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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 2/13/13

    Good people
    I thank my neighbor and my bosses at the factory for doing everything they have been doing for me since I have got cancer and to let everybody know there are still good people in this world and I hope God blesses each and every one of them.

    Cowards
    These gangs are nothing but a bunch of lousy cowards. You couldn’t get them to go to Afghanistan or Iraq.

    Thinks it’s a crime

  • Two charged with child abuse

     

  • Phipps pleads guilty to fraud

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff
    INDEPENDENCE — The former Grayson County voting registrar has pleaded guilty in Grayson County Circuit Court to one count of credit card fraud.
    Debra Parks Phipps, 47, of Independence,  is accused of using a county credit card to make unauthorized purchases.
    She entered a plea on Jan. 25 before Judge Brett Geisler. Under the rules of the Alford Plea, Phipps does not admit the act, but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge.

  • Stabbing suspect found in Wythe

    HILLSVILLE — A traffic stop in Wythe County on Feb. 10 led to deputies locating a 29-year-old Carroll County man who was wanted for malicious wounding.
    Raymond Rosier allegedly stabbed another individual in the parking lot of the Hickory Hills Shopping Center Jan. 31.
    Wythe County deputies “recognized him, ran some checks and found him — that’s good for us,” said Hillsville Police Chief Greg Bolen.

  • Measure would close gun permits to public view

    RICHMOND — What started out as an uncontroversial measure to protect people threatened with domestic violence has been rewritten by the General Assembly’s most gun-friendly committee to close off all public access to concealed-handgun permits.
    If passed by the state legislature, it would be a sweeping change to the state’s decades-old system of regulating conceal ed weapons, a system whose records have always been public.

  • Public art project to feature fiddles

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    It’s not every month someone brings a giant fiddle to a Galax City Council meeting.
    “If you think this is large, you should see a full-sized fiddle. This one is only a three-quarter [size]!” laughed Chris Shackelford of Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, as she carefully leaned the sleek instrument against a nearby column where the council members could get a full view.
    Shackelford was there at the Jan. 28 meeting to help sing the praises of a musical-themed public art project.

  • Six win individual MED titles

    Grayson County and Galax combined to win six individual championships but Graham swept the remaining eight weight classes to win the Mountain Empire District wrestling championship Thursday at Galax High School.

    The G-Men easily took home the team title with 203.5 points while Galax claimed the runner-up spot with 139. Grayson County held off Fort Chiswell for third, 69-65.

  • Blue Devil boys clinch district

     NARROWS –– Grayson County opened up a 16-point lead by the end of the first quarter and breezed to a 71-34 win over Narrows in a Mountain Empire District game Tuesday.

    The Blue Devils (16-5 overall, 9-0 district) clinched the MED’s regular season championship with the victory.

    Ty Cannaday led three Grayson County scorers in double figures with 14 points. Max Rodgers scored 12 points and Mikey Rodgers added 10.

    Narrows (8-12, 0-8) got 14 points from Chandler Burton.

     

  • Carroll completes comeback

    HILLSVILLE –– It was understandable if Carroll County didn’t play its best basketball game of the year Tuesday night. After all, most of the Cavaliers had gotten in bed sometime after midnight the night before, having just completed a weeks-long climb back to the top of the Southwest District girls’ standings.

    Having entered the week at the No. 3 spot in the SWD, Carroll County is now the leader in the clubhouse after topping Richlands 37-35 Monday and Marion 50-38 on Tuesday.

  • Carroll Special Olympians host basketball classic

    HILLSVILLE –– Despite the snowfall that coated area roads last Saturday, conditions improved enough to allow the Carroll County Special Olympics Basketball Classic to go on as planned at Carroll County Intermediate School.

    A crowd of nearly 250 came to show support as the team took the floor. The Carroll County Junior ROTC provided the color guard while Krista Neely sang the National Anthem.