Today's News

  • Va. Senate rejects Medicaid expansion

    Capital News Service and Landmark News Service

    RICHMOND — Republicans in the Virginia Senate on Jan. 25 tabled legislation that would have expanded Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of lower-income residents of Virginia.

    Voting along party lines, the Senate Education and Health Committee indefinitely postponed action on the proposal. The eight Republicans on the panel voted to kill the measure; the seven Democrats voted to keep it alive.

  • Police investigate GHS threat

    Rumors of a threat from a student on Thursday at Galax High School proved to be without merit, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

    At 3:35 p.m. on Jan. 25, School Resource Officer Vickie Taylor became aware that a student, who was absent that day, had made threatening remarks. She immediately began an investigation.

    Because the information was received after school hours, said Clark, it “changed the way we reacted. If it had been during the school day, we would have handled it differently.”

  • Grayson SOL scores rising

    INDEPENDENCE ― Student test scores are climbing in across the board in Grayson County schools, when compared to the previous year’s first semester.

    During the school board’s Jan. 15 meeting, Grayson Schools Superintendent Kelly Wilmore began his monthly address by presenting board members with a list of state Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores for the first semester of 2017-18, in direct comparison with the first semester of 2016-17.

  • Carroll HOF introduces newest members

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School honored its fifth athletic hall of fame class Friday as Ryan Gravley, Lindsay Martin and Chuck Thompson were inducted between the boys’ and girls’ varsity games against Glenvar.

  • Grayson boys improve to 13-1; Galax throws scare at Wythe

    CHILHOWIE –– Grayson County built a 16-point halftime lead and cruised to its 13th win of the season Saturday night with a 73-57 nondistrict win over Chilhowie.

    The Blue Devils (13-1) constructed a six-point lead by the end of the first quarter and outscored the Warriors 22-12 in the second for a 43-27 advantage at intermission.

  • Glenvar overcomes Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County overcame a 12-point second-half deficit in the span of less than three minutes Friday night but Glenvar was able to regroup and pull away for a 75-60 win in a Three Rivers District boys’ game.

    Landry Gerbers’ free throw had Glenvar (10-4 overall, 6-0 district) ahead by a dozen points, 41-29, at the 6:52 mark of the third period, but Carroll County (2-12, 1-5) was in the lead less than three minutes later.

  • Cavs streak past Glenvar

    HILLSVILLE –– To illustrate just how overpowering Carroll County was Friday night against Glenvar, when Cavalier coach Marc Motley was asked about the explosive start his team got off to, he wasn’t sure if the questioner was referring to the first quarter or the third.

    Carroll County opened up a 14-0 lead in the game’s first three minutes, kicked off the third quarter with an 11-0 run in less than two and a half minutes and raced past Glenvar 59-32 in a Three Rivers District girls’ game.

  • Floyd withstands Horton barrage to down Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Tanyan Sutphin of Floyd County and Carroll County’s Adam Horton waged a second-half scoring battle Tuesday as the Buffaloes held on for a 72-68 Three Rivers District Tuesday.

    Horton, who finished with 39 points for the game, scored 29 points in the second half alone, but Sutphin dropped in 15 fourth-quarter points as Floyd rallied from a three-point deficit. Sutphin finished with 20 points for the Buffaloes and Cayden Sutphin contributed 19.


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  • Galax stays in control of MED

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored the first and last two points of the second quarter, but Galax lit it up with a 20-0 run in between and claimed a 54-24 win over the Blue Devils in a Mountain Empire District game Tuesday.

    Breanna Brewer, who led the Blue Devils with nine points, opened the second period by finishing a fast break for Grayson County (4-12 overall, 2-6 MED), pulling the Blue Devils to within a 13-11 score at the 7:36 mark of the quarter. But the next 20 points all went to Galax (13-3, 7-1) as the Maroon Tide zoomed into a 33-11 lead.

  • Grayson clamps down on Tide

    INDEPENDENCE –– Held to six points and leading by a single point through the game’s first six minutes, Grayson County got hot on offense, locked down on defense and pulled away for a 51-19 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday over Galax.

    The Blue Devils won for the 15th time in 16 outings and improved their MED record to 8-0 ahead of a key trip to George Wythe on Friday.