Today's News

  • Grant pays for pet adoption weekend


  • Drawing from Nature


  • Readers' Hotline 1/16/12

    Deer everywhere
    Talk about all the dangers of deer. My son-in-law is a long haul truck driver. In some state away from here, he hit four at one time because he couldn’t stop and it killed every one of them. He was not hurt but he was really upset about it. These here in town are really getting to be a sight again. They are just everywhere. It is a shame because they are beautiful.

    Too late

  • Supervisors to review solid waste ordinance

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson supervisors will begin a review of the highly controversial solid waste ordinance that was enacted in 2009 and caused a great deal of dissent in the county.
    The fee, which mandates each county resident pay a $3 weekly fee to receive trash collection, has been a highly debated topic since it was first put into place.
    Citizens have argued that trash services were included in their taxes and that the fee was just another way for the county to raise taxes without increasing the levy.

  • Boards to work more closely on school projects

    HILLSVILLE — Probably the biggest question for Carroll School Board members during their organizational meeting on Jan. 3 was how to cooperate with the county supervisors to structure payments for phase III school construction work.
    After the regular Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Jan. 9, they and the school board members came to a meeting of the minds — they will have a special joint meeting each month to discuss phase III construction matters.

  • Hammer investigated as possible 'serial killer'


  • Man dies in Cana wreck

    CANA — A single-vehicle accident on Jan. 10 in the Cana area led to the death of the driver, a 58-year-old Lambsburg man, according to a report from the Virginia State Police.
    The report identified the victim as Wendell R. Scrogham Jr.
    At about 8:30 p.m., the 1986 Jeep Comanche that Scrogham was driving westbound on Virginia 800 went off the road for about 100 feet on the grassy shoulder.
    The vehicle then went down the embankment into a depression, where it overturned.

  • Libraries launch LEGO Clubs


  • Grayson girls keep winning, bump off Bland

     ROCKY GAP –– Grayson County ran its winning streak to four games Wednesday night, overcoming a slow start and knocking off Bland County 48-44 in a Mountain Empire District girls' game at Rocky Gap High School.

    The Blue Devils (5-6 overall, 2-0 MED) could only manage a three-point lead despite holding the Bears (7-5, 1-1) to two first-quarter points, but Grayson pulled out to a 25-14 lead by halftime.

    Meredith Frost scored 17 points to pace the Blue Devils, who will battle Galax for the district's top spot tonight (Friday).

  • Parsons, Tide pound Pioneers

    Lawrence Parsons could have dogged it the final three quarters and still had a pretty good game. But he played it out and had an outstanding one.

    Totaling eight points, six blocked shots and five rebounds well before the end of the first period, Parsons gave Galax a boost from the start as the Maroon Tide took a surprisingly easy 75-46 win over Fort Chiswell in a key Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday.