Today's News

  • McGrady pushes for land-use taxation

    HILLSVILLE  — A town resident wants Hillsville to implement land-use valuation for agricultural lands, just like Carroll County did back in 2003.
    Mary McGrady asked the Hillsville Town Council to implement land-use assessment at the April 23 meeting.
    She pointed out that the General Assembly in the 1970s initiated legislation to allow localities to assess land under agriculture, horticulture, forest and open space at its use value, rather than its real estate market value.

  • Company turns tables on trade


  • Men's club a perfect match for residents, caregivers


  • Eleanor Roosevelt's dress donated to 1908 Courthouse


  • Geisler served as delegate, attorney


  • Teacher on leave after indictment

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County High School teacher is among four people named in indictments unsealed recently, after formal charges were placed April 27 by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury.
    Mark Allen Osborne, 33, of Independence, was indicted on a charge of using a communications system to solicit a child for illegal acts.
    According to the indictment, the charge involved a minor child at least 15 years old and less than 18 years old.
    Osborne is an agriculture teacher at GCHS. He is free after posting a $10,000 bond.

  • Galax sweeps doubleheader from G-Men

     Galax enjoyed a laugher and endured a squeaker, but came away with a pair of wins by sweeping Graham 16-1 and 1-0 in a Mountain Empire District baseball double header Thursday at Felts Park.

    Dante Ravenell continued to ride a power surge that has seen him hit three home runs in the span of a week. Ravenell belted a three-run homer and added a two-run double to pace Galax to the blowout win in the opener, which was stopped after four innings on the 10-run rule.

  • Galax, Reynolds make short work of Graham

    Thanks to a couple of big innings on offense, Galax didn’t need to be perfect on defense. The Maroon Tide came pretty close nonetheless.

    Maroon Tide pitcher Hayley Reynolds and her D allowed one baserunner in five innings and Galax kept pace with league-leading Grayson County by rolling over Graham 10-0 in a brief Mountain Empire District game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    The Maroon Tide needed barely an hour to improve to 5-9 overall, 4-1 in the MED, one game back in the district standings.

  • Blue Devils rob Pioneers, 2-0

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County’s Max Rodgers is doing everything he can to dispel the myth about rightfield being a place to hide the defense’s weak link.

    Playing rightfield because of his speed, range and arm, Rodgers robbed Fort Chiswell’s Makenzie Mabe with a spectacular catch at the fence on the final play of the day Friday as the Blue Devils nipped the Pioneers 2-0 in a crucial Mountain Empire District game.

  • Celebrates birthday and anniversary

    Eldon Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated his 94th birthday April 22 with a party hosted by his sons and their families.

    Gardner and his wife, Iris, also celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.