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Today's News

  • Carroll's Exit 19 project gets $1.9 million

    HILLSVILLE — Earth Day came a little bit early for Carroll County this year, and with it a $1.9 million check from the federal government to pay for sewer service to Exit 19 and Wildwood Commerce Park.

    Ninth District Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Abingdon) and Rural Development's Travis Jackson on Monday presented the check for a low-interest loan to fund the sewer project that will serve the Interstate 77 area, including the under-development commerce park and 34 homes on Airport Road and Training Center Road, Boucher said.

  • Wired Road connects Twin Counties to world

    The Wired Road broadband project — which is being deployed throughout Galax, Grayson and Carroll counties — will be the first step to re-engineering and revitalizing the economy, announced Sen. William Wampler during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Rex Theater on Monday for the official launch.

    “It's no longer a theory, but is actually going to happen,” he said.

    State and local leaders explained how the $26 million project will make a significant and positive difference to the regional communities and stabilize the local economy.

  • Citizens appeal county's Spirit Harbor decision

    INDEPENDENCE — The decision whether to allow a proposed 150-site recreational park known as Spirit Harbor is now in the hands of Grayson County Circuit Court.

    According to documents filed April 10, community members — 15 in total, many of whom had spoken in opposition of the plan — petitioned the court to review the decision of the Grayson Board of Supervisors.

  • Grayson budget short by $1.3 million

    INDEPENDENCE — With Grayson County government's expenses rising drastically, leaders have to decide if a tax increase is the only answer to make ends meet next year.

    Preliminary numbers show Grayson's budget short by $2.4 million. Early projections of revenue are $14.3 million, and expenses are expected to total $17.1 million.

    The deficit, however, does not include the money expected to be returned by the school board for savings on school closures — which is good news, as the money could be anywhere from $377,000 to more than $600,000.

  • Feds take over marijuana hauling case

    HILLSVILLE — Two of three suspects arrested after Carroll deputies found 313 pounds of marijuana hidden away in a tractor-trailer now face federal charges.

    Carroll deputies and a Virginia State Police trooper in March searched a suspicious tractor-trailer parked at the Kangaroo Express on Virginia 148 in Fancy Gap.

    They found inside 313 pounds of marijuana packaged in mustard and coffee grounds.

    Deputies also found two men in the trailer after talking to the driver, and the drug dog alerted on the trailer.

  • Grayson survives Tide 6-1

    INDEPENDENCE -- It was only to be expected that Grayson County would face an improved Galax team from the one it throttled in five innings at the beginning of the month. It was a little more improvement than the Blue Devils cared to see. Held hitless and mired in a 1-1 game after four innings, Grayson County finally broke free with five runs in its last two turns at bat, surviving the

  • Thomas, Cavs top Falcons

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County got a seven-inning no-hitter from Rebecca Thomas to top Abingdon 4-1 in a Southwest District softball game Wednesday in Hillsville.

    The Cavaliers (5-5 overall, 4-1 district) took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Thomas doubled and courtesy runner Amber Cannaday scored on Jacqueline Martin’s base hit. Lexi Hodge drove in Martin with a single.

    Abingdon cut the lead in half with an unearned run in the top of the third, but the Cavaliers added two more runs in the fourth on two singles and three walks.

  • Grayson County, Galax pick up nondistrict wins

    BLUEFIELD -- Graham beat Graham.

    Brent Graham’s two-run home run helped lift Grayson County to a 7-3 win in the second round of play Thursday in the Coppinger Invitational at Bowen Field.

    Graham’s homer put the Blue Devils (4-5) in front 4-2 in the fourth inning, and Grayson County built its advantage to 7-2 with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings before giving up a run to the G-Men in the bottom of the sixth.

    Jared Sells pitched the final four innings to pick up the win and Tyler Rutherford had a pair of hits for the Blue Devils.

  • Cavaliers blank Cougars 2-0

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County put together its second strong outing in as many days Thursday, blanking Pulaski County 2-0 in a nondistrict softball game. The Cavaliers had bumped off Abingdon on a Rebecca Thomas no-hitter on Wednesday, a day before Thomas whiffed 17 Cougars in the complete-game two-hitter.

  • Devils win middle school tourney

    PULASKI -- The Grayson County Middle School baseball team won the Pulaski Middle School Invitational tournament, defeating the host Cougars 12-4 last Saturday at Calfee Park. The annual tournament is a fundraiser for Pulaski’s grade 6-8 baseball program.  Grayson had finished second in last year’s tournament and was looking for another chance at the championship. Satur