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Today's News

  • Woodlawn woman killed in tractor accident

    A 73-year-old Woodlawn woman was killed Wednesday in what Virginia State Police are calling a farming accident.
    State police identified the victim as Thelma June Larrowe. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The accident occurred on Forest Oak Road near Apache Road in Carroll County, according to information from Sgt. S.E. Lowe, spokesman for the state police.
    Trooper R.B. Phipps responded to a report of a vehicle overturned in a creek.

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  • Galax principal moving to new role

    Galax High School Principal Bill Sutherland has resigned from his position, effective June 30, to take on a new job with Galax City Public Schools that was recently created through federal stimulus funds.
    Sutherland will become the coordinator for testing and assessment, effective July 1, and will move over to the Galax School Board office. The new position was created through the education “Jobs Bill” stimulus package.
    Sutherland will be in charge of data collection; review of student testing and evaluation of teachers in Galax schools.

  • Grayson hires finance director

    INDEPENDENCE — Leesa Gayheart has been named Grayson County’s first finance director, County Administrator Jonathan Sweet announced on March 29.
    Gayheart, a Grayson resident, is well-known in the area, working in administration at the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department since December 1996. Prior to that, she worked as an administrative assistant for Grayson County Public Schools.

  • Glendale Road project underway

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  • Turns one

    Dakota Lee Walls celebrated his first birthday at his home with family and friends on Jan. 30. He is the son of Eddie and Kristin Walls.

    His grandparents are Lynn and Scarlett Fender and Linda Walls.

  • Rutherford fans 13 in 3-1 Grayson County win

     INDEPENDENCE –– Tyler Rutherford tossed a complete-game three-hitter as Grayson County took a 3-1 win over Radford in a nondistrict game Tuesday.

    Rutherford didn’t allow an earned run while striking out 13 Bobcats.

    Grayson County (2-1) took the lead for good in the bottom of the second when Dustin Leonard led off with a single, stole second and scored on a two-out error. Spencer Roberts added an RBI single in the fifth.

  • Galax takes two from Bland

    BASTIAN –– It was Galax girls’ soccer coach Troy Barkley’s supposition that it was just good for his players to get back on the field. Even if a lot of the field got on them.

    Having played just once through the end of March, the Maroon Tide opened its Mountain Empire District season in conditions more commonly seen on fall Friday nights after a hurricane had passed through, with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, snow flurries flying about from time to time and standing water covering large portions of the playing field.