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Today's News

  • Victim in double shooting dies; suspect caught

    Staff Reports

    A man wanted for shooting two people in Grayson County on Sunday morning was caught early Monday morning in North Carolina, after wrecking his car during a police chase.

    One of the shooting victims, Karen Cates, died.

  • Public's help sought in Galax homicide case

    Staff Report

    Galax Police Chief Rick Clark issued a statement Thursday morning saying that, “a person of interest has been identified, but no arrests have been made at this time” in the March 10 double homicide of Alyssa Kenny, 28, and her daughter, Anastasia Alley, 21 months.

  • Grayson sheriff's office moves to new home

    By SHAINA STOCKTON and LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office moved to its new home at the Grayson County Grubb Public Safety Building in Independence last Wednesday.

  • Carroll schools look back at 2015 successes

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County Public Schools had a year full of accomplishments in 2015, from meeting accreditation standards and upgrading security to receiving national recognition for its STEM lab.

    Dr. Mark Burnette presented the top stories and achievements to the Carroll County School Board at the March monthly meeting.

  • Grayson budget plan includes new teachers

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board is still putting together the annual budget and, so far, the numbers look promising thanks in large part to contributions from the state.

    “I’ve seen a lot of budgets, and this is as good a one as I’ve ever seen,” said Superintendent Kelly Wilmore during the March 7 budget workshop session.

  • Driver charged in transit bus collision

    Staff Report

    A two-vehicle crash involving a District Three Transit bus at 11 a.m. on March 14 at the intersection of Main and Center streets downtown left multiple passengers injured, according to a report issued by the Galax Police Department.

    A 2010 Ford Escape, driven by Vickie Delores Carr, 63, of Claymont, Del., was traveling south on Main Street, when it struck the right front passenger section of a District Three Transit bus, driven by Ronald E. Tolley, 73, of Independence.

  • Right time to celebrate sunshine

    Ginger Stanley is executive director of the Virginia Press Association. She wrote the following column that was published last week by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

    Weather forecasts have been reporting warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine for central Virginia. Who doesn’t like sunshine, especially this time of year?

    This is the perfect weather to kick off Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.

  • Double shooting in Fairview; suspect at large

    UPDATE:

    The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double shooting in Fairview, which occurred Sunday morning.

    Authorities have not released the names of anyone shot, or their conditions.

    Law enforcement has identified the shooting suspect as Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis, 52, of Fries Road in Galax.

  • Devils earn postseason honors

    Three Grayson County High School basketball players have been honored by being selected to the first team on their respective all-conference basketball teams, as released this week.

    Bailey Hawkins is a first-team all-Conference 39 selection for the Blue Devil boys while Kassie Hawks and Emily Hart are first-team picks for the Grayson County girls.

  • Cavs honored in Conference 24

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls’ basketball team had a total of four first- and second-team picks plus the coach of the year, and the Cavalier boys had two players honored in all-Conference 24 balloting, voted upon by the conference’s coaches and released last week.