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Today's News

  • Woman sought in case of two missing teens

     

  • Teen reported missing after house fire

     

  • Galax seeks funding for Albany Industries access road

    The City of Galax has applied for a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation to fund an access road to Albany Industries.
    Albany Industries is located at the former B.C. Vaughan manufacturing facility in Galax, which it moved into last fall.
    The funding, if received, would upgrade the truck entrance off of Creekview Road to a secondary road with entrances to the properties bordering the road. This project is estimated to cost $416,000 with all but $15,500 covered by VDOT.

  • Grayson teachers seek pay increase

    INDEPENDENCE — Pay increases were once again the top request from the Grayson County Education Association during the first public hearing on the school division’s 2012-13 budget Monday night.
    GCEA President Arnold Hash was one of only two speakers during the hearing. He said that, while he knows “times are lean,” he urged the board to try and find some money for pay increases for county staff.

  • Town council is a house divided

     

  • Grayson County boys pull upset on No. 2 Fort Chiswell

     BLUEFIELD –– Grayson County survived a last-second shot by  Fort Chiswell and upset the Pioneers 72-70 in the Mountain Empire District semifinals Wednesday at Graham Middle School. 

    The third-seeded Blue Devils (15-9) advance to the championship game tonight (Friday) in Bluefield against Galax.

    Fort Chiswell center Coleman Thomas scored 22 points against the Blue Devils but his shot at the horn to force overtime rimmed out. Corey Gravley scored a game-high 22 points for the Pioneers (17-6).

  • Carroll boys survive Tazewell

    HILLSVILLE –– One of the great things about postseason basketball is when a team that, for whatever reason, isn’t able to put it together on a consistent basis in the regular season has enough to throw a serious scare into a heavy favorite come tournament time.

    Undermanned but talented nonetheless, fourth-seeded Tazewell took Carroll County down to the wire Wednesday before the Cavaliers showed what made them the No. 1 seed, hanging on for a closer-than-the score 72-66 win in the Southwest District boys’ semifinals.

  • Cavaliers, Martin roll on

    HILLSVILLE –– Lindsay Martin scored the 1,000th point of her varsity career Tuesday night. Somewhere up in the stands probably sat a little elementary school girl thinking, ‘That’s me some day.’

    Thus is the self-fulfilling prophecy of Carroll County girls’ basketball.

  • Corrells celebrate anniversary

    Betty Jane Wigfall and Bob Correll met at the YMCA in Carbondale, Pa., in 1942.
    It was true love that lasted through the separation of World Ware II. Betty wrote to Bob every day he was overseas with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific.
    They married Jan. 14, 1946 and lived and worked in Wilmington, Dela., from 1953 to 1983. They retired to the Cox Chapel community in Grayson County.

    They have two children, Jerry Correll of Elk Creek and Ginger Correll of Huddleston and Galax.

  • Public record for 2/15/12 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 Nov. 29-Dec. 13 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: