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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 6/1/16

    Don’t overlook wages
    I keep reading about Grayson County and all they seem to be worried about is those high-tech bleachers the superintendent thinks he needs. What about the salaries of the people that work at the school like the maintenance, custodians, support staff, cafeteria workers, people like that? He really needs to look into that and so do the supervisors to see if maybe they can bring their wages up just a little bit. That would be greatly appreciated.

  • Veteran enters fray to challenge Griffith

    Derek Kitts – a Roanoke native, decorated U.S. Army veteran, Southern Baptist, husband and father – has thrown his hat in the ring to represent the 9th Congressional District as a Democrat who is both pro-gun and pro-choice.

    Kitts did three tours of Iraq and one of Afghanistan, garnering two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

  • Carroll company meets goals earlier than expected

    Staff Report

    WOODLAWN — A Carroll County company has met its investment goal more than 18 months early and exceeded its hiring goal, after receiving a Virginia Tobacco Commission grant.

    The state money received by Thomas Automation Management (TAM) came with requirements that it meet certain capital and employment targets by October 2017. According to a company news release on Friday, it met those goals in March.

  • Tide survives 13-inning marathon

    BASTIAN –– Galax extended its baseball season with a Conference 46 semifinal win over George Wythe. As if the semifinal game didn’t extend the season all by itself.

    Galax and George Wythe went at each other for 13 innings in a contest that lasted nearly six hours and ended after 1 a.m. Thursday morning, with Galax finally holding on for a 14-12 win to clinch a spot in today’s Region 1A West quarterfinals.

  • Devils claim Conference 39 softball crown

     RICHLANDS –– Emily Lindsey and Rachel Burris each homered and Grayson County earned a spot in this week’s Region 2A West tournament, powering past Richlands 10-2 Thursday in the Conference 39 semifinals.

    The Blue Devils open region tournament play today (Monday) when they travel to Gate City for a 4:30 quarterfinal.

  • Maroon Tide girls win conference titles

    Galax picked up a pair of individual trophies and opened regional play on a strong note as a team in girls tennis late last week.

    Kayleigh Funk won the Conference 46 singles championship over Rural Retreat’s Leah Stepp when Stepp suffered a knee injury and was forced to retire. Funk had won the first set 6-2 but Stepp had battled back and was leading 5-3 in the second when the injury occurred. The injury also handed the Maroon Tide doubles team of Funk and McKensey Stoneman the conference championship by default.

  • Bearcats power past Devils

    TAZEWELL –– Grayson County calls them ‘free 90s’ – bases given up via walks, hit batsmen or defensive breakdowns. Virginia High turned many of those 90s into 360s in Thursday’s Conference 39 tournament championship game. 

    The second-seeded Bearcats took advantage of the opportunities afforded them and created many more on their own, belting their way to a 14-5 win over the No. 1 seed Blue Devils at Lou Peery Field.

  • Homers fuel 2-1 wins by Tide, Devils

    HONAKER –– A walk and a whack gave Lauren Garvey and the Galax defense all the cushion it would need.

    Hayden Cassell’s two-run home run in the top of the first inning was all the scoring Galax would get and all the Maroon Tide would need as Garvey twirled a three-hitter Monday in a 2-1 win over Honaker in the Region 1A West softball quarterfinals.

  • Maroon Tide’s 7-1 regional baseball win forfeited

     Bristol Herald-Courier

    (Reprinted with permission)

     

    HONAKER –– As Gordon Lightfoot wrote, sometimes “you feel like you’re winning when you’re losing again.” Honaker has to feel that way today. 

  • Cavaliers handle Colonels

    HILLSVILLE –– If the double play is a pitcher’s best friend, a four-run rally when trailing 1-0 has to be at least a very fond acquaintance.