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Today's News

  • County looks at new use for old school

    INDEPENDENCE ― Grayson County has transferred ownership of the vacant Mount Rogers School building to the county’s economic development authority, which will look for a new use for the property.

    In previous meetings this year, the county staff and the Grayson Board of Supervisors have discussed the school’s recent problems with vandalism, increased insurance liability and maintenance expenses.

  • Arrest part of ongoing investigation

    Staff Report

    WHITETOP — A Whitetop man was recently charged with child endangerment and assault of a family member, after officers executed a search warrant as the result of an ongoing drug investigation.

    According to a news release from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Danny Musick, 49, of Old Park Road, was arrested Dec. 5 on charges including two counts of felony child endangerment and assault on a family member.

  • Readers Hotline 12/21/16

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  • Recount set to confirm school board vote totals

    INDEPENDENCE ― A recount to determine the winner in the Nov. 8 race for the Grayson County School Board’s at-large seat will be held Dec. 27, the Office of the Registrar confirmed last week.

    Philip Vaughan of Fries, who finished second in the special election, filed a petition on Nov. 30 with the Grayson County Circuit Court asking for a recount of the votes after the election. Vaughan lost to Tracy “Zeke” Anderson by only two votes.

  • Carroll could tap N.C. source for Cana water

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority took steps at its meeting Dec. 12 to try to secure a better water supply for the Meadowbrook community in Cana.

    One idea to get more water for the area was to hook onto the Mount Airy, N.C., system.

    Board Member Keith Meredith said the area needed a constant force of water and felt hooking onto the Mount Airy system would help alleviate the problem.

  • CCHS to receive security upgrades

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority took steps at its meeting Dec. 12 to try to secure a better water supply for the Meadowbrook community in Cana.

    One idea to get more water for the area was to hook onto the Mount Airy, N.C., system.

    Board Member Keith Meredith said the area needed a constant force of water and felt hooking onto the Mount Airy system would help alleviate the problem.

  • Christmas fund delivers blessing boxes

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department’s HQ was host to the Community Food Fund box packing on Dec. 15, as community members volunteered to load up boxes with donated goods and groceries for 550 families in need in the area.

    Capt. Mike Ayers, who kept track, said that the packing occurred in record time this year: 1,100 boxes in one hour and two minutes, down from last year’s one hour and 13 minutes.

  • She's 89

    Artie Belle Primm recently celebrated her 89th birthday with her family and friends at Waddell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Galax.

    She and visitors enjoyed cake and special desserts and snacks. She enjoyed spending quality time with her great-grandchildren and family members.

  • She's two

    Kenzi Juliann Hennis celebrated her second birthday on Sept. 5 with a “Jesus Loves the Little Children” party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Chris and Lorie Hennis of Galax.

    Her older siblings are Andrew and Faith. Her grandparents are Harvey Hennis, Judy Hennis and Gary and Jan Guynn, all of Galax and Julian and Patti Price of Luray. Elizabeth Johnson of Galax is her great-grandmother from Galax.

  • Stuarts to celebrate 60th anniversary

    Gary Lee and Shirley Walker Stuart of the Longview community in Baywood will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 15.
    They were married by G. Glen Nichols in Sparta, N.C., on Dec. 15, 1956.

    Their secret to a long and happy marriage is loving and trusting God and each other and always being thankful for blessings, family and friends.