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Today's News

  • Brock Funk was one of us. And one of a kind

    Should there be a Mount Rushmore of Twin County sports greats, Brock Funk would be on it.

    Through his parents, Tiny and Roxanna Funk, Brock was the confluence of two sports families in the great baseball town of Fries. He was the first grandson of the Funks and the Moores, a blending of genes that would produce the exceptional.

  • Readers Hotline 1/19/15

    Excessive homework
    My daughter, who is an honor roll student at one of the schools, has a problem. The math teacher gives so much homework every single night — five or six pages each night. It’s a struggle. She can never get in bed until really late, besides having to do homework from other classes. She sometimes falls asleep before getting it all done. She already has hours of math each school day. Why would the teacher give the class this much homework? I am really annoyed.

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  • Cana men charged in multiple car thefts

    Two Cana men have been charged by the Galax Police Department in connection with the theft of two vehicles in Galax on Jan. 12.

    Nathaniel Steven Edwards, 19, and Phillip Oneal Edwards Jr., 24, were arrested on Jan. 14 in Mount Airy, N.C., according to a press release from the Mount Airy Police Department.

  • Miller convicted in home invasion

    HILLSVILLE — A father and son from Tennessee have been convicted of numerous charges in connection with an Ivanhoe home invasion in February 2014.

    James Danny Miller of Dandridge, Tenn. was convicted by a jury in Carroll County Circuit Court on Jan. 13 of breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm during commission of breaking and entering, abduction, use of firearm in commission of an abduction and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    His son, who was not named because of his minor status, was also convicted.

  • Hutchins files to run for re-election

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Two-term member David Hutchins has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for a third term on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors in the May 16 primary.

    Hutchins so far is the only candidate to file for the Sulphur Springs District seat on the board. The deadline to file is Jan. 26.

    He has run unopposed in the previous elections held in 2007 and 2011. He was appointed to fill an unexpired term in 2006.

  • Rural mail will suffer with more plant closures

    John Edgecombe Jr. is president of the National Newspaper Association and publisher of The Nebraska Signal in Geneva, Neb.

    A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015.

    That was a good description. USPS will slow delivery by one day for first class and periodicals mail. Many members of Congress have asked it to hold off. But USPS is plowing ahead.

  • Board splits on coyote bounty expansion

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County Board of Supervisors decided to double the size of the county’s coyote killing program and will add an additional $5,000 to the $5,000 it earlier earmarked for rewards.

  • Three charged in separate incidents

    Three Galax men are in police custody on three separate incidents in the city.

    According to a news release from the Galax Police Department, Maurice Antwan Harris, 42, of Galax was arrested on Jan. 13.

    Harris was wanted by Galax police for three counts of distribution of marijuana after being indicted by a Carroll County grand jury in December 2014.

    Evidence recovered from Harris at the time of his arrest resulted in his arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the news release said.

  • Fire damages Hillsville home

    HILLSVILLE — The Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 387 Baker Mines Road last week, when a flue fire led to flames getting trapped between the walls of the structure.

    According to Hillsville Fire Chief Donnie Spangler, firefighters were called to the home, owned by Richard Allison, on Jan. 7 at approximately 11:58 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the structure involved.

  • Man sought for indecent exposure at Walmart

    The Galax Police Department is looking for a man wanted for indecent exposure in Walmart.

    According to police, between 1-1:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, an unidentified male entered the Walmart store in Galax and exposed himself to customers.

    The suspect is a white male, wearing glasses, approximately 40-45 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall, with brown hair, balding. He is believed to operate a white Nissan Frontier pickup.

    If you have information as to the identity of this individual, contact the Galax Police Department at (276) 236-8101.