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Today's News

  • Grayson kicks off 'green' initiative

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County officials gathered Sept. 15 to kickoff the Going Green program at the Grayson County Courthouse.

  • Driver hits house, dies at scene

    TROUTDALE —A Grayson County man died in an accident on Virginia 16 near Troutdale on Sept. 16.
    State Trooper Jerry Sowers said James Stuart Handy, 64, had just left a doctor's office in Troutdale when the accident occurred at 4:05 p.m.
    Sowers said a 1995 Chevy pickup truck driven by Handy was traveling south on 16, about a mile from the doctor's office, when it ran off the right side of the highway and plowed into a residence. No one was inside the house.

  • Traffic deaths down in Va.

    Traffic deaths have declined this year across the state, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
    From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 481 people were killed this year, compared to 490 during the same time last year, according to a news release from the agency.
    This year, 159 of the deaths have happened on primary roads while 62 occurred on interstates, the agency reported.

  • Lord's Acre Sale to be held Saturday

    The annual Lord's Acre Harvest Sale — where shoppers can stock up on all kinds of fresh, fall produce, canned goods, homemade pies and handmade crafts and attend worship service — will be held Saturday in Felts Park.
    The event is sponsored by Carroll-Grayson United Workers for Christ Association. The sale is a main fundraiser for many local churches.

  • Truckers' parade hits the road Saturday

    HILLSVILLE — Organizers of the fourth annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer would like to see the streets lined with people supporting the fight this Saturday.

  • Rec center raises money for new bus

    The Galax Recreation Center will host a “Buy the Bus” indoor yard sale Saturday in conjunction with the Lord's Acre Sale at Felts Park, in an effort to raise $50,000 to buy a new 15-passenger activity bus to be used for seniors and children.
    The 1998 transit bus being used to take seniors and children on trips has more than 100,000 miles on it.

  • Federal funds keep teachers working

    Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax educators say federal assistance will keep teachers working.
    The federal Education Jobs Fund was signed into law on Aug. 10 and provides $10 billion nationally, with provisions similar to the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The purpose is to provide additional funding to states for the support of local teacher salary and related costs at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels.
    It is expected that Virginia will be awarded the funds by Oct. 1.

  • 'Antique Roadshow' comes to town

    HILLSVILLE — Locals brought their curiosities to the Carroll library for an appraisal by Antique Roadshow's Ken Farmer Aug. 31.
    The visit by the Radford auction house owner, also known as one of the experts from PBS's most popular television show, happened just as vendors began to set up for the Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show, when buyers  by the thousands flock to the town to shop for firearms, antiques and collectibles.

  • Scout builds climbing wall

    Cory Wyatt, 18, of Mouth of Wilson has built a 16-by-9-foot climbing wall at Grayson Highlands School as an Eagle Scout Project.
    Wyatt organized the project, including securing all the materials, planning and coordinating more than a dozen other Scouts and friends and family.

  • Boucher uses campaign funds to buy new car

    U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher spent nearly $30,000 in campaign funds to buy a crossover SUV last fall. Now his opponents in the 9th Congressional District race are trying to get their own mileage out of it.
    The expense appeared in a fourth quarter 2009 report Boucher filed with the Federal Election Commission, along with several vehicle-related maintenance costs in the months since then.