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Today's News

  • Parents ask county to take over school budget

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Representatives of a recently formed citizens’ group told the board of supervisors on Thursday that they feel schools in Grayson County are being mismanaged.

    Although the two representatives from a 500-member group called Grayson County Citizens for Better Schools each asked supervisors to exercise more control over how Grayson schools are run, supervisors who responded said they are limited in what they can do.

  • Probe of suspect's death completed

    CANA — Further details have been released regarding a police chase that ended with the death of a suspect on April 8 in Cana.

    According to a news release from Corinne Geller, public relations director for the Virginia State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit of a vehicle that refused to stop for a deputy shortly before 9:45 a.m. on April 8. The man reportedly fled authorities first in a vehicle, then on foot. He ran behind a residence before shooting and killing himself.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 5-11

    2010

    Galax avenged an earlier loss to Carroll County win a 3-1 win in Hillsville. Edu Rojas, Jose Rojas and Miguel Lopez scored for the Maroon Tide.

    Chantasy Cottrell and Maegan Madrigal each scored two goals in Galax’s 5-2 girls’ soccer win over Rural Retreat.

     

    2005

  • Grayson County coasts past Tazewell 9-2

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County hammered out five doubles to go with five singles Wednesday to roll over Tazewell 9-2 in a nondistrict game at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

    While the Blue Devil bats were smoking, Tyler Lundy tossed a seven-hitter to pick up the win on the mound as the Blue Devils upped their record to 4-2 for the season.

    Lundy was sharp in the first inning, striking out the first two batters he faced and getting the final out on a fly ball to right field.

  • Grayson erupts in 9-2 win

    FLOYD –– Grayson County owed Floyd County some measure of retribution after a 3-2 loss March 23 in Independence. The Blue Devils squared the account on Wednesday but now owe the Buffaloes a half a box of softballs.

    Keeping with the sportsmanlike custom of giving the ball to a player who hits a home run, Grayson County kids took four well-mashed, neon yellow Worths home with them Wednesday after the Blue Devils powered to a 9-2 win in a nondistrict game at Floyd County High School.

  • Grayson shuts out Pioneers

    INDEPENDENCE –– After a three-inning dress rehearsal on Thursday, Grayson County blanked Fort Chiswell for real on Friday, taking a 10-0 win in a six-inning Mountain Empire District game.

    The two teams got three innings in the books on Thursday in Max Meadows before thunderstorms chased them from the field with the Blue Devils leading 4-0.

  • Nester, Cavs blank Galax

    Technically, it wasn’t a perfect game. But in a manner of speaking, Sydney Nester batted a thousand Thursday.

    Nester, a freshman right-hander for Carroll County, recorded all 15 outs by strikes as she and the Cavaliers blanked Galax 16-0 in a lightning-delayed, run rule-shortened five-inning game at Mountain View Park.

    Carroll County improved to 5-0 with the win, dropping Galax to 4-4 with the nondistrict loss.

  • Teen injured in farming accident

    HILLSVILLE — Virginia State Police responded to a farm accident in Hillsville on April 7, which resulted in the injury of a local teen.

    According to First Sgt. Mike Musser, state police responded to the scene on Freemont Road, where “a young man who had a round bale of hay on a truck, exited his vehicle to open a gate. The truck started to roll off, and as he was attempting to stop it, the truck pinned him.”

  • Interstate crash results in injuries, missing dog

    AUSTINVILLE — A couple from North Carolina suffered non-life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle accident on Interstate 77 in Austinville last Thursday.

    According to a report on scene from State Trooper S.M. Cochran, police were called to the 22 mile marker on I-77 North, after a truck and camper crashed on the interstate at approximately 12:05 p.m. on April 9.

    “The lady was driving the vehicle, and the trailer started swaying back and forth and she lost control,” Cochran said.

  • Gardner seeks 2nd term as sheriff

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner has confirmed that he will run for a second four-year term in the November general election.

    Gardner, a Republican, was first elected to serve as the county’s sheriff in 2012.

    Throughout his current term, Gardner says that the sheriff’s office staff has worked with one another and the community to create a number of beneficial programs and practices for the betterment of the county, and that he would like the opportunity to continue those efforts.