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Today's News

  • Graham guns past Galax

    In January of this year, Galax’s boys’ basketball team defeated Graham 43-31. The G-Men found their shooting touch on the football field Friday.

    Graham racked up nearly 600 yards of offense, the final 63 of which led to a go-ahead touchdown with 42 seconds left as the G-Men outgunned the Maroon Tide 45-42 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    In a contest that featured five lead changes in the second half alone, Graham just happened to have the ball last, and evened its MED record at 1-1, 5-2 overall. Galax dropped to 0-2, 4-3.

  • Firefighters investigate explosion

    Galax firefighters responded to the Turman hardwood flooring plant on Wednesday night, after a spark
    ignited sawdust and caused a loud explosion, but only minor damage.

  • Grayson sets sights on shooting range

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County leaders are considering opening a shooting range, but would like a third party to take on the responsibility.
    Supervisors discussed the idea during their regular meeting Oct. 11. It’s a topic they have discussed for more than a year.
    Deputy County Administrator Mitch Smith told the board that the proposed land for the shooting range was off Graystone Road, just across the street from the county’s closed landfill.

  • Hundreds turn out to honor fallen trooper

     

    Virginia State Trooper Andrew Fox was buried Oct. 11 at Summerfield Church cemetery in Grayson County, in a funeral attended by law enforcement officials and officers from across the state. Fox died in the line of duty, after being struck by a car while directing traffic at the Virginia State Fair.

  • Car flips, pins driver in Galax

    Police are not sure what caused single-vehicle crash Oct. 9.

  • Fire destroys garage, cars in Galax

    A fire damaged Alley’s Garage on Oct. 8, with flames so hot they melted tires off the cars inside and boiled water on the floor.

  • Hillsville, Carroll sign off on water sharing agreement

    HILLSVILLE — Town officials heralded a new era of cooperation with Carroll County just before approving a water sharing agreement between the two localities on Oct. 8.
    Watching from the audience at Hillsville Town Council’s meeting last Monday, Supervisors Chairman Sam Dickson also promised that Carroll would develop a good relationship with the county seat.
    Interim Town Manager Judy Bolt said officials had met with counterparts from Carroll County to discuss the water agreement.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/15/12

    Editor’s note: A reminder that comments made about the election and candidates should be substantiated or the calls are subject to being deleted.

  • Bryant upholds family tradition

    BIG STONE GAP –– Like father, like brother.

    The VHSL Group A golf championship? It’s all in the Bryant family.

    Galax senior John Bryant became the third member of his household to win the state title as he fired a 1-under-par 70 to score a seven-stroke victory at Lonesome Pine Country Club.

    Bryant’s feat matched that of older brother, Sam, who won the 2005 Group A crown. Together, the Bryant brothers have as many first-place medals as their father, Doug, who captured titles in 1975 and 1977 for old Independence High.

  • Devils make it all the way back

    It would be safe to say that Grayson County volleyball had returned to form last year, winning 16 matches and reaching the region semifinals. But nothing confirms it quite like hoisting a championship trophy.

    Having fallen on hard times after reaching the state semifinals in 2007, the Blue Devils made the Mountain Empire District volleyball race a competitive one again this year, finally upending reigning district champion Galax in five sets with a 25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-10 win Tuesday.