Today's News

  • McDonnell pulls support for ultrasound bill


  • Bill to drug-test welfare recipients appears dead

    RICHMOND — A House committee  appeared to end Republican-led efforts to require welfare recipients to submit to drug testing to receive benefits.
    The House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee voted 14-6 to send SB 6 to the House Appropriations Committee, which appears likely to table the bill. The bill was sponsored by Chesterfield County Republican Sen. Steve Martin. A similar House bill, sponsored by Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), was tabled for the year by the Appropriations Committee, which cited annual costs of more than $1 million.

  • Wreck spills seafood on I-77


  • Man charged with attempted robbery of Shoney's

    HILLSVILLE — A Rochester, Minn., man was arrested Wednesday evening after an attempted robbery at the Shoney's restaurant near Interstate 77's Exit 14 in Hillsville.

    According to a Hillsville Police Department report, a 911 call was received at approximately 5:44 p.m. reporting a robbery in progress at Shoney's. Town police and Carroll County Sheriff's Department officers were dispatched to the scene.

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  • Hash to celebrate 100th birthday

    Lillian Hash of Independence will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house hosted by her family on Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Independence First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

    Friends and family are invited to attend and bring a card and stories to share. Your presence is your gift.

  • He's three

    Hayden Thomas Blevins celebrated his third birthday Dec. 10 with a Toy Story party at Pizza Hut with his family.

    He is the son of Jason and Alison Blevins of Galax. His grandparents are Jim and Brenda Blevins of Ennice and Ray and Nonnie Plummer of Troutdale.

  • To be one

    Eli Edward Harrison celebrates his first birthday Feb. 24 with his mother, Ami Botello and father Claude Harrison.

    Also with his sister, Aaliyan Locklear; nana, Dana Gail Harrison; uncles, Steven and Wesley; aunts, Jennifer Reeves, Megan Crystal Gravely and Taylor McBride.

  • Turns two

    Dakota celebrated his second birthday Jan. 25 with family and friends.

    His parents are Eddie and Kristin Walls. His grandparents are Lynn Fender, Scarlett Fender and Linda Walls.

  • Brannock, Davis to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis of Galax, Vanada Sue Brannock of Hillsville and Timmy Brannock of Cana announce the engagement of their children, Douglas Wayne Davis and Angel Lynn Brannock.

    Davis works at American Mirror and Brannock is a full-time student at Wytheville Community College.
    A June 2012 wedding is planned.