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Today's News

  • Gravley remembered for influence on town

    HILLSVILLE — The town of Hillsville was devastated last week by news of the death of Randall Gravley, former Hillsville mayor and community activist.

    He died Thursday in Pulaski County at age 65.

    Gravley served a total of eight years on Hillsville Town Council ― four as a member, and four as mayor during 2004-2008.

    He was owner of Nuckolls Drug for 32 years. He was also a leader in the founding of Carroll Wellness Center and president of its board of directors.

  • Stokes County authorities believe missing N.C. man traveled through Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — The Stokes County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Danbury, N.C., man who has recently passed through the Town of Hillsville, according to a missing persons report.

    
An alert posted online by Stokes Sheriff Mike Marshall said that Jon Robert Lagergren was last seen on Aug. 22, at 1175 Line Road in Sandy Ridge, N.C.

    His home address is 1080 Hole Road in Danbury.

  • Cana man faces DUI, hit and run charges

    CANA — A Cana man was arrested Aug. 23 following a hit-and-run crash involving three vehicles.

    Virginia State Police responded to Flowers Gap Road, near the intersection of Paul’s Creek Road, in Cana at 6 p.m. last Saturday, after hearing reports of a multi-vehicle accident in that area.

    According to the police report, Daniel Eric Brame, 34, was operating a 1999 Jeep Cherokee on Flowers Gap when he entered a curve and allegedly sideswiped a 2006 Nissan, operated by Marlie Samuel Jones, 72, of Cana.

  • Hillsville names West interim treasurer

    HILLSVILLE — An interim treasurer has been elected to fill the seat left by Judy Bolt earlier this month.

    During Hillsville Town Council’s Aug. 25 meeting, members elected Sandra West to take the seat temporarily as they look for a permanent replacement.

    Judy Bolt, the town’s former treasurer and administrative assistant, announced her resignation earlier this month. Her last day was Aug. 19.

    Bolt will be taking over a new position with the City of Galax, as human resources director.

  • Camp teaches skills in football, life

    The Galax High School practice football field recently was host to athletics of a more cooperative kind.

    The site was used for a two-day football camp, brought about by the efforts of coaches Mark Dixon and Kevin Spurlin, along with the local United Way.

    Teaching in the camp were members of F.A.S.T. Camp, a nonprofit organization whose staff, composed of college and professional athletes, trains youth in proper athletic and competitive skills.

    “I think that it’ll be a good partnership,” said Dixon.

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  • Gate City handles Grayson County, 40-2

    GATE CITY –– The good news is that Grayson County gets to take a mulligan on this one.

    Walking into one of Southwest Virginia’s most tradition-rich stadiums to face an up-and-coming Gate City, Grayson County’s Blue Devils fell behind early and dropped a 40-2 decision to Gate City’s Blue Devils in a benefit game Friday at Legion Field.

  • Maroon Tide opens with a bang

    HILLSVILLE – The Galax Maroon Tide scored four touchdowns in the first period Friday night and rolled to a 48-14 victory over Carroll County in a benefit football game played at Tommy Thompson Field in Hillsville.

    The Cavaliers, making their debut under new head coach Eddie Sloss, had the ball first and went three and out.

    Keyshawn Brown fielded the punt and returned it to the Cavalier 17.

  • Holdaway charged with arson in Pinecrest fire

    Arson and burglary charges have been filed against a Galax man in connection with an Aug. 21 fire that destroyed a portion of Pinecrest Apartments in Galax, police said.

    Philip Allen Holdaway, 34, was charged by Officer Drew Burnett and Sgt. Jody Poole with burglary and intent to commit arson.

    Holdaway is also charged with arson involving a fire at the same location that was discovered March 24, 2013, and extinguished, according to a spokesman for Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

  • Hillsville mourns loss of former mayor

    HILLSVILLE - Former Hillsville mayor Randall Gravley died Thursday in Pulaski County. He was 65.