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Today's News

  • Bowers travels globe teaching how to capitalize on culture

    WALES, United Kingdom — The team that won a competition to highlight the importance of a copperworks in the Industrial Revolution drew its focus from Jared Bowers, a Carroll County native and 2001 graduate of Carroll County High School.
     Bowers is a doctoral candidate at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

  • Carroll places two on all-Region IV team

    Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax combined to place 15 players on the all-Southwest District and all-Mountain Empire District softball first teams, with two Carroll players also picking up first-team all-Region IV honors.

    The Cavaliers’ Eden Durnil and Cheyenne Strickland were rewarded for their outstanding performances this year by earning all-region spots.

  • Blue Devil forward leads area soccer honors

    Grayson County’s Adam Wyatt picked up top honors and headlined a list of 14 players named to their respective all-district soccer teams.

    Wyatt, a senior forward, shared player of the year honors with Graham’s Forrest Yates in voting for the all-Mountain Empire District boys’ teams.

    Wyatt was joined on the first team by fellow Blue Devils Mario Ruiz and Caleb Billings, along with Galax’s Junior Espinosa, Sam Hix and Andres Medina.

    Wyatt, Espinosa, Ruiz and Hix were also named first-team all-Region C.

  • Isom named to all-state team

    Dylan Isom’s biggest contributions this year arguably came from the pitching mound. It says a lot about the overall year Isom had that the Grayson County senior was voted all-state in what was his second position.

    Isom, one of many key components in a season that saw the Blue Devils reach the state semifinals, was voted first-team all-Group A as a third baseman to go with having earned first-team all-Region C and Mountain Empire District player of the year honors.

  • Public record for 6/26/13 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 Feb. 1-15 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Chainbreakers imparts life lessons to young men

    Also included in P.U.S.H. Ministries’ list of programs is Chainbreakers, a series of classes specifically tailored to teach important life skills to young men in the community.

  • P.U.S.H. uses Biblical miracle as model for fighting hunger

    P.U.S.H. Ministries is looking to the community for help to fight hunger in our community with its “Feeding the 5,000” program.
    The ministry’s food bank helps provide food for more than 130 families each month.
    According to Pastor Jill Burcham, the program is named after a story in the Bible where Jesus miraculously feeds 5,000 of his followers by breaking apart five loaves of bread and two fish.

  • Grayson adding school resource officers

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County schools will receive two additional school resource officers (SROs) after the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department received a grant from the state Criminal Justice Services Board.
    Sheriff Richard Vaughan said full-time school resource officers would be added at Independence Middle School and Grayson Highlands School.
    Vaughan said the county has full-time officers at Grayson County High School and Fries Middle School. Officers will split time with Fairview, Baywood and Independence elementary schools.

  • Former newspaper carrier pleads guilty

    A former newspaper carrier has pleaded guilty to tampering with a coin-operated newspaper vending machine in Galax.
    Terry Wayne Hale, 49, of Mount Airy, N.C., pleaded guilty June 10 to the tampering charge in Galax Combined Courts.
    Hale was sentenced by a judge to 12 months in jail, which was suspended, according to court records. He was placed on probation for one year.
    The vending machine was owned by the Winston-Salem Journal.

  • Family of four loses home to fire

    CANA ― A Cana family of four lost everything in a house fire Saturday evening off Meadowbrook Road.
    The call for the Cana Fire Department came in about 6:30 p.m. on June 22, saying that two occupants of the home at 46 Vass Lane could still be inside, according to Chief Richard Sowers. A neighbor saw the flames and reported the fire to the authorities.