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Today's News

  • Dog rescued from rock ledge

    The Carroll County Sheriffs Department received a call from a man who had been raccoon hunting with his dogs the night of Jan. 28, and one of them had gotten stuck on a rock ledge near Byllesby Dam.

    Contact was made with the Virginia Park Service, but the agency did not have the resources due to the distance and height of the dog’s location.  

  • Bills to slow foreclosures likely stalled

    RICHMOND — It wasn't difficult to empathize with Susan Brooking when she visited the Capitol recently to share her tale of anguish about losing her home last year in a foreclosure.
    She spoke of vain attempts to negotiate with her lender to save the homestead that had been in her family for generations.

    "I'm telling my story not just for me, but for you," said Brooking, her speech faltering as she fought back tears. "I know the emotional pain, stress, frustration and uncertainty you feel.”

  • Civil War 150 Legacy Project to visit Galax

    The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia have partnered to create a state-wide online collection of original Civil War manuscripts that still remain in private hands.
    The Civil War 150 Legacy Project: Document Digitization and Access focuses on manuscript materials created during the period 1859-1867 that reflect social, political, military, business and religious life in Virginia during the period of the Civil War and the early period of Reconstruction.

  • Senate panel shoots down Sunday hunting bill

     

  • Former deputy challenges sheriff in Grayson

     

  • Grundy stuns Cavaliers in 2 OT

     HILLSVILLE ––Grundy overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and held on to knock off Carroll County 78-77 in two overtimes Saturday in a Southwest District game.

    The Cavaliers dropped to 10-7 overall with the loss, 6-3 in the district, with two of the three losses coming to the last-place Golden Wave (4-13, 2-6).

    Cody Justus led all scorers with 27 points for Grundy, which trailed by eight with less than five minutes to play in regulation. Ben Rife and Travis Lester added 18 and 17, respectively.

  • 'Herbal incense' ban makes headway

    RICHMOND — Legislation is advancing in the General Assembly to outlaw a type of synthetic marijuana that resulted in an overdose in Grayson County last year.

    A bill on the issue sailed through a Virginia Senate committee last week without a dissenting vote.
    Also known as herbal incense, “spice” or K2, the synthetic marijuana consists of chemically treated plants that produce a high when smoked.

  • Indictments issued in traffic death, shooting incident

    INDEPENDENCE — A Crockett man was indicted last Friday on a charge of DUI involuntary manslaughter by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury.
    Bradlee Erick Hahn, 21, was indicted as the result of a traffic accident that occurred on Clito Road on Aug. 28, 2010.

  • Virginia hands out millions to big business

    RICHMOND — When Gov. Bob McDonnell testified before a congressional committee in Washington last week about Virginia's efforts to rebound from the national recession, he focused on entrepreneurs and small business.
    "I firmly believe it is the entrepreneur who makes businesses grow and prosper — not the government," he said.
    He called small businesses "the backbone of our economy."
    But McDonnell has placed government aid front and center in his campaign to reinvigorate the state's economy.

  • Public record for 2/2/11 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, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed: