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Today's News

  • Bearcats power past Devils

    TAZEWELL –– Grayson County calls them ‘free 90s’ – bases given up via walks, hit batsmen or defensive breakdowns. Virginia High turned many of those 90s into 360s in Thursday’s Conference 39 tournament championship game. 

    The second-seeded Bearcats took advantage of the opportunities afforded them and created many more on their own, belting their way to a 14-5 win over the No. 1 seed Blue Devils at Lou Peery Field.

  • Homers fuel 2-1 wins by Tide, Devils

    HONAKER –– A walk and a whack gave Lauren Garvey and the Galax defense all the cushion it would need.

    Hayden Cassell’s two-run home run in the top of the first inning was all the scoring Galax would get and all the Maroon Tide would need as Garvey twirled a three-hitter Monday in a 2-1 win over Honaker in the Region 1A West softball quarterfinals.

  • Maroon Tide’s 7-1 regional baseball win forfeited

     Bristol Herald-Courier

    (Reprinted with permission)

     

    HONAKER –– As Gordon Lightfoot wrote, sometimes “you feel like you’re winning when you’re losing again.” Honaker has to feel that way today. 

  • Cavaliers handle Colonels

    HILLSVILLE –– If the double play is a pitcher’s best friend, a four-run rally when trailing 1-0 has to be at least a very fond acquaintance.

  • Readers Hotline 5/30/16

    School priorities

  • Principals' group opposes restroom policies

    The Grayson County School Board’s recent adoption of a policy regulating transgender students’ restroom use has caused some controversy among people on both sides of the issue, and raised questions among those unfamiliar with transgender issues.

    According to the American Psychological Association, “transgender” is an umbrella term that “incorporates differences in gender identity, wherein one’s assigned biological sex doesn’t match their felt identity.”

  • Car decals losing appeal in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Due to loss of revenue, paired with feedback from the community, Grayson County Treasurer Kelly Haga has suggested the elimination of decals for vehicles in the county, in exchange for a fee that will be easier to manage and enforce.

    Haga presented this request to the Grayson County Board of Supervisors at the May 16 meeting.

    In a memo to the board, Haga explained that the county’s decal sales in 2015 generated a revenue of $259,785. The expected revenue was $428,075.

  • Hillsville seizes vehicles in back tax crackdown

    HILLSVILLE – The Town of Hillsville has begun aggressive actions to collect on delinquent tax accounts, seizing property from those who owed last week.

    As approved by town council April 25, the town will take all measures provided by the Code of Virginia to collect on these accounts.

    “Nonpayment of taxes cannot be tolerated, as it is unfair to residents who pay taxes,” town Treasurer LeAnna Surratt said in a statement.

  • Shareholders approve merging local banks

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson National Bank and Bank of Floyd and their respective holding companies, Grayson Bankshares and Cardinal Bankshares, announced last Thursday that their shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a merger combination of their banks.

    The companies combined have more than 200 years of community banking heritage.

  • Carroll sheriff responds to questions

    Editor’s note: The Gazette asked Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner to reply to this Hotline caller’s comments, and he wrote the following lengthy explanation. Here is the original call: