Today's News

  • Support your local farmers' markets

    Grayson County 4-H members are encouraged to explore their interests and do projects throughout the year to gain skills and experiences to help them prepare for their future. “Monica Osborne has an interest in communications and a passion for supporting local farmers’ markets,” said Erin Cox of Grayson 4-H. “She wrote the following review with the hope of creating awareness and reminding locals of the goods that are available to them.”

  • Cave Spring blanks Carroll

    ROANOKE ––The middle two quarters at Dwight Bogle Stadium haven’t been kind to Carroll County.

    For the second week in a row, the opposition did all its scoring in the second and third periods, this time as Cave Spring tallied all 34 of its points in that span during a 34-0 River Ridge District win over the Cavaliers.

  • Fort Chiswell slips past Galax

    MAX MEADOWS –– Volleyball matches commonly have momentum swings, many of them in most cases, often swinging numerous times in even a single set. When momentum swung Thursday between Galax and Fort Chiswell, it tended to swing hard and it tended stick around for a while.

  • Bears surprise Blue Devils

    BASTIAN ––  The Grayson County Blue Devils mounted a gallant comeback effort in the second half last Friday night but fell short in a 26-18 Mountain Empire District loss to Bland County.

  • No. 5 for No. 6

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– When Steven Peoples of Galax set the state single-game rushing record of 502 yards against Graham in 2013, it came as part of a 54-7 cakewalk. Charles Harris threatened that record Friday at Mitchell Stadium before coming up 38 yards short.

    This time, the Maroon Tide needed every inch of Harris’ enormous yardage total.

  • Fadden, Hawks vie for court clerk job

    Five candidates are in the running for Clerk of Court in Carroll County in this November’s general election. Among those candidates are Barbara Fadden, a 10-year veteran employee of the clerk’s office, and B.P. “Phil” Hawks, an occupational therapist who previously served two-and-a-half years as a deputy clerk.


  • Market, farmers to benefit from $80,000 USDA grant

    INDEPENDENCE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Independence Farmers Market a $82,414 grant with the goal of increasing overall access to locally grown foods and, in turn, spurring production of produce in Independence and surrounding areas.

    The money is from the Farmers Market Promotion Program, funded through the Farm Bill Agricultural Act of 2014, according to a news release from Grayson LandCare.

  • Schools focus on bullying prevention

    HILLSVILLE – October is Bullying Prevention Month in Carroll County Schools, and educators hope to help parents and students with information on cyberbullying specifically.

    The Carroll County School Board at its Oct. 8 meeting unanimously signed a proclamation declaring the intention of this focus is that the issue of bullying and its prevention be discussed in Virginia schools and classrooms this month.

  • Two injured in crash

    Staff Reports

    Multiple injuries occurred in a two-vehicle accident on Cliffview Road Sept. 19 around 4:45 p.m., according to Virginia State Trooper C.M. Delp.

    A maroon 2005 Ford Freestar SUV driven by Delana Hensley, 57, of Woodlawn, was traveling on Cliffview just south of Virginia 837 when the vehicle slowed to make a right turn. Her vehicle was struck in the rear by a blue 1993 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by Joshua McLamb, 22, of Galax. Hensley ran off the right side of the road and into a private yard.

  • Grayson to expand trail system in town

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County administration has invited the public to attend an open house for the Enhancement Trail on Oct. 19 from 4-6 p.m.

    Construction drawings and conceptual sketches of the Enhancement Trail will be on display in the board room of the Grayson County Courthouse, located at 129 Davis Street in Independence. County staff will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions that the public may have.