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Today's News

  • Carroll charges unsealed

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Circuit Court has unsealed a number of direct indictments issued in the Sept. 15 grand jury session.

    It is common practice for the court to seal indictments until people named in the warrants can be served.

    An indictment is a formal charge and not a finding of guilt.

    Charges alleged in the unsealed indictments include:

    • Tory Leigh Waller, embezzlement from the Ruth Hall Insurance Agency.

    • Nicky Lee Dixon, conspiracy to violate the Drug Control Act, and distribution of marijuana.

  • Galax sweeps girls', boys' wins in cross country

    FRIES –– Galax took both the boys’ and girls’ team wins Wednesday at a six-team cross country meet in Fries.

  • Grayson County meets road Hazard in 47-16 loss

    HAZARD, Ky. –– Following a drive of nearly four hours, Grayson County was greeted by a 19-point first-quarter outpouring by one of Kentucky’s top small-school teams, falling 47-16 to Hazard in a nondistrict game at Daniel Stadium.

    The Bulldogs (5-1), ranked No. 6 among Kentucky 1A schools, scored on every possession through the first three quarters to deal the Blue Devils their sixth straight defeat without a win.

  • Maroon Tide drops Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax bounced back from a big second-game deficit and swept the season series with Grayson County 25-17, 25-19, 25-16 in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match Tuesday night at Grayson County Middle School.

    “We seemed really fired-up and ready to play,” said Maroon Tide coach Rose Houk after her team improved to 8-6 overall, 3-1 in district play. “This was a really big win for us. We showed a huge improvement in our serving.”

  • Cavs block Falcon comeback

    HILLSVILLE –– As members of Carroll County’s wing-T offense, every player is counted on to block at one time or another. Zack Surratt did his in a little different manner than most.

    Surratt got his hands on two Abingdon kicks, including the batting down of a potential game-tying field goal with 17 seconds left, as the Cavaliers withstood a Falcon rally to survive with a 21-18 homecoming win in a Southwest District game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Schaeffer blisters back nine for title

    DRAPER –– A photographer came upon the threesome that included Galax’s Kyle Schaeffer during the Mountain Empire District golf tournament Monday at Draper Valley Golf Course.

    “Make sure you get some shots of the Schaeffer kid,” said the tournament staffer assigned to the group. “He’s birdied the last two holes.”

    The photographer later moved forward one group, to the threesome that included Galax’s Rob Guynn.

  • Voter registration deadline nears

    Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election, which for local voters will include choosing the president and vice president, a U.S. Senator for Virginia, a U.S. representative for the 9th District of Virginia and — in one Grayson district — a supervisor.

    To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia a person must:

    • be a resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)

    • be a U. S. citizen

  • Bautista-Perez convicted of murder

    INDEPENDENCE — Raphael Bautista-Perez, 28, of Galax, was found guilty last Thursday of first-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the Oct. 1, 2007 stabbing death of Jason Smith, also of Galax.

    In Grayson County Circuit Court last Wednesday, the first day of the murder trial, Marty Smith testified that the day of his brother’s murder, he, Jason Hill, Jason Smith and a friend named Miranda had stopped by the home at 104 Greenville Road in West Galax shared by Bautista-Perez and girlfriend Pamela Blankenship Ramirez.

  • Woodlawn utility project gets go-ahead

    HILLSVILLE — Both the Carroll supervisors and the Public Service Authority members made several pivotal project decisions in a special joint meeting Sept. 24.

    In quick succession, the county officials:

    • gave the go-ahead to build the long-delayed Woodlawn sewer project, which includes service to Exit 19

    • approved a self-help water project on Happy Hollow Road

    • approved a micro-enterprise loan program administrated by People Inc.

  • Carroll County notches key SWD win

    ABINGDON –– What many expected to be one of Carroll County’s toughest Southwest District volleyball matches turned into a runaway as the Cavaliers rolled past Abingdon 25-15, 25-13, 25-7 Thursday night.

    The win was the 10th straight without a loss for Carroll County, which upped its record to 5-0 in SWD play.