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Today's News

  • Organizers: Tragedy's centennial will be tasteful

    HILLSVILLE — The lead-up to the 1912 courthouse shootout that left five dead started out with seeming innocence at a corn shucking.

  • Galax receives award for art school

     The City of Galax is this winner of the President's Award from the 2010 Virginia Municipal League Annual Achievement Awards, presented during the annual VML conference, which was held last Tuesday in Hampton.

  • Public record for 9/13/10 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 1-30 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Turns two

    Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her second birthday Aug. 20 with a Mickey Mouse party at her home. Her sisters Hope and Taelynn and many friends and family members joined her to celebrate.

    She is the daughter of Tammy L. Liddle and Tim L. Mundy of Woodlawn. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle of Woodlawn  and Charles Liddle of Galax. Paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly and Wayne Mundy of Cana. A paternal great-grandparent is Ovella Easter.

  • Oracle Institute programs to explore eco-spirituality

     INDEPENDENCE — The Oracle Institute has invited representatives from the Federation of Damanhur — a resilient agricultural community in northern Italy — to a local seminar to speak about their 30-year experiment with a model of sustainable spiritual living.

  • New hardware store opens Oct. 16

    MOUTH OF WILSON — A new business will open in the western end of Grayson County on Saturday.

    Highlands Hardware and Building Supply will open in a building formerly used as a garage on U.S. 58 at 3386 Highlands Parkway. A grand opening is set for Saturday with food provided for customers and free prizes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    The new business is owned and operated by James and Melissa Hayes.

    Melissa said the store would offer a complete line of hardware items, lumber and much more. Delivery will be available.

  • DQ lifts Galax to state championship

      HARTFIELD, Va. -- For the second day in a row, no one at the VHSL Group A state golf tournament played better than Giles' Tanner Carbaugh.

    As a result, the Spartans' senior wrapped up his high school career by winning the individual title at Piankatank Golf Club.

    Carbaugh followed up his 2-over-par 74 in Monday's first round with a 73 to beat runner-up Ryan Baughn of Essex by five shots.

  • Good news, bad news

    Carroll officials had to learn to take the bad with the good in education news in recent weeks.
    While standardized testing and attendance reports show that the schools continue to realize respectable results, school and county officials received a major reversal of fortune as they tried to plan for future facility needs.
    Educators would have finally been able to wrap up the more-than-a-decade-long facilities improvement program by adding the ninth grade to the high school and the sixth grade to the intermediate.

  • Carroll PSA tries to quell smell

    HILLSVILLE — Adding two chemical agents to the sewage system at Woodlawn may reduce the odor that residents have been experiencing, Carroll Public Service Authority officials hope.
    Several citizens attended September's PSA meeting to vent about the rotten egg smell that lingers over their neighborhood after the installation of the new sewer system.
    The hardest-hit area appears to near the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Grandview, not far from Woodlawn School.

  • Suspect arrested in firearms theft

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with a break-in and theft at a vacation home.