Today's News

  • Clinton leading Trump in Virginia poll

    Landmark News Service

    RICHMOND — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, by 16 percentage points among likely Virginia voters, according to a poll by Roanoke College.

    The survey showed Clinton leading 48 to 32 percent, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson receiving 8 percent.

    “There is no silver lining in this dark cloud for Donald Trump,” Harry Wilson, director of the school’s Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, wrote in an analysis.

  • Galax thumps Cats to go 2-0

    The Galax Maroon Tide wasted no time in sending Radford to its second loss in a row last Friday night with a 48-3 whipping of the Bobcats in a non-district contest played in Galax.

    Tide runningback Dougie Peoples, wearing No. 1 on his jersey, earned the honor with five touchdowns to spearhead the Tide’s impressive offensive show and timely stops by the defense.

  • Devils stop Cavaliers short

    INDEPENDENCE –– Seth Phillips and Tanner McPherson caught a combined 10 passes for 336 yards Friday. The biggest grab of the night may have been the one that didn’t add a single yard to Grayson County’s offensive total.

  • Wilson responsible for mountain music revival

    A legendary promoter and preserver of Americana music, the late Joe Wilson will be remembered again at this year’s Joe Wilson Memorial Festival at the Blue Ridge Music Center.

    Wilson — who lived in Fries in his later years, until his death last year — touched the lives of many performers, and some are playing at the festival to honor his memory. Among them is dobro player Jerry Douglas.

  • One injured in Woodlawn wreck

    A two-vehicle accident on Route 58 off of Wendy Lane in Woodlawn on Wednesday at 9:40 p.m. left one man with serious injuries, according to Virginia State Trooper J.R. Alderman.

    Michael Wayne Jackson, 39, of Wytheville, was driving a 2007 Honda Shadow motorcycle traveling east on 58 when a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Benjamin Horton, 23, of Galax, attempting to head west, pulled into Jackson’s path. Jackson struck the driver’s side door of the Cavalier.

  • 'Rifle' was really a post, but man still faces charge

    INDEPENDENCE — A road rage incident in Independence on Wednesday morning prompted a lockdown of four schools in the Grayson County Public School system and the Nautilus plant, after a man reportedly brandished what appeared to be a firearm during an argument with a tractor-trailer driver.

    According to Independence Police Chief James Wagoner, officers received a call at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday regarding a “road rage” incident between Edward C. Foster, 32, of Canada, and Timothy C. Vaughan, 19, of Fries.

  • Suspects sought, schools on lockdown



    We will have an update soon.

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County schools are on a lockdown this morning as a precaution, after a “road rage” incident in Independence that involved the brandishing of a weapon.

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  • Festival will bring Hillsville alive with sound of music

    HILLSVILLE – A new music festival is coming to town, giving residents and tourists another option for their Labor Day weekend celebrations.

    With the annual flea market taking place along West Stuart Drive, South Main Street will be abuzz with music, food and vendors of a different type inviting attendants to “shake off the fleas.”

  • Murder suspect's record includes violence

    Staff Reports

    WYTHEVILLE — John R. Lewis is expected to appear in Wythe County General District Court on Thursday to be arraigned on charges including first-degree murder in the death of a local woman.

    No hearing date has been set, according to court records.

    Court records also reveal Lewis, 34, of Wytheville, has a criminal history that includes violent offences.