Today's News

  • Tip leads police to fugitive in Carroll

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – A man who has been a fugitive from justice since 2013 was located in Carroll County last week.

    According to a police report, Jose Cruz Ruiz, 29, was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office after officers received information that Ruiz might be found at a residence on Fries Road in the county.

    Authorities received the tip from a person in the community and Ruiz was taken into custody without incident.

  • Sage qualifies for 1A state tournament

    ABINGDON – One stroke in golf can determine who wins first or second place.

    That was the case Monday when the George Wythe Maroons finished with a team score of 357 to edge Thomas Walker by one stroke, 358.

    Patrick Henry and Eastside tied for third with a 369, the Galax Maroon Tide was fifth with a 371, Twin Valley sixth, 374, Auburn seventh, 379 and Radford eighth, 403.

  • Giles erupts to down Tide

    PEARISBURG –– A handful of little things in the first two quarters allowed Giles to squeak through to halftime with a one-point lead. A handful of big things early in the second half helped the Spartans race away into what would prove to be an insurmountable lead.

  • Readers Hotline 10/5/15

    Local cardiac care
    After reading about the $4 million renovation to the Twin County Community Hospital, I was wondering if it will ever be possible for them to upgrade to a heart treatment wing at the hospital so that people who have heart attacks and heart surgery don’t have to be sent to Winston.

  • Absentee voting available now in Virginia

    Absentee voting is underway for the upcoming General Election on Nov. 3.

    Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee by mail or in-person. Registered voters must meet one of the 19 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application to vote absentee. Visit elections.virginia.gov for a list of eligibility requirements.

    Requests for an absentee ballot by mail must be submitted to the voter’s local registration office by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Applications must be received by this deadline in order to receive a ballot in the mail.

  • Austinville man charged in tractor theft

    Staff Reports

    An Austinville man has been arrested and charged with the theft of a tractor and farm equipment.

    According to a report released by Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, deputies received a call on Sept. 25 about a tractor and other farm equipment stolen from a home in the Pleasant View community.

  • Woman in custody after Galax stabbing

    Staff Reports

    A Galax man was stabbed repeatedly on Tuesday at a residence on Middleton Street.

    According to a Galax Police Department report, officers and Galax-Grayson EMS were dispatched to a reported assault on Sept. 29.

    Officer Drew Burnett discovered a 45-year-old male suffering from multiple knife wounds. The victim was transported to Twin County Regional Hospital and later transferred to North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., for treatment of his wounds, which were not considered life-threatening.

  • Four charged with grand larceny, another sought

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – Four individuals were charged with grand larceny last week in Hillsville in two unrelated incidents.

    According to a report from the Hillsville Police Department, officers received reports on Sept. 21 of chainsaws stolen from Asplundh trucks parked at Bert’s Garage and at the Exxon station at Exit 14 off Interstate 77. Sgt. Alan Gravley responded to Bert’s Garage while Officer Ricky Hayes responded to the call from the Exxon station.

  • Carroll-Salem game cancelled

    The threat posed by Hurricane Joaquin has resulted in the cancellation of Friday's football game between Carroll County and Salem. It will not be rescheduled.

    The contest had been originally scheduled to be played in Hillsville but the decision was made Wednesday to move it to Salem Stadium and its artificial surface, which would be better suited to handle what is expected to be heavy rains Friday evening.

  • Heavy rains could bring more flooding

    Staff Report

    Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of the Twin Counties this week, though areas to the north and east were hit much harder.

    With the ground already soaked and the forecast calling for the possibility of several more inches of rain this weekend, state officials are warning people to stay safe.