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Today's News

  • Grayson disbands rec board

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors made a surprising move on Dec. 12 with the decision to disband the Grayson County Parks and Recreation Policy Committee.
    The vote was a controversial one, with citizens and two supervisors protesting the decision. Supervisor David Sexton brought the recommendation to the board, saying there had been discussion for some time about the fate of the committee leading up to that night.

  • Federal fugitive arrested in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — A fugitive wanted in West Palm Beach, Fla., was apprehended in Independence on Dec. 13.
    According to a news release, more than a dozen officers from Grayson, Carroll and Wythe counties assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Service with apprehending a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) last Friday.

  • Cavs capitalize on chilly Tide

    Brick happens.

    Some nights it matters not a whit how close, how far, how open or how well-guarded one is. Putting the ball in the basket will be like pushing a frayed rope through a keyhole. Galax managed to make just one of its first 34 shots from the floor while Carroll County overcame its own cold start with a torrid third quarter and raced away with a 54-28 nondistrict win Friday night.

  • Carroll boys lead start to finish

    This past weekend kicked off what was for many civic and religious organizations the prime viewing time for their annual Christmas thespian productions. And that was a good thing. For there was no drama to be found in Galax’s gym Friday night.

    Carroll County built a 10-point lead in the first quarter and was ahead by double figures for all but a few moments the rest of the way, taking a 47-35 nondistrict win over the Maroon Tide.

  • Woman charged with murder in Frazier shooting

    HILLSVILLE — Indictments unsealed by the Carroll Circuit Court on Monday confirm that two charges have been filed against a 28-year-old Pipers Gap woman in the October shooting death of Kevin Heath Frazier.

     

  • Readers' Hotline 12/16/13

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  • Library book review could benefit from variety of viewpoints

    The Galax High School Library Book Committee was recently formed to create a screening matrix for books coming into the high school library.
    The group is made up of a handful of individuals, including school officials, parents and one honor student. And while they plan to get input from the community on this issue, Superintendent Bill Sturgill noted that he wants to be careful about the group’s size, since too many voices could halt productivity.

  • PSA ponders what to do with leftover grant money

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll Public Service Authority members indicated their preference for using leftover project funds towards reaching out to new users at their Dec. 9 meeting.
    County County Administrator Gary Larrowe introduced the topic of unspent funds from the sewer project at Interstate 77 Exit 19 sewer, regional water projects and Fancy Gap water, and then turned the discussion over to engineer Kevin Heath to make recommendations on what could be done with that money.
    All funds come from Rural Development in the form of loans and grants.

  • Woodlawn now property of county

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County supervisors accepted the former Woodlawn School on Dec. 9, and they will ask the public for input on the facility’s future use in January.
    A lot involving Woodlawn has taken place this fall after the school that taught students for more than a century closed, Supervisor Sam Dickson said in a report at the county board meeting.
    The Carroll County School Board declared the school and its grounds surplus earlier this fall in a 3-2 vote.

  • Truckers find dangerous route in Grayson

    GPS routing has led many tractor-trailer drivers into tight situations and caused numerous accidents on Grayson County’s winding secondary roads, and that number always rises during the holiday season with a drastic increase in Christmas tree delivery traffic.
    Comers Rock Road (Route 658) in particular sees some of the most truck accidents this time of year, and two of its residents have started a petition to raise awareness about the problem.