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Today's News

  • Man to serve 6 years for child porn

     ROANOKE — A Dugspur  man who tried to order child pornography from an undercover agent from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, was sentenced last week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

    Ronald Alexander Dawson, 28, previously pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography that had been shipped or mailed in interstate or foreign commerce. 

  • Historical society forming in Galax

     A group is seeking to form a Galax historical society to help explore and find local history and research genealogy. 

    Barbara Trammell, Galax Public Library Director Melanie Hemingway and local historian John Nunn are hoping to pull a group together for an exploratory meeting at the Galax library on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. to see if enough are interested to begin historical and genealogy clubs, specific to the history of Galax. 

    Anyone interested in local history or genealogy can attend. 

  • Hall pleads guilty to second-degree murder

     HILLSVILLE — A Cana man has entered a guilty plea to killing a man who was supposed to be his friend.

    Originally charged with first-degree murder, Chad James Hall pleaded guilty in Carroll Circuit Court to second-degree murder in the death of Justin Wade Edwards, 21, of Cana, in March 2009 at Stewart's Creek.

    Carroll Sheriff's deputies first started searching for Edwards after their office received a missing persons report.

  • Galax tops Bath 21-7

     HOT SPRINGS –– The big play didn’t come at Radford. It failed to materialize at Fort Chiswell. Evidently Galax was just saving up.

    Galax not only made the big play but made it time and again Friday, riding an impressive defensive effort to a 21-7 upset of Bath County in the Region C Division 1 semifinals at Carl F. Williams Field.

  • Fire system fixed, but prison remains on ice

     INDEPENDENCE — A certificate of occupancy for a state prison in Grayson County has been delayed because of problems with the fire prevention system.

    As a remedy, engineers have completed additional work and testing on the system and contractors last week requested that the Town of Independence provide additional water to the facility in the event of a fire.

  • Officials pitch annexation plan

     HILLSVILLE — Local officials' job Tuesday was to convince the Commission on Local Government that the annexation agreement between Carroll County and Hillsville is in the best interests of all.

  • Christmas Chest project begins

     The Galax Y’s Men’s Club will lead its 28th annual Community Christmas Chest Fund that has a goal this year to provide Christmas boxes filled with food to 550 families in need.

    The Y’s Men will lead the effort to raise $27,500 to provide for these families. Each of the boxes will be loaded with $50 worth of food.

  • Crime-Fighting Family

     In the Burnett household, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are filled with war stories, about catching the bad guy and saving lives. 

    With five Burnetts — three generations — serving in law enforcement, it seems to be something in the Burnett gene pool that has the family craving law enforcement. 

  • Anders reaches career milestone at UVa.-Wise

     WISE –– Mikaela Anders joined a select group of UVa.-Wise volleyball players during the Highland Cavaliers’ 3-0 win over West Virginia Tech on Oct. 27.

    Anders recorded the 1,000th kill of her career in the match, reaching a milestone that tops what has already been an award-filled career for the junior middle hitter.

    The 6-foot-1 Anders was selected to the Appalachian Athletic Conference all-freshman team in 2008 while also garnering first-team all-conference status in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.

  • Second second chance for Carroll County

     HILLSVILLE –– The second time around went pretty well, the first time around.

    Having avenged a regular season loss in the first round of the postseason, Carroll County (8-3) will dry to duplicate the feat tonight when the Cavaliers travel to Christiansburg (10-0) for a Region IV Division 4 semifinal game at Porterfield Stadium.