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Today's News

  • Wildwood prospect still pending

    Twin County economic developers may know definitive answers by May or June about whether a major business prospect will locate at Wildwood Commerce Park.
    The Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority (BRCEDA) last year asked the Virginia Tobacco Commission for financial assistance in getting the park off Interstate 77 in Carroll County ready for a business potentially interested in the site.

  • Search turns up blood trail, other evidence in homicide case

    HILLSVILLE — A suspect in a Feb. 8 shooting death might have moved the body, but search warrants show that Carroll County law enforcement found a lot of evidence left behind during their investigation of the crime scene.
    Jesse James Owens, 30, of Woodlawn stands accused of first-degree murder and related charges in the death of 45-year-old Delphie Jane Willey.

  • Suspect arrested, stolen items recovered

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man is charged in connection with a break-in and theft of several items from a Troutdale home.
    Grayson County Sheriff’s Department reports that, on Jan. 25, Brandon McClure of 1967 Honey Grove Road in Troutdale reported a residential break-in. McClure reported that several firearms, ammunition, collector knives and an underwater digital camera were stolen.

  • Urban archery program on target for Galax

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    To curb the growing problem of deer overpopulation in Galax, city council approved an urban archery program on Feb. 12.
    The proposal was brought to council by City Manager Keith Barker. He explained that the program, offered through the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, would allow bow hunting in the city. “This is a practice that has never been allowed in this area before,” he said.

  • Humane Society wants city to create position to get animals adopted

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    Twin County Humane Society wants to hire a liaison between the volunteer group and the city to help advertise animals in the shelter seeking a forever home to the community.
    Lauren Self recently presented Galax City Council with a letter written on behalf of the local Humane Society, petitioning for the position.

  • House approves concealed handgun secrecy

    UPDATED 2/14/13:

  • Wedding planner takes on tough tasks

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    It all starts with one question and one answer:
    “Will you marry me?”
    “Yes.”
    Many brides agree that this is one of the easiest decisions they will ever make. However, this decision is quickly followed by several other questions that aren’t as easy to answer.
    Where the wedding will take place?
    Who will provide the food?
    What flowers should be bought?

  • To turn three

    William McKenley Hess will celebrate his third birthday Feb. 11 at home with family and friends with a Spiderman party.

    He is the son of Pamela Hess of Galax. His maternal grandparents are David and Polly Hess of Galax. He has several aunts and uncles.

  • He's one

    Jared Austin Spencer celebrated his first birthday Dec. 29, 2012, with a Thomas the Train party at Snow Hill Church with family and friends.

    His parents are Brittany Farmer Burcham and Billy Spencer. His grandparents and John and Jennifer Farmer and William Spencer and the late Linda Spencer. Great-grandparents are Edward Farmer and the late Iva Farmer and Howard and Zollie Easter. He has one great-great-grandmother, Opal Robinson.

  • Clontz, Mabe engagement announced

    William and Melissa Clontz of Hillsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Lynn Clontz to Cody Austin Mabe, son of Eric and Lisa Mabe of Hillsville and the late Michelle Mabe.

    Clontz is a 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School and is working at Salon Envy as a hairstylist and nail tech.
    Mabe is a Carroll County High School graduate and is employed by Davis H. Elliot Company.
    A June 15, 2013, wedding is planned in Hillsville.