Today's News

  • Redistricting sets up battle in Va. Senate


  • Grayson creates bus fund

    INDEPENDENCE — If school bus purchases aren’t a top priority for Grayson County Public Schools, they may soon become one after the board of supervisors voted May 11 to invest up to $75,000 a year towards the purchases of school buses.
    Supervisor Joe Vaughan — a county bus driver, who is serving his final six months on the board — asked his fellow board members to consider earmarking a portion of the revenue the county collects from its county decal fee to purchase school buses.

  • Music center concert season opens


  • Rabies alert issued

    Carroll County has had two confirmed cases of rabies during the past week.

    The Carroll County Health Department investigated a May 22 report of a possible rabid fox in the north end of Hillsville.

  • Galax man charged in crowbar assault


  • Grayson cuts high school classes at Grayson Highlands

    UPDATED 5/27/11

  • Blue Devils, Pioneers advance

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County and Galax both waited around for the big inning to occur. When Grayson’s finally came, it spelled the end for Bland County. Galax’s big inning was just a little too late.

    The Maroon Tide pushed four runs across in the bottom of the seventh but fell short of Fort Chiswell 7-6 while Grayson County woke up a sleepy bat rack to knock off Bland County 14-2 in simultaneous Mountain Empire District tournament softball semifinals Wednesday at the Grayson County Rec. Park.

  • Late rally propels Fort past Tide

     INDEPENDENCE –– Sometimes that last out is the hardest one to put in the book.

    Galax held a two-run lead with two out in the bottom of the seventh and was one strike away from holding on for a one-run win, but Tye Kirby’s two-strike, two-out RBI single gave Fort Chiswell new life and the Pioneers edged the Maroon Tide 5-4 in eight innings in the Mountain Empire District semifinals Wednesday at Grayson National Bank Field.

  • Public record for 5/25/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Key, Light engagement announced

    The Rev. and Mrs. Randy J. Key announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Gail Key, to David Aaron Light of Thomasville, N.C.
    Light is the son of Duane and Kimberly Light, also of Thomasville.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Howard and Verta “MaMa” Key and the late Paul Kendrick and Mary Kendrick, all of Martinsville.
    Key is a graduate of A Beka Academy.
    A February wedding is planned.