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Today's News

  • Devils leave Cats behind

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County dominated the fourth quarter and took a big 71-54 win over Virginia High in a Conference 39 game Wednesday.

    Leading 45-44, the Blue Devils (8-10) pulled out to a 54-46 lead as Jake Hollingsworth and Tanner McPherson each scored from the foul line and added a driving layup.

    The Bearcats pulled back to within 56-50 on a Ryan BRadley 3-pointer with 3:24 to go but Grayson closed out the game with a 15-4 run fueled by its defense.

  • Grayson drops two to Three Rivers foes

     INDEPENDENCE –– Hank Connor led a balanced Glenvar scoring attack as the Highlanders took down Grayson County 82-52 in a nondistrict boys’ game Monday night.

    Connor scored a game-high 19 points while Noah Lovelace dropped in 14 and fellow Highlanders Logan Williams and Landry Gerbers added 13 points apiece.

    Grayson County (7-10) got a team-best 14 points from Tanner McPherson and Wes Ayers chipped in 10 points.

    Glenvar improved to 12-6 with the win.

     

  • Cougars steal win from Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– The National Transportation Safety Board would have a whale of a time sorting out Monday night’s River Ridge District clash between Carroll County and Pulaski County as both teams experienced a train wreck. The Cougars were able to walk away from theirs.

    Carroll County dominated in every phase of the game up to the mid-point of the third quarter but Pulaski County rallied from a 27-point hole over the final 12 minutes and stunned the Cavaliers 79-72 in overtime.

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  • Attorney, police react to immigration policy changes

    President Donald Trump’s executive order, signed Jan. 27, to suspend the travel of immigrants, refugees or any citizens from seven Middle Eastern countries into the U.S. for 90 days caused a massive uproar, as protestors and attorneys flocked to international American airports to stand witness to immigrants being turned away or detained.

    Locally, an immigration lawyer wonders about the constitutionality of the order and police are wondering if they will be drafted to enforce immigration law.

  • Murder suspect among grand jury indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – A Galax man was indicted on four charges by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury last Friday, stemming from a fatal shooting that occurred last March.

    Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis was indicted on charges of murder, malicious shooting, possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a violent crime and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (subsequent offense).

  • Judge asked to seal Nofsinger report

    ABINGDON — The attorney for double homicide suspect Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr. has filed to have his client’s federal pre-sentencing report sealed, as it could affect the outcome of his pending state trial.

    Nofsinger, 36, of Galax, pleaded guilty in August 2016 to three of eight federal charges of producing child pornography, in a case that resulted from the investigation of his alleged role in the deaths of a mother and daughter in the city last year.

  • State park attendance on the rise

    Nearly a quarter-million more people visited the New River Trail State Park in 2016 than the previous year, and visitation at Grayson Highlands State Park was up by nearly 32,000 people last year.

    Virginia’s state parks set record attendance in 2016, with more than 10 million visitors, a 12 percent increase over 2015.

    Virginia State Parks, managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, hosted more than 1 million overnight visitors in cabins and campgrounds in 2016, an increase of nearly 3 percent over 2015.

  • Public record for 2/1/17

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in June of 2016 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Car hits wall, flips over on Hebron Road

    Staff Report

    A Galax man escaped injury Jan. 26 when his car overturned on Hebron Road near Galax.

    According to Virginia State Police Trooper S.M. Phillips, a Hyundai, driven by Donald Fields, was traveling north on Hebron Road about 11:45 a.m. when he ran off the right side of the highway, struck a rock wall and overturned, ending up in a yard on the southbound side or the highway.

    Fields was charged with reckless driving.

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department and the Pipers Gap Rescue Squad responded to the scene.