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Today's News

  • Grayson grand jury issues 17 indictments

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury indicted 17 people on Jan. 24.
    Rhonda Weagle and Christina Dawn Smith were each charged with grand larceny and statutory burglary for breaking into the home of Tanya Lundy and stealing property valued at more than $200.
    Other charges included:
    • Zachary Lee Funk – possession of stolen property
    • Kayla LeAnn Patino – possession of stolen property

  • Carjacker sentenced to 22 years in prison

    BHILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man who attempted to steal a vehicle from the parking lot of Dawn Auction at gunpoint — but instead ended up getting shot himself  — got 22 years in prison at a sentencing hearing last week.

  • Senator backs zoning referendum bill

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson supervisors’ effort to put the future of zoning before county voters now has a sponsor in the General Assembly.
    A three-member majority of Grayson County supervisors voted Jan. 9 to direct county staff to pursue a special referendum vote on the issue of repealing the county’s zoning ordinance, which requires General Assembly approval.

  • Police captain training with FBI

    QUANTICO — Galax Police Capt. James Cox is attending the FBI National Academy for 10 weeks of specialized law enforcement training.
    He is the first Galax officer to ever attend the academy, and, according to Chief Rick Clark, one of only two who were chosen from the state of Virginia to attend this session.

  • Carroll man arrested after brush fires

    HILLSVILLE — An 18-year-old Sylvatus man has been charged with arson stemming from two brush fires on Jan. 26-27.

    Virginia State Police report that they investigated the brush fires in the vicinity of Double Cabin and Buckhorn roads in Carroll County — one of which occurred on Sunday, a day when Hillsville Fire Department members had to respond to multiple emergencies over an 11-hour span.

    The investigation resulted in two counts of arson against Bobby Eugene Wagner Jr., 18.

  • Grayson County boys top Glenvar

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County was a combined eight points better than Glenvar in the first and third quarters, making for the difference as the Blue Devils defeated the Highlanders 57-49 in a nondistrict boys’ game Monday night.

    Grayson County (4-10) outscored Glenvar 13-9 in both the first and third periods and took a 40-30 lead after the third.

    Max Rodgers hit three 3-pointers and led the Blue Devils with 17 points while James Williams scored 14 for Grayson County.

  • Carroll hall of fame to induct inaugural eight

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School will induct its inaugural class into the CCHS Sports Hall of Fame during the basketball doubleheader with Salem scheduled for Jan. 31.

  • Maroon Tide splits with George Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax limited George Wythe to 13 points in the first half and rolled to a 57-35 nondistrict win in a boys’ game Wednesday night.

    The Maroon Tide (9-3) built a 24-13 lead by intermission and continued to pull away throughout the second half of play.

    Caleb Bartlett led Galax with 12 points, all coming on 3-pointers as the Maroon Tide hit nine 3-pointers as a team. Cliff Conley added 11 points for Galax and Keyshawn Brown scored 10.

    Grant Anders was the lone double-figure scorer for George Wythe, finishing with 11 points.

  • Cavs heat up to thump Demons

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County needed a little time to dial itself in, but a pair of three-point possessions on either side of the midway point of the first half jump-started the Cavaliers, who went on to roll Christiansburg 72-31 in a River Ridge District girls’ game Wednesday night.

  • Carroll County, Grayson County earn district sweeps

    MAX MEADOWS –– Koby Hill hit a shot at the buzzer to lift Grayson County to a 54-52 win over Fort Chiswell in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday.

    The Blue Devils (5-10 overall, 2-2 district) took a 41-37 lead into the fourth quarter before the Pioneers (7-5, 1-2) rallied.

    Hill finished with 12 points for the Blue Devils, who got a game-high 18 points from Max Rodgers. Ty Cannaday added 13 points for Grayson.

    Fort Chiswell was paced by Garrison Byus with 13 points. Dylan Hale scored 11 and Austin Widelo added 10.