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Today's News

  • Scammer posing as AEP threatens late fees, disconnects

    Local authorities are warning citizens about a potential phone scam in the area, following several reports of a scammer claiming to work for Appalachian Power Company (APCo) or American Electric Power (AEP) and demanding immediate payments from customers over the phone.

  • Single-car wreck on Glendale

    A single-car wreck on Glendale Road on Tuesday afternoon left the vehicle resting against a tree around 2:13 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20 across from Monta Vista Cemetery.

    According to Galax Police Captain James Cox, A 2004 Ford Focus, operated by Brook Williams, 23, of Galax, was traveling west on Glendale Road. The vehicle left the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned, said Cox.

    Williams, along with a passenger, Gary Williams, 22 , were both transported to Twin County Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Cox said.

  • Two-car accident on Glendale damages cars, no people

    A two-automobile wreck on Glendale Road on Galax left no apparent injuries but some damage to both vehicles at about 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20.

    According to Galax Police Captain James Cox, a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country van, driven by Barbara Knowles, 72, of Meadows of Dan, was entering Glendale Road from Valley Street, when she pulled into the path of a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, operated by Charles Delp, 54, of Galax.

  • Fire damages Galax garage

    A garage owned by Thelma Russell on Longview Lane in the Baywood area, caught fire around noon on Jan. 15.

    Family members were home, but not in the garage, said Galax Fire Chief David Hankley.

    The small, detached masonry outbuilding had a woodstove inside and was in use as a two-car garage. The roof collapsed at the Galax Fire Department’s arrival, said Hankley.

    He said the woodstove is suspected as the cause.

  • 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.

    Land swap

  • 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.