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Today's News

  • Grayson Co. claims MED crowns

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County put the finishing touches on an unblemished run through its Mountain Empire District baseball schedule, locking up the regular season title Wednesday with a 14-0 win at Graham before trouncing Narrows 16-1 Thursday at home.

    Ty Cannaday and Dylan Isom combined for a five-inning no-hitter against the G-Men at Graham Middle School. Cannaday worked the first four innings, striking out six and walking none, while Isom finished the job.

  • Maroon Tide boys, Green Wave girls win MED track titles

     Galax and Grayson County finished 1-2 in the boys’ standings while Narrows used an impressive individual effort to outpoint Galax in the girls’ scoring at the Mountain Empire District track and field championships Wednesday at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide boys earned their third straight district championship, scoring well in the field events and dominating the distance races to accumulate 182 points, 49 in front of Grayson County’s 133. Fort Chiswell placed third with 69, followed by Narrows and Graham (23 each) and Bland County (1).

  • Cavs are hammer, nail in final two

    HILLSVILLE –– When Brandon Lineberry whacked a three-run, first-inning homer for the second straight day Friday, Carroll County fans were understandably a little restrained in their rejoicing. After all, Lineberry’s first-inning jack the day before was followed by a torrent of Richlands scoring.

  • Smoot, Dalton shine for Cavaliers at SWD track

     ABINGDON –– Samantha Dalton and Wes Smoot each had scoring finishes in six events and Carroll County advanced a total of eight athletes to the regionals after the Southwest District track and field championships last Wednesday at Abingdon High School.

    Wes Smoot won district championships in the high jump (6 feet, 4 inches) and long jump (20-03/4), placing third in the triple jump. In the sprints, Smoot finished fourth in the 400 meters, fifth in the 200 and sixth in the 100, racking up a total of 33 team points.

  • Tazewell eliminates Carroll County 9-2

    TAZEWELL –– Both teams played nice this time around, but only one played well.

    A scuffle between Carroll County and Tazewell a couple of weeks ago was left where it belonged – in the past – but nine Cavalier seniors saw their high school careers come to the same fate Saturday as the Bulldogs powered to a 9-2 win in the Southwest District baseball tournament quarterfinals at Lou Peery Field.

  • Maroon Tide earns a breather

    PULASKI –– Galax won the one that matters. In the case of a season-ending double header against Fort Chiswell at venerable Calfee Park, the one that mattered was whichever game happened to go its way.

    With a higher preseason tiebreaker number than the Pioneers, the Maroon Tide needed only to split the double header to earn the No. 2 seed in this week’s Mountain Empire District tournament. That they did, taking a 4-2 win in the opener before falling 4-3 in the nightcap.

  • Owners of Hillsville's glass house break silence

     

    HILLSVILLE ― Objections to Hillsville buying and preserving "the Bottle House" have clouded the issue, a member of the Fulcher family says.

    Members of the family that owns the unique landmark want to know if town officials have an interest, as they've not discussed the matter in an open meeting yet.

  • VDOT plans improved safety measures for I-77 in Carroll

     

  • Old school turned over to Fries fire department

    INDEPENDENCE — Providence School is getting closer to becoming property of the Fries Volunteer Fire Department.
    All the speakers at a May 17 public hearing, held during the Grayson County Board of Supervisors meeting, spoke in favor of transferring the property.
    For the past three months, the fire department and board of supervisors have been working on an agreement to transfer the old Providence School property to the department.

  • Peace Officers Memorial Day observed at Hillsville VFW