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Today's News

  • Head Start receives stimulus funds

    Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program Head Start received $510,513 in federal economic stimulus funds to begin offering an Early Head Start program in May, which will serve 72 income eligible infants, toddlers and pregnant women.

    The money is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Cottage Industry

    HILLSVILLE — Through blowing snow and cold, painting and finishing at the workshop keeps on going.

    Undeterred by winter weather, freezing temperatures and wind chills, Cottage 6D at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center stays warm and toasty as workers try and keep pace with orders for custom-made signs and other wood products.

    Staff and residents alike concentrate on tasks like painting, sanding, sealing and assembling cutting boards, customized signs, wall shelves, ornaments and replica sleds emblazoned with scenes of weather and a family's name.

  • Snyder named ODAC player of the week

     EMORY -- Bailey Snyder, a guard at Emory and Henry College, was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s women’s basketball player of the week for her efforts in three Wasps wins recently.

  • Galax second at own invitational

    Galax had six wrestlers post top-four finishes Saturday and took second place in the team standings at it own Maroon Tide Invitational wrestling tournament. Wrestling without starters in five weight classes, the Maroon Tide still managed to place three in the championship round.

  • Area players gain all-region honors

    Seventeen Twin County football players earned all-region honors recently, including one repeat choice as a first-team pick. Zack Surratt of Carroll County was a first-team all-Region IV defensive back for the second straight year, finishing second on the team with 50 unassisted tackles and 28 assists.

  • Blue Devils stay hot, roll past Chilhowie 79-65

     CHILHOWIE -- Eric Harvey and Steven Eller combined for 52 points as Grayson County whacked Chilhowie 79-65 in a nondistrict game Tuesday.

  • Devils zoom past Floyd

     FLOYD -- According to his coach, Bubba Bowen pretty much carried Grayson County offensively in the first half. According to the stats, Floyd County sharpshooter Tucker Crawford carried Bowen like a backpack in the second half.

  • Cavs start hot, wallop Galax

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County used a 24-0 run in the first half to take command and rolled to a 57-19 win over Galax in a nondistrict girls’ game Wednesday.

  • Tide pulls away from Cavs

     HILLSVILLE -- Galax got a battle for the better part of three quarters Wednesday but pulled away in the second half to head into Christmas break on the heels of an 83-66 nondistrict win over Carroll County.

  • Arson charges filed

    MOUTH OF WILSON — A North Carolina man has been charged with arson in connection with what investigators said was a "suspicious barn fire" earlier this month.

    Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said Andrew Clay Farmer, 27, of Jefferson, N.C., has been charged with arson and felony child endangerment in connection with the barn fire that occurred on Dec. 4 on Woodcrest Road in Mouth of Wilson.

    The 30-by-60-foot hay barn was owned by Dwight Furches of Furches Evergreens in West Jefferson, N.C.