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Today's News

  • Police arrest three in meth lab bust

    HILLSVILLE ― Virginia State Police have charged three people in connection with a meth lab on Coon Ridge Road in Carroll County.

  • Independence has positive financial forecast

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence is in better financial shape than it’s been in some time, according to town council members and its town manager during a recent public hearing on its 2014-15 budget.
    No citizens attended the hearing, but council member Jason Cassell began a discussion by asking Town Manager Jerry Hughes how he felt about the budget for the coming fiscal year.
    “From the town manager’s standpoint, are we in pretty decent shape financially?” he asked Hughes.
    Hughes promptly answered, “Yes.”

  • Stout charged with grand larceny

     

  • $20,000 in stolen items recovered

    ENNICE, N.C. — A North Carolina couple has been arrested and charged with a series of thefts at Walmart and Magic Mart in Galax and Lowe’s in Carroll County.

    According to a Galax Police Department report, the thefts occurred between February and May 29.

    Officer Terry Woods and Sgt. Shawny Jones were dispatched to the Galax Walmart after police received a complaint that the couple was suspected of shoplifting merchandise.

  • CCHS graduates embark on next phase of journey

    Families stood and clapped, snapped pictures and cried as the 302 students that made up Carroll County’s 2014 graduating class were led single file to their seats at Tommy Thompson Field on the morning of May 31.

    After a 13-year career, this was the day for the seniors to reflect on their shared journey, breathe a sigh of relief and start planning their adult lives.

  • Officials discuss state of economy

    Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones told a gathering of local leaders economic development officials last week that, while the U.S. as a whole has generated more jobs than were lost in the recession, Virginia has yet to recoup its losses in employment.

    Jones was keynote speaker at the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority’s annual Regional Economic Development Briefing on May 29 at the Crossroads Institute in Galax.

    Representatives of regional businesses and local elected officials attended the event.

  • Readers' Hotline 6/4/14

    Not an issue
    I attended the Hillsville Town Council meeting held right before the election. I was appalled when a man stood up and questioned Mayor Crowder about his property. The mayor owns property in Hillsville. The Galax police chief has property in Hillsville and there is no problem. The mayor owns property near the golf course. Our past mayor owned a lake house. So, why is it all at once a problem about Mayor Crowder? Shame on you about being so nosy.

    Taxes ignored

  • Two fugitives arrested in Brush Creek

    Grayson and Carroll County deputies have captured two wanted fugitives, according to a report from the Grayson County Sheriff's office on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Jones takes Pro Mini win at Wythe track

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax driver Dennis Jones led all 20 laps of the Pro Mini feature Saturday at Wythe Raceway as three local drivers posted top-five finishes at the half-mile clay oval.

    Jones held off Travis Harden of Marion to take the win, with Doug Monday, Steele Scott and Billy Cline rounding out the top five.

  • Tide boys 4th at region track

    RADFORD –– Led by an MVP performance by one of its individuals, Galax will send its largest contingent to the state track and field meet in more than a decade, while Grayson County brought home an individual championship in its region meet.

    In what coach Tony Quesenberry labeled “an incredible day” for his program, the Maroon Tide earned one region title, three runner-up finishes and earned points in 11 events at the Region 1A West championships Saturday at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium.