Today's News

  • Lewis, Gravley to marry

    Sam and Lisa Lewis of Pounding Mill announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Blair Lewis, to Michael Gravley, son of Greg and Sharon Gravley of Austinville.

    Lewis is a 2004 graduate of Richlands High School. She graduated from Emory & Henry College with a bachelor’s degree in business and education, and received her master’s in business administration from Radford University. She is a business education teacher and coach at Galax High School.

  • Bedwell, Mann marry

    Tara Ashlee Bedwell of Fort Mill, S.C., and Caleb George Mann of Harrisburg, N.C., were married Nov. 5, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, S.C.
    The Rev. Jeffrey Bedwell and the Rev. John Cashwell officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bedwell of Fort Mill. She graduated in 2007 from York Technical School and is employed as a dental hygienist.

  • Public record for 3/14/12 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 December and January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Guns, drugs found in Cana garage


  • Grayson cuts 5 positions to balance budget

    INDEPENDENCE – Citing additional cuts in state and federal funding, the Grayson County School Board has proposed reducing 5 positions from its current workforce to balance the 2012-13 budget.
    The school division’s Director of Finance Julie Bear brought additional information for the board to consider to its regular meeting Monday night.



  • Folk songs put tune to tragedy


  • Budget planning starts with $600,000 deficit

    HILLSVILLE — Starting off work on fiscal year 2013, budget committee members learned Monday that Carroll officials predict a $600,000 deficit to begin with.
    County officials expect that number to change when more concrete numbers come in from the state and when they receive the school funds request.
    “Of course it’s early in the budget cycle, and also we don’t have any idea what the state’s doing,” said County Administrator Gary Larrowe.

  • Kohl, Kyle reappointed to Galax School Board

    With three people vying for two seats set to expire June 30, Helen Kyle and Ray Kohl were reappointed by Galax City Council to serve another term on Galax School Board, during Monday’s council meeting.
    Jerrold Bennett of Galax also interviewed with city council members to be considered for one of the two positions.
    After going into a closed meeting, council members came back out to vote on the three candidates. Council Member Bob Lazo voted for Bennett, while the other members supported the reappointment of Kyle and Kohl.

  • Say Yes to the Dress