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Today's News

  • Suspected drugs seized at home in Independence

     

  • Four charged with Fries break-in

     

  • Monday convicted of assaulting federal witness

    ABINGDON — The January 2012 assault of a drug informant at a Cana home has led to the federal conviction of a 37-year-old Carroll County man.
    Daniel Wade Monday of Cana appeared in federal court in Abingdon on Jan. 14 to receive his sentence after pleading guilty in the case of retaliating against a federal witness.
    Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officer Ricky Carr swore out a complaint last May in a case involving Monday and Celia Haynes Edwards (also known as Tina Hawks), according to court records.

  • Teaching with tablets

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    You might think devices like the iPad would be a distraction in class, but students at Galax Middle School are using the tablets as part of the curriculum.
    Teachers have been creatively implementing technology into their lesson plans to make learning more effective and enjoyable for the students who are more accustomed to the digital world than the printed page.

  • Bipartisan effort seeks to restore felons' civil rights

    UPDATE 1/15/13:

    RICHMOND — Legislation endorsed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to return civil rights to nonviolent felons emerged from a Virginia Senate subcommittee without a recommendation Tuesday.

    A motion to recommend the bill failed on a 3-3 vote, with all of the votes against the measure coming from McDonnell’s fellow Republicans. The tie vote was enough to keep the measure alive for the full Privileges and Elections Committee.

  • Bipartisan effort seeks to restore felons' civil rights

    UPDATE 1/15/13:

     

  • VHSL shuffles state wrestling for 6A format

    With apologies -- but no regrets -- for the R.E.M. theft, it’s the end of the wrestling world as we know it (no reason not to feel fine).

    Bid farewell to the three Virginia High School League classifications and three state championship tournaments that have been the signature events of the sport in this state. This will be the last year under the current format of simultaneous Group A and AA meets Feb. 15-16 at the Salem Civic Center and AAA the same weekend at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake.

  • Grayson struggles to victory

    INDEPENDENCE –– Just how bad was Grayson County’s third quarter Friday? Despite putting up a goose egg, it was still slightly better than Galax’s first quarter.

    The Blue Devils overcame an eight-minute scoring drought to open the second half, hit just enough free throws to make the difference and handed Galax its first Mountain Empire District loss of the year, 29-26 Friday.

  • Devils battle past Galax

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax gets an A for effort, but Grayson County still gets the W.

    Two days after a lackluster loss at Fort Chiswell, Galax played with intensity for the entire 32 minutes Friday but had no answer for Ty Cannaday, whose 27 points led the Blue Devils to a closer-than-it-sounds 70-50 Mountain Empire District win.

    Grayson County (9-4 overall, 3-0 district) kept pace with Graham atop the MED standings. Galax fell to 1-9, 0-3 with the loss, but not due to a lack of effort.

  • Grayson County topples Trojans for 10th victory

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Grayson County rallied from a five-point fourth-quarter deficit and won going away, notching a 60-46 win over Alleghany, N.C. in a nondistrict girls’ game Monday.

    The Blue Devils (10-4) trailed 40-35 after three quarters before outscoring the Trojans 25-6 down the stretch.

    Madison Shupe led three Grayson County scorers in double figures with 20 points. Meredith Frost added 16 points and Camryn McGrady chipped in 14 for the Blue Devils.

    Alleghany was led by Mica Sprinkle with 20 points.