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Today's News

  • Crowder, Yonce unopposed in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE – Two seats on the Hillsville Town Council are uncontested in the upcoming May 1 election. Mayor Gregory N. Crowder and Laurel Fork District Council Member Gregory D. Yonce are unopposed in seeking new terms.

    Greg Crowder

    Crowder is currently the only candidate on the ballot for mayor, but he says he remains diligent in carrying out civic duties aimed toward seeing the town grow and prosper.

  • Homeowner chases, detains larceny suspect

    CANA – A Cana resident was arrested early Monday morning after being chased on foot and detained by the owner of the property where he was allegedly committing larceny.

  • Three Grayson towns to hold elections

    Staff Reports

    Town council elections will be held May 1 to fill seats in three Grayson localities.

    Three council members and the mayor will be up for election in Independence.

    Seeking re-election are Mayor E.F. “Butch” Reeves and three of the six council members whose terms expire June 30 — Tom Maxwell, Buddy Halsey and Jeffery Miller.

    Reeves has served as mayor since first being elected in 1998. Maxwell serves as vice-mayor and was appointed to council in 2003.

  • Woman stabbed at Hardee's in Galax

    Staff Reports

    A fight at the Galax Hardee’s on Sunday shortly after 6 p.m. resulted in Cera Rene Massaro, 19, of Galax, being stabbed.

    She was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to a report released by the Galax Police Department.

    While en route, responding officers were notified that EMS personnel had been dispatched to a reported stab wound at that location.

  • Stuart inks with Highland Cavaliers

    Jacob Stuart missed a season of baseball following his sophomore year due to medical reasons but was granted an extra year of eligibility be the Virginia High School League. He learned something about himself in that down year that most baseball players don’t realize until they hang up the spikes for good.

    “It made me realize how much I missed baseball,” he said.

    If all goes as planned, he won’t have to miss the game for at least another four years.

  • Galax lineman headed to Ferrum

    Ferrum College wants Christian Brown. But only if his high school coach is willing to let go of him.

    A four-year starting lineman for Mark Dixon at Galax, Brown signed a letter of intent Thursday to play football for the Panthers. Dixon is obviously thrilled for Brown but will regret seeing him leave.

  • Galax continues assault on MED

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax remained undefeated in MED baseball action by rolling over Rural Retreat 19-2 in five innings Wednesday.

    The Maroon Tide (7-2, 5-0) took command early with a four-run top of the first, adding nine more runs in the second. Two runs scored on a Rural Retreat error, which was followed by RBI hits from Kolby Barnes and Joseph Berry.

  • Grayson bashes in two wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Two huge innings translated into one short softball game Wednesday afternoon as Grayson County hammered Marion 11-0 in a five-inning nondistrict game at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Blue Ridge junior tour gearing up for 20th season

    The Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour is entering its 20th season and registration is now underway for this memorable year that will include a few extra commemorative gifts.

  • Grayson, Cavaliers stay hot

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County won Friday for the fifth time in as many games, overpowering Rural Retreat 14-0 in a Mountain Empire District game at the Grayson Rec Park.

    The Blue Devils (8-3 overall, 3-2 district) opened with a seven-run first inning and cruised from there to a five-inning run-rule victory.

    Grayson scored five runs by the time the initial out was recorded in the first, beginning with back-to-back two-run base hits by Jake Hollingsworth and Cal Campbell. Chris Meredith capped the big start with a two-run triple to right.