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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 4/25/12

    Past price surges
    This is an answer to the “road of distress.” I would just like to ask why everybody wants to give Obama such a hard time on the price of gas. He didn’t start all the gas prices. It started in the 1970s under Nixon and Gerald Ford. Obama and Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy and them have really helped our country and I think the Democrats need a hand of praise for it.

    Needs anger management

  • State police to investigate conflict question

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll’s commonwealth’s attorney has asked the Virginia State Police to investigate the question of a possible conflict of interest on the Fancy Gap water and sewer project, according to the Public Service Authority chairman.
    Carroll PSA officials created a broad conflict of interest policy in March that applied to contractors and construction inspectors, but then repealed that rule this month and introduced a narrower proposal that applied to the inspectors.

  • Carroll school budget approved

    HILLSVILLE — Just when the Carroll school system’s funding shortfall seemed to be resolved with the approval of about $1.8 million in new funding from the locality Monday, a county supervisor continued to question where that money will come from.
    In the end, not getting the specific details he wanted from his fellow supervisors, Joshua Hendrick, the Laurel Fork representative on the county board, voted “no” on the school budget.

  • No money for prison, but governor pledges support

     

  • Public record for 4/25/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Leftover VDOT money will pay for 58 paving in Galax

    Galax is planning to use savings from the Glendale Road project to make improvements to U.S. 58, from just west of downtown to the western city limits, City Manager Keith Barker told Galax City Council on Monday.
    The city had planned to spend more than $3 million in Virginia Department of Transportation money to make improvements to the Glendale Road/East Stuart Drive intersection near Subway restaurant, but instead spent $1.2 million after reducing the scale of the project, which wrapped up last year.

  • Waddell stage to be dedicated Saturday

     

  • Disturbance leads to arrests, capture of fugitive

    HILLSVILLE — One Dugspur resident and three people from Hillsville were charged when town police went to investigate an April 16 domestic disturbance.
    Hillsville police report that Terry Jean Walls, 39, of Dugspur and William Brent Walls, 21, of Hillsville each were charged with one count of assault and battery.
    Brianna Lashei Floyd, 21, of Hillsville was charged with two counts of assault and battery, police say.
    Justin Lee Quesenberry, 26, of Hillsville was arrested on a fugitive warrant from South Carolina.

  • Allen injured in work-related accident

    LAMBSBURG — The owner/operator of a Fancy Gap garage remained in a North Carolina hospital Tuesday after a work-related accident Monday at Love's Truck Stop.

    Emergency officials said that Victor Allen was attempting to tow a recreational vehicle when it rolled off and struck and injured him.

  • Grayson claims key MED win

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County cleared a big early hurdle in its Mountain Empire District baseball schedule, holding off Fort Chiswell 7-6 Friday at GNB Park.

    The Blue Devils (3-6 overall, 2-0 district) led 7-4 when the Pioneers made a charge in the top of the sixth, scoring twice and loading the bases with one out before a 4-6-3 double play ended the threat. Matt Cornett retired the side in the top of the seventh for the complete game win.