of Woodlawn, to John Utt of Fancy Gap.

  • Public record for 6/25/14 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Jan. 28-Feb. 21, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Boy attacked by pit bull

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — A 7-year-old Independence boy was injured June 17 when he was attacked by a pit bull.
    Grayson County Animal Control Officer Jeremy Moss said the boy was playing in his grandmother’s yard on Big Oak Drive when the dog broke free from inside a nearby residence and attacked the boy.
    Moss said the dog’s owner, Gwendolyn Hash of Independence, pulled her dog off the boy.

  • Independence man arrested on drug charges

    An Independence man was arrested for possession of a Schedule II drug on June 20, according to a report from the Galax Police Department.
    Officer Jacob Vaughan stopped Brian Patrick Graff, 29, for a traffic infraction. Vaughan’s observations caused him to conduct further investigation, which resulted in the discovery of Dilaudid, a Schedule II narcotic, and drug paraphernalia.
    Graff was released on bond pending his appearance in Galax General District Court.

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  • Jackson to remain as consultant

    HILLSVILLE - Former town manager Travis Jackson began his new part-time position with the town as a temporary special consultant on May 16.

  • Growing the Economy: Officials call SWVA Farmers Market a model facility

    By SHANNON WATKINS AND SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    Southwest Virginia Farmer's Market is a success story that has become a model for other markets, as it generates between $20 and $30 million in revenues each year, and has successfully partnered with local grocers such as Food City.
    Federal officials paid a visit to the Hillsville market and other local farmer's markets in the Twin Counties on June 17 to discuss the opportunities that local food systems have in creating jobs, improving community health and boosting economic growth.

  • Grayson schools receipts missing

    INDEPENDENCE — An audit of Grayson County Public Schools’ 2012-13 school year activity fund revealed that several purchases lacked receipts, according to a report to the Grayson County School Board at its June 9 meeting.

  • Mayor Crowder Enters Plea To Disorderly Conduct

    BRISTOL – Hillsville Mayor Greg Crowder entered an Alford plea to an amended charge of disorderly conduct before the Bristol Circuit Court on Friday, and has received a four-day jail sentence, according to a news release.
    Crowder was originally charged with impersonating an ABC agent, and was found guilty by the Bristol General District Court and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended and a $500 fine.

  • Police say man lead them on chase after fleeing traffic stop

    Blue Ridge Parkway police and local law enforcement worked together to halt a driver who fled from a park ranger after a traffic stop on June 13, according to police reports.

    Zachary Montgomery, 22, of Laurel Fork was operating a Black Honda Civic at 7:16 p.m. last Friday, when he was stopped by an officer employed by the National Park Service (NPS).

    According to a statement from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, whose department assisted during the incident, Montgomery then fled the scene with the ranger in pursuit.