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Today's News

  • City council honors student athletes

    Several Galax High School athletes were honored at Galax City Council’s July 13 meeting, including the state champion soccer team.

    The GHS Boys’ Soccer Team was recognized for winning its second consecutive State 1A Championship, finishing the year 20-1. Brian Estrada, Felix Medina and Edgar Guzman were congratulated for their First Team All-State recognition; Dominic DiGiacomo was honored for this, as well as winning state 1A Player of the Year.

  • Welch to represent Carroll in pageant

    Bethany Welch, 19, the 2014-2015 Miss Carroll County (another one will be crowned this September) says she is excited to go compete in the National American Miss Pageant.

    Welch is also a stylist and nail tech at Fifty Eight Salon in Woodlawn.

    “One of the things I’m going to do is go compete in the top model and runway contests,” she said. “You go in and literally have a photo shoot with professionals, and you’re judged on how well you do. You can be scouted, you can win money, you can win scholarships.”

  • Venzie's marimba playing takes listeners on musical journey

    Larissa Venzie started out playing the piano at age seven, but after hearing a marimba for the first time a few years later she knew that was her focus.

  • School board approves hirings, firings and transfers

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County School Board approved the resignations of both varsity basketball coaches at its meeting Monday night, while the teacher of a popular building trades program was re-hired and a central office administrator retired after his job was eliminated.

    Head basketball coach Lucas Austin and assistant coach Landon Testerman resigned their positions effective July 14.

  • Man wanted for golf cart theft in Carroll

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that deputies are on the lookout for a suspect wanted for numerous charges.

    According to an alert from the sheriff’s office, Dakota Shane Edwards, 18, is wanted for grand larceny of a golf cart and utility trailer and destruction of property at Byllesby Dam.

    Anyone who has information regarding Edwards’ location can contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 728-4146 or (276) 236-5119.

  • Public record for 7/15/15 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in October of 2014 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Crystal Rae Lowe, 30, and Heather Nicole Weber, 29, both of Independence.

  • Readers Hotline 7/15/15

    No easy job
    What I really think is shameful is someone again putting our president down. God doesn’t like that either. If he didn’t want Obama there, he would remove him. We need to pray for our president. That is not an easy job and no matter which way he goes, he will be criticized.

    Flag controversy

  • Sweet named nation's top county leader

    Staff Reports

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Penton Media’s “American City and County” magazine has selected Grayson County Administrator Jonathan D. Sweet as its 2015 County Leader of the Year.

    The magazine presents the award annually to recognize outstanding leadership in county government across the nation and honored Sweet on Sunday night at the 2015 National Association of Counties Annual Conference and Exposition, in the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

  • Citizens defend Confederate flag in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — The Board of Supervisors meeting room in Carroll County was packed on Monday, with citizens who had signed up to appeal to board members on behalf of the Confederate flag that flies in Hillsville on some occasions.

    The issue of whether the Confederate flag should fly on government property has spread across the nation in recent weeks. Some say the flag represents Southern heritage, while others associate the symbol with racism and hatred.

  • VDOT to hold hearing on I-77 safety improvements

    HILLSVILLE — A public information meeting about the traffic safety improvement project on Interstate 77 in Carroll County will be held July 23 at Carroll County High School.

    The Virginia Department of Transportation will discuss the active traffic management system being installed on Interstate 77, northbound and southbound, between mile markers marker 0 at the North Carolina state line and mile 12 in Carroll County.