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Public Safety

  • Fries fire under investigation

     

  • Grayson man charged with arson

     

  • Deputy sniffs out 5 pounds of pot

     

  • Law aims to help abuse victims

     

  • Sheriff's office reports busy week

    Officers with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department made several arrests involving drugs, firearms and traffic violations recently, according to Sheriff Richard Vaughan.
    On Jan. 30, Deputy Travis Jefferson conducted a traffic stop on the Grayson County side of the City of Galax. A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine.
    Amber Sexton, 24, of 966 Coleman Lane in Galax, was charged with possession of meth. A passenger in the car was charged with underage possession of alcohol.

  • Suspects paint the town in Cana

    CANA — Three Mount Airy, N.C., residents face multiple charges after shooting up parts of Cana with paintballs on Monday evening.
    The Carroll Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of a vehicle driving through neighborhood streets and shooting at houses at about 9:52 p.m.
    Responding to the vicinity of Plantation and Mainline roads, deputies pulled over a van that matched the description of the suspect vehicle, according to information from the police report.
    Searching the vehicle, deputies recovered paintball guns, paintballs and air canisters.

  • E-911 Commission hires new coordinator

    The Twin County E-911 Regional Commission on Tuesday announced the appointment of Jolena Young as the new E-911 Regional Coordinator.
    Young will succeed Eddie Hines, who is retiring April 30. Hines has been with the commission since 2002.
    The new coordinator will begin working part-time in March and move into the position full-time in April.
    Young is a native and resident of Carroll County and has worked for Nortel, Quintiles Inc., Glaxco Wellcome Inc, and Price Waterhouse LLP. She has held various positions in audit, finance and information systems.

  • Carrico pushes for prison funding

    RICHMOND — Still hoping to bring some jobs to Grayson at the county's still-unoccupied state prison, Del. Bill Carrico is trying to find the funding to begin operations there.
    "I introduced a budget amendment for $25 million to cover the operational cost of the prison," the Republican from Fries told The Gazette on the phone from Richmond last week.

  • Concealed machine guns in Va.?

    RICHMOND — Guns in the state Capitol? No problem.
    Guns in public libraries? Bring 'em on.
    But there's one line that Virginia's famously gun-friendly legislature apparently is not ready to cross. For now, at least, it will remain impossible to get a concealed-weapon permit to carry a machine gun.
    That's what Del. Jackson Miller's bill, HB2386, would have allowed. It failed to advance out of a House of Delegates subcommittee last week and so is likely dead for this legislative session.

  • Two CCIS students charged with bringing firearms to school

    HILLSVILLE — Two male students at Carroll County Intermediate School have been charged after bringing firearms to school Friday, educators have confirmed.