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Today's News

  • Teacher seeks spot on school board

     

  • U.S. Census: Fewer Virginians are married

     

  • Grayson rolls, 40-7

    INDEPENDENCE –– It took 23 hours to get Grayson County’s nondistrict game with Chilhowie started. It took two minutes and 14 seconds to finish it off.

    In a game postponed from Friday night due to weather, Grayson scored two touchdowns in the final 2:01 of the first half and another one 13 seconds into the third quarter, steamrolling the Warriors 40-7 Saturday night at Bill Strong Field.

  • Oracle vs. Grayson: The other side of the story
  • Oracle vs. Grayson: The other side of the story

    By Lewis and Joanie Walker of Independence

    When Laura George presented her proposed project, the Oracle Retreat Center, to the Grayson Board of Supervisors for approval on June 10, 2010, freedom of speech was exercised by 28 citizens.
    Sixteen others voiced their views through letters and phone calls.
    Though many of the remarks by local people expressed opposition on religious grounds, the board declined the project based on common sense building principles.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/5/11

    Overdoing it
    In reply to the couponing issue in the Hotline, it may be true, but manufacturers issue coupons so customers can use them, but not abuse them. For example, you have people going to the store using 20 coupons on the same item. That’s called abuse and fraud.

    Family feud

  • Readers' Hotline 9/5/11

    Overdoing it
    In reply to the couponing issue in the Hotline, it may be true, but manufacturers issue coupons so customers can use them, but not abuse them. For example, you have people going to the store using 20 coupons on the same item. That’s called abuse and fraud.

    Family feud

  • Bird's eye view of flea market

    Sure, the Hillsville Flea Market & Gun Show looks big when you're in the middle of it, but pull back a few hundred feet and you can appreciate the sheer magnitude of the annual event that brings a quarter-million people to town hunting bargains, treasures and deep-fried treats. Marcus Ogle shared with us this aerial photo taken the afternoon of Sept. 3.

  • Galax surges to win over Floyd

    There was thunder and lightning on the field Friday night as Galax coasted to its first win over nearby rival Floyd County since 1995, taking a 37-21 nondistrict win.

    Summer storms delayed the kickoff by 30 minutes, but the thunderous running of Tide senior Jordan Vaughan coupled with the lightning fast speed of Donte Peoples was too much for the Buffaloes.

    Floyd County (0-2) appeared ready to put up a fight against Galax, stopping the Maroon Tide on its opening possession and quickly putting up seven points of its own.

  • Bears pull away, 21-6

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County battled evenly for more than three quarters for the second straight week only to come up short again in the fourth quarter, dropping a 21-6 nondistrict loss to Mount Airy, N.C., Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Granite Bears (2-1) held a slim 7-6 lead entering the fourth quarter but put together a quick six-play, 81-yard drive to widen the margin to 13 points two minutes into the fourth.