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Today's News

  • Privett sentenced for sexual battery

    INDEPENDENCE — Dylan Michael Privett, charged with making inappropriate contact with a tenant at Grayson Manor Apartments earlier this year, was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery in Grayson County General District Court.

    According to the courts database, Privett was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 11 months suspended on good behavior.

  • Maroon Tide girls advance to state

    Staff reports

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax’s girls will move on to the state championships as a team and two Maroon Tide boys will move on as individuals, having qualified Thursday at the Region 1C cross country meet at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center.

  • Cavs finish with a bang

    By LARRY CHAMBERS

    Staff

    HILLSVILLE -- Cassell McMillian was the man of the night for Carroll County, carrying the Cavaliers to a solid 32-12 victory over James River in a Three Rivers District game last Friday night at Tommy Thompson Field.

    McMillian carried the ball 13 times for 118 yards and three touchdowns in the season-ending game for the Cavaliers (2-8 overall, 1-5 district).

    Carroll senior running back Logan Trudell closed out his high school career on a high note, rushing for 110 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

  • Cana man killed in Sunday crash

    At approximately 10:05 a.m. on Sunday, Virginia State Trooper S.E. Kinney responded to a fatal crash in Carroll County.

    A 2006 Ford Ranger was traveling north on Wards Gap Road about a tenth of a mile north of Route 901 when the driver lost control of the truck, crossed the center line and struck a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck, driven by Nicholas Crotts, 21, of Cana, head on, according to a report from Virginia State Police.

    The driver of the Ford, Michael A. Wells, 56, of Cana, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Devils pull the upset

    INDEPENDENCE –– It seemed almost an afterthought, the fact that Grayson County had played its way in to the postseason. The Blue Devils could have stowed the gear after Friday night and still walked away on top of the world.

  • Devils pull the upset

    INDEPENDENCE –– It seemed almost an afterthought, the fact that Grayson County had played its way in to the postseason. The Blue Devils could have stowed the gear after Friday night and still walked away on top of the world.

  • Readers Hotline 11/6/17

    The smoking factor
    I want to say I really like your paper. I moved here and I like your paper. Also, in your Readers’ Hotline, it is so true, what was written in there about so many people. I am an elderly person and I go to the doctor. Some people come up and pay and then they wait on the outside and go take a smoke. Can you imagine? Yes, I agree with the person that wrote in about the cigarette situation. Let’s get on disability or something because we have smoked our brains out and let somebody else take care of your health care.

  • Sutherland, Weatherman unopposed in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Two candidates in Grayson County’s Elk Creek District are running unopposed for another term on their respective boards on Nov. 7.

    Brenda Sutherland is running for a third term on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors, where she currently serves as chairwoman.

    Sutherland served her first year on the board after former supervisors Ralph Tuggle and Chris Morton stepped down in 2008. After filling in that year, she was elected to her first full term in 2009.

    She was re-elected in 2013 to serve a second term.

  • Where do Va. governor candidates stand on key issues?

    Landmark News Service

    Virginia’s voters will elect one of three men Tuesday to serve as governor for the next four years. The winner will replace Terry McAuliffe, who – like all previous governors – isn’t allowed under the state constitution to run for consecutive terms.

    The three men running are Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Republican Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Cliff Hyra.

  • Voters have choices in lieutenant governor election

    Landmark News Service

    The candidates competing in Tuesday’s statewide election to be the next lieutenant governor share similar visions of what is most important to Virginia’s future. But their views differ sharply on many issues.

    Voters will decide whether Republican state Sen. Jill Vogel or Democrat Justin Fairfax, a former federal prosecutor, will assume the part-time position and succeed Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who will either be elected the next governor that day or leave state government in January.