Today's News

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  • Driver charged with felony hit and run

    HILLSVILLE — A driver who left the scene of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 52 has been charged with felony hit and run, according to town police.
    The accident occurred May 5 at about 5:30 p.m. in the construction zone on the bridge over the U.S. 58 bypass, when Nelson Ray Cox of Hillsville slowed down for a bump in the road, according to the accident report by Hillsville Officer Wes Yonce.
    Cox’s 2008 Nissan was hit in the rear by a 2011 Dodge pickup, driven by Dwayne Alderman.

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  • Devils clinch MED

     Grayson County’s Shannon Gamble and Adanna Cheek won a pair of tiebreakers in the No. 3 doubles match Wednesday, giving the Blue Devils the deciding team point as Grayson claimed a 5-4 win over Galax in a Mountain Empire District match continued from Tuesday.

    Grayson County (12-0 overall, 5-0 district), which clinched the MED championship with the win, took four of the six singles matches on Tuesday. Only the No. 2 doubles match was concluded, with Galax’s Claire Engelhardt and Paige Hanks winning in two sets.

  • Maroon Tide girls claim 10th win

     MAX MEADOWS –– Galax improved to 10-2-1 on the year with a 5-0 shutout win over Fort Chiswell in a MED girls’ soccer match Tuesday.

    Mirieda Martinez scored twice from outside the box to lead Galax.  Chantasy Cottrell converted a Sonia Solis assist for a goal, Alexandra Moreno set up Jessica Salinas for a goal and Kelsey Williams scored unassisted for the Maroon Tide.

    Abbi Ponce had the shutout in goal for Galax.

  • Grayson one win away after topping Fort 10-0

     INDEPENDENCE ––  Dylan Isom highlighted a five-run fourth inning with a two-run single as the Blue Devils clinched at least a tie for the MED title Wednesday with a 10-0, five-inning win over Fort Chiswell.

    Grayson County needs to win against either Galax today or Narrows next week to seal the season championship.

    Tyler Rutherford and Dustin Leonard each went 3-for-3 at the plate with Rutherford scoring three runs and Leonard driving in two.

  • Kimble, Cavs silence Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Having paused for what may have been the shortest senior day observance in the history of such procedures, Carroll County made it a short afternoon with an 8-0 nondistrict softball win over Grayson County.

    After the introduction of lone 12th-grader Lindsey Davidson followed by an impromptu fly-over by a gaggle of wayward geese, junior-heavy Carroll County upped its record to 13-3 Monday on the strength of a five-run fifth inning and a tidy two-hitter by pitcher Lillie Kimble.