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Today's News

  • Big start propels Galax

    It’s a pretty good formula for winning football games – for each three-and-out posted by the defense, the offense follows with a three-and-in.

    Stopping Carroll County cold its first two times with the ball, Galax used a pair of three-play scoring drives on its first two possessions to spark a big opening quarter for the Maroon Tide, which raced to a 21-0 first-period lead in its 49-0 shutout of the Cavaliers in a nondistrict game Friday.

  • Reader's Hotline 9/16/19

    Dog threat
    I was calling to say that animal control might not be able to do something about this beagle that has been reported about four or five different times, that has been running around loose up here in Baywood area, but the next time that it gets in my goat lot and tries to kill one of my goats, I can do something about it. I can put a bullet between its eyes and have it exterminated. Just because the people that owns it is rich don’t mean nothing to me.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • GES Report Card

    Yancey Powers of architectural firm WM2A led the Galax School Board on a tour of the construction at Galax Elementary School before their Sept. 10 meeting.

    Highlights of the $17 million renovation and expansion project included the new regulation-size gym with fold-out bleachers on one side that can hold 200-plus spectators; a generous-sized music room and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) rooms; the new cafeteria (formerly the old gym); and the kitchen, which boasts, among other things, a freezer with three times the capacity of the old one.

  • Wanted man captured after chase, crash

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department caught a Hillsville man at 11:30 p.m. on Monday just outside Galax after a high-speed chase, according to Carroll County Deputy Josh Bowers.

    Bowers and Carroll Deputy Jeremiah Foutch were on the lookout for Travis Burke, 37, who was wanted on a felony warrant for grand larceny of a motor vehicle.

  • Tractor-trailers wreck in separate Carroll incidents

    Two tractor-trailer accidents last weekend fortunately left no injuries, but caused a total of about $18,500 in public property damage, according to reports filed by Virginia State Trooper C.H. Campbell.

    An accident on Faddis Hill in the Woodlawn community of Carroll County at 5 a.m. on Sept. 6 resulted in a fuel spill.

  • Students banned from dance after posting racist sign

    HILLSVILLE – Two students at Carroll County High School have been barred from attending this year’s homecoming after their social media post showed them holding a racially offensive sign.

    The photo spread quickly on social media, causing outrage among many people posting about it Tuesday night.

    The sign was part of a new trend among highschoolers, who are sending “promposals,” photos or videos extending an invitation to prom (or in this case, a homecoming dance) to their desired date.