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  • $16 million lawsuit filed in Easter Sunday crashes

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  • Driver ejected in Feb. 10 Cana crash

    CANA – A woman was airlifted for treatment following a single-vehicle accident in Cana on Wednesday.

    According to police reports, a Ford Focus wagon was traveling westbound on Epworth Road around 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 10, when it apparently went into a skid and overturned one full rotation just west of the Flatridge Road intersection. The vehicle then came to a stop in the front yard of private property.

  • Carroll reschedules cancelled meeting

    HILLSVILLE – The threat of inclement weather cancelled two meetings in Carroll County this week.

    The February meeting of the Carroll County School Board had been scheduled for Feb. 8. The board was also set to hold a public hearing pertaining to the 2016-2017 operational budget for the Carroll County Public Schools.

  • Wagner charged with burglary at 58 Grocery

    Staff Reports

    A man has been arrested in connection with the burglary of 58 Grocery in Baywood.

    According to a report from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Mico Davis was alerted to the incident at the business, located at 10009 Grayson Parkway (U.S. 58), on Feb. 7, during a business check. Davis alerted dispatch and deputies Eric Testerman and Brandon Phillips arrived to assist in clearing the area.

  • GVFD responds to electrical fire at Webb plant

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department put out an electrical fire at Webb Particle Board on Monday at around 5:30 a.m.

    Firefighters arrived to find that an electrical issue had caused a fire in the sawdust storage area of the facility, and spent about an hour putting out the fire in various spots around the electrical room.

    Five trucks and 20 firefighters responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. No damage occurred to the facility, except for the electrical device.

  • Plant recovering from vandalism

    In the wake of the vandalism at Vaughan-Bassett Furniture last week, some areas of the Galax plant are still closed, with the relevant employees able to file for unemployment through the Virginia Employment Commission until cleanup and repairs are complete, according to President Doug Bassett.

  • Wreck damages ambulance, VFW fence

    HILLSVILLE – A Dugspur man collided with an ambulance in Hillsville last week, which resulted in damages to the fence around VFW Post 1115.

    According to police reports, the Hillsville Police Department responded to an accident on Main Street in Hillsville around 8:40 a.m. on Feb. 2.

  • Monday is deadline to register to vote in March 1 primaries

    If you want to vote in the primaries in Virginia, Feb. 8 is the deadline to register.

    Primaries are March 1, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A valid photo ID is required to vote.

    The deadline for absentee ballot by mail application is 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. The deadline for absentee ballot by appearing in-person is 5 p.m. on Feb. 27.

  • All lanes reopen on I-77 bridge

    HILLSVILLE — The right lane of southbound Interstate 77 in Carroll County at mile marker 14 is now open, after Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked last week to repair the bridge over U.S. 58.

    The lane closed Feb. 1 after a structural failure caused traffic accidents. The left lane reopened the next day, but the right lane did not reopen until Feb. 5.

    Both southbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted around the closure using the exit and entrance ramps of Exit 14.

  • Police: murder suspect familiar with area

    Staff Reports

    A Virginia Tech freshman from Maryland charged with the abduction and first-degree murder of a Blacksburg teen, whose body was found near Galax, was familiar with the Twin County area, police say.

    According to information released on Tuesday, suspect David Eisenhauer has family in Galax and Grayson County who own land near the North Carolina border, which police said could explain his familiarity with the area where 13-year-old Nicole Lovell’s body was found on Jan. 30.