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  • Kennedy picks Presbyterian

    HILLSVILLE –– Mattie Kennedy has been a Cavalier for the past four years and will be a Blue Hose for the next four. She has always been a Warrior.

    One of Carroll County’s all-time greats, Kennedy signed a letter-of-intent last week to play basketball for Presbyterian College, a member of the Division I Big South Conference. Ability got Kennedy to the top tier of NCAA basketball, but her unyielding personality on the hardwood sure didn’t hurt.

  • Cavaliers improve to 10-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County has nothing to hang its head about. Carroll County has 10 reasons to hold its head high.

    Grayson County stayed very much in the game into the sixth inning and put the ball in play better than most against Carroll ace Sydney Nester. But making contact only resulted in one baserunner and the Cavaliers built upon a three-run lead with four runs in the sixth to pull away to a 7-0 nondistrict win Wednesday night.

    Carroll County improved to 10-0 on the year with the win.

  • Near-perfection not good enough as Blue Devils fall 1-0 to Highlanders

    SALEM –– Grayson County pitcher Maggie Kirk missed tossing a perfect game against Glenvar by just one batter. Unfortunately for Kirk and the Blue Devils, the only Highlander to reach base touched ‘em all.

    Cayla Alexander smacked a home run with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning as Glenvar edged Grayson County 1-0 in a nondistrict game Thursday.

  • Glenvar overtakes Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Despite a 30-minute rain delay and a heavy could cover that blotted out much of the available light, Grayson County and Glenvar got their game in. As it turned out, they got too much of it in.

    Grayson County rallied from a 5-0 hole and into the lead but the Highlanders regained the lead and pulled away, taking a six-inning 13-6 nondistrict win Thursday.

  • Perfect game, big rallies highlight Cavalier sweep

    Larry Chambers, Staff


    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County’s Sidney Nester has already built herself a reputation of being one of the best softball pitchers in the state.

    Friday, the junior fireballer turned in a brilliant performance in a doubleheader against Patrick Henry-Roanoke in leading her team to a two-game sweep, 7-0 in the first game and 9-0 in the second game.

  • 3-year-old dies after Fries accident

    Staff Report

    FRIES — A 3-year-old died on Sunday after he was accidentally run over by his mother.

    Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan said Jaylen Lineberry was injured by the vehicle in Fries on April 30th at approximately 4 p.m.

    “Jaylen’s mother was moving her vehicle in the driveway while Jaylen was running beside of the vehicle,” Vaughan said. “Jaylen fell down and the rear wheels of the vehicle struck the child.”

  • Lewis murder trial delayed until November

    Staff Report

    MARION — A man charged in the hit-and-run death of a Fries woman and the vehicular injury of an Ivanhoe man has a new trial date in Smyth County, as of last week.

    John Randolph Lewis, charged in the first-degree murder of Heather Copeland Clontz; and the malicious assault of Samuel D. Lawson, was scheduled to appear in Smyth County Circuit Court on April 26, but the trial was continued after the judge granted a motion from the defense, according to the courts database.

  • Galax budget includes tax increase

    Taxpayers in Galax will see a 4.5-cent rate increase in their real estate taxes in fiscal year 2018, according to the final draft of the city’s proposed budget.

    No other taxes are set to increase, according to City Manager Keith Barker.

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  • Grayson approves new cell tower

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has approved a special use permit allowing Apex Towers to construct and operate a communications tower and antenna in Elk Creek’s Rural Farm District.

    The motion at the board’s April meeting — made by Supervisor John Fant and approved with a unanimous vote — followed a scheduled public hearing, during which no one had signed up to speak.