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  • School secretary nominated for LifeChanger award

    Staff Report

    FRIES — Fries School secretary and bookkeeper Janie Griffith has been nominated for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

    Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States. Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Seventeen individual LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given during the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Police discover drug lab in residence

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reports that after receiving a disturbance call on Oct. 23, a Gladesboro man was arrested when deputies noticed a strong odor from a nearby residence.

    Sheriff J.B. Gardner reports that Sgt. David Wall and Cpl. Rocky Dalton arrived on scene for a call reporting a male subject that was out of control on Buffalo View Road in Gladesboro.

  • Flaccavento, Griffith vie for 9th District

    By AMY FRIEDENBERGER

    Copyright 2018, The Roanoke Times; reprinted with permission

    In the race to represent the sprawling 9th Congressional District, a farmer from Abingdon is taking his second shot at unseating four-term incumbent Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem).

  • Carroll proposes non-user fee solutions

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) held a special meeting on Oct. 23 to discuss proposed solutions to residential water and sewer “non-user” fees.

    The fees result from a mandatory connection ordinance that was signed into place by a previous Carroll Board of Supervisors in an effort to pay for water system infrastructure throughout the county.

  • Grayson schools receive school security grants

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE ― Grayson County High School and Grayson Highlands School were included in more than 100 school divisions that received $6 million in school security equipment grants this year.

    Gov. Ralph Northam awarded the grant funding in October as an effort to protect students and teachers. The grants will be used to purchase various security equipment upgrades for schools across the Commonwealth.

  • In-person absentee voting ends Nov. 3

    Absentee voters have until Saturday to appear in-person at their local voter registration office to vote, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.

    Voters wishing to vote absentee in the Nov. 6 election can visit their local voter registration office during regular business hours through the Nov. 3 deadline to vote absentee in-person.

    Voters can find information about their local voter registration office online at elections.virginia.gov/VRO.

  • Something To Do from 11-2-18

    Movies

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

    • Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)

    • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

    • Halloween (R)

    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

  • Ward has birthday

     

    Has

    birthday

    Braeden Hunter Ward celebrated his birthday on June 26. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. He has three younger brothers, Levi, Luke and Grayson and one little sister, Jacey. He is the grandson of Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Odell Moxley, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman. He celebrated with a baseball themed pool party at Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Ward turns two

     

    Turns

    two

    Grayson Bo Ward celebrated his second birthday on June 7. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. He has three older brothers, Braeden, Levi and Luke and one little sister, Jacey. He is the grandson of Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Odell Moxley, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman. He celebrated with a farm themed pool party at Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Public Record from 10-31-18

    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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed: