Today's News

  • Galax-Grayson EMS earns award


  • Turns one

    Spencer Brian Isom celebrated his first birthday Aug. 2. He is the son of Chris and Angela Isom of Independence and he has a sister, Shelby.

    He is the grandson of Charles and Glenda Ward of Independence and Harold and Barbara Isom of Galax. He is the great-grandson of Clarice Ward, also of Independence. He celebrated his birthday with a Baby-Farm animal themed party with family and friends.

  • She's seven

    Amanda Grace Huff celebrated her seventh birthday on July 20 with family and friends. She is the daughter of Lance and Susanne Huff of Knoxville, Tenn.

    Her grandparents are Jack and Shelby Huff of Galax and Patsy and the late Paul Weeks of Fairlawn. She has a younger sister, Sydney.

  • He's six

    Christian Lee Bond celebrated his sixth birthday with a Bakugan party with family and friends on July 27. His grandparents are Ronnie and Denise Bond of Fancy Gap, Johnny and Michelle Minton of Richlands and Dale Matney of Dugspur. His father is Chanson Bond of Fancy Gap and his mother is Jade Matney of Richlands.

  • Public record for 9/28/11 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 22-Aug. 31 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Readers' Hotline 9/28/11


  • Galax, Carroll backing airport improvements


  • Carroll County High School Homecoming 2011


    Devon Lineberry-Jennings and Zach Austin were crowned homecoming queen and king at Carroll County's game against Grayson County on Sept. 23.

  • Water authority: quake drops water level in river

    INDEPENDENCE — Early reports that the earthquake that hit parts of the East Coast on Aug. 23 didn’t cause any problems in Grayson County may be premature.
    According to engineer Bobby Lane, the earthquake centered in eastern Virginia is believed to have caused a big drop in water flowing from the New River into the new water treatment plant that will supply water to citizens and businesses in the towns of Independence and Sparta, N.C., and Grayson County and Alleghany County, N.C.

  • School land sold to VFW