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Today's News

  • Twins turn 70

    Jennette Hilliard Nicholson Morris of Independence and twin brother D.B. Hilliard Jr. of Kernersville, N.C., celebrated their 70th birthday with 25 family members and friends at the Depot Restaurant in Dobson, N.C., Oct. 6.
    Morris retired from Twin County Regional Hospital Home health in April and Hilliard retired from ABF Trucking in 2005.
    Morris and family moved to Grayson County in 1983. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and three step-children.

  • Public record for 12/19/12 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the Grayson County General District Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Travis Gray Cooley of Independence, guilty of drinking while operating a vehicle; pay $81 costs.

  • Schools see heightened police presence Monday

    By SHAINA STOCKTON and CHRISTOPHER BROOKE

     Staff 

     

  • Massive quarter leads Grayson over Chilhowie

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County unleashed a 30-point barrage in the second quarter and squashed Chilhowie in the middle two periods of a 90-63 nondistrict win Friday night.

    Ty Cannaday did half of the damage for the Blue Devils in the monster second period, hitting five 3-pointers as Grayson County (4-0) turned a 19-12 lead into a 49-30 advantage by halftime.

    The Blue Devils outscored the Warriors a combined 56-35 in the second and third quarters to lead 75-47 going into the fourth.

  • Big start, big finish for Lady Cavs

    It wasn’t particularly odd that Carroll County scored the game’s first 13 points and finished with a 12-point win Friday, but rather that the Cavaliers had to come from behind to do so.

    Galax fell behind 13-0, battled back to briefly lead before halftime but couldn’t stop Rachel Sellers in the paint as the Cavaliers took a 46-34 nondistrict win over the Maroon Tide.

  • Cavs 5-0 after thumping Tide

    Carroll County got all it could handle from Galax for more than nine minutes Friday night. The Cavaliers gave Galax more than it could handle for the next six.

    Deadlocked early in the second period, the Cavaliers scored 20 unanswered points to take an 18-point halftime lead and Carroll remained undefeated on the young season with the 56-33 nondistrict win.

  • Federal, state cuts looming for schools

    INDEPENDENCE – Cuts in federal education from both the federal and state level once again loom over local educators as they begin the process of developing next year’s school budget.
    Grayson Superintendent Kevin Chalfant provided the school board with a brief update on budget needs and priorities for the 2013-14 school year during the board’s regular meeting last week.

  • Windmill ban could chill development

    HILLSVILLE — Language meant to prohibit wind turbines in Carroll may have the unintended consequence of chilling economic development, county officials discussed while considering a draft ordinance last Wednesday.
    An idea by EDP Renewables to study a wind farm on Stoots Mountain caused neighbors and other citizens some concerns, which were shared at several meetings with the Carroll Board of Supervisors.
    The wind farm could have as many as 24 turbines that reach nearly 500 feet tall.

  • Grandmother performs emergency delivery of grandson at home

    "I believe that we all have God-given instincts. We just have to stay calm and listen to them," said Angela Crowder, who had to deliver her daughter's baby when she went into premature labor Dec. 3.

  • Police warn of Medicare scam

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County investigators have issued a warning about a phone scam involving Social Security information.
    Five citizens have been called by individuals identifying themselves as being with the Social Security Administration, said Kevin Kemp of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. “They are asking these [potential victims] to verify their name, phone number and checking account number.”