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Today's News

  • No middle ground on future of Fancy Gap

     

  • Morrison, Thompson to be married

    Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy A. Morrison of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Joy, to Charles Thompson.
    Her grandparents are the late Harry and Maxine Green of Galax and the late A.J. and Mercedes Morrison of Freeport, Fla.

    Thompson was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baker of Magma, Utah.
    Morrison is a theatre major at Utah Valley University and is employed at Dialogue Marketing.
    Thompson is an education major at Utah Valley University and is a self-employed computer technician.

  • Gauldin, Phipps to marry

    Rick and Carla Gauldin of Sparta, N.C., announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Michelle Gauldin, to Dustin Lane Phipps, son of Lane and Beth Phipps of Mouth of Wilson.
    Gauldin is a 2006 graduate of Alleghany High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and a minor in communications.

    Phipps is a 2006 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a bachelor of science degree in dairy science.

  • Public record for 4/13/11 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Jan. 5-31 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 4/6/11 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 Dec. 20-Jan. 6 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • N.C. man charged with stealing truck

    A North Carolina man faces charges in Grayson County for allegedly stealing a car.
    On March 28, members of the Grayson Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Skyline Highway on a report of a stolen vehicle.
    The victim, Danny Spencer of Kenbrook Drive in Galax, reported that he parked his black 1995 Ford F-250 at Jack & John’s Garage at 5 a.m. to ride with a friend to work. When he returned from work, the vehicle was missing.
    The vehicle was recovered in Surry County, N.C. on March 30.

  • 'Traffick Jam' walk to raise awareness of child trafficking

    A nationwide walk-a-thon aimed at stopping child sex trafficking in Southeast Asia and raise awareness of the problem in the United States will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Participants will walk 10 miles to raise funds to build a center for boys who have been trafficked in Southeast Asia. The walk will begin at Walmart and proceed down East Stuart Drive and Main Street in Galax, ending in Felts Park where the final six miles will be completed.

  • Joy Ranch kicks off 'Appalachian Idol'

    WOODLAWN — The 2nd Annual Appalachian Idol Talent Show, sponsored by Joy Ranch Christian Home for Children, will kick off Friday with an audition in Galax.
    Appalachian Idol will be held on May 27 during the “Blue Ridge Back Roads Live” show at the Rex Theater in Galax, from 8-10 p.m.
    Though most entries were of solo singers or bands last year, there was also a dancer, a guitar and drum player and a comedy act.

  • Burris to seek re-election

    Gary Burris has announced plans to seek another four-year term on the Grayson County School Board.
    Burris, who works at McAllister Mills in Independence, is in the fourth year of his first term.
    Two other seats are also open in the November election — Providence District, now held by Wynn Combs; and Oldtown District, now held by Hobert Bailey.

  • Grayson opens MED on a tear

    Grayson County opened the week on the wrong end of a perfect game. The Blue Devils had a near-perfect finish to the week on Thursday.

    Three days after getting nothing in a loss at Floyd County, the Blue Devils got the most of their opportunities in their Mountain Empire District opener, rolling to a 12-0 win in five innings Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    Grayson County’s bats made things easy for starting pitcher Sarah Eller, who in turn made things plenty difficult for the Maroon Tide.