Today's News

  • GES construction causing traffic backups

    When Galax Elementary School lets out at 3:20 every afternoon, traffic backs up on South Main Street near the recreation center as parents line up to navigate a pickup area that’s in the middle of a construction zone.

    Galax City Council briefly discussed the traffic issue at its December 2018 meeting, and is waiting for more input this month before taking action.

  • Readers Hotline 1/16/19

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  • 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.

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  • Bryant, Bowman set to enter Carroll hall of fame

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County High School athletic hall of fame will grow by two members later this month as Rod Bryant and Blake Bowman have been selected to join the ranks of former Cavalier greats in an induction ceremony on Jan. 18 at CCHS.

    Rod Bryant

  • Blue Devils knock off Bland 68-56

    INDEPENDENCE –– Jake Hollingsworth and Blake Hawkins combined for 42 points Tuesday night as Grayson County pulled away from Bland County 68-56 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

    Hawkins, who scored 20 points, hit a pair of 3-pointers a the Blue Devils (6-5 overall, 2-3 MED) built a 27-22 halftime lead.

    Hollingsworth scored 15 of his team-high 22 points in the second half.

    Jacob Watters led all scorers with 23 points for the Bears (6-4, 3-2) and Patrick Christen added 10.


  • Slow start no problem for Tide in 18-point win

    Despite scoring only four points in the first quarter, the Galax Maroon Tide pulled away with 22 points in the second quarter to roll over visiting Craig County, 47-29, in a nondistrict game played in Galax Wednesday night.

  • Carroll County breaks slide

    HILLSVILLE –– After a discouraging start to the season that saw Carroll County come up short at the end of several tight games, the Cavaliers snapped a six-game slide Tuesday night with a 54-35 Three Rivers district win over Giles.

  • Trial date set for Dunford

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — Steven Shawn Dunford, who is facing several charges in the alleged abduction and rape of a minor, is scheduled for a two-day jury trial in Grayson County Circuit Court on Feb. 14-15.

    Dunford was indicted by a grand jury in April 2018 for two counts of forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and the rape and abduction of a female minor child under the age of 13.

    A pre-trial motions hearing will be held prior to Dunford’s jury trial on Jan. 17.