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Education

  • GH School announces raffle winners

    TROUTDALE — Grayson Highlands School’s Parent Teacher Organization recently announced winners of its raffle fundraiser for playground equipment at the school.
    First prize and  $500 cash was awarded to Makayla Gunter.
    Second prize and $250 cash was awarded to Debbie Hamm.
    Third prize and $100 cash was awarded to David Taylor.
    In all, 5,050 tickets were sold with $850 paid out in prizes. The fundraiser cleared $4,200 to go toward a school playground.
    Ticket raffle printing was donated by Grayson National Bank.

  • WCC to hold registration

  • Former Grayson principal appointed at WCC

    WYTHEVILLE — Dr. Charlie White, president of Wytheville Community College, recently announced the appointment of Angela Lawson to the newly-created position of Vice President of Workforce Development and Occupational and Technical Programs.

  • WCC graduates trucking class

    GALAX -- The Wytheville Community College Truck Driver Training Program held a graduation on Dec. 3, at the Crossroads Institute in Galax.
    Angela Lawson, the new Vice President of Workforce Development and Occupational & Technical Programs at WCC, served as graduation speaker.

  • Alleghany library to host event

    SPARTA, N.C. – The Alleghany County Public Library will host Happy Holly Days Thursday, Dec. 16 from 11: 30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Refreshments will be served.
    Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Schools may search students’ cellphones

    Recently, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued an official opinion that public school teachers and administrators may seize and search students’ laptops and cellphones without student or parental consent. Before school leaders start searching for trouble, they should be sure to read the rest of the opinion.
    The opinion, of course, is just that; it is not legally binding. Nevertheless, it is the best advice of the state’s top lawyer, and schools should heed it.

  • Tennis to lecture, sign books

    GALAX — Joe Tennis, one of Southwest Virginia’s most popular writers of local history, legends and ghost tales, will be at the Galax Public Library, 610 West Stuart Drive, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9.
    He will read from his books, share conversation about writing, and sign books.

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  • WCC to host jamboree Dec. 18

    Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring Adam McPeak and Thunder Mountain and the old-time group, the Cabin Creek Boys, on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 7-9 p.m. at the George Wythe High School Auditorium in Wytheville.

  • Grayson students earn WCC honors

    Several Grayson County residents have earned academic distinction at Wytheville Community College by being named to the President’s Honor Roll or the dean’s list for the Summer Semester of 2010.