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Today's News

  • GHS Graduation 2015

    Galax High School held its graduation ceremony June 13 on the football field.

  • Arena carries on cowboy's legacy

    FRIES — Equestrian and rodeo enthusiast Jamie Hyatt was honored with a dedication at the Providence School’s horse arena in Fries on May 3.

    Now named the “Jamie Hyatt Arena,” the spot has become a second home to riders, and a venue for horse shows and rodeos that have grown in popularity over the past two years. Proceeds from events go to the Fries Volunteer Fire Department, and offer a fun escape for families and fellow equestrians of all ages.

  • Turns 85

    Inze Williams celebrated her 85th birthday recently at a party at her son’s house with her family.
     

  • He's one

    Luke Harvey Ward turned one year old on Jan. 28. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. His older brothers are Braeden and Levi.

    His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman. Luke celebrated with a “Little Man” party at his home.

  • Public record for 6/17/15 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in September of 2014 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • One team’s loss...

     It goes without saying that Carroll County’s Group 4A state championship game Saturday was the biggest win in any sport in Carroll County High School history. The victory capped a 26-1 season and brought home the first state championship trophy to a school that opened its doors in the fall of 1969.

    The second-biggest win may well have been the Cavaliers’ only loss.

  • N.C. 89 closed for curve work

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) said on Monday that it has shut down N.C. 89 near Lowgap for two weeks.

    The road is scheduled to reopen June 29.

    The closure was postponed last month to allow students and teachers to continue using their regular routes to school.

  • Grayson increases school lunch prices

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County students will pay more for their lunch next year, but not by much – just a nickel.

    Stephanie Munsey, food service coordinator, told the school board at its June 8 meeting that the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that school systems annually review paid meal prices.

  • Half the drama, twice the hardware

    RADFORD –– Nine members of the Galax high school boys’ soccer team graduated Saturday morning. The suddenly-former GHS students still had one more course to repeat that afternoon before calling it a day.

    Galax tidied up a bit of early postgraduate work at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium, thoroughly dismantling Washington and Lee 8-2 and winning its second straight Group 1A state championship.

  • First time, second to none

    LYNCHBURG –– To the discerning reader, a box score can carry a wealth of information. With a bit of help from the mind’s eye, two inches of small print can paint a pretty basic picture of how a particular game played out.