Today's News

  • Virginia Is For Irish Lovers

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND — Irish eyes are smiling in Virginia.

    The commonwealth is home to about 790,000 people with Irish heritage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is about 9.5 percent of the state’s total population.

    The percentage of residents with Irish ancestry ranges from 2.6 percent in Petersburg to 16.5 percent in Rappahannock County.

  • 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.

  • Galax slips past Carroll 6-3

    Galax took an early lead and answered every Carroll County challenge, holding on for a 6-3 win in a nondistrict softball game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-1) took an early lead on a two-out, two-strike, two-run double by Hannah Davis in the bottom of the second that scored Saige Leonard and Kendall Sturgill.

    Carroll County (1-1) tied it up in the top of the third on RBI doubles from Shelby Horton and Josie Quesenberry but Galax answered in the home half when Ashlyn Brady singled home a run and scored on Peyton Edwards’ ground out.

  • Cavaliers overpower Galax

    Carroll County scored eight runs in the first inning and held off Galax in a three-hour marathon, taking a 16-9 nondistrict baseball victory last Thursday in Felts Park.

    Both teams came into the game with one appearance after playing their season opening games last Wednesday. The Cavaliers were fresh off a close 4-3 victory over Pulaski County after Brant Davidson scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Galax lost its opener to Blacksburg, 9-7.

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  • Drugs seized in I-77 traffic stop

    A traffic stop on March 8 resulted in the arrest of two North Carolina men, after Carroll County Sheriff’s Department deputies found four pounds of marijuana during a search of the vehicle.

    Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that Deputy Bradley Hoffman stopped a 2009 Dodge Challenger for speeding at the 18 mile marker on Interstate 77. While speaking with the driver, Hoffman could smell a strong smell of what turned out to be marijuana, the report said. Hoffman and Deputy Trevor Carico searched the vehicle and discovered the drugs.

  • 'Thunder' rolls again in Carroll

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — For the fourth season, the live production of “Thunder in the Hills,” a dramatization of the sensational events that rocked the nation in March 1912 — the Carroll County Courthouse shootout in Hillsville and its aftermath — returns to the stage.

  • Deputies catch safecracker in the act

    A suspect caught red-handed while breaking into the safe of a local business was taken into custody over the weekend by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that on March 8, deputies responded to Chances Creek RV Center after receiving a call of a possible burglary in progress.

  • APCo to reduce rates, offer credits

    Staff Report

    The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has ordered a reduction in Appalachian Power Company’s rates on April 1.

    The reduction and forthcoming rate credits results from the commission’s directive issued in January 2018, which ensures that electric customers receive the benefits of the corporate tax cut contained in federal tax legislation passed by Congress in December 2017, according to a news release from the SCC.