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Today's News

  • Carroll road closed by rock slide

     

    A portion of Virginia 765 (Sutphintown Road) in Carroll County is closed to through traffic near the intersection with Virginia (Panther Creek Road) due to a rock slide.
    The Virginia Department of Transportation said Thursday that motorists should seek alternate routes.

  • Two drivers seriously injured

     HILLSVILLE — Two drivers received serious injuries in a Thursday morning head on collision on U.S. 58 on the Snake Creek Bridge.

    Preliminary information from the Virginia State Police report by Trooper K.D. Blackburn said the accident happened when a George W. Cox, 85, of Laurel Fork, crossed the center line at the bridge.

  • Red Cross hosts hot dog lunch

    The American Red Cross will have a hot dog lunch fundraiser on March 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Menu includes one hot dog, chips, snack cake and drink for $3; or two hot dogs, chips, snack cakes and drink for $4.50.
    Red Cross volunteers will deliver two or more orders within a five-mile radius of the chapterhouse at 244 Beeline Drive.
    To place an order, call 236-2891 or fax to 236-3595. Early orders are appreciated.

  • Slate pleads guilty to federal drug charge

    ROANOKE — A 26-year-old Fancy Gap man has entered a guilty plea to a federal charge of dealing large amounts of methamphetamine.
    Richie Wayne Slate was charged last July, along with three codefendants, of conspiring "to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, a schedule II narcotic controlled substance," according to the federal indictment.
    On March 3, Slate appeared in federal court to plead guilty to the single charge he faced.

  • Town hopes old plant will draw new jobs

     

  • Sheriff plans to run for second term

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Sheriff Richard A. Vaughan has announced that he will seek re-election this November.
    Vaughan, an independent whose first four-year term ends in December, will likely face a challenge from former Grayson deputy Mark Burnett, who is seeking the Republican nomination.
    The incumbent didn't address his challenger in his official statement, instead focusing on his record.

  • Commission recommends ag-forest districts

     

  • Readers' Hotline 3/9/11

     

  • Public record for 3/9/11 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. 24, 2010, through Jan. 4, 2011, in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 3/2/11 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 December of 2010, in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed: