Today's News

  • Murder-for-hire case sent to grand jury


  • Grayson Republicans to hold mass meeting to select candidates

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson Republicans will officially select candidates for the Nov. 8 general election at a mass meeting set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grayson County High School Auditorium.
    Several announced candidates who are running without opposition for nomination include:
    • Commissioner of Revenue — Larry Bolt.
    • Oldtown District Supervisor — Kenneth Belton.
    • Providence District Supervisor — John Brewer.
    • Sheriff — Mark Burnett.

  • Animals For Adoption This Week


    These animals are waiting for homes at the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Regional Animal Shelter, at 201 Fair St. in Galax. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information,
    call 236-8501. Strays without collars are held five days before they are available for adoption. Strays with collars are held for 10 days. The owners of animals with tags are contacted immediately. Animals become available for adoption on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Readers' Hotline 7/20/11

    The only difference I can see between Grayson and Carroll counties is that Carroll has more revenue to squander because of its proximity to I-77. The caliber of those in charge is no greater or less than the leaders of Grayson County. So, Grayson has this new school in the area with the lowest population density and Carroll has the “Bypass From Nowhere” and Wildwood.

    Awesome band

  • Virginia Tourism mascot to be at Lambsburg Welcome Center

    On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., Virginia’s lovable tourism mascot, Trip Heartmann, will make a special appearance, giving away free “Virginia is for Lovers” T-shirts to the first 50 families who stop and take a picture with the LOVE artwork installed at the Lambsburg Welcome Center on Interstate 77 at Exit 1 in Carroll County.

    Visitors are invited to take a family picture in front of the artwork and share with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Public record for 7/20/11 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, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded Nov. 20-Dec. 27 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Youngs celebrate anniversary

    Bob and Barbara Young of Volney recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    The couple married May 26, 1961.

  • Turns two

    Braeden Hunter Ward turned 2 years old on June 26. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse clubhouse party at the Grayson Recreation Park.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. His grandparents are Harry Cox and Bo and Susan Moxley. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Bryant and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Liddles celebrate 50th anniversary

    Dale and Margaret Liddle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 21, 2011.
    Their two children are Mark and Elizabeth Liddle and Jealynn and Mike Coleman.

    They have four grandchildren: Bethany Liddle, Ethan Liddle, Kemper Coleman and Daniel Coleman.
    The Liddles celebrated with a family meal at Pirate’s Landing in Elkin, N.C., a stay at the Greenbrier in West Virginia and a bicycling trip in Greenville, S.C., on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

  • Gillilan, Carico exchange vows

    Josh Randall Carico and Brandy Lee Gillilan were united in marriage May 7, 2011, at Cliffview Church of God in Galax. The Rev. D.G. Fox performed the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

    The bride’s parents are Bruce and Mary Jo Gillilan of Fletcher, Vt. Her grandparents are Meredith Gillilan of Fletcher, Vt., and the late Cleon Gillilan and Grace Pigeon of Florida and the late Leo Pigeon.