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Today's News

  • Grayson social services director charged

    Staff Report

    MARION — The director of the Grayson County Department of Social Services is facing multiple charges, following two incidents last month involving charges of intoxication.

    Anthony Glenn Isom, 31, of Marion, was charged by Grayson and Marion officers in the incidents, which occurred March 19 and 20.

    According to a report from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, a citizen called the sheriff’s office around 2 p.m. on March 19, reporting that they’d spotted a male subject walking, who appeared to be intoxicated.

  • Carroll court clerk's office makes changes

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Clerk of Court’s office has continued making improvements, with many technological enhancements focused on maximizing efficiency for citizens.

    The clerk’s office processes an extensive amount of data, documents and other public records — all of which have to be stored, while remaining easily accessible. Statistics and reports confirm that Carroll is now the second-highest in caseload in the 27th Judicial Circuit, with a 16 percent workload increase since the previous year.

  • Grayson edges Carroll; Galax falls at Glenvar

    Staff reports

    INDEPENDENCE –– Shawn Campbell and Grayson County carried a one-hitter into the seventh inning but had to weather a late Carroll County rally before the Blue Devils escaped with a 3-2 nondistrict win Thursday at the Grayson County Rec. Park.

  • Tide, Devils take easy tennis wins

    Galax surrendered a total of three games over nine individual matches Wednesday and blanked Radford 9-0 in a nondistrict boys’ tennis match at Felts Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-0) racked up five 8-0 wins in singles on shutouts by Noah Hutchens, William Patton, Coleman Morgan, Landon Dixon and Luke Reeves. Alex Bartlett scored an 8-1 victory at No. 6 singles.

    Galax also took a pair of 8-1 wins and an 8-0 shutout in doubles.

  • Tide lights up Highlanders

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    Galax bid farewell to a dozen seniors off of last year’s state championship boys’ soccer team, including nine starters. The names may have changed, but so far the tune’s still the same.

    The Maroon Tide unleashed a torrent of goals midway through the second half Wednesday night and improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 7-1 nondistrict win over Glenvar.

  • Cavaliers slug past Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE -- In a game that boasted a combined 21 runs and 32 hits, the Carroll County Cavaliers came away with a 15-6 nondistrict victory over home-standing Grayson County last Thursday.

    The large crowd of fans attending the game was treated to an offensive show that produced 24 hits for the Cavaliers and three home runs while Grayson had eight hits and one homer.

  • Brown, Carter named all-state

    Carroll County’s Mariah Carter and Galax’s Essence Brown were both named first-teamers recently on their respective Virginia High School League all-state basketball teams, and Galax’s Shea Foxx was named to the second team in all-Class 1 voting.

    The teams were chosen by panels of coaches representing the four regions in each particular class and were announced recently by the VHSL.

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  • Carroll County departments cut spending

    HILLSVILLE — County departments presented their spending plans to the Carroll Board of Supervisors at the March 27 meeting, and discussed methods of saving on expenditures for the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget.

    The sheriff’s department talked about plans for saving money, but reaffirmed a commitment to keeping school resource officers (SROs), which Sheriff J.B. Gardner called a priority.

  • State's inaction delays Galax school budget

    The state budget deadlock means that the Galax City School system has to plan its own budget tentatively and conservatively, Superintendent Bill Sturgill informed the school board at the March 13 meeting.

    Chairman Ray Kohl introduced the topic at the beginning of the meeting. In an attempt to lighten the mood, Kohl said he would turn the floor over to Sturgill, “to give us all the great news about the budget.”