Today's News

  • Graham edges Maroon Tide at Draper Valley

    DRAPER –– Graham continued its run of Mountain Empire District golf wins, taking honors in a four-team match Thursday at Draper Valley Golf Club.

    The G-Men put together a four-man score of 159 to top Galax by six shots. Grayson County finished third at 182, three strokes ahead of host Fort Chiswell.

    Graham’s Ben Ramsey led the way in the individual standings with a 35 while Galax’s Dominic DiGiacomo was a strong second at 37 and Nick Sage shot 40. Cole Davis paced Grayson County with his 42.  


  • Maroon Tide tops Floyd to continue fast start

    Galax had seen this movie before. The Maroon Tide opted for the alternate ending this time around.

    Overcoming a third-set hiccup, Galax regrouped and downed Floyd County 25-13, 25-16, 22-25, 25-17 and improved to 5-0 on the year after a nondistrict volleyball win Thursday.

  • Longhorns hand Devils first loss

    MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. –– A strong start by Grayson County was worn down by the relentless ground attack of Johnson County, and the Blue Devils dropped a 26-10 nondistrict decision to the Longhorns Friday in the mountains of East Tennessee.

    Grayson County (1-1) was on the board just moments into the game when Max Rodgers called his own number and plunged across from the 2-yard line, with William Peters’ PAT giving the Blue Devils a quick 7-0 lead.

  • Maroon Tide wins home opener

    In a tale of two halves, Galax secured its first win of the season Friday night with a 35-15 victory over the Floyd County Buffaloes.

    The game had a half full of offensive performances and one filled with defensive lock-downs. Add in an interception and two kickoffs returned for touchdowns and there was a little something for everybody.

  • Cavaliers fall to Bears, 34-15

    HILLSVILLE –– Trailing by three points early in the second half, Carroll County found itself with a game-changing opportunity by having pushed Mount Airy back into third-and-goal situation, 33 yards away from the end zone.

    But the Bears haven’t averaged 12 wins a season over the past nine years by not having ‘go deep’ available in their goal-line offense.

  • Grayson National Bank names successor

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson National Bank announced that Allan Funk will assume the role of president and chief executive officer, and Blake Edwards will become senior executive vice president when Jacky Anderson retires this fall.

    Anderson has worked for Grayson National for 41 years, and has served as president and CEO for the past 14 years. He will continue to serve on the bank’s board of directors.

  • Prosecutor: Three found guilty

    HILLSVILLE — Three defendants in separate cases were recently found guilty in Carroll Circuit Court, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons.

  • 2011 break-in suspect charged

    INDEPENDENCE ― The Independence Police Department arrested a man on Aug. 30 in connection with a 2011 break-in at Aunt Bea’s restaurant on Main Street.
    Christopher R. Wilson, 30, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny for allegedly breaking into the restaurant on Nov. 28, 2011. He was located in Salisbury, N.C.

  • Chaplain serves on front lines in times of crisis

    HILLSVILLE ― The new Carroll County Sheriff's Office volunteer chaplain dedicates his ministry to keeping deputies healthy, so they can continue to serve the community.
    Police and emergency workers do an honorable job of serving others and putting themselves in tense situations on every shift, and Vernon Landreth wants to make sure that they have an outlet of their own, when or if they need it.

  • Crossroads gets new crossroads


    Construction is completed on a new road connecting Crossroads Institute's main campus on East Stuart Drive and the new Higher Education Center building on Cranberry Road in Galax.
    The road was opened to the public Sept. 5 and eliminated the tricky left turn that used to be required when traveling to the Higher Education Center from the main building.