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Today's News

  • Disturbance leads to arrests, capture of fugitive

    HILLSVILLE — One Dugspur resident and three people from Hillsville were charged when town police went to investigate an April 16 domestic disturbance.
    Hillsville police report that Terry Jean Walls, 39, of Dugspur and William Brent Walls, 21, of Hillsville each were charged with one count of assault and battery.
    Brianna Lashei Floyd, 21, of Hillsville was charged with two counts of assault and battery, police say.
    Justin Lee Quesenberry, 26, of Hillsville was arrested on a fugitive warrant from South Carolina.

  • Allen injured in work-related accident

    LAMBSBURG — The owner/operator of a Fancy Gap garage remained in a North Carolina hospital Tuesday after a work-related accident Monday at Love's Truck Stop.

    Emergency officials said that Victor Allen was attempting to tow a recreational vehicle when it rolled off and struck and injured him.

  • Grayson claims key MED win

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County cleared a big early hurdle in its Mountain Empire District baseball schedule, holding off Fort Chiswell 7-6 Friday at GNB Park.

    The Blue Devils (3-6 overall, 2-0 district) led 7-4 when the Pioneers made a charge in the top of the sixth, scoring twice and loading the bases with one out before a 4-6-3 double play ended the threat. Matt Cornett retired the side in the top of the seventh for the complete game win.

  • Tazewell holds off Cavs, 4-1

    HILLSVILLE –– The start of the district baseball schedule is always worthy of attention, especially if it involves the two teams picked 1-2 in the league. Sometimes there is just a little something to make it a tad more interesting.

    Friday, it was the kid on the mound for Tazewell.

  • Falcons edge Cavs; Tide rally wasted

    ABINGDON –– A two-out, three-run rally in the third inning put Abingdon on top to stay and the Falcons held off Carroll County 7-5 in a Southwest District baseball game Tuesday night.

    With the game tied at 2-2, nobody on and two outs, Abingdon ninth-place hitter Austin Dove kept the inning going with a single, and leadoff man Jacob Meade tripled to center to drive in the go-ahead run. Meade scored on Travis Shrewsbury’s single, and Shrewsbury later scored on a wild pitch for a 5-2 Falcons lead.

  • GHS senior organizes benefit tournament

     A senior project at Galax High School proved to be a big success on April 14, as Allison White organized and carried out the Jimmy Cockerham Scholarship Fund Volleyball Tournament.  Twelve teams entered the tournament and more than 100 people attended. The winning team consisted of Tim Burton, Ashley Surber, Cindy Rudy, Steve Burcham, Robin Pack and Dennis Vass.

  • Blue Devils get jump on MED

    Galax played catch-up with Grayson County until there was too much ‘up’ to catch. Now the rest of the district as a whole is left trying to reel in the Blue Devils.

    Unable to handle the prosperity of an early pair of two-run innings, Grayson County finally separated itself with a six-run outburst in the fourth Friday and took a 10-6 win over the Maroon Tide at Felts Park.

  • Training center is only home residents know

    By Barbara Holmes of Galax

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  • Competency evaluation ordered for Garrett