Today's News

  • Stokes County authorities believe missing N.C. man traveled through Hillsville

    The Stokes County Sheriff's Office has put out a search for a Danbury, N.C. man who has recently passed through the Town of Hillsville, according to a missing persons report.
    According to an alert posted online by Stokes Sheriff Mike Marshall, Jon Robert Lagergren was last seen on Aug. 22, at 1175 Line Road in Sandy Ridge, N.C..
    His home address is 1080 Hole Road in Danbury, N.C.
    Lagergren was driving a Primer/Gold 1993 Ford station wagon Escort, with North Carolina Tag# PTH-3951.

  • Cana man faces DUI, hit and run charges

    CANA - A Cana man was arrested Saturday following a hit-and-run accident involving three vehicles.
    Virginia State Police responded to Flowers Gap Rd., near the intersection of Paul's Creek Rd. in Cana at 6 p.m. Saturday, after hearing reports of a multi-vehicle accident in that area.  
    According to the police report, Daniel Eric Brame, 34, of Cana was operating a 1999 Jeep Cherokee on Flowers Gap Road when he entered a curve and allegedly sideswiped a 2006 Nissan, operated by Marlie Samuel Jones, 72, of Cana.

  • Galax man charged with attempted murder

    A spokesperson for Galax Police Chief Rick Clark advised that Austin Kenneth Rupert Wagg, 20, of Galax has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses by the Galax Police Department.

  • Hillsville mourns loss of former mayor

    HILLSVILLE - Former Hillsville mayor Randall Gravley died Thursday in Pulaski County. He was 65.

  • Camp teaches skills in football, life

    The Galax High School practice football field recently was host to athletics of a more cooperative kind.

    The site was used for a two-day football camp, brought about by the efforts of coaches Mark Dixon and Kevin Spurlin, along with the local United Way.

    Teaching in the camp were members of F.A.S.T. Camp, a nonprofit organization whose staff, composed of college and professional athletes, trains youth in proper athletic and competitive skills.

    “I think that it’ll be a good partnership,” said Dixon.

  • Gravley remembered for influence on town

    HILLSVILLE — The town of Hillsville was devastated last week by news of the death of Randall Gravley, former Hillsville mayor and community activist.

    He died Thursday in Pulaski County at age 65.

    Gravley served a total of eight years on Hillsville Town Council ― four as a member, and four as mayor during 2004-2008.

    He was owner of Nuckolls Drug for 32 years. He was also a leader in the founding of Carroll Wellness Center and president of its board of directors.

  • Police say hitchhiker borrowed, wrecked car

    A hitchhiker passing through from Ohio wrecked a borrowed car last week in Galax, according to Virginia State Police.

    On Aug. 21 at 5 p.m., Frank L. Conway of Columbus, Ohio, ran off the right side of Meadow Creek Road just past Mount Vale Church in Galax, went over a small bank and struck a tree, according to Trooper Cameron Keesling, who attended the scene.

  • Hillsville names West interim treasurer

    HILLSVILLE — An interim treasurer has been elected to fill the seat left by Judy Bolt earlier this month.

    During Hillsville Town Council’s Aug. 25 meeting, members elected Sandra West to take the seat temporarily as they look for a permanent replacement.

    Judy Bolt, the town’s former treasurer and administrative assistant, announced her resignation earlier this month. Her last day was Aug. 19.

    Bolt will be taking over a new position with the City of Galax, as human resources director.

  • VDOT warns of heavy flea market traffic

    HILLSVILLE — Travelers heading to the annual Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show this weekend should be prepared for considerable traffic delays, according to a news release from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

  • Maroon Tide opens with a bang

    HILLSVILLE – The Galax Maroon Tide scored four touchdowns in the first period Friday night and rolled to a 48-14 victory over Carroll County in a benefit football game played at Tommy Thompson Field in Hillsville.

    The Cavaliers, making their debut under new head coach Eddie Sloss, had the ball first and went three and out.

    Keyshawn Brown fielded the punt and returned it to the Cavalier 17.