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Today's News

  • Mailbox vandalism suspects arrested

    Staff Report

    The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that two arrests have been made in an investigation of multiple reports of mailbox vandalism throughout the county.

    In the early morning hours of May 14, deputies arrested suspects Ethan Jackson, 18, of Independence, and Dustin Testerman, 18, of Fries. Both were charged with vandalizing mailboxes in Grayson County.

    According to the sheriff’s office, several residents have been reporting damaged mailboxes in recent months.

  • Grayson offered chance to join opioid lawsuit

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has been given the opportunity to join other Southwest Virginia counties in filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

    The Carroll County Board of Supervisors has opted to join the lawsuit; Galax City Council is still considering it.

  • Readers Hotline 5/21/18

    Shelter praise

  • Turnout should have been better for city election

    I was fortunate enough to be able to vote in the May 8, 2018, race for members of the Galax City Council. I feel it is my duty as a citizen, and also my privilege.

    It may be more dear to me since I have also stood for election five times in my career as commonwealth’s attorney. While I am very grateful for all who turn out to vote each year, it troubles me that so few of our citizens make it a priority to vote in these local elections.

  • Something To Do from May 18-20, 2018

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Deadpool 2 (R)

    • Life of the Party (PG-13)

    • Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)

    Music

  • Public Record from May 16-17, 2018

    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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in December of 2017, in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public Record from May 9-10, 2018

    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 in December of 2017, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Worried about becoming dependent on opioids?

    Each day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Patients and family members who are prescribed opioids for pain relief may worry about growing dependent on the medication. Dr. Charles Dunham is a psychiatrist and internal medicine physician who sees patients in several Winston-Salem, N.C.-area locations. Dunham has answers for some of the most commonly asked questions about taking opioids to relieve pain.

  • Grayson outduels Galax

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County managed to avoid a disastrous beginning, was able to answer several Galax threats with rallies of its own and eventually held on for a 6-4 Mountain Empire District softball win Thursday at the Grayson County Rec Park.

    The Blue Devils upped their record to 13-5 overall with the win and improved to 8-1 in the league while the Maroon Tide settled at 10-6 overall, 7-3 in the MED.

    Galax was able to battle into a tie twice in the final three innings but on both occasions, Grayson County answered a rally with a rally.

  • Calling all Hotline callers

    The Gazette did not receive enough Hotline calls this week to run the column in this week’s editions.

    We can’t believe we just typed that.

    It never happens, but here we are.

    Maybe everyone’s potholes were filled and the government didn’t do anything dumb this week.

    Is the spring weather so nice that everyone is too happy to call? Or, did spring bring so much pollen that our regular callers are too sedated on Benadryl?

    It can’t be that you ran out of topics to discuss.