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Government

  • Peters will run for supervisors seat

    Arnold Peters of Troutdale has announced his candidacy for the Wilson District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 5 general election.

    The seat is currently vacant after Mike Maynard passed away last month.

    Peters, a deputy for the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department, will run as an independent.

  • Supervisors examine zoning article

    Supervisor David Sexton voiced concerns about Grayson County's current zoning ordinance during the board's regularly scheduled meeting July 11; specifically, article 4.6 of the Grayson County zoning ordinance pertaining required to right-of-way for a principal structure.

  • New laws now in effect

    Judging by the coming impact of new laws the General Assembly approved this winter, 2013 could be characterized as the year of the car in Virginia.

  • DMV implements tax increase

    RICHMOND – DMV implemented a number of changes stemming from the transportation funding legislation that became effective July 1, 2013.

  • Grayson budget approved

    Following months of workshops and public hearings, Grayson County supervisors approved their 2013-14 budget with no tax increase.

    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet presented the final budget to the board last week during a close out meeting, which included revenues and expenditures totaling $17,278,296.

  • State could implement new healthcare initiative

    RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell recently announced Virginia has been approved to implement a new healthcare initiative, the Medicare-Medicaid Enrollee (dual eligible) Financial Alignment Demonstration, aimed at coordinating care for more than 78,000 Virginians currently enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Grayson treasurer announces retirement

    Junior Young, Grayson County Treasurer since 1979, officially announced his retirement Monday afternoon. He released the following statement:

  • Supervisors honor Holdaway

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors passed a proclamation at its May 9 meeting recognzing Lizabeth Holdaway for her service to the County. She recently retired as the Clerk of the General District Court.

    The proclamation reads:

  • Grayson balances budget; no tax hikes

    Grayson County has managed to close the deficit in next year’s budget without a tax increase, dipping into its reserve account or affecting any core services.

  • Town council plans budget meeting

    The Virginia-Carolina water plant on the New River produced more than one million gallons of water per day in a recent test, according to a report to Independence Town Council last Tuesday.

    Town Manager Jerry Hughes said the test was the final item to complete the project.