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Today's News

  • Ruritans to host 20th annual bazaar

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    WOODLAWN — Planning is underway by the Woodlawn Ruritan Club for its 20th annual Spring Bazaar.

    The club met Jan. 16 at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church for their regular meeting and to enjoy a supper of biscuits and gravy and all the trimmings prepared by Bill Lundy and his wife Mary. The Lundys have prepared many meals for the Ruritan Club and other groups over the past several years.

  • Galax makes changes to downtown parking rules

    City council has approved changes to parking in downtown Galax, including fines for those who don’t move their cars every four hours.

    Council recently approved the parking resolution as presented by City Manager Keith Barker, which had been discussed in previous meetings last year.

    The resolution included maintaining the four-hour parking limit along downtown streets — Main Street from Washington to Calhoun, Rex Lane, Grayson Street from Jefferson to Carroll streets; and East Oldtown Street to Carroll Street.

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  • Va. Senate rejects Medicaid expansion

    Capital News Service and Landmark News Service

    RICHMOND — Republicans in the Virginia Senate on Jan. 25 tabled legislation that would have expanded Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of lower-income residents of Virginia.

    Voting along party lines, the Senate Education and Health Committee indefinitely postponed action on the proposal. The eight Republicans on the panel voted to kill the measure; the seven Democrats voted to keep it alive.

  • Police investigate GHS threat

    Rumors of a threat from a student on Thursday at Galax High School proved to be without merit, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

    At 3:35 p.m. on Jan. 25, School Resource Officer Vickie Taylor became aware that a student, who was absent that day, had made threatening remarks. She immediately began an investigation.

    Because the information was received after school hours, said Clark, it “changed the way we reacted. If it had been during the school day, we would have handled it differently.”

  • Grayson SOL scores rising

    INDEPENDENCE ― Student test scores are climbing in across the board in Grayson County schools, when compared to the previous year’s first semester.

    During the school board’s Jan. 15 meeting, Grayson Schools Superintendent Kelly Wilmore began his monthly address by presenting board members with a list of state Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores for the first semester of 2017-18, in direct comparison with the first semester of 2016-17.

  • Carroll HOF introduces newest members

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School honored its fifth athletic hall of fame class Friday as Ryan Gravley, Lindsay Martin and Chuck Thompson were inducted between the boys’ and girls’ varsity games against Glenvar.

  • Grayson boys improve to 13-1; Galax throws scare at Wythe

    CHILHOWIE –– Grayson County built a 16-point halftime lead and cruised to its 13th win of the season Saturday night with a 73-57 nondistrict win over Chilhowie.

    The Blue Devils (13-1) constructed a six-point lead by the end of the first quarter and outscored the Warriors 22-12 in the second for a 43-27 advantage at intermission.

  • Glenvar overcomes Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County overcame a 12-point second-half deficit in the span of less than three minutes Friday night but Glenvar was able to regroup and pull away for a 75-60 win in a Three Rivers District boys’ game.

    Landry Gerbers’ free throw had Glenvar (10-4 overall, 6-0 district) ahead by a dozen points, 41-29, at the 6:52 mark of the third period, but Carroll County (2-12, 1-5) was in the lead less than three minutes later.

  • Cavs streak past Glenvar

    HILLSVILLE –– To illustrate just how overpowering Carroll County was Friday night against Glenvar, when Cavalier coach Marc Motley was asked about the explosive start his team got off to, he wasn’t sure if the questioner was referring to the first quarter or the third.

    Carroll County opened up a 14-0 lead in the game’s first three minutes, kicked off the third quarter with an 11-0 run in less than two and a half minutes and raced past Glenvar 59-32 in a Three Rivers District girls’ game.