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Today's News

  • Without limit, gun sales shoot through roof

    Firearms have been flying off store shelves all year in Virginia, but last month — the first in 20 years that didn’t limit buyers to one handgun — saw the most sales yet.
    Background checks for firearms transactions spiked accordingly. In July, 29,072 checks were conducted by the Virginia State Police, a 29 percent increase over the same month last year.

  • Citizens air opinions at wind farm hearing

    HILLSVILLE  — A public hearing on a potential wind farm on Stoots Mountain hasn’t cleared the air about what Carroll County supervisors should do about the possible renewable energy development.
    County officials held a public hearing to get input on what citizens think after it became general knowledge that EDP Renewables has been exploring the ridge at Poplar Camp for a grouping of 24 wind turbines.

  • Galax says clean up your own meth

    In recent years, the cost of cleaning up the dangerous chemicals left over at meth labs has trickled down to localities, but a proposed ordinance would instead pass costs to the individual responsible for the lab, Galax City Manager Keith Barker told Galax City Council.
    Jim Cornwell, city attorney, has recommended that council consider adopting the ordinance.
    While localities have been picking up the cost, the state passed new laws this year allowing a locality to pass these costs along to those convicted of operating a meth lab.

  • Elledge charged with malicious wounding

     

  • Scout builds disc golf course in Felts Park

     

  • Senior Olympics deadline extended

     

  • Police search for missing teen

     

    Carroll County deputies are seeking information about a 16-year-old female missing since July 30. Sheriff J.B. Gardner says that Shelia Duncan, 16, hasn't been seen for two weeks after a meeting with a probation officer. There's a possibility that she has run away. The sheriff's office encourages anybody with information about her whereabouts call 728-4146.

  • She's four

    Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her fourth birthday June 24. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries. She has two sisters, Cheyenne and Trinity and a brother, Ryder, all of Fries.

    Her grandparents are the late Connie Dowling and Jimmy and Edna Hines, all of Fries. Her great-grandparents are the late Ressie Dowling and Robert Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Allie Ray and Arlene Osborne of Austinville.

  • Biddle, Rios plan May 4 wedding

    Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Moser of Galax announced the engagement of their son, Ryan Christopher Rios, to Carissa Marie Biddle, daughter of Dan and Patsy Biddle of Forest.
    Rios is the grandson of Dr. Juan F. and Beverly Rios and Susan Kirkland and the late Steve Kirkland of Galax.

    He is a 2000 graduate of Galax High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in finance, insurance and business law from Virginia Tech in 2005.
    Rios is employed as a financial investigator with the office of the Virginia Attorney General.

  • Turns one

    Wyatt James Hash will celebrate his first birthday Aug. 6 at home with his family.

    His parents are Karen Hash and Eric Hash of Elk Creek. His grandparents are Becky and Larry Elliott and Milton and Barbara Hicks.