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Today's News

  • Grayson welcomes Henck to legal staff

    INDEPENDENCE ― The Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney office recently welcomed a new staff member with a passion for law, politics and humanitarian efforts; and an extensive resume that stretches overseas.
    Evan Henck, a former legal director for Freedom Firm in India, moved to the Grayson County area with his wife, Leah, and their children in January. He began his employment with the attorney’s office Feb. 1.

  • Lineberry named first-team all-ODAC

    EMORY –– Brandon Lineberry, a former player at Carroll County High School and a senior at Emory & Henry College, was honored as a first-team selection on the all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball team, ODAC officials announced Thursday in Forest.

    Lineberry was one of three Wasps to land on the three all-ODAC squads, joining second-team first baseman Carson Bryant and third-team shortstop Holden Watkins.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 1-7

     

    2011

    *Galax’s girls scored in less than four minutes and the Maroon Tide boys found the net within 30 seconds as Galax swept a pair of soccer matches from Fort Chiswell. Following the girls’ 3-1 win, Junior Espinosa and Leonel Vega took turns scoring for the boys, racking up three goals each in the Tide’s 7-1 win.

    *Ashley Willard reached on an error and later scored on Eden Durnil’s single to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning as Carroll County got past Richlands 3-2.

  • Grayson, Carroll, Galax girls victorious

    INDEPENDENCE –– Rachel Burris and Nikki Lundy teamed up to drive in nine runs Tuesday as Grayson County skated to a 13-0 win over Bland County in a Mountain Empire District game called after five innings.

    The Blue Devils already led 3-0 entering the second inning when Burris clubbed a three-run home run to right-centerfield, her fifth homer of the season. Two batters later, Lundy  smacked a two-run shot to straightaway centerfield, widening the Grayson County lead to 8-0.

  • Fort Chiswell outduels Galax; Grayson beats up Bears

    MAX MEADOWS –– Galax’s Stew Merdian and Fort Chiswell’s Bryson Booher dueled one another for seven innings Tuesday afternoon, with Booher getting just enough offensive support to escape with a 2-0 win in a Mountain Empire District baseball game.

  • Cave Spring rallies past Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Being out in front was a dangerous place Tuesday. Whether it was Cave Spring or Carroll County, whichever team found itself in the lead didn’t stay there for more than a half an inning.

    Not until the final half-inning, at least.

  • Eagles pull away from Tide

    There’s no single team against which all other small school softball programs in Southwest Virginia are measured, but having reached the state semifinals each of the last two seasons, Auburn is definitely on the short list. Five innings showed that Galax can compete with the Auburns of the world. Two innings showed what the Tide must get done in order to do more than just compete.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/4/16

    Litter patrol
    I would like to say the people who cleaned on Virginia 94, Brush Creek Mountain, really did a good job and I appreciate how clean it looks through there. I wish everyone would not throw trash out. These people have to work hard to pick it up. But if I was able, I would be helping these people pick up trash myself. The people that did that, it all leads to what the community looks at and that you care. Thanks again.

    Plea agreement

  • She's 95

    Rubye Cockerham of Galax, celebrated her 95th birthday April 1, 2016, with her family at Porky’s Family Restaurant.

    She was married to the late Milo Cockerham for 61 years and they had four children, Danny, Jimmy, Randy and Susan.
    She has 11 grandchildren living and one deceased. She also has two great-grandsons.

  • Turns eight

    Aaliyah Locklear will celebrate her 8th birthday May 6 with family and friends. She is the daughter of David Locklear and Ami Harrison, and stepfather Claude Harrison.

    Her brother is Eli  Harrison. She is the granddaughter of Terry and Wayne Locklear and Della Edwards. Viola Gravely is her great-grandmother.