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Today's News

  • Airport adds new manager as terminal work begins

    HILLSVILLE — A retired Air Force mechanic, flight engineer and non-commissioned officer will guide the direction of the Twin County Airport in the future.
    Scott Stansfield has taken on the mission to help the airport become more of a hub of activity and community asset.
    The airport has been making progress in updating its facilities, as shown by the ground-breaking for a modern terminal to replace the one built in the 1960s. Ground was broken the day after Stansfield assumed his duties as manager.

  • Teams vie for potty race throne this weekend

    INDEPENDENCE — Planning is underway and registration is open for one of the most unique events in Grayson County, perhaps even in the country — the 31st Annual Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Race.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/7/13

    Nonchalant
    September has come and gone and Carroll County has still not kept its promise to publish the list of delinquent taxpayers in the county, some of which date back 20 years. It is almost tax time again and some of us are thinking seriously about not paying ours. In Carroll County you don’t have to worry about a tax collector.

    Sock it away

  • Maroon Tide boys place fifth in division at Richmond event

    RICHMOND –– Galax’s cross country team doesn’t mind covering a lot of ground by bus in order to cover a little ground by foot.

    In the middle of a stretch of events that sees the Maroon Tide run in Cary, N.C., Richmond and Charlotte, Galax’s boys placed fifth in their division at the Maymont Cross Country Festival at Maymont Park.

    The Maroon Tide’s Cliff Conley and Dustin Matthews both hustled their way to top-10 places and four runners posted finishes among the first 36 in the field of 138 runners.

  • Cavs make quick work of Cougars

    HILLSVILLE –– On a night when everybody was thinking pink, Carroll County was also thinking ‘win.’

    The Cavaliers and Pulaski County promoted breast cancer awareness with their Dig Pink Night, and Carroll came away with the River Ridge District win, pulling away from a tight battle in the first set and taking a 25-18, 25-19, 25-14 win over the Cougars.

    The Cavaliers improved to 9-6 overall, 2-3 in the River Ridge, while Pulaski County dropped to 1-10, 0-5.

  • Grayson knocks off Generals

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County played the role of the underdog prior to taking on the Lee High Generals last Friday night in their annual homecoming game.

    But when the dust cleared, the Blue Devils had pounded the Generals 42-20 in a nondistrict clash.

    The Blue Devils were impressive on both sides of the ball, the offense moved the ball up and down the field at will and the defense snuffed out several drives by the Generals.

    The Blue Devils scored off the opening kickoff.

  • Blue Devils, Maroon Tide take easy district wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County upped its season record to 11-2 and remained perfect in Mountain Empire District play after taking a 25-12, 25-5, 25-13 win over Graham on Thursday.

    The Blue Devils, now 5-0 in the MED, got 23 assists and seven kills from Taylor Cannaday and 13 kills from Camryn McGrady in the easy win. Emily Lindsey fired eight aces for the Blue Devils.

  • Spartans escape Maroon Tide

    PEARISBURG –– Galax nearly pulled off a season changing upset Friday night in middle of their toughest stretch of games this year.

    The Maroon Tide (2-3) led the No. 1-ranked 2A team in the state late in the fourth quarter and had a chance to seal the win before a costly interception on the 5-yard line put the game away for good as Giles survived for a 25-20 win.

    The Spartans’ powerful single-wing offense came into the game averaging 42 points through the first four games, but managed just 25 against Galax’s stingy defense.

  • Quick-strike Titans swamp Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley did a lot of things very well Friday night. What the Titans did not do was mess around.

    Of Hidden Valley’s eight scoring possessions, six took but a single play and a seventh was a two-play drive as the Titans hammered Carroll County 56-14 on the Cavaliers’ homecoming night at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Motorcycle accident victims recovering

    Family and friends of two people seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Sept. 29 report that they are recovering slowly in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital.