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Today's News

  • Vendors sought to keep market fresh

    Nancy Sawyers, on-site market manager for the Galax Farmers’ Market, is hard to pin down.

    Possibly that’s because she’s traveling far and wide to recruit potential vendors, and wants as many as she can get. An Iowa native who grew up in Florida and spent slightly under four decades in California, some of them as a chef, she’s humming with energy. In jeans, a jaunty cap and a vest, she granted a brief and lively interview before running out again to get back to work.

  • More Grayson personnel cut

    By LARRY CHAMBERS & SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County School Board continued to eliminate positions at its meeting Monday night as part of the reduction in force plan.

    The decision to cut more staff came as a shock to many who were in attendance, and at least one school board member.

  • Tractor-trailer collides with car in Hillsville

     

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    HILLSVILLE — A tractor-trailer exhibiting “excessive speed” crossed the center line and struck an SUV on Thursday at 1:40 p.m. on South Main Street in Hillsville, according to Hillsville Police Officer Shannon Goad.

    The accident occurred just south of Lyons Circle.

  • Reigning champs deny Carroll Co. 4A North title

    PURCELLVILLE –– Woodgrove scored single runs in each the first and fourth innings Saturday, spoiling Carroll County’s perfect record and denying the Cavaliers a region championship by holding on for a 2-0 win in the Region 4A North title game.

  • Blue Devil girls drop region final in 11-inning thriller

    HILLSVILLE –– One play doesn’t make a game, and one day doesn’t make a season. But one play made Floyd County’s day.

    Grayson County and Floyd County battled into the 11th inning Saturday before the Buffaloes were able to break the stalemate and claim the Region 2A West softball championship with a 4-3 win at Carroll County High School.

  • Giant killers

    INDEPENDENCE –– Late last week, after Grayson County had claimed its first-ever region championship trophy in boys’ tennis, Blue Devil coach Jim Carter said that winning the region was his team’s No.1 goal this season.

    A lot can change in four days.

  • Giant killers

    INDEPENDENCE –– Late last week, after Grayson County had claimed its first-ever region championship trophy in boys’ tennis, Blue Devil coach Jim Carter said that winning the region was his team’s No.1 goal this season.

    A lot can change in four days.

  • Leaf & String Festival is this weekend

    Originally created 15 years ago as a traditional music event, the Galax Leaf & String Festival has evolved into a showcase for the area’s music, art and culture.

    Bands will perform on Friday and Saturday in downtown Galax.

    This year, Leaf & String is hosting a Art and Craft Fair featuring members of ‘Round the Mountain, Virginia’s heritage craft trail. Chestnut Creek School of the Arts will be front and center promoting classes and activities for all ages.

  • Readers Hotline 6/10/15

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  • Carroll buys farmers' market

    HILLSVILLE — Following its economic success, the Southwest Virginia Farmers’ Market is now under the ownership of Carroll County.

    According to a deed that was discussed and approved by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors at the June 8 meeting, the county agreed to purchase the property from the state at a cost of $222,000.