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  • Four charged with thefts in Va., N.C.

    Copyright 2017, The Alleghany News

    Reprinted with permission

    SPARTA, N.C. — A drive-off at a gas station in Ennice started a winding road that led investigators to find stolen property from Galax, Va., and launch an investigation into other suspected criminal activity, according to Alleghany County Sheriff Bryan Maines.

  • Lawmaker pushes for guns in schools

    Landmark News Service

    RICHMOND — A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would let school boards designate employees to carry concealed handguns on school property.

    It would require those carrying the weapons to receive training and certification, either through the state or the National Rifle Association.

  • Dog stolen in burglary at animal shelter

    A dog quarantined for attacking another canine was stolen from the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Animal Shelter around 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday night.

    Someone broke in to the facility on Jan. 11 and left with the animal, according to Galax City Manager Keith Barker and Galax Police Capt. James Cox.

    The dog was a male blue pit bull that was accused of killing another dog.

  • High-speed chase ends in crash

    Staff Reports

    A high speed chase in Carroll County on Jan. 9 resulted in the arrest of James Richard Grimes, 36, of Hillsville, who was wanted in the county for a probation violation, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.

    On Monday at approximately 7:50 p.m., Cpl. Joseph Holderfield of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received information that a wanted person, possibly armed, had been seen in the Laurel section of the county operating a white Chevrolet Blazer that was possibly stolen.

  • Cana man charged with shooting wife

    Staff Reports

    CANA — A Cana man who allegedly shot his wife is now in custody in the New River Valley Regional Jail, according to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner.

    The victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

    On Jan. 4 at 2:41 a.m., the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Northern Surry Hospital in North Carolina, requesting deputies to respond to their emergency room for a female with a gunshot wound that had just come in.

  • Lawmaker's bills would tighten school discipline rules

    Landmark News Service

    RICHMOND — A trio of bills introduced in the state Senate this month would tighten rules on how public schools may discipline students, including limits on long-term suspensions and expulsions.

    Senate Majority Whip Bill Stanley Jr. (R-Franklin County) proposed the rules last week. If passed, they would:

    • Cut the maximum long-term suspension from 364 calendar days to 45 school days (SB 995).

  • REMEMBER WHEN – Jan. 15-21

     

    2012

    *Ty Cannaday led four scorers in double figures with 20 points as Grayson County swamped Narrows 76-55. Max Rodgers scored 18 points, Adam Wyatt had 17 and Lucas Rudy added 12 for the Blue Devils.

    *Carroll County’s girls led by three before finishing the game on a 16-0 run to pull away from Marion 51-32. Rachel Dalton scored 20 points for the Cavaliers and Lindsay Martin added 15 points.

     

    2007

  • Maroon Tide upends Chilhowie girls, 49-32

    Galax outscored Chilhowie a combined 25-11 in the first and third quarters last Tuesday to take a 49-32 Conference 46 win in Galax.

    Hayden Cassell led Galax (6-5) with 16 points and six rebounds and Essence Brown contributed 10 points. Brown and Shae Foxx also teamed up to grab 17 rebounds.

     

    Chilhowie......5  6    6  15––32

    Galax...........11  8  14  16––49

  • Blazing start lifts Fort over Devils

    INDEPENDENCE – Fort Chiswell blistered the nets for 38 first quarter points Wednesday night and rolled over Grayson County 86-49 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game.

    There’s a reason the Pioneers are leading the district and it didn’t take the Blue Devils long to find out why.

    Alexandria Rakes gave the Pioneers a quick 2-0 lead and Gracie Robinson popped a 3-pointer and was fouled on the play. She hit the free throw for a 4-point play and a 6-0 Pioneer lead.

  • Lawrence wins title, MVP, Cummins a champ at Bristol

    BRISTOL –– Grayson County’s Will Lawrence ran his season record to 21-0 and was named the MVP for the upper weight classes last weekend at the sixth annual Ed Cressel Classic wrestling tournament at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.

    Lawrence, a senior and the top seed in the 152-pound weight class, pinned Tazewell’s Derrick Young, the fourth seed, late in the first period to take home the championship in a bracket with 27 other wrestlers.