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Today's News

  • All voter registration cards should be delivered

    The State Board of Election announced that delivery was completed for about 4.6 million voter registration cards mailed to registered voters during the past two weeks.
    The board encourages voters who did not receive a voter registration card to review their registration record online at www.SBE.Virginia.gov to ensure their information is current and to note any changes to their polling place or precinct due to redistricting.

  • Schools to hold bike safety rodeo

     

  • Mayor to serve as assistant manager

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council held a special meeting on Sept. 17 to discuss a new temporary role for Mayor Butch Reeves.
    Council hired new Town Manager Jerry Hughes in early September, and since that time Reeves has been assisting Hughes with his duties while he becomes acquainted with the position and the town.
    The purpose of the Sept. 17 meeting was to adjust Reeves’ salary cap and allow him to temporarily continue serving as both the mayor and assistant town manager.

  • Local man lost $11,000 in scam

    Police in Hillsville and Independence report new scams targeting local residents.
    The "American Dreams" contest scam already has cost one man $11,000. Other scams involve phone calls from a fake sweepstakes and a bogus "envelope-stuffing" job.
    The Independence Police Department has issued a warning to area residents to beware of a scam that cost an Independence man $11,000.

  • Siblings charged with Cana jewelry theft

    HILLSVILLE — A Winston-Salem, N.C., man who allegedly broke into a home in Cana on Dec. 16, 2011, and evaded capture for about nine months now faces charges through joint police work by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Winston-Salem, Police Department.
    The Carroll Sheriff’s Office received a report from an Ollie McCreary on U.S. 52 near Flower Gap Road in Cana that she had returned home on that day and discovered an African-American man in her house, according to Investigator Kevin Kemp.

  • Virginia to spend $2 million on voter ID compliance

    State election officials will spend nearly $2 million to prepare citizens for compliance with a new voter identification law intended to tamp down on election fraud in Virginia, where its prevalence is questionable.
    Much of that money — $1.36 million — is the cost of printing and mailing voter registration cards to millions of registered Virginia voters, as Gov. Bob McDonnell ordered when he signed the law last May.

  • Crime caught on camera

     

    The Galax Police Department wants to know the identity of this couple caught
    taking merchandise from Walmart late Sunday. They are wanted for grand larceny.
    In the photo from a store security camera, they appear to be carrying electronics out the garden center entrance. Anyone with information as to their identities should call (276) 236-8101, text GALAX to TIP411 to leave an anonymous tip
    or visit the department's Facebook page to fill out an anonymous tip form.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/3/12

    Bring it to a vote
    Republicans want to delay the vote on the farm bill. All they do is work against the people that need that farm bill passed. I wouldn’t vote a Republican ticket for no way in the world.

    Better off

  • Cavs bear down, break through

    HILLSVILLE –– For the second straight year, Carroll County threw a dominant defensive effort at Martinsville. This time around, the Cavaliers were smiling while exiting the field.

    Carroll County picked up its first victory of the season by forcing four turnovers and pulling away for a 36-16 nondistrict win Friday on homecoming night at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Sumners celebrate 65th anniversary

    Raymond and Nina Mae Sumner celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 31 with family.