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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 1/16/19

    No business

  • Larrowe appointed to council

    Michael Larrowe was named by the Galax City Council on Monday night to replace departed Council Member Bill Davis, who moved out of the city.

    Larrowe was chosen after debate in two closed meetings — one before the regular 7:30 p.m. meeting and one held immediately after.

    He said that Council Member Travis Haynes approached him in December after Davis made council aware of his impending resignation. “I’ve had an interest for a number of years, but my work schedule wouldn’t permit it,” said Larrowe, who traveled often for work.

  • Water fee issues resurface in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE – Collaborative efforts between the Carroll County Board of Supervisors and the Carroll County Public Service Authority on Monday evening revealed the challenges of developing ways to pay for county water system infrastructure while lessening the burden on citizens that are not signed up for potentially available services.

  • Hillsville PD arrests fugitive

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – A fugitive from justice who had been on the run since September 2018 was arrested by the Hillsville Police Department on Monday.

    Interim Hillsville Police Chief Shannon Goad confirmed that an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen was received by HPD Sgt. Stephen Brady, regarding the whereabouts of a wanted man from Georgetown, Del.

    According to information obtained by Brady, the man had escaped from the Sussex Community Correctional Center on Sept. 12, 2018.

  • State Line Rush picks up four wins in five outings

    ASHLAND –– Playing a double-header last Saturday and three games in two days this past weekend, the State Line Rush homeschool girls’ basketball team picked up four wins in its past five times out on the floor.

    State Line picked up two wins Saturday at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, capped by a 63-25 trouncing of the Richmond Spirit.

    Audrey Clark nailed three 3-pointers in the third period and drained five treys for the game to lead all scorers with 21 points. The Rush, which bolted to a 36-12 halftime lead, hit 11 3-pointers in all.

  • Devil boys press past RR

    RURAL RETREAT –– In the second quarter Friday night, Grayson County backed off of the defensive pressure that had seen the Blue Devils take an early double-digit lead, only to see Rural Retreat close to within three. There was no letting up the second time around.

    Grayson County fired up the press again and harassed the Indians nearly the rest of the night, rolling to a 70-48 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Readers Hotline 1/14/19

    Paid in full
    I would like to say thank you to the gentleman and his family in front of me at Aunt Bea’s. They paid for my breakfast and I’m paying it forward. I would like to say thank you very much to whoever you are, and I appreciate it very much.

    It’s the law

  • Virginians split on arming teachers

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND — Virginians are divided on whether they would support legislation to train schoolteachers and administrators to be armed on school grounds, according to a poll conducted at Virginia Commonwealth University.

    “It was almost split right down the middle,” said Robyn McDougle, director for the Center for Public Policy in VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, which conducted the study.

  • Man pleads guilty to using library internet to solicit minor

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man pleaded guilty in Grayson County Circuit Court on Jan. 3 to charges involving the soliciting of a minor through the use of public internet access at the local library.

    James Michael Fantazier was charged in September 2017 with possession of child pornography and the use of communications systems to solicit a minor. The child pornography charge was amended to state that the minor was less than 18 years of age, rather than less than 15 years of age, before Fantazier submitted his plea.

  • Huff helps students prepare for careers

    INDEPENDENCE — Dwayne Huff, CTE Director for the Grayson County Career & Technical Education (CATE) Center, is excited to help students find their paths to a happy future through project-based learning resources and teamwork among the CATE Center faculty members.

    Huff assumed the seat as CTE director last year, filling the space left by retiring CTE Director Angie Lawson.