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Today's News

  • Fries awarded for hosting alternative spring breakers

    FRIES — The Fries Community Center recently received the VFC Alternative Break Virginia Host Site Award, which was presented last month during the Water is Life luncheon in Roanoke on April 19.

    The award was announced during the May 2 Fries Town Council meeting.

    “We were recently voted the best host site for the schools that we host here in Fries,” said Mayor Richard Farmer. “It is a very nice and humbling award.”

  • Fugitive captured after police chase

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — Local police were involved in the pursuit and capture of an Ohio man wanted for armed robbery on May 11. A passenger in the vehicle is also charged.

    According to a Hillsville Police Department report, Chief Wesley Yonce was on routine traffic patrol on Interstate 77 at Exit 14 when he stopped a Volkswagon Jetta with Ohio tags.

  • 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.

  • Fire destroys Austinville home

    Three local fire departments rushed to the scene of a house fire Monday night on Pickett Drive in Austinville, which destroyed most of the home.

    The Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department, Carroll Fire & Rescue and Galax Volunteer Fire Department all responded to a fully involved structure fire at 7:28 p.m. on May 15 and spent approximately 3.5 hours working to put the blaze out.

  • Maroon Tide girls finish 15-0

    Galax wrapped up a perfect regular season Thursday with a 9-0 win in a Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis match at Grayson County.

    Galax (15-0) will enter the Conference 46 tournament today (Monday) as the No 1 seed, hosting George Wythe at Felts Park at 4:30. Fort Chiswell travels to Rural Retreat in the other semifinal. The winners meet Tuesday in Galax for the team title. Singles and doubles play will be the following week.

  • E&H an easy choice for Carrico

    INDEPENDENCE –– The decision to attend Emory & Henry College wasn’t a difficult one for Adam Carrico. But the Grayson County defensive end/linebacker won’t so much be entering Emory as he will be transferring.

  • Tide girls advance; Devils, Galax win

    Galax and Rural Retreat had little trouble advancing to the finals of the Conference 46 girls’ tennis tournament yesterday (Tuesday), each posting 5-0 wins in Monday’s semifinals.

    Rural Retreat eliminated Fort Chiswell while the Maroon Tide ousted George Wythe.

    Galax, the top seed, clinched the match when McKensey Stoneman won a three-set victory at No. 2 singles. Stoneman rebounded from a first-set loss to rally past Binal Patel 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. 

  • Tribe ends Tide’s hot streak

    Galax’s nine-game winning streak came to a grinding halt Monday as Rural Retreat outplayed the Maroon Tide 6-1 in a nondistrict Conference 46 game at Mountain View Park.

    Galax hadn’t lost since a 2-1 setback to James River on April 1, and the Maroon Tide ran its hot streak to nine games with a five-run win over the same Rural Retreat just three days prior to Monday’s loss.