Today's News

  • Marion surprises Carroll County

    MARION –– Carroll County had no trouble getting itself into scoring position, but finishing the job was another matter.

    Even if the Cavaliers had been able to convert, it may not have been enough to overcome the monster night by Ethan Richardson.

    Richardson rushed for 268 yards and three touchdowns as Marion surprised Carroll County 30-8 on a miserable, rainy night at Hurricane Stadium.

  • Parkdale reacts to trade agreement

    Officials with domestic textiles company Parkdale Mills say they will work to preserve Twin County jobs, even though the recently ratified free trade agreement is more favorable to overseas competition.
    Dan Nation, CEO of Parkdale, joined other employees at a Hillsville factory to make a public appeal to the office of Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-9th District) to oppose the trade agreement with Korea.

  • Grayson officials say tax relief a success

    INDEPENDENCE — Two different tax relief programs are being called a success in Grayson and county leaders are encouraging even more citizens to take advantage.
    Larry Bolt, county commissioner of revenue, presented some updated statistics to the board of supervisors during its regular meeting earlier this month.
    Bolt reminded the supervisors that they voted to expand the eligibility requirements for the county’s Elderly and Disabled Tax Relief Program last year.




    Twin County Regional Healthcare has signed a preliminary agreement that could lead to a partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare, which is affiliated with the Duke University Health System Inc.

  • Sumners celebrate 50th anniversary

    Carroll and Shirley Sumner of Galax celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 29 with a reception at Calvary Church of Christ.

    They have two children, Wayne Sumner and wife Cindy of Rappahannock and Lisa Cox and Husband Sid of Galax. They have three grandchildren, Jared Cox, Courtney Cox and Ethan Sumner.

  • Sanderses marry

    Jeff and Brooke Sanders exchanged nuptials at the Highlands Dragon Ridge Country Club in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve 2010.

    The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather, and wore an ivory mermaid-cut Kenneth Poole gown with hand-embroidered tulle covered in Swarovski crystals with a cathedral length veil. Her bouquet was made of fresh black magic roses, purple vanda orchids and white calla lilies.
    The groom wore an ivory Mario tuxedo.
    Pastor Frank Nevarez of Cottonwood, Ariz., officiated. A quartet performed during the ceremony.

  • Public record for 10/26/11 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 June in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

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  • Winds of change in Fancy Gap

    HILLSVILLE — Winds of change are blowing at Fancy Gap Elementary School, as educators took a step toward making it a site for alternative energy education.
    James Madison University officials with the Virginia Wind for Schools program had contacted Carroll County educators about the idea, because Fancy Gap actually gets enough moving air to turn a wind turbine.

  • Four seek Grayson School Board seats


    INDEPENDENCE — Four candidates are seeking seats on the Grayson County School Board in the Nov. 8 election. Hobert Bailey, currently the chairman, is running unopposed in the Oldtown District. Wynn Combs is running unopposed in the Providence District. Gary Burris is running for re-election for the at-large seat, with opposition from newcomer Randy Shinault.

    Hobert Bailey