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Today's News

  • A word or two (or 1,000) more on redistricting

     As you can tell by this column, which is about twice as long as it should be, there was a bit too much going on with the outcome of the recent VHSL appeals committee meeting to shoehorn it all into Monday’s story without having to go hardbound and put it on the shelves at Books-A-Million, so here are a few extra thoughts on the subject.

  • Galax gets back to work

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. –– Every year, every high school football team enters its first scrimmage with plenty of questions, and most walk off the field with a lot of them still lingering.

    One question unanswered after Galax’s scrimmage Wednesday at Mount Airy was, where does Isaiah Harrison want to go for his free dinner?

  • Overdose leads to drug investigation

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — On Aug. 4, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office investigators, members of the Twin County Drug Task Force and Independence Police arrested an Independence man following an investigation of a possible drug overdose.

  • Transgender rights debate continues

    INDEPENDENCE ― Grayson school leaders say that, despite hearing concerns, they will not change a policy prohibiting transgender students from using their preferred restrooms.

    Several county residents and people from surrounding communities on Monday evening addressed the Grayson County School Board about its recent adoption of a policy mandating use of a public restroom or locker room in accordance with the gender listed on a student’s birth certificate.

  • Readers Hotline 8/10/16

    Doing a good job
    What I am reading here in this column, it seems there are a lot of people complaining about this, that and the other. But, you know what, I know somebody who does a good job. There is this little restaurant right near the courthouse called the Dutch Oven. They are always friendly. The prices are good and their food is very good. Instead of complaining about things around here, I wanted to send out a comment and say “thank you, Dutch Oven” for doing a good job.

    North or south?

  • McMillans celebrate 66th anniversary

    Harold and Lillian McMillan celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary July 22, 2016 with family and friends.

    Their sons Darrell McMillan and Gary McMillan are deceased. They have five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Turns five

    Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned age 5 on July 23.  Her birthday was celebrated with a Paw Patrol river party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    Her big sister is Izzie Marshall and her little brother is Briley Marshall. Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Bunn, Hoffman to marry

    Johnny and Constance Bunn of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Narissa Jossette Bunn of Galax to Bradley James Hoffman of Galax.

    Hoffman is the son of Valerie Wilson of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Mike Hoffman of Galax.
    Bunn is a graduate of Carroll County High School and Wytheville Community College. She is a registered nurse at Twin County Regional Hospital.
    Hoffman is a graduate of Grayson County High School and the New River Criminal Justice Academy of Dublin. He is an officer with the Hillsville Police Department.

  • Public record for 8/10/16 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in November in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Galax police make arrests for felonies

    Staff Report

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, felony arrests last week included two people charged with shoplifting.

    Police were called to Walmart in Galax on Aug. 4 for a shoplifting report. The two suspects left the store and went into a wooded area nearby.