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Today's News

  • Grayson boys’ and girls’ tennis teams perfect

     NARROWS –– Grayson County will ride an abbreviated win to what it hopes is an extended run in the postseason.

    The Blue Devil boys’ tennis team capped a perfect regular season with a 7-0 win over Narrows on Thursday and will enter postseason play with a 14-0 overall record.

    Playing eight-game pro sets, the Blue Devils swept the singles matches, including a 9-8 (7-3) win by No. 6 Tyler Farris over Allen Oney.

  • Dannelly 10k draws record turnout

     The New River Trail-Dr. Ed Dannelly III 10k continues to grow in popularity with a record number of participants turning out for the event on May 5.

    A race that drew 93 total participants just five years ago, 120 runners competed in the 10k alone, with another 75 taking part in the 5k walk. The 195 total shattered last year’s record of 172.

  • Bad breath, sweet victory at onion eating contest

     

    WHITETOP — It's highly unlikely that any of the winners of an eating contest at the annual Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival got a kiss after their victory.
    The wild onion eating competition results in pungent breath that could peel paint.
    It's a good thing that the top prizes all come with a bottle of mouthwash, in addition to cash.
    Taking home the big bottle of Scope at this year's event on May 15 was a kilt-clad contender with a stomach of iron — defending champ Toby Shutters.

  • Brain injury group gets county funding

    HILLSVILLE — An advocate for those with brain injuries was the only speaker at the public hearing for the 2012 fiscal year budget for Carroll County, leading to a slight change in the proposed spending plan.
    Carroll’s proposed $33.7 million general county budget features no increase in tax rates and a 50 percent cut in the farm machinery tax.
    When the time came for the hearing at the May county supervisors meeting, only Pam Hall of Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia approached the microphone.

  • Grayson invests in schools

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County will invest a portion of all future dividends it receives from a commerce park in education.
    Supervisors, looking for new ways to help fund the county’s school system, approved a resolution earlier this month that will provide additional money to the school system above the county’s mandated financial requirements.

  • Public record for 5/18/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in December 2010, in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Pamela Lynn McManamy of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $81 costs.

  • Turns 90

    Hicks Testerman, Carsonville community, Independence, celebrated his 90th birthday May 13. He is married to Lorraine Burris.

    He has four children, Glen and Mary Testerman, Billy and Betty Testerman, Linda Waller and Anna and Kathy and Robert Asbury. He also has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  • Hines, Poole announce engagement

    Jimmy Poole and Shirley Hines announced their engagement on March 12.
    Poole is the son of Buddy and Brenda Poole of Ennice, N.C.

    Hines is the daughter of Bobby and Debra Gibson of Galax, and Bobby Miller of Lexington, N.C.
    A wedding date will be announced.

  • Rodgers, Hartung marry

    Wendy Rodgers and Lawrence Hartung of Independence were married April 5, 2011 in Arch Cape, Oreg.
    “We are thrilled to announce that we are now husband and wife,” the couple said.

    The intimate ceremony was “fabulous,” they said. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue our lives together.”

  • Cruising making a comeback in Galax

     

     

    When you turned 16, cruising Main Street in Galax became a right of passage, said Melissa Russell, who graduated from Carroll County High School in 2002.

    That's the last year the weekend tradition took place, she said.