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Today's News

  • Van would help paralyzed volunteer give back

    INDEPENDENCE — A local woman could win a handicapped-accessible van through a national contest sponsored by the non-profit National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.
    Althea Estey of Independence is paralyzed after what a friend describes as a bizarre accident.
    Estey, a well-known local artist and community volunteer, is listed on the NMEDA’s “Local Heroes” contest website. The contest is in recognition of Mobility Awareness Month.
    Her friend, Taphne Taylor, is encouraging people to vote for Estey so she can win the van.

  • She's two

    Paisley Brooke Snider turned two Feb. 1. She celebrated with a Dora the Explorer party at the Carroll County Public Library with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has two older sisters, Paisley and Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Freida Deskins of Hillsville. Her special aunts are Holly Choate and Gina Bigham.

  • Public record for 5/8/13 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in December of 2012 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Tide, Devils post high finishes

    Galax and Grayson County earned five scoring finishes each at the Buffalo Invitational track meet Friday at Floyd County High School.

    Grayson’s Tyler Pauley and the Maroon Tide’s Darian Brown placed in two events each. Pauley took home a pair of third-place finishes, in the 400 (53.60 seconds) and the 1600 (4:53.92) while Brown was third in the high jump (5-8) and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (18.06).

  • Houk earns honors at Emory

    Tyler Houk, a Galax High School graduate and the son of Don and Rose Houk, received two awards at the Emory & Henry College awards day convocation on April 14.

    Houk was presented an award for being the Outstanding Senior in Physical Education, and an Exceptional Student Teaching in Physical Education award.

    Houk also played four years of football for Emory & Henry, and will graduate on May 4.

  • Davidson pitches Cavs to win; Devils rally with big 7th

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County notched a big Southwest District softball win on Tuesday as Gracie Davidson shut out Richlands on four hits in the Cavaliers’ 3-0 victory.

    Davidson walked one and struck out five on the day as Carroll County improved to 9-5 overall, 2-2 in SWD play. The young righthander had to work out of a pair of jams as Richlands had two runners on base in both the third and sixth innings, but only one Blue Tornado runner advanced past second base all day.

  • Callahan, Devils shut down Chilhowie 9-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County pitcher Chelsea Callahan wasn’t perfect all day. Just most of it.

    A sophomore, Callahan allowed just two baserunners, issued zero walks and got flawless defense behind her as the Blue Devils took a 9-1 softball win Tuesday in a nondistrict game at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Cavaliers hold on for 2-1 win

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County hasn’t had the best of luck this year when it comes to scoring runs. But Wednesday, the Cavaliers were really good at dodging bullets.

    Carroll County diffused a pair of late-inning predicaments and made the most of another lean day at the plate, holding off Grayson County 2-1 in a nondistrict game at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Maroon Tide chills Graham in DH

    Bluefield Daily Telegraph


    BLUEFIELD — It felt more like March than May, but it didn’t seem to bother the Maroon Tide.

    Caleb Spurlin had four hits, drove in five runs and scored three more, and Logan Beamer threw a no-hitter in the second game, and Nick Davis scattered five hits in the opener, leading Galax to a Mountain Empire District sweep over Graham 4-2 and 6-0 on a cold and windy Friday evening at Graham Middle School.

  • Graham hands Tide girls MED loss

    Galax’s top doubles tandem remained undefeated on the year but Graham easily took the team win, knocking off the Maroon Tide 8-1 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis match Thursday at Felts Park.

    The two teams started the afternoon in doubles, and the Maroon Tide duo of Hanks and Davis bounced back from a close 7-5 loss in the first set to score a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over the G-Girls’ Caitlin Williams and Rebecca Day.