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Today's News

  • White headed for Roanoke Coll.

    Part of the reason Allison White chose to continue her volleyball career at Roanoke College was that she felt she would be a name, not just a number.

    Once she’s there, it’s a safe bet that numbers will help White make a name for herself.

    White, who put up plenty of impressive digits as a four-year starter at Galax, announced her college plans last week based partly on the atmosphere of the NCAA Division III school.

  • Devils squeak past Floyd

    INDEPENDENCE –– They call 1-0 ballgames “pitchers’ duels,” and this one certainly fit into that category. But pitchers’ duels would never end unless somebody hit and somebody fielded. Grayson County got just enough of both.

    A key pair of hits gave the Blue Devils the game’s only run in the fifth inning, and the lone score was able to stand up thanks in part to some fine defensive efforts behind a shutout performance by pitcher Sarah Eller in a 1-0 trimming of Floyd County Thursday at the Grayson County Rec Park.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/9/12

    Contributing to delinquency
    What you see is what you get. Parents, don’t blame your teachers for your child’s bad grades, when he or she are told not to give up their cell phones by you. When a teacher is trying to teach class, they spend so much wasted time having to tell them that cell phones are not to be used in class. If only you could see what you have let them become. You are the one setting an example. Take a real good look before you blame others for your decisions. Don’t always put blame on teachers. Do the crime, pay the time.

  • Supervisors object to publicizing budget issues

    HILLSVILLE  — Carroll County’s budget committee members told their counterparts from the school system that they want to work cooperatively, while at the same time taking them to task for publicizing a list of potential education cuts if the $11.3 million local funding request is not met.
    Supervisor Phil McCraw, who’s been taking the lead on the county’s budget committee, led off last Wednesday’s early morning discussion with the idea that Carroll officials have supported and will continue to support education.

  • Firehouse situation smolders

     

  • Four seek seats on city council

     

  • New hire will oversee tourism, recreation

     

  • Rotary club planning Senior Olympics for fall

     

  • Drivers injured in Grayson crash

    Two Independence drivers were injured April 1 in a head-on crash that occurred around 1 p.m. on U.S. 58, about six miles west of Independence near the old Bridle Creek School.
    Virginia State Trooper Cameron Keesling said a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Casey McKenna, was traveling east on 58 when the vehicle crossed the center line in a sharp curve and struck a westbound 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Gaither Miller.
    Keesling said both drivers were trapped in their vehicles and had to be removed by rescue personnel.

  • Bones remain a mystery

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff’s Office investigators went back to search Timber Road, the scene where bones of a deceased subject were found April 1, while they awaited forensic results from the state medical examiner’s office.
    Deputies returned to the Cana area with volunteers from Carroll County Search and Rescue to again look for clues in connection with the remains found there by a resident picking up trash, according to Investigator Donnie Spangler.