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Today's News

  • Grayson County coasts past Tazewell 9-2

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County hammered out five doubles to go with five singles Wednesday to roll over Tazewell 9-2 in a nondistrict game at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

    While the Blue Devil bats were smoking, Tyler Lundy tossed a seven-hitter to pick up the win on the mound as the Blue Devils upped their record to 4-2 for the season.

    Lundy was sharp in the first inning, striking out the first two batters he faced and getting the final out on a fly ball to right field.

  • Grayson erupts in 9-2 win

    FLOYD –– Grayson County owed Floyd County some measure of retribution after a 3-2 loss March 23 in Independence. The Blue Devils squared the account on Wednesday but now owe the Buffaloes a half a box of softballs.

    Keeping with the sportsmanlike custom of giving the ball to a player who hits a home run, Grayson County kids took four well-mashed, neon yellow Worths home with them Wednesday after the Blue Devils powered to a 9-2 win in a nondistrict game at Floyd County High School.

  • Grayson shuts out Pioneers

    INDEPENDENCE –– After a three-inning dress rehearsal on Thursday, Grayson County blanked Fort Chiswell for real on Friday, taking a 10-0 win in a six-inning Mountain Empire District game.

    The two teams got three innings in the books on Thursday in Max Meadows before thunderstorms chased them from the field with the Blue Devils leading 4-0.

  • Nester, Cavs blank Galax

    Technically, it wasn’t a perfect game. But in a manner of speaking, Sydney Nester batted a thousand Thursday.

    Nester, a freshman right-hander for Carroll County, recorded all 15 outs by strikes as she and the Cavaliers blanked Galax 16-0 in a lightning-delayed, run rule-shortened five-inning game at Mountain View Park.

    Carroll County improved to 5-0 with the win, dropping Galax to 4-4 with the nondistrict loss.

  • Teen injured in farming accident

    HILLSVILLE — Virginia State Police responded to a farm accident in Hillsville on April 7, which resulted in the injury of a local teen.

    According to First Sgt. Mike Musser, state police responded to the scene on Freemont Road, where “a young man who had a round bale of hay on a truck, exited his vehicle to open a gate. The truck started to roll off, and as he was attempting to stop it, the truck pinned him.”

  • Herring talks security, law enforcment issues in Galax

    It’s a staple complaint that any government above a local level “doesn’t care about the little guy,” but this isn’t always true.

    Putting paid to the saying, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring came to the Galax City council chambers for a public safety roundtable involving the City of Galax and Carroll, Grayson, Patrick and Smyth Counties.

  • Deadline approaches for Cliffview water project sign-up

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) will sign up customers for the new Cliffview public water project on April 14 at the Cliffview Church of God.

    Representatives of the PSA will be at the church from 3-8 p.m. for signup and to collect connection fees, according to a news release from the county.

    Anyone living in the Cliffview project area can save $500 if they sign up before the deadline of April 15.

  • Man dead after shooting self during police chase

    CANA — A police chase in Cana ended in one death on Wednesday morning, when a man reportedly fled authorities — first in a vehicle, then on foot — behind a residence before shooting himself.

    According to a news release from Corinne Geller, public relations director for the Virginia State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit of a vehicle that refused to stop for a deputy shortly before 9:45 a.m. on April 8.

  • Readers Hotline 4/8/15

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  • Art school draws more to Galax

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is seeing more revenue and attracting more people to Galax, according to a yearly report given at Galax City Council’s March 23 meeting.

    CCSA Executive Director Chris Pollins-Shackelford told council that the school has continued to increase its revenue from sales, classes and donations since last year, which also followed their aim to increase exposure.