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Today's News

  • A double take for Concord

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney and Samuel Haynes didn’t let the fact that they are twins sway their thinking when it came to making a college choice. Prepared to go their separate ways post-high school, the two nonetheless will end up together at Concord University, and that decision will pay off in at least one way.

    “We can have just one car and not have to spend a lot of money on gas,” Sydney Haynes said with a smile. “And I’ll know someone.”

  • Galax, Grayson players advance

    Galax’s boys will be represented in regionals, two Grayson County boys and two Grayson girls have earned a spot, and Galax’s girls have picked up a regional win before completion of conference play as a busy tennis postseason got under way last week in Galax and Independence.

    Noah Hutchens of Galax won the Conference 39/46 singles championship and teamed up with Gage Cooke to claim the conference doubles title in play at Grayson County High School.

  • Carroll finishes strong

    HILLSVILLE –– First-year Carroll County baseball coach Kevin DeHaven rubbed his red-rimmed eyes, plainly showing the emotion of possibly having played the final home game with his inaugural group of eight seniors. DeHaven didn’t brag on any key plays, any one player or any certain pitch sequence after the Cavaliers’ 5-2 River Ridge District win over Blacksburg.

  • Carroll grads honor Golden Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE – A heartfelt evening celebrated students, parents and special employees of Carroll County Public Schools at the 2017 Golden Cavalier banquet.

    The banquet held on May 11 was the fourth year of the ceremony and featured many laughs and tears.

    The top 10 graduating seniors were asked to recognize an employee that had a special impact on them during their educational career. Those recognized ranged from a bus driver to educators to aides and some were parents of the students.

  • Independence budget has no tax, fee increases

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council is in the final leg of planning the town’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with some good news for taxpayers.

    Council scheduled a public hearing on the budget during its May 9 meeting, but received no comments.

    According to recent reports from the town, the fiscal year 2018 budget totals approximately $1.6 million and the utilities budget total is $2.3 million.

  • Historical society seeks info on WWI veterans

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — In cooperation with an initiative by the Virginia World War I Centennial Commission, the Grayson County Historical Society is seeking information about the men and women of Grayson who served their country in World War I.

    The Centennial Commission was established by the Virginia Legislature in 2015 to develop programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Virginia’s participation in “The Great War.”

  • Three vehicles involved in Carrolton Pike crash

    Staff Reports

    WOODLAWN — A three-vehicle accident left much vehicle damage and minor injuries on May 13 at 4:05 p.m. on Carrollton Pike, according to Virginia State Trooper S.M. Phillips.

    A 2010 Ford Focus driven by Daffeny Shelton, 20, of Laurel Springs, N.C., was traveling westbound on Carrollton Pike and pulling into the parking lot at VT Nails, when she was rear-ended by a 2002 Toyota 4-door sedan driven by Holly Bautista, 30, of Galax, also traveling westbound in the right lane.

  • Carroll supervisors approve road plan

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Board of Supervisors approved the six-year plan for road improvements at its May 8 meeting.

    The vote was 4-2, after discussion of some roads that were and were not included on the plan.

  • Burglary suspects face new charges

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury returned 10 indictments against a Galax man and a Rich Creek woman in connection with the alleged breaking and entering of a home in the Baywood community on April 19.

    The grand jury met April 28 and issued 117 indictments against 64 suspects. Several of the indictments were sealed until arrests were made.

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