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Today's News

  • Grayson budget on track

    INDEPENDENCE — Halfway through the county’s fiscal year, Grayson has expended 41 percent of its budgeted dollars.
    That number, however, could be misleading as expenses could still be on the horizon.
    At the board of supervisors’ December meeting, County Administrator Jonathan Sweet pointed out that, at the mid-point in the budget year, only three departments are overspent — the electoral board, circuit court and local support.

  • Charities pack hundreds of food boxes for local families

    Volunteers in Galax and Hillsville packed boxes of food and other essentials on Dec. 20, for the Galax Ys Men’s annual Community Christmas Chest and the Carroll Christmas Fund.
    Carroll Christmas Fund volunteers first organize the donations into categories and then fill the 630 boxes that went to deserving families to ensure that they enjoyed a happy holiday season.

  • Galax to get new, larger Goodwill store

    The new store on East Stuart Drive could open by August.

  • Carroll teachers of the year to get better awards

    HILLSVILLE — Future teachers of the year will receive more than an award inscribed with their name, Carroll County School Board members decided at their December meeting.
    Certain classroom and educational stipends for the teachers to use will commence with the 2012-13 teacher of the year, Becky Isom.
    School officials invited Isom to the meeting to collect her now-inscribed award and voted on the enhancements to the recognition as she watched.

  • Galax finally gets off the schneid

    Galax jumped out to an 11-point lead by the end of the first quarter and picked up its first win of the season, downing Alleghany, N.C. 57-36 in a nondistrict game Tuesday in Galax.

    The Maroon Tide (1-5) led 18-7 after eight minutes and took a 30-16 lead into the half.

    Chandler Quesenberry scored 12 points to lead the Tide while Darian Brown added 11.

    Fabian Santos paced the Trojans with 17 points.

     

    Alleghany, NC......7    9  11    8––35

  • Fast and furious, Devils 5-0

    INDEPENDENCE -- North Wilkes adjusted to the frenzied pace set by Grayson County and played evenly with the Blue Devils from that point on.

    By that time, however, it was far, far too late to make any difference in the outcome.

    Grayson played entirely too fast, too intensely and too well for the better part of the first half and used its 24-point halftime cushion to coast to the 67-52 win in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Tuesday.

  • Grayson Co. saved by the bell

    WYTHEVILLE -- Halftime can be a wonderful thing. Winded players can catch their breath and grab and a cool cup of water, and fans can snag a bag of popcorn or check out the facilities.

    For Grayson County Thursday, halftime broke the momentum in what was shaping up to be an ugly night.

    Unable to do much of anything in the first half, the Blue Devils turned things around at intermission and dominated the final 16 minutes, racing away from Radford 55-43 in the Perry Coe Shootout at George Wythe High School.

  • Cavs, Devils in instant classic

    INDEPENDENCE -- When two teams the caliber of Grayson County and Carroll County get together, an overtime finish is kind of fitting.

    But not this kind of overtime.

    After 146 points and 32 minutes of a furiously-paced, up-and-down the floor affair, a single Connor Lundy free throw was the only point scored by either team in the extra session as Carroll County remained undefeated and handed the Blue Devils their first loss of the year, 74-73 in a thrilling nondistrict game Friday night.

  • Citizens take aim at firing range

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson citizens continue to reload their ammunition as the county continues its pursuit of a public shooting range near the old landfill site.
    Four citizens spoke in opposition of the proposed location during a public comments period at the Grayson Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 13.
    Tony Goodman spoke first and, although his home is in Baywood, he owns land adjacent to the proposed location.

  • Grant will help company rebuild after fire

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson supervisors have approved a performance grant agreement between the county and Independence Lumber that is designed to help the company rebuild and maintain its employment following a fire last month at the facility.