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  • Police pursue suspect on foot in Cana

    CANA – Two Cana residents were taken into custody this past week following a brief pursuit on foot involving a K9 officer, after police found weapons and illicit substances in the vehicle they were driving.

    A report from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner states that deputies arrested two individuals at Love’s Truck Stop on March 13 for narcotic violations.

  • Grayson moves ahead with housing rehab efforts

    INDEPENDENCE — At its Feb. 14 meeting, the Grayson County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution regarding Phase II of the Eagle Bottom Housing and Rehabilitation Project.

    The resolution authorizes the county administrator to sign and submit documents to apply for a $700,000 Community Development Block Grant, as well as documents associated with the implementation of Phase II.

    The board further resolved that all beneficiaries of the project will be low- to moderate-income residents of the county as of July 1.

  • Drugs, guns, cash seized in Carroll

    After finding significant amounts of drugs, cash and semi-automatic weapons, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two individuals from North Carolina on March 16.

    According to a report from Carroll County Sheriff Office, the suspects were apprehended on Interstate 77 after deputies observed the driver traveling in a reckless manner.

  • Judge dismisses charge of causing deputy's death

    HILLSVILLE – Just over two years since the death of Carroll County Deputy Curtis Bartlett in the line of duty, a case against the man many blamed for his death was finally heard in court.

    The March 13 jury trial was to determine Joseph A. Lambert’s level of accountability for the fatal results of his actions.

  • Grayson supervisors address agriculture

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors, during their Feb. 14 meeting, discussed agricultural incentives with two different groups within the county.

    Ashley Edwards, community horticulture agent, was first to speak and used the opportunity to highlight some of the projects she’s been involved with during her time with the Extension office.

  • Grayson County native killed in Tenn. wreck

    Staff Report

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A Kingsport man was recently charged in a vehicle crash on Interstate 26 in Johnson City, Tenn., that left a 21-year-old student and Grayson County native dead at the scene.

    According to a report on TV station WCYB 5 in Bristol, the Johnson City Police Department stated that the crash occurred March 5 around midnight.

  • Wheelchair thief sought in Galax

    Staff Report

    Galax police are still investigating a stolen wheelchair, even after a citizen came to the crime victim’s aid.

    The owner left the wheelchair outside his home at the Midtown Apartments, located on Main Street, on Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. When he returned at 2:45 p.m. the chair was gone.

    The chair is a Drive brand with the initials “DLD” engraved on the back of the chair.

  • Inside Galax's Recovery Court

    “We ain’t never gonna get out of here today,” jokes one man in the Galax General District Court lobby, a smallish space at the top of the stairs in Galax’s W. Harold Snead Public Safety Building.

    A couple of kids are playing, switching from limber gymnastic poses to a story game involving the Big Bad Wolf to that old standard, “The floor is lava!”

  • Carroll freezes pay, hiring

    HILLSVILLE – Due to financial constraints for the upcoming fiscal year, Carroll County approved a resolution earlier this week implementing a hiring and pay freeze for non-law enforcement and non-constitutional officer positions.

    The resolution, which passed at the end of a nearly three-hour meeting on March 11, has been put into place as a temporary means of keeping a conservative county budget until details for the upcoming debt policy, reserve funds for other departmental contingencies and collection methods for delinquent taxes are finalized.

  • Arrests in Galax include drug possession charges

    Staff Reports

    Galax police handled two cases involving drug possession last week.

    On March 8, Officer Aaron Willard observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Once Willard stopped the vehicle, Officer Eduardo Mata arrived to back him up, according to a Galax Police Department report.

    After a brief investigation, Logan P. Malloy, 19, of Charlotte, N.C. was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana. He was transported to the New River Valley Regional Jail and held with a $1,500 bond.