Today's News

  • Teacher on leave after indictment

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County High School teacher is among four people named in indictments unsealed recently, after formal charges were placed April 27 by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury.
    Mark Allen Osborne, 33, of Independence, was indicted on a charge of using a communications system to solicit a child for illegal acts.
    According to the indictment, the charge involved a minor child at least 15 years old and less than 18 years old.
    Osborne is an agriculture teacher at GCHS. He is free after posting a $10,000 bond.

  • Galax sweeps doubleheader from G-Men

     Galax enjoyed a laugher and endured a squeaker, but came away with a pair of wins by sweeping Graham 16-1 and 1-0 in a Mountain Empire District baseball double header Thursday at Felts Park.

    Dante Ravenell continued to ride a power surge that has seen him hit three home runs in the span of a week. Ravenell belted a three-run homer and added a two-run double to pace Galax to the blowout win in the opener, which was stopped after four innings on the 10-run rule.

  • Galax, Reynolds make short work of Graham

    Thanks to a couple of big innings on offense, Galax didn’t need to be perfect on defense. The Maroon Tide came pretty close nonetheless.

    Maroon Tide pitcher Hayley Reynolds and her D allowed one baserunner in five innings and Galax kept pace with league-leading Grayson County by rolling over Graham 10-0 in a brief Mountain Empire District game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    The Maroon Tide needed barely an hour to improve to 5-9 overall, 4-1 in the MED, one game back in the district standings.

  • Blue Devils rob Pioneers, 2-0

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County’s Max Rodgers is doing everything he can to dispel the myth about rightfield being a place to hide the defense’s weak link.

    Playing rightfield because of his speed, range and arm, Rodgers robbed Fort Chiswell’s Makenzie Mabe with a spectacular catch at the fence on the final play of the day Friday as the Blue Devils nipped the Pioneers 2-0 in a crucial Mountain Empire District game.

  • Celebrates birthday and anniversary

    Eldon Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated his 94th birthday April 22 with a party hosted by his sons and their families.

    Gardner and his wife, Iris, also celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.

  • She's two

    Sophi JoyceAnn Carico celebrated her second birthday April 15. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Yulanda Carico.

    She has a big sister, Jaimee. Her grandparents are Kasena and Wayne Sutherland of Fries, Denny Carico of West Virginia and Wilburn and Ellen Bilbrey of Fries.

  • Hanks, Crouse marry

    Lorian E. Hanks and Joshua L. Crouse were united in Christian marriage April 7, 2012 at Great Hope Baptist Church, Woodlawn.
    Officiating was the Rev. Doug Fleming, cousin of the groom.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hanks of Galax.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Crouse of Galax.
    The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the church fellowship hall. Carrie Roberts provided the wedding cake.
    The couple reside in Galax.

  • Public record for 5/9/12 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Feb. 2-Feb 22 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Bones remain a mystery

    HILLSVILLE — Remains found on Timber Road in Cana April 1 are going to a forensic lab in Tidewater to extract DNA to try to identify the subject, Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner reports.
    The medical examiners from the state lab in Roanoke believe that the bones and other materials recovered from searches at the scene belong to an individual with Hispanic or white male traits, Gardner told The Gazette.

  • Mayor-elect has plans for Hillsville's future