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Today's News

  • Board hears from citizens about shooting range

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors met in front of a larger than usual crowd on the evening of Nov. 8 to discuss the idea of creating a shooting range for the public.
    During the board’s October meeting, Assistant County Administrator Mitch Smith said the National Rifle Association had offered Grayson a $25,000 grant to construct a firing range in the county. If the county decides to accept the NRA’s offer, it will have to match the $25,000 to meet the approximate total cost of $50,000.

  • A Monumental Moment for Veterans

    Unveiling of first phase of Blue Ridge Veterans Memorial is an emotional and long-awaited time.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/14/12

    Meddling parents
    It’s obvious for Carroll County athletics, I don’t know what the fuss is over what district we play in. We won’t be competitive as long as athletics are run by the good ole boy network of parents.

    Keep it straight

  • Turns 6

    Madalyn Gregory turned 6 on Oct. 11. She celebrated with a Halloween costume party with her family and friends. She is the daughter of Jimmie and Whitney Gregory and the older sister of Aurora Sky Gregory of Fries.

    Her grandparents are John and Frances Pierce of Fries; William and Vergie Lundy, Shirley and the late Glen Ward and Eddie and Brenda Ward, all of Independence; and Jacky Testerman of North Carolina.

  • She's two

    Madison Abigail Sluss turned two on Oct. 22. She celebrated on Oct. 20 at Fairview Church with a “Wheels on the Bus” birthday party with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has a brother, Brandon Sluss. Her grandparents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C., and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazwell.

  • Public record for 11/14/12 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 in July in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Missing juvenile found

     

  • Body found in Fries could be that of missing man

    HILLSVILLE  — The Facebook page dedicated to the search for Sam Sheehi of Fries became a memorial over the weekend, after searchers found what they believe to be the missing man’s body on Saturday near his home.
    Family members organized the search around the home of the 32-year-old Sheehi, who had been missing since Oct. 10.

  • Veterans' memorial takes shape in Galax

    After years of planning, a veterans monument's first pieces are finally in place.

  • Independence revitalization plan revealed

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence was recently selected as one of only seven towns in the region to receive a sustainable communities grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, which will allow for improvements to be made to the town’s overall appearance in an attempt to attract more tourists and entrepreneurs.