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  • Grant paying for playground equipment for special needs students

    INDEPENDENCE ― Grayson County Public Schools recently received a grant from United Way Southwest Virginia for $5,000, to use in inclusive projects for students with special needs.

    The grant money will pay for recreational equipment that can be enjoyed by students with and without special needs at Fairview Elementary School; where they will also soon have an inclusive play area to enjoy together.

  • Don't get caught up in a bad romance

    Online dating websites and social media have made it easier than ever to meet new people and, with luck, find that special someone.

    “Unfortunately, it has also made it simpler for scammers to do their sordid work,” said the Better Business Bureau in a recent alert. “Con artists create compelling backstories and full-fledged identities, and then trick victims into falling for someone who does not even exist.”

  • Keep up the fight for training center's future

    Ever since its closing was announced five years ago, everyone from parents and county leaders to advocacy groups and state legislators have been fighting to prevent the closing of the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in 2018.

    This valiant effort continues, even after years of discouraging results and their pleas falling on mostly deaf ears in Richmond.

  • Chilhowie takes a pair from Galax

    CHILHOWIE –– Galax put up its third-highest point total of the year but it wasn’t enough to knock off Chilhowie as the Maroon Tide dropped a 67-47 Conference 46 boys’ game Friday.

    Cameron Kestner led all scorers with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, to pace Chilhowie (17-3). Dylan Catron dropped in 18 points, Trevor Tucker scored 11 and Alex Delp 10 for the Warriors.

  • Seniors lead Cavs to win

    HILLSVILLE –– The most difficult assignment for a non-starter on a basketball team has to be the job given to the kid at the end of the introduction line. She not only has to memorize an individual handshake for each of the five starters, but get all of them just right lest she and the player being introduced both look silly. In her first start of the year Friday, Megan Garland handled her intro just fine all by herself.

  • Six wrestlers claim conference, sub-region titles

    HILLSVILLE –– Kids have been rolling around on the mats since December. But the real wrestling season opened this past weekend.

    Grapplers across the state took their first steps toward what they hoped would be a final destination of a state tournament berth as conference and sub-regional events took place Friday and Saturday.

  • Tide girls, Devil boys win

    Galax’s girls broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter and Grayson County’s boys took control considerably earlier as the two teams notched Mountain Empire District wins in a Saturday split quad at Galax High School.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: Feb. 5-11

     

     

    2012

    *Galax rebounded from its first defeat in more than a year by edging Grayson County 63-61. The Maroon Tide (17-1) got 21 points from Devonte McKinney while Grayson County was led by Landon Frost with 19 points.

    *Wes Smoot scored 20 points for Carroll County’s boys and Lindsay Martin pumped in 19 for the Cavalier girls as the two teams completed perfect runs through the Southwest District with wins over Marion.

     

    2007

  • Devils own 2nd half, hammer Tazewell

    TAZEWELL –– Heading into halftime with a six-point lead, Grayson County put Tazewell away in the third quarter and rolled to a 70-38 Conference 39 win in a nondistrict game Wednesday.

    The Blue Devils (10-11) led just 31-25 before outscoring the Bulldogs 24-7 in the third quarter. Grayson County limited Tazewell to just 13 second-half points.

  • Cavs on task in 41-point win

    HILLSVILLE –– On more than one occasion this season, Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley has had reservations about his team during pregame warm-ups. Tuesday was one of those nights, and Motley asked his kids to prove him wrong about what he felt was a lack of focus.

    There is being focused, and then there is being locked on.