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Today's News

  • A double take for Concord

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney and Samuel Haynes didn’t let the fact that they are twins sway their thinking when it came to making a college choice. Prepared to go their separate ways post-high school, the two nonetheless will end up together at Concord University, and that decision will pay off in at least one way.

    “We can have just one car and not have to spend a lot of money on gas,” Sydney Haynes said with a smile. “And I’ll know someone.”

  • Galax, Grayson players advance

    Galax’s boys will be represented in regionals, two Grayson County boys and two Grayson girls have earned a spot, and Galax’s girls have picked up a regional win before completion of conference play as a busy tennis postseason got under way last week in Galax and Independence.

    Noah Hutchens of Galax won the Conference 39/46 singles championship and teamed up with Gage Cooke to claim the conference doubles title in play at Grayson County High School.

  • Carroll finishes strong

    HILLSVILLE –– First-year Carroll County baseball coach Kevin DeHaven rubbed his red-rimmed eyes, plainly showing the emotion of possibly having played the final home game with his inaugural group of eight seniors. DeHaven didn’t brag on any key plays, any one player or any certain pitch sequence after the Cavaliers’ 5-2 River Ridge District win over Blacksburg.

  • Readers Hotline 5/17/17

    Example set

  • He's three

    Luke Harvey Ward turned 3 years old on Jan. 28. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse birthday party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. He has three brothers: Braeden, Levi and Grayson Ward. Luke’s grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Alley, Grubb to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Alley of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Lynn Alley, to Hunter Webb Grubb, son of Keith and Nancy Grubb of Hillsville.

    Alley is employed by Dr. Gary Hanna of Galax and Grubb is a police officer for the Town of Hillsville.
    A June 3 wedding is planned.

  • Public record for 5/17/17 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in December of 2016 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Choate’s six RBIs lead Grayson over Green Wave

    INDEPENDENCE –– Dez Choate clubbed a grand slam and amassed six RBIs Tuesday as Grayson County rolled over Narrows 14-2 in a five-inning MED softball game at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Adkins, Johnson win Dannelly 10K

    Shannon Adkins led the way with a time of 43 minutes and 14 seconds to win the male division and Rebecca Johnson was fourth overall in 47:12 to win the female division at the 19th running of the New River Trail State Park/Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run and 5K walk Saturday near the Dannelly Fitness Park on the trail.

  • Virginia Blaze wins tournament

     The Virginia Blaze FCA travel team won the May Madness tournament in Roanoke on May 6, going 3-0 in the event, including a 44-28 win in the finals. The Blaze also finished 4th in The Warrior Invitational in Roanoke and was the runner-up at The Bond Classic in Winston-Salem. The Blaze is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes team, equipping and preparing athletes for the next level of competition while sharing the good news of Christ throughout the season.