Today's News

  • Jewelry stolen from Fancy Gap home

    Police in Carroll County are searching for a suspect after someone broke in to a Cana home on Friday morning and took several jewelry pieces.
    This happened at the home of Ollie McCreary, located at 1281 Fancy Gap Highway.
    According to police, when McCreary returned home from breakfast, she saw someone inside of her home. The suspect fled when she entered the house.
    Donnie Spangler of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said the breaking and entering case is still under investigation.


    Dear Santa,
    Hi Santa,
    I want to give you hugs. I loved my toys last year. I have been a really good, sweet girl this year. I would like a whole, whole, whole bunch of Polly Pockets this year. I would like a big girl bicycle too.  Thank you
    I Love You!
    Lauren Bouchard

    Dear Santa,
    Hi Santa, this is my first Christmas and I’m really excited!  I have been a good girl. I would like a fluffy puppy to play with that does tricks. Please bring my Mommy and Daddy a special present too.

  • Hill to serve 2 years for check fraud

    ABINGDON — A Hillsville woman will serve two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to counterfeit check fraud charges.
    Regina Hines Hill was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Abingdon on Dec. 12. Judge James P. Jones imposed a sentence of 24 months on each count, to run concurrently. Hill will also be on probation for three years following her release from prison and will have to pay nearly $24,000 in restitution to a bank.

  • Grayson schools face cuts at all levels


  • Galax could lose road funding

    The City of Galax may face a $238,000 reduction in highway maintenance funds, Galax City Manager Keith Barker told Galax City Council on Dec. 12.

  • McDonnell calls for $800M in cuts


  • Readers' Hotline 12/19/11

    Food rules
    I don’t know who came up with the ignorant rule that you can’t share food at school and throw away good food when someone else is hungry. That makes no sense. When I went to school we could share all the time, like if we didn’t like something maybe someone else did. Whoever makes these rules needs to be put out and somebody put in there that has a brain.

  • Galax sues contractor over leaky windows

    Galax City Public Schools is filing suit against Vannoy Construction and architecture and engineering firm OWPR Inc. due to problems with leaking windows that were installed at Galax High School by subcontractor Bell Windows.
    School officials said Bell Windows of Stokesdale, N.C., was the subcontractor and the responsibility of Vannoy and OWPR, so the suit is against those companies and not Bell.
    The installation of the windows was part of an $8 million renovation to GHS, which began in 2007. The renovation was to be completed in 2008.

  • Thousands attend officer's funeral


  • Gun used in Crouse shooting obtained legally