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Government

  • Committee, county seek FQHC for Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has agreed to partner with the Grayson County Senior Advocacy Committee, in an effort to bring a Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC) to Grayson County.
    Senior Advocacy Committee Member Sandra Troth made the request during the board’s Nov. 9 meeting. According to Troth, the board asked the committee previously to put together a subcommittee, to assess the feasibility and advisability of securing a FQHC for the county.

  • Revels, Sage take Wilson District seats

    Two new members will join the board of supervisors and school board in Grayson County, both representing the Wilson District, after wins in Tuesday’s election.
    Both ran for seats soon to be vacated by incumbent candidates who decided not to seek re-election.
    In the race for Wilson District supervisor, Rex Revels, a Republican, received 948 votes (77 percent), beating Democratic opponent Gesche Morley, who received 281 votes (23 percent.)

  • Northam wins governor’s seat

    Landmark News Service
    and Staff Reports

    Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will be Virginia’s next governor after fending off a challenge from Republican Ed Gillespie that embraced the tactics of President Donald Trump in the final weeks of the campaign.
    In the Twin Counties, Gillespie easily carried Galax, Carroll and Grayson precincts, with wins ranging from 69 to 77 percent. Other Republicans on the ticket also took the three localities, bucking the state’s gradual shift to the left.

  • County, lawyers say treasurer investigation pending

    INDEPENDENCE — Lawyers for Grayson County confirmed last week that an investigation of some treasurer’s office expenditures stemming from a 2016 audit is still pending.
    The expenditures are pending a review by state police, county officials said.

  • Sage seeks Wilson District school board seat

    Rick Sage will appear on the ballot this November in the race for the Grayson County School Board’s Wilson District seat.

    Sage will face Betsy Shearin, with the winner filling the seat that will be vacated by Shannon Holdaway, who is not seeking another term. All school board candidates are independent.

    Sage’s father was born and raised in Grayson County; but being a self-proclaimed “military brat,” Sage grew up not just in Grayson, but all over the country and eventually overseas.

  • Shearin seeks School Board seat

    Betsy Shearin will join the race for a seat on the Grayson County School Board, in representing the Wilson District in this year’s general election.
    Shearin, an independent candidate, will be challenged by Rick Sage, another independent candidate, for the spot. The winner will fill the seat vacated by Shannon Holdaway, who announced earlier this year that he will not seek another term.

  • Voter registration deadline Oct. 16

    Oct. 16 is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s Nov. 7 general election.
    The simplest way to apply to register to vote or to update address information is to visit the Virginia Department
    of Elections website at elections.virginia.gov.
    To complete this online application process, eligible citizens must provide their Virginia DMV customer identifier number, displayed on DMV-issued identification cards or drivers’ licenses.
    Citizens who do not have a Virginia DMV customer identifier may still fill out the registration application

  • Revels in running for Wilson District supervisor

    Thomas “Rex” Revels will be on the ballot in Grayson County this November, joining the race for the Wilson District Board of Supervisors seat.
    Revels, a Republican, will challenge Democratic candidate Gesche Morley for the seat on Nov. 7. Eddie Rosenbaum, the board’s current Wilson District representative, is not seeking another term. The new term will begin in January 2018.

  • Fire/EMS study concludes in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — A recently completed study of Grayson County’s Fire and EMS departments has revealed a list of goals for the county to consider, to improve emergency services in areas throughout the county.

  • Region has no options in healthcare coverage

    Landmark News Service
    and Staff Reports

    With Optima and Anthem leaving the federal health insurance exchange in Virginia, residents of the Twin Counties are left with no options to select an individual plan, unless other companies agree to offer plans before the end of the month.