Today's News

  • Galax drug investigation ongoing

    Two Galax men have been arrested and charged after investigators conducted searches at a local business and at least one residence on Monday, according to a report from the Galax Police Department.

  • Restaurant to be featured on 'My Ghost Story'


    It’s official: The Galax Smokehouse has become a popular hangout for many people in the community — perhaps even those who are no longer with us.
    Restaurant co-owner and operator Dan Milby confirmed that the downtown Galax business will be featured this weekend on a new episode of “My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera,” a paranormal series on the Biography Channel.

  • Carroll deputies bust pot operation

    HILLSVILLE — A tip about a marijuana growing operation in Laurel Fork led to a Sept. 11 arrest, according to Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
    Information about a potential pot growing effort led to deputies getting a search warrant for 573 Shady Lane in Laurel Fork, according to information from the sheriff’s office and court records.
    Deputies found about 20 plants.
    As a result of the investigation, deputies charged Tommy Joe Strother with felony manufacture of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

  • Prison to hold ribbon cutting, open house

    INDEPENDENCE — Gov. Bob McDonnell will participate in ribbon cutting ceremonies slated for Sept. 25 at the River North Correctional Facility in Independence at 3 p.m.
    Officers from the Virginia Department of Corrections and other elected state and local officials are expected to participate.
    Prison Warden Ben Wright said participation in the ribbon cutting is by invitation only, but an open house for the public will be held Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
    Tours of the $100 million-plus prison facility will be conducted during the open house.

  • Devils, Cavs lead the way at PH

    GLADE SPRING –– Runners from Grayson County and Carroll County filled half of the top-10 finishing positions in both the boys’ and girls’ competition at the Becky Selfe Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Patrick Henry High School.

  • Cavaliers handle Buffaloes, 3-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Coming off a strong showing over the weekend at the John Battle tournament, Carroll County picked up where it left off and took care of Floyd County in three sets Monday night, claiming a 25-19, 25-11, 27-25 win in a nondistrict volleyball match.

    After a 1-2 start to the season, the Cavaliers won the silver division (consolation bracket) at the Battle Bash in Bristol by knocking off Daniel Boone (Tenn.) 25-16, 25-14 and then maintained that momentum against the Buffaloes.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/18/13

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    I believe in supporting all veterans but sometimes I wonder about the Wounded Warrior Project. I am a disabled veteran myself. I get a check every month and I know for sure a lot of World War II veterans didn’t even file their claim. They were wounded and didn’t even file a claim until they retired. So, I wonder about this Wounded Warrior Project. They all get checks, or are supposed to.

  • Galax man faces drug, traffic charges

    A Galax man was arrested and charged with multiple drug and traffic offenses after a vehicle pursuit on Sept. 14, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

  • Grayson approves resource officers

    INDEPENDENCE – After months of discussions between the school board and county supervisors, Grayson County Public Schools will receive two new school resource officers for the current school year.
    County officials came to an agreement on how to pay for the new officers, after earlier funding discussions seemed to indicate the school board could not afford to pay the amount of local matching funds that the supervisors required.

  • Drug investigation ongoing after Monday raid


    Police tactical teams wearing body armor and brandishing automatic rifles were on the scene as investigators searched a business, vehicles and at least one residence in Galax.
    The tactical units from Galax and Carroll County were serving drug-related warrants on behalf of the Twin County Drug Taskforce as part of an ongoing investigation, police on the scene reported.