Today's News

  • Tide tops Warriors for region bid

    Forced to cobble together a new rotation in the absence of middle hitter Essence Brown, and given one day to do so, second-seeded Galax responded with a 25-16, 6-25, 25-22, 25-10 win over No. 4 Chilhowie in the second of two Conference 46 volleyball semifinal matches Wednesday at Galax High School.

    The win set up an all-maroon title match, as George Wythe’s top-seeded Maroons knocked off No. 4 Fort Chiswell 25-19, 25-17, 25-23.

  • Wythe denies Maroon Tide

    George Wythe twice rallied from being down a set, then pulled away from a 10-10 tie in the fifth set to upend Galax for the Conference 46 volleyball tournament championship Thursday at Galax High School.

    The top-seeded Maroons (18-8) ended the match with a 4-1 run to notch the 16-25, 25-19, 14-25, 25-15, 15-11 win.

    Needless to say by looking at the individual set scores, it was an up-and-down night for both teams.

  • Area runners advance to state meets

    Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County will all be represented at their respective state championship meets later this week after posting strong finishes in regional events Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Patrick Henry doesn’t hold back in 71-24 win over Carroll County

    ROANOKE –– Patrick Henry of Roanoke  broke a record it set two years ago against Carroll County, handing the Cavaliers a 71-24 defeat Friday in the season finale for Carroll.

    The Patriots, who scored the most points ever given up by the Cavaliers in a 70-22 win in 2013, built a 43-10 halftime lead and tacked on three third-quarter touchdowns to end Carroll’s season at 1-9. Patrick Henry will move on to the 5A playoffs with a 5-5 mark.

  • Tide ‘D’ steals the show

    INDEPENDENCE –– Keeping Galax’s offense off the field may be the most effective way to slow down a rushing attack that has amassed more than 10,000 yards in the last four years. The only problem for Grayson County Friday was, it was the Maroon Tide’s defense that was keeping that potent offense on the sideline.

  • Grayson ready to select new school chief

    INDEPENDENCE — After months of deliberation, the Grayson County School Board has announced that it will appoint a new schools superintendent during the regular meeting tonight, Monday.

    The search for a new superintendent began after Kevin Chalfant stepped down from the position on May 31 after three years with the school system.

    Larry Massie, the retired superintendent of Buckingham County Schools, has served as the interim superintendent for the school system since June 17.

  • Grand jury charges 3 with LSD possession


    INDEPENDENCE – Sealed indictments have been opened against three Mouth of Wilson residents, charging them with drug violations.

    The Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury met Oct. 23 and indicted several people. Some of the indictments were sealed until the suspects could be served with warrants.

    Benjamin Ted Roten, 46; Benjamin Wayne Roten, 23; and Lori Jo Roten, 44, were indicted on one charge each for the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (LSD).

  • VFW's mission is more community involvement

    HILLSVILLE – Grover King VFW Post 1115 wants to be more involved in the community, according to Post Manager Mike Lara.

    Lara, who is president of the VFW’s Young Guns committee, was at last week’s Hillsville Town Council meeting to speak of the “new wave of energy” coming through the post. Lara talked about the work the Young Guns are trying to do in the community and how they want to work with the community to bring more events to the VFW grounds.

  • Hillsville will light up to support veterans this week

    HILLSVILLE – Halloween is over and everyone is itching to get out those Christmas decorations. If you’ve got green lights stashed away, there’s a reason to bring them out this week in honor of veterans.

    Mike Lara, president of the VFW Young Guns committee of Grover King 1115 Post in Hillsville, saw a commercial for Walmart’s social media campaign “Greenlight A Vet” and instantly knew it was something that he and the post needed to get involved in.

  • Goad wins Carroll court clerk race

    HILLSVILLE — In Carroll County’s most contested race, Democratic candidate Gerald Goad prevailed in the five-way contest for clerk of court by 287 votes over runner-up B.P. “Phil” Hawks.

    The five candidates sought to fill the vacancy left by Carolyn Honeycutt, the longtime clerk who did not seek re-election this year.