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Today's News

  • CVS fire under investigation

    A fire that started in a plastic trash container outside of CVS in Galax on Sept. 3 caused moderate damage to the building, said Galax Fire Chief David Hankley.

    The fire department responded to the call at about 10:30 p.m. after a passerby saw the fire in the trash can.

    Hankley said the fire spread up to the facade, and smoke extended into the store. He is unsure of how the fire started, but the fire is being investigated.

    CVS reopened the next day.

  • Public record for 9/16/09 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 July 29-Aug. 13 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • BRCC ladies hold invitational

    The ladies of Blue Ridge Country Club held their annual invitational tournament Aug.

  • Devils, Indians taking to the air

    INDEPENDENCE -- For the second year in a row, Grayson County and Rural Retreat will meet with each team in search of its first win of the season as the Blue Devils travel to Rural Retreat Community Stadium tonight for a nondistrict game. What is normally a battle between district title contenders has lost its luster the last couple years as the inevitable downward trend of the ‘cycle’ found its way to these two proud programs.

  • Mustangs offer new challenge

    As the crow flies, it’s not very far from old Shawsville High School to its replacement, the fairly new Eastern Montgomery High.

  • Cavs, Blue Demons renew rivalry

    HILLSVILLE -- It’s quite easy to imagine Carroll County as a 2-0 football team right now. Take away a few fundamental mistakes in its season opener at Bassett and the Cavaliers could easily have reversed a 21-20 setback. It’s just as easy to imagine them limping into their first home game as an 0-2 club.

  • Galax looking for a rebound

    Galax entered the 2009 football season with expectations higher than they have been in a while. It took one trip to Saltville to realize that expectations plus five cents will get you a nickel. “It was a rude awakening,” said Maroon Tide coach Jared Van Acker.

  • Houk reaches milestone

    Though it was undoubtedly a disappointment opening the season with back-to-back losses, some things just seem to work out for the better in the long run. After all, nights like this should be enjoyed among family. After tough road losses at Carroll County and Alleghany, N.C., Galax claimed its first win of the season, and the 300th in the career of coach Rose Houk, in the Maroon Tide&r

  • Tide notches eye-opening win

     FLOYD -- No. 301 came a lot quicker than did No. 300.

  • Chilhowie pulls away from Devils

    INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County trailed Chilhowie by just five points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Warriors pulled away for a 32-20 nondistrict win Friday at Bill Strong Field. The Blue Devils (0-2) were down 25-6 following Tyler Austin’s 3-yard scoring run and Daniel Ashby’s PAT early in the second half, but would soon be within one possession of the lead.