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Today's News

  • Hit the brakes in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — Police speedily rolled its latest traffic safety tool on the streets of Hillsville.

    Police Chief Steve Williams told town council members at their meeting last Monday about the department's interest in buying a "speed trailer" — the roadside radar device with electronic readout meant to slow down traffic.

    "If you were near the intermediate school after lunch today, Decatur Radar brought what they call a speed trailer for us to demo…" Williams explained.

  • Schools may serve as collateral

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County will likely put its two schools included in Phase I of the long-term facilities improvement plan up for collateral as it looks for additional money to fund the projects.

    The board has an outstanding loan of $16.3 million with SunTrust Bank. That number was expected to cover the costs of Phase I — which includes a new school in the western end of the county and renovations to Fries Middle School.

  • District tournament scores, region pairings

    REGION IV PAIRINGS

    BASEBALL

    Tuesday

    1–Blacksburg at Abingdon

  • Public record for 6/2/10 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 at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Feb. 18-March 23 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Lost in the Line of Duty

    HILLSVILLE — An investigation by a Carroll deputy has ensured that one of his fellow officers will be properly remembered for his service.

    The name of Carroll Deputy Emery Mabry had been carved into the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial in Washington, D.C., with a description that didn't accurately tell the story of how he died in the line of duty.

    The deputy stopped a suspicious vehicle, soon after his watch ended on April 22, 1974.

  • VFW Post 1115 celebrates 75 years

    HILLSVILLE — 1935 proved a busy year in the Twin Counties.

    Construction wrapped up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and tourists got to drive on the scenic national park road for the first time starting in the fall.

    Fiddlers gathered in a convention for the first time in Galax to play some old-time tunes.

    And, on May 15 of that year, 29 men who had served their country in the military mustered together to create the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115.

  • Historic Carter Home ready for guests

    HILLSVILLE — In order to become a centerpiece of the community for cultural and historical activities, the Carter Home Foundation needs more community involvement.

    The foundation that oversees the home associated with coal and railroad magnate George L. Carter holds non-profit status. A recent facelift has refreshed the exterior and the first two floors of the interior of the home originally built by Fielden Hale in 1845.

  • New venue added to Crooked Road

    DUGSPUR — A new Crooked Road partner has mounted up on Virginia's traditional music trail.

    Crooked Road co-founder Joe Wilson will visit the Kanawha Valley Arena, known for its equestrian pursuits, to present a banner celebrating its designation as an affiliated partner on the self-guided driving trail focusing on Virginia's musical heritage.

    The presentation will occur at 7 p.m. Saturday, prior to a performance by The Bolt Brothers, according to a Crooked Road press release.

  • Report adult abuse, neglect

    During state fiscal year 2009, Virginia Adult Protective Services investigated more than 15,600 reports of adult abuse, neglect and exploitation.

    Fifty-nine percent of these reports were substantiated.

    During May, in recognition of Adult Abuse Prevention Month, The Carroll County Department of Social Services is conducting a campaign to inform our community about the abuse of vulnerable adults. We hope to bring the tragedy of adult abuse to the community's attention.

  • Reeves named Grayson teacher of the year

    INDEPENDENCE — Sharon Reeves, a teacher at the CATE Center, has been named the Grayson County school system’s teacher of the year for 2010.

    The announcement came May 4, during the annual reception to honor distinguished teachers from each of the 10 schools in the system.

    Stephen Cornett, director of instruction and assessment, complimented the teachers “for their caring attitudes and their strong commitment to give students the best education possible.”

    Cornett said teachers had to meet extensive criteria as part of the selection process.