Today's News

  • Grayson Highlands Fall Festival celebrates 42 years

    Staff Report

    MOUTH OF WILSON — Grayson Highlands State Park’s 42nd annual Fall Festival will be held Sept. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    There is a $10 per day parking fee. The event is sponsored by the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad, Fire Department, and ladies auxiliary.

    Live bluegrass and old-time music will be featured on Saturday. Music starts at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.

    This year’s lineup includes:

    • 10 a.m. - Recorded music

    • 11 a.m. - To be announced

  • Man charged for tampering with 19 vehicles

    Staff Report

    A man found sleeping in a car in Galax was charged with tampering with 19 vehicles in the city.

    David Lee Glass, 20, of Galax was charged after officers Silverio Gonzales and Sara Patton responded to a report of a man sleeping in a vehicle on Sept. 11, according to a Galax Police Department report.

    Glass was detained by Gonzales and Patton and placed under arrest for tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

  • Readers Hotline 9/26/18

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  • Devils break into win column

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County hasn’t had a tremendous amount of luck on the volleyball court thus far in the young season, but the Blue Devils showed a pretty good sense of timing on Tuesday.

    Grayson picked up its first win of the season and did so against its closest Mountain Empire District rival, holding off Galax in three sets, 27-25, 25-20, 25-22.

    The Blue Devils (1-4 overall, 1-2 MED) built a substantial lead in all three sets and saw Galax (2-8, 0-2) climb back into it each time before Grayson finally nailed down the three-set sweep.

  • Cavs knock off unbeaten Giles

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County battled back from being two sets down and went to extras in the fifth set to hand Giles its first volleyball loss of the season Thursday night.

    Competitive but unsuccessful in the first two games, the Cavaliers rallied for the 23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 17-15 win. The victory improved Carroll County to 7-1 overall, 3-0 in the Three Rivers District, while Giles now sits at 8-1, 2-1.

  • Blue Devils back on track

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County took an early lead and fought off a second-period challenge by Marion to cruise to a 27-12 nondistrict victory at Bill Strong Field last Friday night.

    The Blue Devils bounced back from a loss to Glenvar two weeks ago with vengeance, led by quarterback Jake Hollingsworth, who rushed 19 times for 141 yards and scored all four Grayson County touchdowns.

  • VHSL approves Grayson’s drop to Class 1

    INDEPENDENCE –– The spoken word is open to interpretation. But math is math.

  • Carroll tests Highlanders

    HILLSVILLE –– Moral victories can stink, depending on one’s point of view. A moral victory is still just a loss, and Carroll County coach Jack Turner hates both of them. But this one was a little different.

    Facing a team that has averaged better than 12 wins per season over the past four years, Carroll County was within a late fourth-quarter two-point conversion of throwing a serious scare into Glenvar before falling 27-18 at Tommy Thompson Field.

    It was the Three Rivers District opener for both teams.

  • Readers Hotline 9/24/18

    What is wrong with this country? Instead of giving the rich tax cuts, which they do not need, we have neglected roads, bridges, rivers, streams, etc. Mother Nature and storms will take over every time. Just dredging some of these streams and rivers every few years or so would keep them from overflowing their banks and ruining everything in their path every time we have a bad storm.

    Price gouging?

  • Absentee voting begins for Nov. 6 mid-terms

    Staff Report

    Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 General Election starts statewide today, Friday.

    Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office or vote absentee by mail. To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of the 20 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application.