• County offers new information tool

    Grayson County Emergency Management will utilize another Nixle account as a communications service, effective immediately, which allows the sending of valuable community information directly to county residents using the latest technology.

  • Election still on despite term length change

    TROUTDALE – A May 6 election for seats on the Troutdale Town Council will still be held this year, after some discussion about whether or not to cancel the election last week.

  • Planning commission works to revise zoning ordinance by May

    The Grayson County Planning Commission has taken on the tall task of revising the county’s zoning ordinance by a May deadline, examining and making revisions to several articles of the ordinance in five meetings thus far, with several special called meetings since February.

  • Nepotism policy passes 3-2

    After going back to the drawing board and composing three drafts, Grayson County Supervisors passed an anti-nepotism policy last Thursday night; however, two supervisors opposed the “tweaks” in the new draft.

    The original draft of the anti-nepotism policy presented to the supervisors during their February meeting prohibited both the board’s appointing or hiring of any family member and would have forced supervisors to disclose familial relationships before new hires or appointments.

  • Audit shows Grayson is financially healthy

    After being declared “almost broke” in 2009, Grayson County’s financial health improved to stable condition in 2013, according to an auditor’s report presented during the board of supervisors’ February meeting.

  • Repeal put on hold

    The repeal of Grayson County’s zoning ordinance has been put on hold, at least for the time being, after a motion and rare unanimous vote by the Grayson County Board of Supervisors to table the repeal process last Tuesday night.

    Supervisor Glen E. Rosenbaum, who has fought for the repeal along with Supervisor David Sexton and Chairman John Brewer, made a lengthy motion to table the zoning repeal process and to direct the Grayson Planning Commission to revise the current ordinance to make it more “user-friendly” for citizens and businesses.

  • 3-2 vote rejects anti-nepotism policy proposal

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of including an anti-nepotism policy in their Rules of Procedure in January, but last week voted 3-2 against a draft proposal of the same policy.

  • Sen. Kaine's staff to visit Galax

    GALAX - On Monday, Feb. 24, a regional representative for U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will hold “Kaine Connects” office hours in Galax.

    The representative will be available at the Galax Public Library from 3-4:30 p.m.

  • Council reflects on 2013 successes and challenges

    Independence Town Manager Jerry Hughes last week recapped town activities and accomplishments in 2013.

    The main focus for the year was on improvements to the town’s water lines and the recent installation of new water meters. The town’s public works department reported that the new meters have also had their share of problems, with about 20 of the 350 new meters being frozen and destroyed by the sub-zero temperatures in the past two months.

  • 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.