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Today's News

  • Keep government open, accessible

    This is Sunshine Week. No, that doesn’t mean we’ll have temperatures above 60 and be able to soak up rays for seven days, though that would be nice.
    Sunshine Week is when citizens of this great democratic nation and we as journalists highlight, illuminate and enlighten the necessity for a transparent government.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/16/11

     

  • VDOT looks at U.S. 58's environmental impact

    The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on three environmental documents completed for the proposed widening of 26 miles of the U.S. 58 corridor between Hillsville and Stuart.
    The documents also cover a proposed project to improve a 1.6-mile section of Virginia 669 (Springwillow Drive) between U.S. 58 and Virginia 221 in Carroll County.
    The documents were required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

  • Hillsville, Carroll sign settlement

     

  • Schools could ask Grayson for $1M more

    By TINA E. VAUGHN
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board is considering asking the county for $1 million more in local funds than it received this year to make major repairs at some schools, increase teachers' salaries and prevent further cuts to educational opportunities for students in 2011-12.
    During a work session March 7, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas outlined two options for the school board to consider:

  • Educators say students are suffering from cuts

    By TINA E. VAUGHN
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Instructional materials and course offerings for Grayson County students are dwindling, educators said during Grayson County School Board budget work sessions held Feb. 28 and March 7.
    Following three years of “severe” budget cuts, students are beginning to suffer, said Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas. “We’ve kicked the can down the road for years. It’s just catching up with us.”

  • Public record for 3/16/11 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 23-Dec. 17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Bond, Jones marry

    Jessica LeAnn Bond of Fries and Ethan Ray Jones of Readyville, Tenn., were united in marriage Sept. 17, 2010, in at outdoor wedding in the Providence community.
    Brother Tim Watts officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bond of Fries. She is the granddaughter of Billy and Francis Carico and Wayne Bond of Fries and Mary Bond of Woodlawn.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Jones and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Cricket )Bryson, all of Readyville, Tenn.

  • Nelson, Campbell to marry

    Ricky and Becky Nelson of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Rebecca to Eric Campbell, son of Clifton and Sonja Campbell of Unicoi, Tenn.
    Nelson is a 2007 graduate of Grayson County High School and will graduate May 7 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from King College, Bristol, Tenn.

  • Turns one

    Coleson Creed Burchett celebrated his first birthday Feb. 25 with a Sponge Bob party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Tammy Burchett and grandson of Eva Burchett. His big sisters are Eden, Alicia and Kelsey.