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Today's News

  • Funk earns academic A-A honors at Wise

     WISE –– Megan Funk, a senior at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, has been named to the Academic All-American team by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

    To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, must be a junior or senior and must maintain good standing at his or her institution.

  • Maroon Tide protects top spot

    Grayson County has made great strides in its girls’ basketball program from a year ago. Galax remains a step or two ahead.

    The Maroon Tide jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter and never faltered the rest of the night, taking sole possession of the Mountain Empire District’s top spot with a 60-39 win Friday.

    Galax improved its overall record to 10-3 while staying undefeated in the MED with a 3-0 mark. Grayson County dropped to 2-1 in the league, 5-7 overall.

  • Galax tops Devils to go 8-0

    Galax continued its hot start and remained undefeated after running past Grayson County 66-52 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide is perfect after eight outings and improved to 3-0 in the district while Grayson County fell to 7-7 overall and 1-2 in the district.

    The defending Division 1 state champs led from wire to wire thanks to a torrid start by Eddie Hanks. The senior guard scored 11 of his team’s first 15 points and gathered five rebounds in the first period.

  • Grant pays for pet adoption weekend

     

  • Drawing from Nature

     

  • Readers' Hotline 1/16/12

    Deer everywhere
    Talk about all the dangers of deer. My son-in-law is a long haul truck driver. In some state away from here, he hit four at one time because he couldn’t stop and it killed every one of them. He was not hurt but he was really upset about it. These here in town are really getting to be a sight again. They are just everywhere. It is a shame because they are beautiful.

    Too late

  • Supervisors to review solid waste ordinance

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson supervisors will begin a review of the highly controversial solid waste ordinance that was enacted in 2009 and caused a great deal of dissent in the county.
    The fee, which mandates each county resident pay a $3 weekly fee to receive trash collection, has been a highly debated topic since it was first put into place.
    Citizens have argued that trash services were included in their taxes and that the fee was just another way for the county to raise taxes without increasing the levy.

  • Boards to work more closely on school projects

    HILLSVILLE — Probably the biggest question for Carroll School Board members during their organizational meeting on Jan. 3 was how to cooperate with the county supervisors to structure payments for phase III school construction work.
    After the regular Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Jan. 9, they and the school board members came to a meeting of the minds — they will have a special joint meeting each month to discuss phase III construction matters.

  • Hammer investigated as possible 'serial killer'

     

  • Man dies in Cana wreck

    CANA — A single-vehicle accident on Jan. 10 in the Cana area led to the death of the driver, a 58-year-old Lambsburg man, according to a report from the Virginia State Police.
    The report identified the victim as Wendell R. Scrogham Jr.
    At about 8:30 p.m., the 1986 Jeep Comanche that Scrogham was driving westbound on Virginia 800 went off the road for about 100 feet on the grassy shoulder.
    The vehicle then went down the embankment into a depression, where it overturned.