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Today's News

  • Public record for 8/4/10 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 April 24-May 26 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Plane makes emergency landing on farm

    ELK CREEK — Paul Joseph Doyle was on his way back to his home in Marietta, Ga., from Virginia Tech last Saturday morning, piloting his 1977 Cessna 172-N single-engine plane, when he encountered heavy fog over Elk Creek.

  • Crossroads Success Stories

    THE ENTREPRENEURS: PART ONE

  • Garden growing families

    HILLSVILLE — Despite the withering summer heat, participation in the community garden in Hillsville continues to blossom.
    In the second year for the Gardens Growing Families effort at Childs' Farms off Cross Creek Road, some people arrive around the crack of dawn, before direct sunlight heats up the 2.5 acres of produce.

  • Carroll medics honored

    HILLSVILLE — Snow and ice didn't keep two Carroll County medics from providing professional and caring assistance to a resident who had been stranded in the cold for hours last Feb. 13.
    At a county supervisors’ meeting July 12, emergency medical physician Daune Angell highly praised the attention and care demonstrated by Carroll Fire & Rescue personnel during poor weather in February.

  • Musician named director of Crooked Road

    Jack Hinshelwood, an award-winning musician from Shawsville, has been named the new executive director of the Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.

  • Jobless benefits to resume soon

    RICHMOND — Congress' decision to extend federal unemployment compensation through November means that scores of jobless Virginians whose benefits began lapsing in June will continue to receive payments, including retroactive ones.
    But some may have to wait several days, or even weeks, to get the money, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.

  • Cana man charged with break-ins

    A 29-year-old Cana man has been charged in connection with several daytime break-ins that occurred in the Fancy Gap and Cana sections of Carroll County, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.
    Robert Lee Adkins of Dalton Drive was charged with two counts of breaking and entering in the daytime, one count of breaking and entering in the nighttime, three counts of grand larceny and one count of possessing firearms while being a convicted felon, according to a sheriff's department press release on Friday.

  • School opening delayed in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Public Schools will open one week later than anticipated as completion of the turning lanes for the new Grayson Highlands School looms.
    Division Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas requested the delay at a special called meeting Monday night.
    “The school board approved revisions of our 2010-11 school calendar,” Thomas told The Gazette on Tuesday, meaning that the opening of school all opening activities will be moved ahead seven days.

  • Kennedy pleads guilty to drug charge

    ROANOKE — The last of several Twin County residents implicated in an illegal drug case pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
    With Kenneth Joe Kennedy signing a plea agreement in federal court, prosecutors have netted convictions against three Galax residents and two Hillsville men in 2010.