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Today's News

  • 'Rifle' was really a post, but man still faces charge

    INDEPENDENCE — A road rage incident in Independence on Wednesday morning prompted a lockdown of four schools in the Grayson County Public School system and the Nautilus plant, after a man reportedly brandished what appeared to be a firearm during an argument with a tractor-trailer driver.

    According to Independence Police Chief James Wagoner, officers received a call at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday regarding a “road rage” incident between Edward C. Foster, 32, of Canada, and Timothy C. Vaughan, 19, of Fries.

  • Suspects sought, schools on lockdown

    UPDATE:

    FROM GRAYSON SHERIFF'S OFFICE: SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN LOCATED

    We will have an update soon.

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County schools are on a lockdown this morning as a precaution, after a “road rage” incident in Independence that involved the brandishing of a weapon.

  • Readers Hotline 8/31/16

    Not forthcoming

  • Festival will bring Hillsville alive with sound of music

    HILLSVILLE – A new music festival is coming to town, giving residents and tourists another option for their Labor Day weekend celebrations.

    With the annual flea market taking place along West Stuart Drive, South Main Street will be abuzz with music, food and vendors of a different type inviting attendants to “shake off the fleas.”

  • Murder suspect's record includes violence

    Staff Reports

    WYTHEVILLE — John R. Lewis is expected to appear in Wythe County General District Court on Thursday to be arraigned on charges including first-degree murder in the death of a local woman.

    No hearing date has been set, according to court records.

    Court records also reveal Lewis, 34, of Wytheville, has a criminal history that includes violent offences.

  • Boy hit by car in coma, recovering

    An 11-year-old child is still in the hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident while riding his bicycle last week.

    State police and other responders were called to the scene of an accident on Meadow Creek Road in the Grayson County community on Aug. 23. Joseph Randolph Poole, 11, had been hit by a car after riding his bike out of his driveway in front of the vehicle. The driveway was positioned in a blind curve, and police did not charge the driver in the accident.

  • Police chase ends in crash, assault

    Staff Report

    A police pursuit ended with a motorcycle crashing into a Grayson County deputy's car and a fight between the suspect and an officer.

    Around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Grayson County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a chase with a subject on a motorcycle that began on Delhart Road. The pursuit ended on Justice Road in the Oldtown community near Galax.

    The suspect reportedly crashed his motorcycle in front of a Grayson patrol car, which then struck it. The suspect then fought with an officer.

  • Baker turns two

    Julian Matthew Baker celebrated his second birthday June 19, 2016 with his big sister, Mackenzie and big brother, Lane. He is the son of Seth and Larissa Baker.

    His grandparents are Donnie and Kathy Baker, Kathy Halsey and Donny and Becky Haynes. His great-grandparents are Bob and Alice Baker, Vivian Wilson, Betty Haynes and James and Pattie Bolt. Special friends are David and Kim Stamper.

  • McMillian turns eight

    Breanna McMillian will celebrate her birthday on August 25th. 

    Her father is Glen McMillian of Big Stone Gap and her mother is Rebecca McMillian of Cana.

  • Public record for 8/31/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Jan. 5-Feb. 19 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: