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Today's News

  • Animal control officer suspended

    INDEPENDENCE — Glenn Richardson, the animal control officer for Grayson County, has been placed on paid administrative leave.
    Grayson Administrator Jonathan Sweet said the suspension was a “personnel matter” and he could not comment on the case.
    Sweet said an investigation is continuing and no other details are available.

  • Class of '62 donates to GHS

    Galax High School’ class of 1962 raised money to donate a 12-foot ceiling projector screen and a 55-inch HDTV monitor to their alma mater.
    Martha Ward, chair of fundraising and contributions, spoke at a recent Galax School Board meeting about the contribution.

  • Senior Olympics begin Friday

    HILLSVILLE — The Twin County Senior Olympics has attracted 50 competitors to the field.
    The games for those over age 50 will be held this Friday and Saturday.
    While organizers hoped for at least 75 participants, 50 still seems like a healthy start for the first-ever event, said Dennis Ward.

  • Carroll County girls get back to .500

     HILLSVILLE –– After trading blowouts in the first two sets, Carroll County and Christiansburg finished with a pair of nailbiters, including an incredible 34-32 fourth set as the Cavaliers edged the Blue Demons in a nondistrict volleyball match Wednesday.

    Jessica Sheek and Eustacia Smith each had 15 kills as Carroll took the 25-12, 16-25, 25-22, 34-32 win. Megan Alderman put up 20 assists while Smith and Sheek combined for seven blocks.

  • C’burg ground game too much for Cavs

     CHRISTIANSBURG ––  De’Quan Green-Gause rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries to lead the Blue Demons (3-0) over the Cavaliers (0-3).

    Joey Augustin ran for 142 yards and two TDs on 11 carries for Christiansburg.

    Conner Lundy completed 21 of 39 passes for 289 yards and one TD for Carroll County. He also ran for a touchdown. Teammate Chris Smoot had nine catches for 131 yards.

    Carroll County.......8    6  7    7––28

  • Devils 3-0 after downing Tribe

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County was favored by three touchdowns to beat Rural Retreat last Friday night but the Blue Devils actually had to come from behind before turning the game into a blowout and claiming the 48-19 nondistrict victory at Bill Strong Field.

    The Blue Devils had the first chance after advancing the kickoff to their own 31. They failed to move the ball and were forced to punt.

  • Peoples’ huge night paces Tide

    ELLISTON –– Galax’s defense kept Eastern Montgomery well under control until a mistake-prone Maroon Tide offense could get over some early-game troubles, and Galax eventually came around and rolled to a 42-22 nondistrict win Friday over the Mustangs.

    Galax (2-1) limited EastMont (2-1) to six offensive snaps in the first period, owning the ball for nearly 10 of the quarter’s 12 minutes, but two lengthy Tide possessions netted only a lot of yards, two turnovers, a slew of penalties and no points.

  • Officers working to disband Hillsville Rescue

    HILLSVILLE — HIllsville Rescue Squad does still exist in a way, but those involved are working to terminate its status as a corporation, according to a long-time member and officer.
    Local officials shut down the volunteer agency years ago when a member inappropriately used an ambulance to move furniture.
    The organization lingered on as hopes to revive the rescue squad remained, said Larry South, who will serve as an officer until the organization’s final demise.

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  • Caregiver charged with taking money from elderly

    Hillsville Police say a North Carolina woman was forging checks from those she cared for.