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  • APCo pitches rate raise to SCC

    RICHMOND — Appalachian Power Co. began making its case for a base rate increase of nearly 6 percent Tuesday, telling state regulators that its request balances the company’s earnings goals with customers’ concerns about escalating rates.
    But, in a hearing before the State Corporation Commission, lawyers with the state attorney general’s office argued that regulators should not increase Appalachian’s base rate.

  • Driver leads police on chase


  • Kenbrook Drive residents seek help with flood damage


  • Moonshine still busted in Grayson




    The Grayson County Sheriff's Office has seized a moonshine still and more than 18 gallons of illegal alcohol in the Baywood community, according to a press release.

  • Payne, Dalton to be married

    Mr. and Mrs. Erickson of Bedford announce the engagement of their 
daughter Jennifer L. Payne to Brad A. Dalton, son Mr. and Mrs. 
Dalton of Dugspur.

    An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at 3 p.m. A reception will be held Oct. 23.
    Payne is a graduate of Liberty University and works at Galax 
Elementary School. Dalton is a supervisor for Webb 
Particle Board.

  • Andrews, Shaffer united in marriage

    Harvey Ray Shaffer and Renae Fleming Andrews were married July 28, 2011 in Mount Airy, N.C.

    The couple said their vows at The Sanctuary Church. The Rev. Glenn Delaney officiated.
    The couple is planning a honeymoon trip to the Bahamas and plan to reside in Lowgap, N.C.

  • Public record for 9/14/11 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.


    These divorces were recorded June 18-July 20 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Vicky Hunley Anthony vs. Devan Michael Anthony.
    David R. Aldred vs. Dianna L. Aldred.

  • Hillsville battles trailer fire

    HILLSVILLE — Hillsville firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 8177 Coulson Church Road, near Pine Grove Road, at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    A neighbor saw a problem and called E911. No one was at the home in the trailer with a built-on extension when the fire broke out, emergency officials say.

    When they arrived on scene they found flames coming out of the broken out bedroom windows of the home, said Hillsville Fire Chief Donnie Spangler.

  • Blue Devils knock off Warriors

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County avenged its only loss of the year and improved to 4-1 on the season Monday night, taking a two-set lead and holding off Chilhowie 25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 25-16 in a nondistrict match.

    The Blue Devils had lost in four games to the Warriors last week, one day after knocking off Carroll County.

  • Galax could make water connections mandatory

    The City of Galax is considering adoption of a mandatory water connection ordinance, similar to the mandatory sewer ordinance already in place.
    The city has a mandatory connection ordinance for sewer if a home is within 350 feet of a public sewer line. However, there is no such requirement for water connections.