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Today's News

  • Miss Brown goes to Washington

    For the most part, college signees have a pretty standard set of reasons when asked why they chose a certain school. Essence Brown simplified the answering process.

    “When you know,” Brown said, “you know.”

    Brown knew she liked George Washington University the first time she spent a little time there. Upon her official visit, she knew she knew.

  • Something To Do from 11-23-2018

    Movies

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

    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

    • Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

    • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Public Record from 11-21-2018

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

  • Something To Do from 11-16-2018

    Movies

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

    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

    • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

    • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Astronomical League donates telescope to library

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Public Library recently received a telescope donated by the Echo Ridge Astronomical League — a local group dedicated to the study and teachings of astronomy to the general public.

    The Orion Star Blast 45 Astron Reflector Telescope was delivered to the library at the end of October. The library and Echo Ridge plan to work in partnership to deliver astronomy programs to patrons of all ages.

  • Shoppers encouraged to buy locally

    Staff Report

    This weekend offers lots of local gift-buying opportunities for savvy shoppers, says the Twin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, and small, locally-owned businesses in the Twin Counties will open their doors to discounts, specials and holiday fare.

  • Six indictments unsealed in Grayson court

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Sealed indictments against six suspects have recently been unsealed in Grayson County Circuit Court, revealing charges that involve child abuse, a prisoner with a knife and stealing food from a military base.

    The grand jury met Oct. 26 and sealed several felony indictments until arrests could be made.

  • Readers Hotline 11/21/18

    Straighten it out

  • Toy and coat drive underway

    The Town of Independence and the Independence police and fire departments are partnering to collect toys and coats for children in the area through Dec. 1.

    The annual initiative is called Independence Cares Toy and Coat Drive. Toys and coats that are collected through this effort will be loaded onto a fire truck that will be featured in the town’s annual parade at 3 p.m. on Dec. 1.

    Donations are also accepted during the parade, and donors are often seen tossing last minute donations onto the truck as it rolls along the parade route.

  • Carroll repeals utility non-user fees

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted 4-2 to rescind the “non-user” fees that have been the subject of contention between citizens and government officials for several months.

    Citizens voiced concerns about being charged for county water services they didn’t want or receive.

    The meeting began with a review of factors leading up to the current situation.