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Today's News

  • He's three

    Christopher Mason Nobili celebrated his third birthday recently with family and friends with a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party at his home in Charlotte, N.C.

    He is the son of Chris and Christina Nobili of Charlotte. He is the grandson of John and Virginia Nobili of Woodlawn, Rebecca and Danny Primm of Austinville and Arlie and Toni Hall of Fancy Gap. He is the great-grandson of Artie Belle Primm of Hillsville.

  • She's five

    Italia Evelynn Rose Windham celebrated her fifth birthday Aug. 8. She is a kindergarten student at Grayson Highlands.

    She is the daughter of Camber Windham and John Windham. She has a sister, Bella; and a brother, Carmine.

  • Gamble, Whitaker unite in marriage

    Jessie Renea Gamble of Mouth of Wilson and Justen Eugene Whitaker of Galax were united in marriage Dec. 31, 2011, at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church.
    The Rev. Doug Turnmire officiated the ceremony.
    A reception was held at the Oak Hill Academy dining hall.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Rena Gamble of Mouth of Wilson. The groom is the son of Gene Whitaker of Galax and Patsy Byrd of Richlands.

  • Public record for 9/12/12 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.

    Land Transfers

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

  • Animal control officer suspended

    INDEPENDENCE — Glenn Richardson, the animal control officer for Grayson County, has been placed on paid administrative leave.
    Grayson Administrator Jonathan Sweet said the suspension was a “personnel matter” and he could not comment on the case.
    Sweet said an investigation is continuing and no other details are available.

  • Class of '62 donates to GHS

    Galax High School’ class of 1962 raised money to donate a 12-foot ceiling projector screen and a 55-inch HDTV monitor to their alma mater.
    Martha Ward, chair of fundraising and contributions, spoke at a recent Galax School Board meeting about the contribution.

  • Senior Olympics begin Friday

    HILLSVILLE — The Twin County Senior Olympics has attracted 50 competitors to the field.
    The games for those over age 50 will be held this Friday and Saturday.
    While organizers hoped for at least 75 participants, 50 still seems like a healthy start for the first-ever event, said Dennis Ward.

  • Carroll County girls get back to .500

     HILLSVILLE –– After trading blowouts in the first two sets, Carroll County and Christiansburg finished with a pair of nailbiters, including an incredible 34-32 fourth set as the Cavaliers edged the Blue Demons in a nondistrict volleyball match Wednesday.

    Jessica Sheek and Eustacia Smith each had 15 kills as Carroll took the 25-12, 16-25, 25-22, 34-32 win. Megan Alderman put up 20 assists while Smith and Sheek combined for seven blocks.

  • C’burg ground game too much for Cavs

     CHRISTIANSBURG ––  De’Quan Green-Gause rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries to lead the Blue Demons (3-0) over the Cavaliers (0-3).

    Joey Augustin ran for 142 yards and two TDs on 11 carries for Christiansburg.

    Conner Lundy completed 21 of 39 passes for 289 yards and one TD for Carroll County. He also ran for a touchdown. Teammate Chris Smoot had nine catches for 131 yards.

    Carroll County.......8    6  7    7––28

  • Devils 3-0 after downing Tribe

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County was favored by three touchdowns to beat Rural Retreat last Friday night but the Blue Devils actually had to come from behind before turning the game into a blowout and claiming the 48-19 nondistrict victory at Bill Strong Field.

    The Blue Devils had the first chance after advancing the kickoff to their own 31. They failed to move the ball and were forced to punt.