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Today's News

  • U.S. Marshals apprehend man in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — U.S. Marshals issued warrants against a Hillsville man Feb. 24 for violation of a federal conviction of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, according to federal court records.
    Cooperating with local officers, the federal marshals picked up Jason Deboard Stone, 30, at a convenience store in Hillsville. No address was listed for Stone.

  • Drug dealer faces prison, deportation

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville man who police believe was a major drug dealer has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison and faces deportation when he gets out.
    Federal agents had sought search warrants for the home of Rigoberto Ruiz-Ruvalcaba of 328 Saddle Up Trail as early as April 2009.

  • No money for prison in state budget

     

  • Technical school plans move forward in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Educators have cleared the first hurdle in engineering a new career and technical educational program for the Twin Counties.
    Carroll County Public Schools officials reported last month that the concept of the Blue Ridge Crossroads GATE remains in the running for a career and technical governor's academy designation from the state.

  • New Mexican restaurant opening in Galax

    A new Mexican restaurant, El Torito, is slated to open in April at the former Libby Hill Seafood location on East Stuart Drive in Galax.
    Jose Soto and son Arturo Soto are opening the restaurant with friends Gustavo Mar and Mario Ruiz.
    Arturo Soto and Mar have both worked in several positions at Mexican restaurants for the past few years and decided to open up their own.

  • Bomb threat investigated

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County High School was searched Monday morning for a possible bomb, but nothing was found.
    Cpl. Mathew Adams of the Independence Police Department said a school maintenance man found the bomb threat written on a bathroom wall.
    Members of the Independence Police Department and Grayson County Sheriff’s Department conducted the search.
    Officers remind anyone that making a bomb threat is a serious crime and anyone caught making a threat will face charges.

  • Carroll official staying put

     Carroll County Assistant Administrator Nikki Shank will continue serving in her capacity with Carroll, rather than accept another employment opportunity with Wythe County.
    Shank asked to rescind her resignation, and the search for a new assistant administrator was halted.Supervisors Chairman Tom Littrell said, “We hated the idea of Nikki leaving and are elated that she will continue to serve Carroll County. She has added an incredible value to our operation.

  • Hospital limits visitation to minimize spread of flu

    Twin County Regional Hospital is restricting visitation until the peak flu season passes.Temporary visitation guidelines effective immediately include:

  • Maroon Tide goes cold in final, falls to Bath County 32-29

    BUENA VISTA –– Scoring one point in the first 10 minutes didn’t spell doom for Galax. Getting none the final 5:36 did.

    While Bath County experienced its own scoring struggles, the Chargers’ shooting was the lesser of two evils Saturday as the Pioneer District champs held on for a 32-29 win in the Region C Division 1 girls’ championship game at Parry McCluer High School.

  • Tide stuffs Mustangs for title

    BUENA VISTA –– Emptying the bench toward the end of a lopsided game is nothing unusual. Pulling the starters with the majority of the fourth quarter yet to be played is almost unheard-of.