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Today's News

  • Driver dies in single-vehicle crash

    A fatality in Grayson County on Wednesday night is under investigation by Virginia State Police.

    According to a news release from state police, Andy D. Isom, 33, of Galax, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Savannah Road.

    According to the police report, at 11:25 p.m. on Sept. 18, Senior Trooper J.A. Vaughan responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash involving a 2000 GMC Sierra pickup truck operated by Isom. The driver was traveling in the 600 block of Savannah Road when it ran off the road and crashed.

  • Turner resigns as Carroll head coach

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County head football coach Jack Turner resigned his position on Monday and longtime assistant coach Casey Burcham will lead the Cavaliers through the remainder of the 2019 season.

    “Coach Turner has decided to resign for personal reasons and Casey Burcham has been named the interim coach,” said CCHS principal Chuck Thompson.

  • Premiere will feature musicians from documentary

    Performers and Q&A sessions with the producers have been added to screenings of the film “Fiddlin’” at Galax’s Twin County Cinemas this weekend.
    The film is a documentary about the annual Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention and features many local performers.

  • Carroll grand jury indicts 101 suspects

    HILLSVILLE — Approximately 101 suspects were indicted on a total of 145 charges handed down by a Carroll County grand jury on Sept. 16.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt. Indictments handed down included the following:
    • Kristopher James Adams; 30 of Hillsville; possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine)
    • Samantha Marie Akers; 26 of Ivanhoe; possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute

  • Galax man arrested on narcotics charges

    Grayson County investigators have arrested a Galax man on charges of narcotics possession and distribution.
    According to an arrest report provided by Sheriff Richard Vaughan, investigators executed a search warrant at 713 Delhart Road in Galax on Sept. 6. The search revealed a shotgun, ammunition, marijuana and paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of narcotics. Investigators also seized a 2017 Dodge Ram truck.

  • Late bloomer

    Not all botanical marvels are obvious to the casual observer, but Susan Simone of Cranberry Road might have one in her yard.
    Simone has three apple trees, one of which, after a summer of blooming and fruiting, shed its leaves in preparation for the coming cold weather — and then started blooming again.
    “I’m over 70,” she remarked, “and I’ve never seen this before.”

  • Initiative links local workers with tech jobs

    Staff Report

    ABINGDON – A marketing initiative launched last week with the goal of connecting tech companies in Northern Virginia with jobs to fill and workers in Southwest Virginia looking for work.

    The Southwest Virginia Regional Marketing Initiative, officially known as “InvestSWVA,” is a public-private partnership focused on supporting local economic development and marketing efforts spanning the entire GO Virginia Region One, which includes Carroll, Grayson and Galax.

  • Police locate fugitive

    HILLSVILLE – A fugitive from justice was arrested last week on additional charges in Virginia, resulting in the discovery that the man was a wanted sex offender.

    According to Chief Shannon Goad, investigators with the Hillsville Police Department executed a property search Sept. 5 at the Town & Country Mobile Home Park in town after receiving information regarding illegal drug activity in the area.

  • Fitness challenge will featured Uncle Kracker concert

    This year’s second annual Police Fitness Challenge returns in October to put extreme athletes to the test, and will feature a benefit concert by chart-topping singer Uncle Kracker in Felts Park.

  • Hillsville man denied bond for meth possession

    HILLSVILLE – A Hillsville man will remain behind bars after being denied bond in the Carroll County General District Court on Sept. 6.

    The court determined Joseph Glenn Bobbitt, 55, to be at risk of committing habitual offenses against the commonwealth and of being a danger to the community.