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Today's News

  • Anders reaches career milestone at UVa.-Wise

     WISE –– Mikaela Anders joined a select group of UVa.-Wise volleyball players during the Highland Cavaliers’ 3-0 win over West Virginia Tech on Oct. 27.

    Anders recorded the 1,000th kill of her career in the match, reaching a milestone that tops what has already been an award-filled career for the junior middle hitter.

    The 6-foot-1 Anders was selected to the Appalachian Athletic Conference all-freshman team in 2008 while also garnering first-team all-conference status in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.

  • Second second chance for Carroll County

     HILLSVILLE –– The second time around went pretty well, the first time around.

    Having avenged a regular season loss in the first round of the postseason, Carroll County (8-3) will dry to duplicate the feat tonight when the Cavaliers travel to Christiansburg (10-0) for a Region IV Division 4 semifinal game at Porterfield Stadium.

  • Bath County stands between Tide and finals

    Galax has played some pretty good teams this year, five of which are still alive as the postseason enters its second round. Bath County is up there with any of them.

  • Tide ousted from state

     DUFFIELD –– Japan has its Sumo. In Iran, it’s wrestling. A few minutes of being inside a small and unevenly-lit, packed and noisy gym Tuesday night in Scott County made it quite evident that volleyball is the national sport of Rye Cove.

  • Galax boys, girls seventh in finale

     THE PLAINS –– Top-10 finishes for a pair of individuals and seventh-place showings for both Galax’s teams punctuated a year full of highlights for Twin County cross country runners as the season drew to a close with the VHSL championships at the Great Meadow course near Manassas on Nov. 13.

  • XC teams post strong finishes

     PEARISBURG –– Galax advanced both its girls’ and boys’ teams to the state meet and the Maroon Tide’s Travis Cockerham missed by a whisker winning the boys’ individual championship, finishing a close second to Glenvar’s James Kasper at the Region C cross country championships in Pearisburg.

    Cockerham, a junior, led throughout most of the 3-mile course until Kasper made a late charge, nipping the Maroon Tide runner at the finish despite Cockerham’s diving lunge at the line.

  • Students to transfer after break

     FRIES — Providence Elementary School students will officially transfer to Fries School in the second semester.

    Renovations at Fries School are nearing completion, said school administrators during a Grayson County School Board meeting on Nov. 8. 

    A ribbon-cutting will be held at Fries School at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.

    “This will be an exciting event to have the new addition open at Fries,” said schools' Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas.

  • Camp Dickenson celebrates 40 years

     For most children, attending Camp Dickenson is their first experience away from home and family. 

    While some kids are reluctant to stay overnight, by the end of the week, they've had so much fun they don't want to leave. 

    "They say things like, 'Mom, can I please stay?,'" said Michael Snow, director of Camp Dickenson, a Christian retreat in Fries. 

  • Tax relief for elderly could expand

     INDEPENDENCE — More Grayson County residents could soon be eligible for a tax relief program.

    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet brought a recommendation to the board of supervisors on Nov. 10 to increase various aspects of a program that provides relief for elderly residents of the county who struggle to pay their taxes on fixed incomes.

    Sweet said he and Commissioner of Revenue Larry Bolt recommend that the board consider increasing all three phases of the program.

  • Father, son indicted for drug conspiracy

     ABINGDON — A father and son from Grayson County and two other suspects have been indicted by a Federal grand jury in U.S. District Court in Abingdon on drug, weapons and other charges.

    Lorne Sidney Anders; his son, Arlin James Anders; Michael Leon Cooper and Ricardo “Ricky” Lopez-Zuniga were indicted when the grand jury met on Nov. 2.

    Eleven different counts were returned by the grand jury.