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Today's News

  • Rutherford tops 1,000 points in Grayson victory

    FLOYD –– Tyler Rutherford didn’t get all 1,000 of his career points Saturday night. It only seemed that way.

    Rutherford exploded for 40 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career Saturday as Grayson County drilled Floyd County 90-70 in the final game of the Chance Crawford Invitational at Floyd County High School.

    Rutherford, a senior guard, drained seven 3-pointers for the Blue Devils, who had fallen 113-108 to the Buffaloes in the two teams’ first meeting in December.

  • Hanes remembered as conservationist, arts patron

     

  • TCRH welcomes New Year's baby

    Twin County Regional Hospital (TCRH) recently welcomed the first baby of 2011.
    James Alexander Bishop, son of Franklin and Andrea Bishop of Galax, was the baby born closest to New Year’s Day, on Jan. 4 at 10:03 a.m.
    He weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

  • Governor addresses sheriffs' funding concerns

    Virginia sheriffs applauded Gov. Bob McDonnell’s recent action to address the public safety shortfall in the state sheriffs’ budget by proposing an amendment to the General Assembly to provide an additional $6.5 million.
    Earlier this month, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association was concerned that 376 deputy sheriffs would have to be laid off in the proposed budget.
    There was a $13.4 million shortfall in the year beginning July 1, 2011. McDonnell addressed the concern by submitting an amendment for $6.5 million.  

  • Water project construction bid awarded

    HILLSVILLE — The Sylvatus-Mitchell's Crossroads water extension will begin to tap overflow monies from other projects soon, after the Carroll Public Service Authority awarded a construction bid Jan. 13.
    Carroll officials and Rural Development's Travis Jackson gathered in Sylvatus in spring 2010 to share the news that cost savings in other projects would cover the costs of extending public water service to the communities of Sylvatus and Mitchell's Crossroads.
    About eight months later, the public service authority held a bid opening Jan. 6.

  • Devils take back-and-forth win

     INDEPENDENCE –– Having seen his team give up a dozen straight points in the second quarter, Grayson County coach Lucas Austin called a timeout and asked his players if they had already quit.

    Turns out that the Blue Devils were just about to get started.

    Playing at home for the first time since before Christmas, Grayson County rallied from 15 points down into a six-point lead by the end of the third quarter Monday and held on down the stretch to eke out a 68-65 nondistrict win over Carroll County.

  • Grant would provide emergency animal shelter

    The City of Galax is seeking a grant that would allow for the purchase of a cargo trailer and equipment to shelter and transport pets during natural and man-made disasters.
    Brenda Marrah, the city's grant administer, identified the $31,000 grant from Homeland Security that would pay for a 7-by-16-foot cargo trailer with a small generator, 70 kennels and supplies.
    The grant, which requires no local matching funds, would require two more localities to partner with Galax. The city will act as the lead partner with Carroll and Grayson counties participating.

  • 3-way races emerge from primary filings

    HILLSVILLE — Two three-way races for constitutional offices and a contested county supervisors' race highlight the Carroll County Republican Primary.
    Three candidates — law enforcement officers all — had already indicated their intention to seek the party nomination for sheriff through the upcoming preferential primary in May.

  • Wildwood price, need questioned

    HILLSVILLE — Though a Carroll citizen has heard a lot about the planned business commerce park known as Wildwood, she hadn't heard how much the public-private development at Interstate 77's Exit 19 would cost.
    Debbie Brady Goad asked that and more at the Carroll Board of Supervisors' meeting Jan. 13.
    "I want to get just a few things together and get it in my computer banks so maybe I can remember it the next time I need it," she explained.

  • House fire's cause still unknown