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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 5/28/12

    Time for a liquor store?
    This is in response to the anti-whisky comment last week. I am a life-long citizen of Grayson County and there is no place inside of Grayson County that you can buy whisky, at least not legally. Maybe it is time now that Grayson County started looking at putting a liquor store in Grayson County so our tax dollars [stay here].

    In poor taste

  • A Message to the Class of 2012

    Larry Winget is an international speaker and a New York Times/Wall Street Journal best-selling author of five books, including “Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life." He has appeared on his own television show (“Big Spender,” on A&E), and is a regular contributor on many news shows on the topics of money, personal success, parenting, and business. His column is reprinted with permission.

  • Two-sport star settles on Emory

    Choosing a college is rarely an easy choice under any circumstances. Probably even more so for a prospective athlete, with so many unknowns involved.

    Factor in the little detail that Deion George also had to choose between sports, and his decision must have really been a tough one.

    But it seems one can never go wrong by picking the route George chose.

  • Devil boys move on to region play

     Grayson County’s Garrett Bailey and Mike Vaughan remained undefeated on the year by defeating Conner Wilson and Otto Leung of Graham 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match of the Mountain Empire District doubles tournament last week.

    Bailey and Vaughan will carry their perfect mark into Region C play this week.

  • Grayson captures MED tourney

    MAX MEADOWS –– In the early part of the season it was all Grayson County could do to score a run or two. Part of the problem may have been that the Blue Devils were so young, they kept stopping at third to ask, “Are we there yet?”

    Starting six sophomores, Grayson is still not quite ‘there’, but the Devils are miles away from where they began the season.

  • Circle powers Devils to title

    INDEPENDENCE –– A box of softballs has never been so happy to see a day come to an end.

    Grace Circle pounded, flattened and pretty much demolished one unfortunate yellow orb after another Thursday, going a combined 7-for-7 with two home runs, two doubles and eight RBIs, leading Grayson County to the Mountain Empire District softball tournament championship at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • REGION C TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS/RESULTS

     REGION C DIVISION 2 BASEBALL

     

    Tuesday/Wednesday

    Quarterfinals at higher seed

    Chilhowie 5, Radford 4

    Giles 5, Glenvar 2

    Floyd County 4, Grayson County 0

    Fort Chiswell 7, James River 4

    Thursday

    Semifinals at Chilhowie H.S.

    Chilhowie 29, Giles 18

    Fort Chiswell 15, Floyd County 10

    Saturday

    Championship at Chilhowie H.S.

    Chilhowie 8, Fort Chiswell 4

  • Protective order against supervisor dropped

    HILLSVILLE — An emergency protective order requested by Carroll’s assistant administrator against the Pine Creek supervisor expired Tuesday, according to court officials.
    A hearing on the protective order sought by Assistant Administrator Nikki Shank against Supervisor Bob Martin was set in Carroll General District Court on Tuesday before its time limit ran out.
    The protective order and a civil complaint filed by Shank accuse Martin of harassment.

  • Oracle Institute to break ground

     

  • Sex solicitation ad leads to arrest

    An ad posted by a man offering to pay for sex got a Galax man arrested when the person who answered his call turned out to be working undercover.
    Galax police were contacted May 16 by a concerned citizen who saw an ad posted by someone offering to pay for sex.
    Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said a female Galax police employee made contact with the suspect, who agreed to meet her.
    Officers arrested Steven Shane Patrick, 40, of Galax and charged him with soliciting prostitution and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.