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Today's News

  • Rush takes second at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG –– The State Line Rush homeschool basketball team finished second out of a field of 26 teams at the East Coast Nationals basketball tournament recently at Liberty University.

    The Rush cruised through pool play undefeated with victories over Front Royal, the F.I.S.H. Hawks of Florida and New Life Camp of Raleigh, N.C.

  • Readers Hotline 4/11/18

    Still standing
    The burned-out house at the corner of Hebron and Glendale is a disgrace to this community. Since Carroll County doesn’t have any laws to deal with such neglect, [somebody should do] the right thing and take action to clean up the mess.
    Editor’s note: Three children died in a house fire at that location in 2015. Have you considered that it might hold some emotional value to the family?

    Flip a coin

  • Public record for 4/11/18 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in December of 2017, in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Parents, educators discuss school safety

    HILLSVILLE – Parents and citizens of Carroll County capitalized on the opportunity to express their concerns and ideas regarding school safety on a local level at the Parent Connect meeting that was held at Carroll County Middle School on April 5.

  • Galax opens recycling station

    Galax’s new recycling center, located next to the animal shelter, is ready for use, Galax City Council learned at its March 26 meeting.

    “We have rented a dumpster to put at the recycling location this time,” City Manager Keith Barker said.

    The bin is “limited to three slots, for plastics, aluminum and cardboard right now,” Barker said. Grayson County, which is providing pickup and recycling services, has ordered a new dumpster to be delivered around April 16 or 17, which will have four slots, he said. The fourth will be for paper.

  • Officer tussles with fugitive

    Staff Reports

    Two people wanted on outstanding warrants were arrested in separate incidents in Galax last week.

    On April 3, a man at the Galax Walmart approached Grayson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bobby Jones, who was off-duty, according to a police report.

    Jones became suspicious of the man, identified himself as a police officer and summoned the Galax police to his location.

  • Social Services director faces third charge

    Staff Report

    The director of Grayson County Social Services has again been charged with public intoxication, according to a recent incident report filed by the Galax Police Department.

    This is the third charge of a similar nature that Anthony Isom has received in different localities in less than a month. According to earlier police reports, Isom was charged with public intoxication in Grayson County on March 19 after being found walking along Skyline Highway; followed by a DUI and other charges on March 20 in Smyth County.

  • Mohawk to expand in Carroll County

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – Mohawk Industries will expand its manufacturing operation in Carroll County, thanks to a $95,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

    The project will preserve existing jobs and add several new positions at the carpet and flooring company’s Hillsville plant, according to a news release from the commission.

    The grant was awarded based on six new jobs, 120 retained jobs and $6.9 million in capital investment, said Jordan Butler, public relations coordinator for the commission.

  • Galax nips Maroons 1-0

    Any way on, any way in. Whatever works.

    Galax used a walk, an error, a wild pitch and a dropped third strike to score the game’s only run, and Jacob Stuart twirled a complete-game one-hitter Tuesday as the Maroon Tide slipped past George Wythe 1-0 in a Mountain Empire District game at Felts Park.

  • Grayson rallies past Tide

    Grayson County used a five-run fourth inning to overcome a three-run deficit and the Blue Devils held on to slip past Galax 8-7 in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday at Mountain View Park.

    Grayson County (3-3) trailed 6-3 when a fly ball to center by No. 9 hitter Aaliyah Phipps carried just over the fence for a solo home run. A Dez Choate single and three walks pushed a run across to cut the gap to 6-5, and Shalee Choate tied the game when she scored on a wild pitch. An RBI ground out and a run-scoring single by Hylea Underwood nudged the Blue Devils in front 8-6.