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Today's News

  • Galax arrests include felony shoplifting, drug charge

    Staff Report

    According to a report released by the Galax Police Department, arrests last week included an alleged fraud attempt aimed at scoring prescription drugs and a shoplifting charge.

    Tabatha Jane Stevens, 35, of Galax, was arrested on Nov. 3 by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and charged with felony attempt to obtain drugs by fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; and a misdemeanor charge of giving a false report to a law enforcement officer about commission of a crime.

  • Voters reject one amendment, approve another

    Landmark News Service and Staff Reports

    State law forbids an employer from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.

    Voters in Virginia on Tuesday rejected a proposed amendment to enshrine that in the state constitution.

    Voters in the Twin Counties also voted “no” on the proposal.

    Virginia has had a right-to-work law since 1947 governing organized labor. The law forbids an employer from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.

  • Trump sweeps Twin Counties

    Staff Reports

    Republican candidates swept the ballots in all Twin County precincts by a significant margin in Tuesday’s election.

    Donald Trump took Galax, Carroll and Grayson easily; and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-9th District) retained his seat in a three-way race, also winning in all three localities.

    Trump didn’t win Virginia or its electoral votes, but in other states across the nation, he gained the 270 total electoral votes needed to reach the White House.

  • Readers Hotline 11/9/16

    Most efficient
    I would like to thank Carroll and Grayson counties and Galax for the most convenient and efficient household hazardous disposal site provided on Oct. 29 at the landfill. The fellows working were so helpful and pleasant and we are helping the environment.

    Light enforcement

  • Suspect crashes during police chase

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man was arrested Saturday after reportedly fleeing from police signaling for a traffic stop.

    Anthony Allen Bobbitt, 35, of Independence, was charged with felony attempt to elude law enforcement, reckless driving, driving while suspended, improper registration and possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine), according to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

  • Murder charge certified to grand jury

    INDEPENDENCE – A charge of first-degree murder and three other felonies filed against Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis of Galax in the March 20 shooting death of Karen Cates will move to the Grayson County Grand Jury for certification.

    The ruling from the Grayson County General District Court at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for Davis on Monday. Cates was Davis’ ex-girlfriend.

  • Robot masters compete in LEGO League

    HILLSVILLE – Students from Carroll County participated in a FIRST Lego League (FLL) scrimmage on Oct. 29 at Carroll County Middle School. The theme for this years’ challenge was Animal Allies.

  • Anderson wins school board seat by 2 votes

    UPDATED:

    INDEPENDENCE — On Tuesday, only two votes separated the winner of the Grayson County School Board’s at-large seat from the candidate in second place.

    Tracy “Zeke” Anderson has been projected to win the four-way race, with 26.41 percent, or 1,822 total votes. Philip Vaughan, who holds the seat on an interim basis, received 24.38 percent, or 1,820 votes.

    The race was determined during a special election Tuesday, which was set after the death of former board member Tim Carico.

  • She's one

    Karmyn Elizabeth Utt celebrated her first birthday Oct. 7 with a Minnie Mouse party at her home. Her sisters Hope, Timber and TaeLynn helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Hillsville. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Greg and Donna Stoltz of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Tommy and Carolynne Utt of Hillsville. Her paternal great-grandmother is Elizabeth Utt of Hillsville.

  • Public record for 11/9/16 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed: