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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 12/3/14

    Case closure
    There is now closure for the Desi Rae George family and the conviction of [Matt] Jones in her murder. Thanks to Commonwealth Attorney Doug Vaught for the great job in trying the case [instead of the defendant entering a plea bargain]. Maybe we need Doug Vaught in Carroll County.

    Cat calamity

  • Towed vehicle, road tractor collide in Carroll

    FANCY GAP — Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in Fancy Gap on Nov. 22, When a tow truck carrying a road tractor struck a tractor-trailer that was attempting to turn out of a truck stop.

    According to State Police First Sgt. Mike Musser, the wreck occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m., at the entrance to the Kangaroo Express truck stop just off of Kelly Road.

  • Tree farmers work hard and late to meet demand

    Article submitted by Virginia Farm Bureau

    ELK CREEK — Neither cold, rain, sleet, snow nor nightfall stops Carlos and Sherrie Taylor from getting their Christmas trees harvested and shipped to their customers.

    The Grayson County tree farmers and their employees put in long days from early November to mid-December — often working around the clock to get their trees to buyers up and down the East Coast.

  • Police chase man driving stolen tractor

    PIPERS GAP — Carroll County authorities arrested a Mount Airy, N.C., man on Nov. 29, after pursuing the suspect on a stolen tractor for several miles.

    According to a report from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call on Saturday at approximately 12:27 p.m. reporting a stolen tractor driving down Pipers Gap Road. The tractor had been reported as stolen from a residence on Tower Road.

  • Haysi gamble ousts Tide

    BIRCHLEAF –– After Galax’s first defensive stop Saturday, Haysi all but abandoned its running game, nearly to the point that anything other than a forward pass constituted a trick play. All of that came in quite handy on the Tigers’ second-biggest call of the season, the one that set up the only play that would prove to be more important as Haysi nipped Galax 29-28 in a Region 1A West third-round game.

  • Man arrested in Cana shooting

    CANA — Carroll County authorities have arrested and charged Christopher Duncan with several offenses in the Monday shooting of a man in the Wards Gap area of Carroll County.

    According to a news release from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, Christopher Lee Duncan, 38, has been charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

  • Galax merchants helping charities

    Want to shop local this holiday season and give locally, too?

    Prefer to support shops and services who help your favorite organizations?

    Here’s a list of businesses in Galax who have made donations to, or offer customers a chance to give to, area charities while they search for that perfect gift:

    Bogey’s Restaurant is collecting for Hope House, the Galax Fire Department’s Community Christmas Food Fund, local Angel Trees and private requests.

  • Grayson supervisor charged with hunting violation

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County supervisor charged with a hunting violation says the matter has been taken care of.

    David M. Sexton of Fries, the at-large member on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors, was charged with a Class 3 misdemeanor in connection with an alleged hunting violation.

    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries charged Sexton with “bait hunting area – causing violation.”

    When reached for comment, Sexton said, “It was just a ticket and I already paid it off.”

  • Man shot in Cana, suspect flees scene

    UPDATED: Dec. 1, 11:33 p.m.

    CANA ― The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and rescue personnel rushed to the intersection of Wards Gap Road and Orchard Gap Road in Cana on Monday evening, where a suspect reportedly shot into a vehicle and injured a man.

    First responders were called to the intersection at around 4:50 p.m. Initial reports stated that a man had been shot in the abdomen with an “AK-style” rifle, and the shooter had fled the scene toward Epworth Road.

  • Readers Hotline 12/1/14

    Cloudy forecast
    The weather channel on Dish Network is a joke. You get everything but the weather.

    Fix these streets