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Today's News

  • GHS senior plans to leave her mark

    A Galax High School student is planning to leave her mark on the school by organizing a senior project that will paint the white Maroon Tide symbol on the roads encircling the school.
    Kaitlyn Martin addressed Galax City Council at its Oct. 8 meeting, requesting that she be allowed to move forward with her project and allow city employees to paint and maintain the street symbols.

  • Man dies in Cana crash

    CANA — An 82-year-old Cana man died in a single-vehicle crash on Bear Trail Road at about 8:45 a.m. Monday.
    A Virginia State Police report identified the victim as Garnett William Willard from Cana.
    Willard had been driving a 1999 Ford F150 at the time of the accident when it went off the left side of the road and struck a tree on Bear Trail, about three-quarters of a mile east of Polar Lane.
    The medical examiner will conduct an investigation into the cause of death.
    Cana Fire and Rescue responded to the scene to assist.

  • Nelson reaches for the stars in NASA program

    HAMPTON – Grayson County High School student Brooke Nelson spent a week of her summer planning a mission to Mars.
    Nelson was one of 48 rising high school seniors selected to take part in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) academy. The academy was held June 23-29 at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, and was hosted by NASA Langley in partnership with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/17/12

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

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  • Hillsville man's face transplant transforms his life

     

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — The 37-year-old Hillsville man who received the most extensive face transplant surgery ever says his life has been transformed.

    The University of Maryland released details today on the recovery of Richard Lee Norris, on the surgery completed to date seven months ago. 

  • Devils get it over with early

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County scored three touchdowns on its first four plays Friday and totally dominated Bland County in a 48-0 Mountain Empire District game.

    The Blue Devils celebrated homecoming with every player on the team seeing action.

    The Bears got off on the wrong foot to open the game when a squib kick gave Grayson County good field position at its own 48.

  • 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.