Today's News

  • Grayson slams Indians 52-13

    RURAL RETREAT – When two undefeated teams clash on the football field, one has to come away a loser.

    The loser last Friday night was Rural Retreat after Grayson County rolled into Indian country and came away with a 52-13 nondistrict victory for the Blue Devils.

    Grayson County set the tone of the game early when Zack Vaughan took the opening kickoff and, after some nifty running and breaking tackles, rambled 73 yards for the touchdown with only 16 seconds ticked off the clock. Mario Ruiz kicked the extra point for the 7-0 lead.

  • Galax tames Mustangs

    The Mountain Empire District portion of Galax’s schedule is still a few weeks away, but so far the Maroon Tide is 3-0 in Three Rivers District play.

    Galax fell behind early before scoring 56 unanswered points, knocking off its third TRD opponent in as many weeks with a 56-12 thrashing of Eastern Montgomery in the Tide’s homecoming game Friday.

  • Flea market attendance down, but Hillsville was still hopping


  • Medical mission saving lives in Ethiopia


  • Grayson approves airport funding

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County hopes to partner with the City of Galax and Carroll County in making more than a half-million dollars in improvements to the Twin County Regional Airport.
    The airport’s goal is to make the three localities more attractive to potential businesses.
    Tom Jones, Chairman of the Twin Count Regional Airport Commission, met with the board during its regular meeting last Thursday night to talk about four projects the airport hopes to undertake at its facility near Interstate 77 in Carroll County.

  • Osborne running in 5th District


  • Hendrick enters school board race


  • School closings create need to move polls


  • Readers' Hotline 9/12/11

    Editor’s Note:
    Last week, a caller expressed a concern over an automated answering machine at the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Richard Vaughan addressed the issue: “The auto-attendant is programmed to answer calls after three rings. When the dispatcher is busy with emergency calls and cannot answer before the three rings, the auto attendant answers and directs them to choose which division of the sheriff’s office that they need.”

  • Heroes of 9-11 remembered


    HILLSVILLE — The sirens that sounded, the rendition of "Taps" played by a JROTC student and the lowered flags at the Grover King VFW Post 1115 remembered the heroes and the patriots of the 9-11 attacks. 

    The sirens signaled the memorial's start at 8:46 a.m., the moment of the terrorist attacks began 10 years ago with the first plane crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Three planes caused loss of life and destruction at the center of commerce in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia.