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Today's News

  • Galax boys pick up team victory at EastMont Invitational

    SHAWSVILLE –– Galax placed all five of its scoring runners among the top 22 and won the boys’ team title last Wednesday at the Eastern Montgomery Invitational, held at Camp Alta Mons.

    Led by the third-place effort of Andrew Jordan, the Maroon Tide finished with a team score of 69 points, 25 below runner-up Floyd County’s 94. Glenvar (111), Parry McCluer (125) and Grayson County (139) rounded out the top five in the 12-team competition.

  • Cavaliers close regular season on high note

    Carroll County finished up its regular season with a three-set sweep while Galax dropped a marathon match to Fort Chiswell in volleyball action Thursday night.

    In Low Moor, Carroll County pulled out a tight win in the opening set and went on to defeat Alleghany 27-25, 25-22, 25-15 in a Three Rivers District match.

    The Cavaliers (13-6 overall, 7-5 district) got a dozen kills and three aces from Jolee Sloss, while Erin Hash registered six blocks and four kills. Taylor Spangler supplied 27 assists for Carroll, tacking on five kills.

  • First-quarter woes continue for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– It took Alleghany more than two and a half hours to get from Covington to Tommy Thompson Field. Once there, it took the Mountaineers less than a minute late in the first quarter to take control.

    Two touchdowns and a safety in the span of 45 seconds spotted Alleghany a 23-point first-quarter lead Friday and the Mountaineers went on to a 37-13 win in a Three Rivers District game.

  • Peoples, Tide keep rolling

    For the better part of the first half, Auburn played keep-away about as well as anyone has been able to do this year against Galax. But while the Eagles’ offense was their best defense, Galax’s best offense was just getting the ball in the first place.

  • Party poopers

    INDEPENDENCE –– Having wandered throughout Southwest Virginia on six of the previous eight Fridays, Grayson County finally returned home, aptly enough, for its homecoming night and the start of a three-game homestand to cap the regular season.

    It was the Blue Devils’ party, and Fort Chiswell ruined it.

  • Two charged with possession

    FRIES — Two Fries residents have been arrested and charged in connection with the discovery of illegal substances and ammunition.
    According to a news release from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and investigators were dispatched on Oct. 11, to conduct a search of 716 East Main Street in Fries.
    The search revealed approximately one half ounce of methamphetamine, marijuana, scales, baggies, and other drug paraphernalia, according to the report.
    Ammunition was also seized, the sheriff’s office confirmed.

  • Police chase driver in stolen car

    A homeless man from North Carolina who stole a vehicle on Oct. 13 led three law enforcement agencies on a high-speed, multi-county chase before being caught, according to Sgt. T.S. Todd of Virginia State Police.
    According to a state police report, Daniel Ray Dockery, 34, identified as homeless, allegedly stole a 2006 Subaru Outback from a McDonald’s in Winston-Salem, N.C., on the morning of Oct. 13.

  • Readers Hotline 10/23/17

    Hide and seek
    Because the police for the Town of Hillsville have decided they have to have black vehicles so they can sneak up on people, that’s fine. But, you have to remember one important thing. When you are running radar on Interstate 77, the least you do when it is foggy is to turn your lights on. I almost hit one of the pickup trucks this morning coming down 77 just right past the Hillsville exit.

    Rain check

  • Grayson schools roll over funding

    By Larry Chambers
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County School Superintendent Kelly Wilmore informed school board members at their Oct. 9 meeting that the school system rolled over $466,000 from its 2016-2017 budget.
    He said $242,000 went back in the budget and the other $224,000 was placed in a capital improvement fund by county treasurer Kelly Haga.
    Wilmore said the total budget was more than $20 million.

  • Carroll PSA continues negotiations

    By Larry Chambers
    Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) staff is continuing negotiations with the City of Mount Airy, N.C., to purchase water to supply customers in the Cana area.
    Jessica Montgomery, executive director of the Carroll County PSA, told board members last Monday that the PSA staff was waiting on a final agreement from the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners.
    She said the water was needed for customers in Cana and 75 customers who live on Meadowbrook Road.