Today's News

  • 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:

  • Readers' Hotline 10/26/11


  • 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



  • Humane Society receives $70,000


  • GCHS Homecoming Court 2011


  • Program encourages students to walk, bike to school

    The City of Galax has received a $2,000 grant from Richmond-based non-profit Prevention Connections to establish a Safe Routes to School walk at Galax Elementary School.
    A “Walk-to-School Day” event will be held on Friday. Galax Elementary School’s walking Mileage Club will benefit from the grant with incentives, like pedometers, to encourage children to walk.
    Funded by Prevention Connections, the event will publicize the national Safe Routes to School program, which aims to increase physical activity among schoolchildren.

  • Accidents bring out all squads