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Today's News

  • Devils own 2nd half, hammer Tazewell

    TAZEWELL –– Heading into halftime with a six-point lead, Grayson County put Tazewell away in the third quarter and rolled to a 70-38 Conference 39 win in a nondistrict game Wednesday.

    The Blue Devils (10-11) led just 31-25 before outscoring the Bulldogs 24-7 in the third quarter. Grayson County limited Tazewell to just 13 second-half points.

  • Cavs on task in 41-point win

    HILLSVILLE –– On more than one occasion this season, Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley has had reservations about his team during pregame warm-ups. Tuesday was one of those nights, and Motley asked his kids to prove him wrong about what he felt was a lack of focus.

    There is being focused, and then there is being locked on.

  • Judge postpones Eisenhauer murder trial

    Staff Report

    CHRISTIANSBURG — A trial for David Eisenhauer, 19, a former Virginia Tech student charged with first-degree murder, has been postponed, according to lmedia reports.

    Eisenhauer also is charged with abduction and hiding a body in the death of 13-year-old Blacksburg resident Nicole Lovell, whose body was found near Galax in January 2016.

  • Training center bills stall in House

    RICHMOND — Two bills from local legislators aimed at keeping the Southwestern Virginia Training Center open have failed to advance in the Virginia General Assembly.

    Del. Israel O’Quinn (R–5th District) and Del. Jeff Campbell (R–6th District) both introduced bills in the House of Delegates to stop or delay the training center’s scheduled closing in 2018. Their districts include the area served by the mental health facility in Carroll County.

  • Georgia fugitive captured in Carroll

    Staff Reports

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested a fugitive from Georgia on Feb. 6, and the man faces a weapon charge and numerous drug charges.

  • Virginians sound off on pot, cellphones, health care

    Landmark News Service

    A large majority of Virginia voters want to ban all but hands-free cellphones for drivers, decriminalize marijuana use and abolish the federal health care law after it’s replaced, according to a poll released Thursday.

  • Readers Hotline 2/8/17

    Holes to patch

  • Cana man faces meth trafficking charges

    Staff Report

    DOBSON, N.C. – A Cana man has been arrested following a drug investigation conducted by the Surry County, N.C., Sheriff’s Department.

    According to an article in the Winston-Salem Journal, Timothy Wade Bowman, 45, was charged with two counts of felony trafficking in methamphetamine.

    Two other suspects were charged following the investigation.

    Jeremy Junior Brewer Walker, 23, of Triple R Drive in Mount Airy, N.C., was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Taylor directs traffic, sends students in positive direction

    Officer Vickie Taylor received an accolade just in time for Crossing Guard Appreciation Day; she was given one of Virginia’s Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Awards for 2016, one of six such officers to receive the award out of 71 nominations.

    “I love you, but I’ll correct you,” is a motto of sorts for Taylor, a 15-year veteran of the Galax City Police Department and a school resource officer for 13 years.

  • Murder case sent to grand jury

    Copyright 2017, The Wytheville Enterprise

    Reprinted with permission

    SMYTH COUNTY ― A Smyth County judge heard evidence in January against a Wythe County man, charged in the August 2016 hit-and-run slaying of his ex-girlfriend and the malicious wounding of her companion.

    The hit-and-run incident left 35-year-old Heather Michelle Clontz dead and 28-year-old Samuel David Lawson injured.