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Today's News

  • Grayson saves by paying off debt early

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pay off four loan notes early to save $510,000 in interest payments. The vote, which came during the supervisors Sept. 11 regular monthly meeting, is also expected to free up $52,000 a year in the county’s operating budget.

  • Missing Tenn. woman last seen in Fries

    UPDATE 9/22:

    Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan reported on Sept. 22 that Peggy McMickle was found with family members in Fries last week by Grayson deputies. "Everything was fine," Vaughan said.
     

    ORIGINAL STORY:

    FRIES — A Bristol TV news report says a woman missing from East Tennessee was last seen in Fries.

    WCYB reports that Peggy McMickle has not been heard from since Sept. 12.

    McMickle reportedly has family in Fries and in New Mexico.

  • Three arrested after standoff with fugitive

    Three men were arrested Sept. 17 in Galax after a brief standoff with a fugitive wanted for crimes in Henry County.

    The Galax Police Department received information that Joshua Lee Cloud, 29, of Martinsville, was wanted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and that he was believed to be hiding at a Galax residence.

  • Blue Ridge ladies hold member-guest

    Blue Ridge Country Club hosted its Member-Member, Member-Guest tournament last Tuesday with a six-six-six format that included six holes of best ball, six holes of alternating shot and six holes of captain’s choice.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 14-20

     2009

    Carroll County avenged its only loss of the season by taking down Floyd County 3-1 in volleyball. Jessi Goad served for 27 points for the Cavaliers. Maleah Neely had 14 assists, including six aces.

     

    Carroll County trailed Christiansburg 10-7 in the fourth quarter before the Blue Demons pulled away for a 23-7 win.

     

    2004

  • WEEK 4 PRIMER

    As Carroll County takes its bye week, Grayson County and Galax begin the uphill portion of their schedules tonight as the high school football season heads into Week 4.

  • Locals lead the way in XC meets

    All three area high schools had runners post top finishes over the weekend at separate cross country meets, with Grayson County and Galax participating in the Knights Crossing event in Salem and Carroll County running in the Becky Selfe Invitational, hosted by Patrick Henry-Glade Spring at the Abingdon 4-H Center.

  • Back to business for Cavaliers

     HILLSVILLE –– With six of Carroll County’s first seven volleyball matches on the road, there was virtually no chance, barring a catastrophic start to the season, that Cavalier coach Cindy Edwards would reach career win No. 300 on her home court.

    That didn’t mean that the milestone would go unrecognized once the team returned to familiar environs.

  • Falling enrollment will cost schools $1M

    INDEPENDENCE – Falling enrollment in Grayson County could cause a more than $1 million school budget shortfall if things don’t improve before the end of the year.

    School Division Superintendent Kevin Chalfant told the Grayson School Board last week that, although things looked “pretty dire” at the beginning of the school year, enrollment has since come up a little.

    The division started the year with only 1,693 students enrolled, but as of the latest numbers that had risen to 1,719.

  • Sheetz plans going forward

    City Manager Keith Barker says that the new Sheetz convenience store will be coming to Galax after all permits are secured, a process that has taken some time.

    Galax City Council voted this summer to allow the rezoning of a portion of 1084 E. Stuart Drive so that Sheetz Inc. can build at the location. However, some people who were eager for the store to open have wondered why there has been no obvious progress at the site.