Today's News

  • Friday fire suspected arson

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies are investigating a Friday morning fire on Coon Ridge Road as an arson.

    Hillsville and Galax fire departments and Carroll Fire Rescue were dispatched to the residence after multiple calls came in from cell phones to Twin County E-911 at around 11:15 a.m.

    It quickly became apparent that the circumstances around the fire were suspicious. Investigator Shannon Goad noted that two individuals knocked on the door at 186 Coon Ridge and then fought with the woman that was at home.

  • Galax man charged in burglary


    Galax police arrested Christopher Douglas Cecil, 27, of Woodlawn, on Tuesday after officers responded to a reported burglary at the Herman Manuel residence on Caldwell Street.
    According to a Galax Police Department report, the responding officers were advised by the victim that someone had entered his home on Monday while he was gone and stole coins and money.
    Cecil was arrested by Officer Drew Burnett after an investigation. Cecil is being held in the New River Valley Jail pending his appearance in the Galax General District Court.

  • Mount Rogers IDC offers opportunities


  • Jett seeking fourth term on board


  • Woman, police officer assaulted in Galax


  • Albany Inc. deal in detail

    Galax won out over two other areas in Albany Industries’ search to expand its business, said Galax City Manager Keith Barker.
    Albany Industries, an upholstered furniture manufacturer based in New Albany, Miss., recently announced that it plans to expand into the vacant B.C. Vaughan facility in Galax, creating 335 jobs over the next three years.
    This is a $2.5 million investment.

  • Davis to serve 28 years for rape


  • Charges filed in Carroll chase

    HILLSVILLE — A 30-year-old Galax man fled from a Carroll County deputy last Friday and ended up crashing at Lead Mines Road, earning him multiple charges, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.
    At about 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, Deputy Sheriff Mark Dickerson observed a red Isuzu rodeo driving recklessly on U.S. 58.
    Dickerson tried to pull the vehicle over, but the suspect headed north on Interstate 77 instead.

  • Social Security announces 3.6% benefit increase

    Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 60 million Americans will increase 3.6 percent in 2012, the Social Security Administration announced.
    The 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment will begin with benefits that nearly 55 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2012.
    Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on Dec. 30, 2011.

  • Falls a leading, but preventable, danger to seniors

    We usually think of our home as the safest place to be, but the home is the most common location where people take a fatal fall, according to Senior Helpers, a group that helps seniors who wish to live at home.
    Each week, more than 30,000 Americans over the age of 65 are seriously injured from a fall. Nearly a third of those who survive that fall will live with injuries that will affect their independence the rest of their lives.
    The fall season is the time of year to promote Fall Prevention Awareness.