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Today's News

  • GCHS Class of 2019

    Grayson County High School’s Class of 2019 graduated with an indoor ceremony in the high school auditorium last Saturday, June 8. Approximately 106 graduates received their high school diplomas; and a number of students were presented with various awards, certifications and seals.
    This year, the top two graduating students were Chloe Sage Cox and Cassadi Brooklyn Perry. WCC graduates were also honored; in addition to 32 Governor Scholar award winners. Honor Graduate certificates were awarded to the top 10 percent of the 2019 graduating class.

  • Fugitives from justice charged in Grayson

    The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office made two recent arrests of reported fugitives from justice.
    According to recent news releases from the sheriff’s office, Shawn Dale Allen, 46, of 171 Glade Valley Rd. in Sparta, N.C., was arrested for being a fugitive from justice from North Carolina.
    According to the report, Sgt. Jason Carrico received information from the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office that Allen may be in the Grayson County area operating a motorcycle. 

  • Bolt to seek fifth term as Grayson commissioner

    INDEPENDENCE — Larry Bolt has confirmed that he will seek re-election for a fifth term as the Commissioner of the Revenue for Grayson County.
    Bolt, a Republican candidate, has completed the necessary paperwork with the Grayson County Voter Registrar’s Office.
    In a recent interview with the newspaper, Bolt said, “I enjoy what we do here, and I’d like to see us continue on.”

  • Phase I of housing rehabilitation project complete

    INDEPENDENCE — With Phase I of the Grayson County Eagle Bottom Rehabilitation Project complete, County Building Official James Moss is looking forward to moving into the next phase of renovating and improving the homes in the Eagle Bottom area.
    At a recent meeting of the Grayson County Board of Supervisors, Moss presented an update on the project.

  • Culinary artists in the making

    INDEPENDENCE - The high school Culinary Arts Students at the Grayson County Career and Technology Education (CATE) Center have followed a recipe for success this 2018-2019 school year. 

  • Williams indicted for malicious wounding

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — A suspect in an October 2018 vehicle fatality on U.S. 58 in Independence has been indicted on four counts of malicious wounding by a Grayson County grand jury.
    Indictments against 10 individuals were recently unsealed in Grayson County Circuit Court, after the grand jury met April 26 to hear the cases and approve formal charges. These indictments, including firearm and drug charges, were sealed until the suspects could be arrested.

  • Teacher of the Year announced

    INDEPENDENCE — At the May 13 Grayson County School Board meeting, school administrators recognized each of the seven individual schools Teacher of the Year winners, as well as the division winner who is now eligible to compete for the state title in 2020.
    The 2018-19 division winner is Mrs. Lisa Fleming. Fleming is a third grade teacher at Fairview Elementary. She began teaching in Grayson Co. in 2002 at Baywood School. She has 35 years of teaching experience.
    Fleming is now eligible to compete for the title of Virginia Teacher of the Year for 2020.

  • Local men involved in Wythe chase

    WYTHEVILLE — Two men from the Twin Counties are facing felony charges after leading state police on a chase in Wythe County.
    An incident report says the driver rammed a Virginia State Police trooper’s vehicle during the pursuit, but no officers were injured.
    The pair also faces local charges for unrelated crimes.
    According to a state police report, the May 20 incident began when a vehicle fled from a license and registration checkpoint in Wythe County.

  • Carner announces retirement, campaign

    WYTHEVILLE — Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Sgt. Douglas B. Carner has announced that he will retire from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office; and will be running for the office of Sheriff in Wythe County.
    In a recent news release, Carner described law enforcement as more of a calling than a career.  
    He said that while he is a conservative Christian, he is running as an independent candidate because “citizens deserve fair and impartial enforcement of our laws.”

  • Tax relief program deadline extended

    INDEPENDENCE — The deadline for Grayson County’s annual tax relief program for the elderly and disabled community has been extended to June 30 this year; in light of recent approval by the Grayson County Board of Supervisors to expand the program’s guidelines and include more residents.