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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Carroll High damaged by water leak

     

    HILLSVILLE — Water spilled out of the Carroll High School doors into the parking lot and collected up to four inches in the first floor overnight Wednesday when the facility's main line sprang a leak.

    Custodians discovered the problem when they returned to work Thursday morning, according to schools Superintendent Greg Smith and Clerk of the Works Dennis Cole.

  • Public record for 5/23/12

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in February in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • She's two

    Makayla Grace Hancock celebrated her second birthday March 28 with a fire truck party at the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department picnic area with family and friends.

  • Turns eight

    Jaelyn McKenski Bell turned eight on Feb. 24. She celebrated with a cow themed party.

    She is the daughter of Brent Bell and Amanda Helton. She is the granddaughter of Randy and Kim Bell, Gary Elliott and Judy Elliott. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell and Billie Johnson.