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Today's News

  • Cavs rally past Cave Spring

    HILLSVILLE –– Tiffanie Moore’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning last Friday night led the Carroll County Cavaliers to a hard-fought come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Cave Spring in River Ridge District softball game played in Hillsville.

    The unbeaten Cavaliers (11-0) battled from behind three different times before they finally put the game away in extra innings, answering a three-run Cave Spring eighth-inning rally by scoring four in the bottom of the frame.

  • Carroll pounds C’burg to go 12-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County ran its season-opening win streak to a dozen games Monday, pounding Christiansburg 12-2 in a River Ridge District game shortened to five innings.

  • Cavs put it all together

    HILLSVILLE –– Finally, everything fell into place for Carroll County.

    The switches worked, with two key pinch-hit at-bats at critical times. The non-switches worked, as starting pitcher Logan Beamer crafted the team’s first complete game of the year. The defense was finally there from start to finish, and the offense was enough (although barely) to get the job done.

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  • Firefighters, paramedics handle farm accident, other calls

    The Galax Fire Department stayed busy over the last weekend of April and into early last week; activity included a flue fire, a farming accident, electrical and automobile fires, according to a report given by Galax Fire Chief David Hankley.

  • Superintendent explains school budget situation

    Kevin Chalfant is superintendent of Grayson County schools

    As superintendent of Grayson County Public Schools, my focus is on providing the best possible education for our students.

  • Wreck leaves multiple victims

    A three-car accident on Route 58 in the eastbound lane left multiple victims transported by EMS from the scene. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

    The incident occurred in the vicinity of Magic Mart.

    Involved were a silver Nissan 4x4, a dark gray Buick LeSabre and a dark blue 4-door Ford sedan.

    Responding were Galax Grayson EMS, Pipers Gap EMS and the Galax Police Department.

    More information will be added as it becomes available.

  • GCHS Prom 2015

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — About 300 danced the night away at Grayson County High School’s annual Junior-Senior Prom on April 25.

    The prom’s theme this year was “If Only for One Night.” The event was coordinated by GCHS teacher Amanda Brewer, who was assisted by many volunteers.

  • Chalfant addresses school budget issues

    INDEPENDENCE — After weeks of often adversarial public meetings on the county’s school budget, Grayson Schools Superintendent Kevin Chalfant on Wednesday issued a statement to local media about the challenges facing school officials.

    The statement came a day after parents, students and community members demonstrated outside the school board office to demand changes in leadership and protested recent decisions on budgeting, finances, personnel and safety.

  • Galax police cameras focus on accuracy, accountability

    Nearly a year ago, the Galax Police Department took a step forward in both technology and accountability when it began sending officers out with body cameras.

    While there’s been talk in the Virginia legislature of making body cameras mandatory for all police officers in the commonwealth, there’s yet to be a law passed enforcing this. In Galax, however, the cameras are already in use.