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Today's News

  • Cavs top Devils 3-0

    HILLSVILLE –– A technical glitch with the public address system caused a lengthy delay in the customary pre-match introductions and the playing of the national anthem, but only until the Carroll County student section broke forth into an unpolished but heartfelt rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.

    The Cavaliers themselves kept humming right along through the rest of the night.

    Carroll County was for the most part in control from start to finish and posted a surprisingly easy three-set win over once-beaten Grayson County, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19.

  • Drama absent in Galax’s 48-8 win at Narrows

     NARROWS –– Galax had seen its last two games decided by having the opposition score a go-ahead touchdown in the final seconds. The Maroon Tide gave Narrows no such opportunity Friday night.

    Galax scored 35 first-half points and got back into the win column with a 48-8 Mountain Empire District win at Ragsdale Field.

  • Pioneers power past Devils

    MAX MEADOWS –– Fort Chiswell used a dominant effort in the second half to pull away from a 21-21 tie and take command of the Mountain Empire District race, doubling up Grayson County 42-41 Friday at C.F. McKinney Field.

    “We just couldn’t get them off the field,” Grayson County coach Brett McPherson said. “Every time they needed something, they made it.” 

  • Traffic stop turns up drugs

    Kevin H. Frazier, 28, of Galax was arrested and charged with drug possession on Oct. 18, according to Police Chief Rick Clark.
    Frazier was charged after a routine traffic stop, according to the report. Police Officer Chris Hines suspected that Frazier’s vehicle was improperly registered.

  • Sizemore charged with break-ins

    Police recovered guns and jewelry allegedly stolen by the suspect.

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll deputies have charged a 24-year-old Woodlawn man with multiple counts of breaking and entering and grand larceny.
    Cody Lee Sizemore is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail after an investigation by Donnie Spangler of the Carroll Sheriff’s Office.
    The larcenies of jewelry and firearms occurred from June to September. Spangler said that the sheriff’s office received a tip that Sizemore was involved.

  • 25 animals seized from Galax home

    Galax woman faces 25 counts of animal cruelty after cats, chickens and rabbits seized.

  • Drug bust a $10,000 boost for ag classes

    An illegal Grayson County marijuana operation has forfeited around $10,000 of its equipment to local agriculture classes.
    Authorities zeroed in an on what they called the “largest indoor marijuana operation in Grayson history” last year after the suspects stole electricity to grow their crops.
    The complaint filed by Appalachian Power Co. led to law enforcement going to the address and discovering that the stolen power was being used to run the operation.

  • Lions Club honors Billy Mitchell

    Billy Mitchell of Galax devoted much of his life to helping the Lions Club, until his health forced him to stop. Last week, the club honored his service.

  • Farmers' market lands $28,000 grant

    INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Farmers Market was recently selected as one of only five farmers markets in the state to be awarded a substantial grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    The grant, which will provide more than $28,000 in funding over the next two years, will help the market complete three phases that should help increase the community’s accessibility to healthy, locally grown foods in Grayson County.
    The market’s primary objective will be to install a two-year funded market manager position.

  • Police, students team up to help 'Wounded Warrior'

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Skills USA members teamed up to raise $1,500 to help Wounded Warriors, including a local man injured while serving in Afghanistan, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
    U.S. Army PFC Eric Sabath received injuries to his feet while sweeping a road mined with an improved explosive device in August.