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Today's News

  • Original prison site now protected land

    Conservationists cringed two years ago when the state considered building a prison along the New River in the Cox’s Chapel community of Grayson County.

    Now they can celebrate the fact that the riverfront property has been protected from future development.

  • Art school recruiting, training new instructors

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is accepting reservations through Friday for area artisans wishing to participate in instructor orientation.

    All area musicians, artists and crafts people are invited to participate on Jan. 22 from 5-9 p.m. at Crossroads Institute on East Stuart Drive in Galax.

  • Grayson boys withstand Elkin rally

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Those 28-point second-half leads sure do come in handy at times.

    Grayson County built a massive lead midway through the third quarter and then sweated it out as Elkin pulled to within three points with possession of the ball before the Blue Devils hung on for a 65-62 nondistrict win Monday in the Cross-Border Shootout at Alleghany High School.

  • Blue Devil girls fall to Elkin

    SPARTA, N.C. –– After holding Elkin to just two points in the first quarter, Grayson County managed just two points itself in the second period, falling to the Elks 38-32 in a nondistrict game Monday at Alleghany High School.

    “We really did play hard,” Grayson County coach Tiny Funk said. “We gave ourselves a chance. They hit a lot of big shots, and we didn’t hit a lot of shots at all. We got the ball where we wanted it most of the night, we just couldn’t get them to fall.”

  • Bland County drops Cavaliers for seventh

    MAX MEADOWS – It may not have been the championship game, but both teams played hard in the seventh-place matchup of the Wythe County BB&T Tournament Monday at Fort Chiswell High School.

    Both Carroll and Bland Counties came into the match-up with an 0-2 record in the tournament with Carroll falling to Floyd on Friday night and host Fort Chiswell on Saturday. Bland on the other hand, lost to George Wythe Friday and PH-Glade Spring on Saturday.

  • Maroon Tide boys top Alleghany

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Galax started each half with a bang and dropped host Alleghany 54-41 Monday in the Cross-Border Shootout.

     

    The Maroon Tide (8-1) outscored the Trojans a combined 36-13 in the first and third periods and led by 22 points late in the game before Alleghany made a late push.

    Scott Alouf led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Galax, which played Elkin Tuesday in the second day of the event. Cameron Frazier contributed 13 points and five assists, while Kyle Adams pulled down 10 rebounds to go with eight points.

  • Scorching second half lifts Devils past Alleghany

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Grayson County made it 4-for-4 for the Virginia boys, knocking off host Alleghany 65-53 in the Cross Border Shootout Tuesday night.

    The Blue Devils and Galax both went 2-0 in the event. Grayson County shot nearly 80 percent from the floor in the second half, hitting 19 of 24 attempts to pull away from a 22-21 halftime lead.

    Eric Harvey led Grayson County with 19 points and Tyler Rutherford scored 13 of his 16 after halftime.

    Cody Miller led all scorers with 20 points for the Trojans and Julian McNeil added 17.

  • Floyd pulls away from Cavs

    MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County battled back from a 10-point deficit to trail Floyd County just 40-39 midway through the third period, but the Buffaloes answered with a 9-0 run and sent the Cavaliers to the bottom bracket of the Wythe County Christmas Tournament with a 71-55 win Friday at Fort Chiswell High School.

  • Three Cavaliers place in North Davidson tourney

    LEXINGTON, N.C. –– Carroll County had three wrestlers finish among the top 10 in their individual weight classes at the King of the Mat Invitational, hosted by North Davidson High School on Dec. 21-22.

    Heavyweight Drew McCraw brought home a third-place finish, 130-pounder Blake Bowman placed fourth and Aaron Willard gritted his way to a ninth-place finish in the tournament, which included 37 teams from as far away as Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

  • Carroll named agricultural 'disaster area'

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Farmers in Carroll County felt the heat over the summer, but federal representatives say that relief is on the way.

    On the last day of 2008, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and 9th District Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Abingdon) announced that parts of Southwest Virginia have been designated agricultural disaster areas, meaning that farmers who suffered crop losses due to the drought and excessive heat may be eligible to receive assistance from the federal government.