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Today's News

  • Grayson agrees to fund airport project

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County leaders have agreed to provide the final $7,000 needed to install a sewer line to Twin County Regional Airport.

    Supervisors' Vice Chairman Larry Bartlett represents the county on the airport commission and spoke about the request at the board meeting Aug. 13.

    Bartlett noted that the airport commission was seeking funds to install the sewage line to the airport and needed $42,000.

  • Virtual classroom expands in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Class has already started at Carroll's bricks-and-mortar schools, and the rebooted Virtual Academy will soon come online, too.

    The Carroll County School Board took action in an early Monday meeting to add management services by virtual education firm K12 for online learning available to students statewide.

    Carroll educators partnered with K12 last school year to offer an online curriculum to the more than 200 home-schooled students in the county.

  • Falsehoods alleged in AmerLink bankruptcy

    WILSON, N.C. — The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has ordered a trustee be appointed in the case of log home manufacturer AmerLink and allowed its attorneys to withdraw after company president John Barth Jr. allegedly made false statements to the court.

    AmerLink filed for protection from $20 million in debt owed by the company to more than 200 creditors, one of which is Carroll County.

  • Letters to the Editor for 8/31/09

    Waddell has high rating

    This is in regard to newspaper accounts of alleged abuse at Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center.

    I’m confident that your reporting accurately represented the facts as alleged. However, your article in terms of what it didn’t say, unintentionally did a serious disservice to the facility, employees and residents.

  • Another stern PD test for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE -- Bidding farewell to the best runningback in school history wasn’t an easy thing to do at Patrick County. But on the other hand, John Harris’ absence has only shown how valuable Jacob Reynolds can be.

  • Blue Devils open home schedule with Chilhowie

    INDEPENDENCE -- One aspect of Grayson County football has already shown improvement over a year ago ee" the Blue Devils actually get a full compliment of home games this time around. A year after getting just four home dates on its 10-game schedule, Grayson County plays the first of five homers tonight when it hosts Hogoheegee District big boy Chilhowie in a nondistrict game at Bill Strong Field.

  • Richlands eyeing sixth straight Southwest title

     The rich just keep getting richer. Or in this case, the Richlands.

  • Fort hoping to end an 18-year playoff drought

     The Cycle.

  • Grayson County still in rebuilding process

     INDEPENDENCE -- It’s bound to happen everywhere, at some time or another.

  • Carroll County putting new twist on old scheme

    HILLSVILLE -- It’s not like Carroll County head coach Tom Hale is jacking around with a good thing. The Cavaliers’ wing-T scheme produces a potent – if not flashy – ground game, with four main backs combining for more than 2,000 yards last year.