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Government

  • Sheriff’s race now has third contender

    SPARTA, N.C. – Several candidates have filed for election in the Nov. 4 general election in Alleghany County.

    Five candidates filed for county commissioner, including Republicans Wade “Bobby” Irwin, Robert Woodie and Mark Evans, and Democrats Larry Cox and Tom Smith.

  • Town elections to be held May 6

    Grayson County will hold town council elections for Independence, Fries and Troutdale May 6.

    The May 6 election will follow the same hours as Election Day, with polls being open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The difference is that only town residents registered to vote can participate in their respective town election. 

  • Lack of support dooms zoning referendum bill

    RICHMOND — With no testimony offered before a Virginia Senate committee and no unanimous support from county supervisors, a bill was killed on Tuesday that would have put Grayson’s zoning ordinance to a popular vote.

  • Sweet attends Legislative Day

    RICHMOND - Several area elected officials attended the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) Legislative Day held at the State Capitol in Richmond last week.

  • Zoning referendum bill dies by 16-0 vote

    RICHMOND - Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Fries) informed The Declaration Wednesday morning that Senate Bill 668 officially died by a committee vote of 16-0 Tuesday.

    SB 668 was a bill introduced in the General Assembly to allow Grayson County to hold a referendum vote to decide whether to repeal its zoning ordinance.

  • Zoning meeting rescheduled

    RICHMOND – A meeting between Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Fries) and the Grayson County Board of Supervisors that was supposed to decide the fate of a zoning referendum bill last Tuesday was postponed.

  • Grayson zoning referendum introduced in General Assembly

    Grayson supervisors’ effort to put the future of zoning before county voters now has a sponsor in the General Assembly.

    A three-member majority of Grayson County supervisors voted to direct county staff to pursue a special referendum vote on the issue of repealing the county’s zoning ordinance during the Jan. 9 meeting.

    On Jan. 17, Senate Bill 668 was presented to the General Assembly by Sen. Bill Carrico of Fries.

  • New bill forces Grayson to incorporate stormwater management program

    The most recent changes to the Virginia Stormwater Management Act (VSMA) occurred in 2012 through the passage of House Bill 1065, also called the Integration Bill. 

  • Brewer appointed board chairman, nepotism discussed

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors appointed a new chairperson and vice chairperson Monday night during an organizational meeting to begin 2014.

    John Brewer was appointed as chairman, following a nomination by David Sexton and a unanimous vote by the board. For vice chair, Eddie Rosenbaum nominated Brenda Sutherland, and the board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.

  • Supervisors to seek referendum vote on zoning

    Despite the counsel of the Grayson County Planning Commission and many citizens, Grayson County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to continue the process of repealing the county’s zoning ordinance last Thursday night.

    In another motion, the board directed staff to investigate the possibility of seeking special legislation in the General Assembly to allow special permission for the county to place the issue of zoning to a referendum vote.