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Today's News

  • Bill seeks to ban teen drivers' cellphone use

    RICHMOND — Teen drivers who use cellphones while operating a vehicle can now be ticketed for that behavior if police stop them for another offense.
    A bill that cleared the Virginia Senate on Jan. 26 would tighten the restriction on cellphone use by provisional license holders, meaning authorities could stop them simply for using their phone while operating a vehicle.

  • Supervisors debate trash collection fee

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors attracted a standing room only crowd at a continued meeting and work session Jan. 19.
    Citizens were interested in the fate of the trash collection fee that has been charged for the past several months.
    Newly elected chairman David Sexton thanked everyone for coming, but said no public comments would be taken at the meeting.

  • Sunday hunting ban closer to repeal

    RICHMOND — By a decisive margin, the state Senate passed legislation this afternoon that would allow Virginians to hunt on private property on Sundays.
    The Senate voted 29-11 to pass the legislation, despite objections from some rural legislators who voiced concerns that Sunday hunting would disrupt other outdoor activities and the well-being of their communities.
    The legislation still could face a tough fight in the House of Delegates, which has yet to act on any Sunday hunting legislation in this session.

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  • Carroll sweeps SWD quad from Bulldogs

     TAZEWELL –– Carroll County jumped out to an 8-0 lead and stayed perfect in Southwest District girls’ play with a 45-33 win Tuesday over Tazewell.

    The Cavaliers (14-4 overall, 6-0 SWD) led by 15 points early in the third quarter before the Bulldogs (7-8, 1-4) closed to within seven in the fourth period.

    Crysta Guynn hit three 3-pointetrs and scored 14 points to lead Carroll County. Autumn Hash led Tazewell with 11 points.

     

    Carroll County......16  9  10  10––45

  • Tide escapes Tazewell 75-73

    The general sentiment among Galax basketball fans Wednesday upon hearing the news of a just-added game against USA Today’s No. 1-ranked Oak Hill Academy (30-0) was probably along the lines of ‘Oh boy!’ A few hours later the attitude may have been a lot closer to simply, ‘Oy.’

    The Maroon Tide trailed for most of the night before a late surge, and then had to hold off a final desperate Tazewell flurry before escaping with a 75-73 nondistrict win over the Bulldogs.

  • Tide escapes Tazewell 75-73

    The general sentiment among Galax basketball fans Wednesday upon hearing the news of a just-added game against USA Today’s No. 1-ranked Oak Hill Academy (30-0) was probably along the lines of ‘Oh boy!’ A few hours later the attitude may have been a lot closer to simply, ‘Oy.’

    The Maroon Tide trailed for most of the night before a late surge, and then had to hold off a final desperate Tazewell flurry before escaping with a 75-73 nondistrict win over the Bulldogs.

  • Carroll now objects to lease for AmerLink

    WILSON, N.C. — The hearing on selling the lease to the former AmerLink model home sales center has been delayed to Feb. 16 after Carroll County raised objections with the bankruptcy court.
    Carroll County, through a court filing dated Jan. 20, has asked for more specifics about apparent high bidder Jim Dixon’s future uses for the log home structures located at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market.