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Today's News

  • Tide pulls away from Bobcats

    RADFORD –– Galax swept the competition at Radford High School this past Friday night, shutting down the Bobcats’ offense and gaining a 17-point lead during the third quarter, allowing the Maroon Tide to finish out the rest of the game ahead and return home with a 41-21 victory.

  • Devils outlast Cavs

    INDEPENDENCE –– Six beats three every time.

  • Readers Hotline 9/3/18

    Pulling the plow
    At my age, my anger is now gentle. I have always pulled the plow. It was always necessary and never glamorous and when I am gone, who will pull this plow? Work is not demeaning; it is the meaning of life. “Mailbox Money” was earned by people like me who will not last nor will I. I say this with deep regret.

    Open minded

  • Mount Rogers closes trails due to bear activity

    Staff Report

    MOUTH OF WILSON — Grayson Highlands State Park, managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has closed Wise Shelter in response to increased bear activity in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

    The area remains open to day use, including hiking and horseback riding.

  • Mother to enter plea in child’s death

    INDEPENDENCE — Tanisha Ann Lineberry has been scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing in Grayson County Circuit Court, for charges she received in the 2017 death of her young son.

    According to court documents, Lineberry faces two charges: involuntary manslaughter and abuse of a child resulting in serious injury. She is set to enter a plea on Oct. 11.

    Her plea hearing was rescheduled from its original date, Aug. 23.

  • Danger alert lifted, dam work continues

    PIPERS GAP — Carroll County emergency officials on Friday cancelled a flooding alert related to a potential dam failure in the Pipers Gap community, after pumping nearly 1.5 million gallons of water out of a privately owned pond.

    The potential dam failure could have affected more than a dozen property owners nearby, and police began evacuating residents last Thursday.

  • ‘Rolling Thunder’ defendant to serve 22 years

    ABINGDON — Only one of the 24 people charged as a result of the Operation Rolling Thunder investigation remains to have their day in court, following a sentencing hearing earlier this month.

    Sanson P. Rodriguez, 58, of Lexington, N.C., who pleaded guilty in April to drug conspiracy charges, will serve 22 years in federal prison. He was sentenced in federal court in Abingdon on Aug. 8.

  • Residents evacuated due to imminent dam failure

    UPDATE: 8/31/18, 12:25 P.M.

  • NWS warns of flooding, dam failure in Carroll

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning, which says there is danger of a dam break in southwestern Carroll County, and some residents of Pipers Gap Road are being forced to evacuate.

    The alert says the warning is in effect until 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

    “At 3:31 p.m., local emergency management reported the imminent failure of an unnamed dam just north of Pipers Gaps Road in southwest Carroll County,” the warning stated. “The dam has not undergone a complete failure yet, but is considered to be in imminent danger."

  • Grayson boys, Tide girls win at Carroll XC meet

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax topped Grayson County for the team win while Carroll County runners took the top three spots in the girls’ race of a cross country meet last Wednesday at Hillsville Elementary School.