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  • $16 million lawsuit filed in Easter Sunday crashes

    UPDATED 4/6/14:

  • PSA to gauge interest in Cana water project

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority will hold a meeting at St. Paul School in Cana later this month to discuss a potential water project in the area.

    At the PSA’s January meeting, engineer Kevin Heath of The Lane Group in Galax gave a preliminary report on the Cana water project. According to Heath, USDA Rural Development awarded the authority a search grant for Cana and the Exit 1 area of Interstate 77 to look at water system needs.

  • Factory could return to regular production Monday

    Vaughan-Bassett Furniture has announced that factory employees should be ready to come back to work on Monday.

    The company’s special website (www.vbgalax.com) also says that employees will be informed by today, Friday, whether their departments will work on Monday.

    The website was created in the wake of the Feb. 3 finishing area contamination to keep employees current on closings.

    Company President Doug Bassett said Wednesday that the news listed on the site was accurate and up to date.

  • Two charged with felonies in Galax

    Staff Reports

    Galax police made two felony arrests last week.

    John Walter Campbell, 41, of Kannapolis, N.C., was arrested on Feb. 7 at 5:54 p.m. by Officer T.E. Woods.

  • AEP: Wildwood ready to do business

    Staff Reports

    Wildwood Commerce Park has earned site certification through American Electric Power’s Quality Sites Program, which makes the Carroll County site more marketable to potential industries.

    Located at Exit 19 of Interstate 77 in Carroll County, Wildwood is a 273-acre regional industrial park with graded 100- and 25-acre sites and utilities in place.

  • 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.