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Today's News

  • Couple celebrates anniversary

    Couple honored for 70 years together.

    Eugene and Alma Joines celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 18. 

    A celebration in their honor was held Sept. 22 at Welcome Lane Lodge. About 110 family, friends, and neighbors came out to wish the couple well.

  • Public record for 11/6/13 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, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

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

  • Cavs moving on to semifinals

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County survived its test in the west. Now it’s time to test the best of the rest.

    Carroll achieved the objective of surviving and advancing out of Conference 24’s divisional stage and will move on to tonight’s tournament semifinals after taking care of Pulaski County 25-18, 25-20, 25-23 in a first-round match Monday at CCHS.

  • Final week will settle a scrambled playoff picture

    UPDATE: In the time since this story was written, the VHSL has adjusted Grayson County's ratings points in accordance with Alleghany, N.C.'s schedule. Grayson County now is rated 14th in the 2A West Region.

     

    There is still a lot to be decided in the western half of the state as high school football draws down to its final week of the regular season.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/6/13

    Where’d they go?
    I was just checking to see if anybody knows what happened to Diamond Nails and El Parian?
    Editor’s note: Both of the businesses in Galax closed recently.

    Can’t afford it

  • Ministry to hire prison chaplain

    INDEPENDENCE — The River North Ministry Council voted at its Oct. 31 meeting to advertise for the hiring of a chaplain to serve at the new River North Correctional Center in Independence.
    Council members voted unanimously to begin advertising the position in area newspapers this week. Applications will be reviewed on Nov. 30, and interviews will begin Dec. 2.

  • Picnic tables stolen from Hillsville VFW

    HILLSVILLE — Unknown individuals have helped themselves to picnic tables meant to serve the crowds at the Grover King VFW Post 1115.
    The tables served everything from family birthday parties to the Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market masses.
    VFW member Andrew Bowman used his regular “Veterans Corner” column this week to request that people be on the lookout for two missing 10-foot-long tables from Kitchen No. 1 on the grounds of the Hillsville post.

  • Hillsville man charged with grand larceny

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville man faces charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny from places in Carroll County, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.

  • Incentives available to tourism businesses

    HILLSVILLE — Qualifying Hillsville businesses will be able to receive certain incentives after town council’s adoption of a “tourism zone” ordinance at the Oct. 28 meeting.
    Council members held a public hearing, but the only reaction to the ordinance came from Planning Commission Chairwoman Ann Largin, after her committee reviewed the proposal and made a recommendation on it.

  • $10,000 reward offered for school fire info

    A Galax man has doubled the reward he will pay for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with a fire that destroyed the old Stevens Creek school building on Oct. 26, 2012.
    Building owner Terry Combs said it has been more than a year and no arrests had been made. He originally offered $5,000, but is now upping the reward to $10,000.