Today's News

  • Devils, Stark reach regionals

     INDEPENDENCE –– Galax’s Carahline Stark won the Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis singles championship and Grayson County’s Laura Shearin and Lucy Phipps claimed the doubles title in the MED tournament recently at Grayson County High School.

    Stark defeated Abby Taylor of Narrows 6-0, 6-1 and Anna Turnmire of Grayson County blanked Fort Chiswell’s Courtney Robb 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals. Stark downed Turnmire 6-1, 6-1 for the singles crown.

  • Not just a day off

    Amid the backyard barbecues and trips to the beach today, let us not forget the true meaning behind Memorial Day. It's not an excuse for a sale, or the official beginning of summer; nor is it just another day off from work.
    Celebrated since May 30, 1868, Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who have fought and died for our freedoms, in conflicts throughout history.

  • Devils win MED title; Cavaliers get past Tazewell

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County added the Mountain Empire District tournament softball championship to its regular season title, whipping Fort Chiswell 10-0 in five innings Thursday at the Grayson County Rec. Park.

    Sarah Eller got it done at the plate and in the pitcher’s circle for Grayson County (13-8), which will host a Region C Division 2 quarterfinal game Tuesday. Eller limited the Pioneers (7-11) to two hits in five innings, striking out 10 and walking none.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/30/11


  • Driver pinned in wreck

     A driver was injured Friday about 5 p.m. after his vehicle overturned on its 

  • Woman charged in murder-for-hire plot


    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators on May 27 arrested Candi Freeman Carico, 37, of 233 Sandalwood Lane on charges of criminal solicitation to commit murder.

    Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan said that his office received information about an alleged plot to kill Carico’s estranged husband, Tim Carico.

    The findings of the investigation were presented to a magistrate in a probable cause hearing and a warrant was issued.

  • Carroll plans for the worst


  • Mason flies to rescue in AirCare unit

    Submitted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Life is a constant adrenalin rush for Holly Mason, a Grayson County, Va., native who recently was named program manager of AirCare Critical Care Transport Service at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
    Holly runs a service that includes two helicopters and four ambulances that transport critically ill or injured patients to Wake Forest Baptist, the only Level 1 Trauma Center in North Carolina’s Piedmont region.

  • Redistricting sets up battle in Va. Senate


  • Grayson creates bus fund

    INDEPENDENCE — If school bus purchases aren’t a top priority for Grayson County Public Schools, they may soon become one after the board of supervisors voted May 11 to invest up to $75,000 a year towards the purchases of school buses.
    Supervisor Joe Vaughan — a county bus driver, who is serving his final six months on the board — asked his fellow board members to consider earmarking a portion of the revenue the county collects from its county decal fee to purchase school buses.