Today's News

  • Assault suspect captured

    Authorities have found and arrested Cory Allan Smith, 29, of Fries, who is wanted for assault and escape.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/21/14

    Fine with Virginia
    I wouldn’t waste my time going to North Carolina to eat in fine restaurants when Virginia is full of fine restaurants. I have spent 20 years in North Carolina and I am done with that place. Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites that want to talk about everybody down there. Everybody down there knows more than everybody up here in Virginia, so you Virginia people that love North Carolina, move down there.

    Recruiting candidates

  • Grand jury issues 5 indictments

    INDEPENDENCE — Indictments against five more suspects have been unsealed and arrests made by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Bike Days Challenge contest ends in tie

    Do age and cunning really beat youth and exuberance?
    Or does it work the other way around?
    Linda Mock, Galax’s Safe Routes to School coordinator, doesn’t really care; she’s just happy people showed up to try.

  • New buses approved over objections

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors plans to provide $75,000 above the required local effort to the Grayson County School Board in its fiscal year 2015 budget, falling far short of the school board’s requested $250,000.

  • Unpaid meal fees eat away at budget

    HILLSVILLE — A continuous abuse of Carroll County Public Schools’ student meal charges has forced officials to consider changing their sky’s-the-limit policy on school lunches.
    Finance Manager and School Board Clerk Tammy Quesenberry aired her concerns to the Carroll County School Board at the May 13 meeting, by explaining that the total outstanding balance for student meal charges grows more and more outrageous each year.

  • She's three

    Paisley Brooke Snider turned three Feb. 1, 2014. She celebrated with a Sofia the First party at Bethel Church/Noah’s Ark Day-care with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has two older sisters, Palin and Nlair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and the late Frieda Deskins. Her aunts are Holly Choate and Gina Bigham.

  • She's two

    Amanda Grace Larrowe celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 26, 2014. She is the daughter of Nelson and Pam Larrowe and the little sister of Adam Larrowe of Woodlawn. 

    Grandparents are Carroll and Christine Larrowe of Woodlawn and Duane and Alene Smythers of Hillsville.

  • Public record for 5/21/14 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 January in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Plein Air Day set for Saturday, June 21

    The Summer Plein Air Day at Mt. Vale Vineyards is scheduled for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, rain or shine.

    Plein Air artists paint outdoors, working quickly to capture the light and complete their work in one day.