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Today's News

  • Grayson, Pulaski settle nothing

    INDEPENDENCE –– That whole ‘kissing your sister’ analogy that is often applied to ballgames that end in a tie? It’s a load of baloney. Grayson County and Pulaski County both left the field Friday with a “kissing your creepy uncle” kind of look to them.

    Both the Blue Devils and the Cougars had their chances but neither capitalized as the two teams dueled to a 2-2 deadlock in a nondistrict contest that was called after eight innings due to darkness.

  • Tide teams split with Maroons

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    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax broke open a 1-1 game with an eight-run uprising in the third inning and the Maroon Tide went on to run-rule George Wythe 11-1 in five innings in a nondistrict softball game Monday.

    Maroon Tide pitcher Lauren Garvey gave up a single to the second batter she faced on the day before shutting down the Maroons the rest of the afternoon. Garvey finished with a one-hitter, allowing one unearned run while striking out five and walking none.

  • Keep fighting the good fight

    Despite not getting the results they were hoping for, the hundreds of supporters of keeping the Kroger store in Galax have shown a tremendous amount of organization and effort in the past several weeks.
    When it was first announced that the store would close March 21, these folks didn’t take the news lightly. Instead, everyone got together and did whatever they could think of to convince the corporation to change its mind.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/24/14

    Well done
    Thanks to the new Grayson County rec director for a job well done. She did an awesome job this basketball season. I have been around that basketball program at the rec center for several years now and I believe this is one of the best years we have had. The schedule was great. We had all makeup games. Everything was on a timely manner. I loved how she just had everything very organized. I appreciate that and a lot of people appreciate that.

    Not ideal

  • Former teacher, principal charged

    WYTHEVILLE — Howard S. Ingo, a former coach, teacher and administrator with Carroll County schools, has been charged with hazing and corporal punishment of a George Wythe High School football player.
    “The charges issued were obtained at the direction of the Special Prosecutor appointed by the Wythe County Circuit Court for the investigation of certain complaints,” according to the March 21 release from Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught, the special prosecutor.

  • Taylor challenges Crowder for mayor

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville businessman and town council incumbent will face a challenge from a long-time educator and agricultural leader in the May 6 election for mayor.
    Greg Crowder, who has served as Hillsville’s mayor since 2012, owns Race Inn and Pole Night Distribution and helped attract Classic Creations screen printing to the Carroll County Industrial Park last year.

  • Nichols pleads guilty to reduced charges in embezzling case

    Sharon Fulton Nichols, Rooftop of Virginia CAP’s former human resources manager, entered a guilty plea to three reduced charges of “accessory after the fact” in Grayson County Circuit court on March 21, in connection with another case involving three accounts of embezzlement from the non-profit agency.

  • Kroger bids farewell to Galax

     

  • Candidates file to run in Grayson town elections

    One new candidate has filed to run against incumbents for a seat on each of the town councils in Grayson County.
    Council elections in Independence, Fries and Troutdale will be held May 6.
    For Independence, Jeffrey Z. Miller is the newcomer filing for candidacy, while incumbents Cecil Adams, Buddy Halsey and Tom Maxwell will seek re-election. Mayor Butch Reeves will also seek re-election.
    Both the elected mayor and council members serve four-year terms.

  • Man killed, two injured in Parkway crash