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Today's News

  • Devils back on top of MED

    NARROWS -- As the biting wind and the snow flurries whipping around outside the Narrows gym once again made everyone feel like they had fallen asleep and awakened in North Dakota, Grayson County did only what came natural.

  • Fear not, MED, all is well

    You may have been surprised to learn recently about Graham’s plan to exit the Southwest District and join the single-A ranks as a member of the Mountain Empire District, beginning in the fall of 2011. You may have been dismayed, or you may have been happy, especially you Carroll County fans who will no longer have to go to Grundy, which is also dropping to Group A status in ‘11.

  • Cavs close again in 69-62 loss

    HILLSVILLE -- Should it ever field a hand grenade-throwing team or get into competitive horseshoes, Carroll County would be up there with the best of them. The Cavaliers have shown nearly all year that they can come close.

  • Cavs wrap up SWD title

     HILLSVILLE -- Due to traffic congestion on I-77, Grundy arrived 30 minutes late for its Southwest District game at Carroll County. The Cavaliers got it over with early just the same.

  • Galax girls fall to Bland 47-36

     BLAND -- Galax couldn’t overcome a slow start and fell to Bland County 47-36 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Saturday.

  • Enterprise zones approved

    HILLSVILLE — An idea to add economic development tools to two Interstate 77 exits in Carroll County did not get stalled by the wayside, as elected officials announced that the state has added the two interchanges to the county's enterprise zones.

  • Chamber computer seized

    HILLSVILLE — A search warrant details the seizure of a computer from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce office in an investigation of a cyber invasion of privacy and identity theft.

    Virginia State Police Trooper Troy Dalton sought the search warrant for computers and other electronic equipment after a complaint in December from a New River Community College student, according to the court paperwork.

  • Va. traffic fatalities decrease

    Virginia recorded the fewest traffic deaths on record in 2009, an accomplishment officials attributed to a mixture of police work and driver behavior.

    Locally, the Grayson County Sheriff's Department reported two traffic-related fatalities last year, up from none in 2008; Carroll County had three, compared to 13 the year before; and Galax had no wrecks resulting in death — making two years in a row with no traffic fatalities.

  • Thor's golden opportunity

    HILLSVILLE — Thor the golden Labrador had a tough time.

    His owners were unable to afford to keep him, so they gave him to a friend.

    Thor crashed through a window to get back to his family, cutting his face.

    It got worse before it got better. When push came to shove, his old family couldn’t keep him.

    So, they left him tied to the Carroll Veterinary Clinic sign, with a bag of dog food, pedigree papers and a note.

  • Grayson couple indicted on federal fraud charges

    By BEN BOMBERGER

    Staff

    ELK CREEK — A Grayson County couple has been arrested on 11 federal indictments after allegedly obtaining more than $90,000 from an elderly man they were being paid to assist in Elk Creek.

    Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said a joint investigation between his department and the U.S. Secret Service led to the arrest of Robbie Kevin Poole, 49, and his wife Kathryn Rebecca Poole, 57, of 9475 Elk Creek Parkway in Elk Creek.