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Today's News

  • Carroll assists with raid of cock fighting operation

    Staff Report

    CLAUDVILLE — An 18-month investigation ended in the mass arrest of more than 70 people on June 1, at an alleged illegal cock fighting venue that police believe has ties to Mexican drug cartels.

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department was one of the regional law enforcement agencies assisting with the raid in Patrick County.

  • Mountains of Music Homecoming begins this weekend

    Staff Report

    Tributes to icons of Appalachian music, concerts on floating stages, and dancers equipped with motion sensors are all part of The Crooked Road’s 5th Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, June 7-15.

  • Williams faces new charges in fatal crash

    Staff Reports

    INDEPENDENCE — A man already charged with first-degree murder for allegedly causing a 2018 vehicle fatality that killed a teenager has now been indicted on four counts of malicious wounding for injuries sustained by other passengers in the vehicle.

    Indictments against Steven Henry Williams of Independence were just recently unsealed, following a grand jury hearing April 26 in Grayson County Circuit Court.

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  • Late goal seals Galax soccer title

    A mild upset of sorts was pulled off at the Region 1C boys’ soccer finals Thursday. It didn’t come in the form of a win by second-seeded Auburn over No. 1 Galax, but rather in the fact that a match between the two ended with a winning margin of greater than one goal.

  • Tide snags state bid

    RINER –– Friday afternoon didn’t go as well as Galax would have hoped, but a really good Thursday will carry the Maroon Tide into this week’s state tournament. And after living on a school bus for three days, the Tide will take its runner-up trophy and gladly move on.

  • Tide snags state bid

    RINER –– Friday afternoon didn’t go as well as Galax would have hoped, but a really good Thursday will carry the Maroon Tide into this week’s state tournament. And after living on a school bus for three days, the Tide will take its runner-up trophy and gladly move on.

  • New K9 officer joins the force

    INDEPENDENCE — Sheriff Richard Vaughan has announced that K9 officer Gauge will retire after seven years of service to Grayson County.

    Vaughan noted that the sheriff’s department will be continuing the K9 program, with a significant amount of savings. Thanks to a partnership with the Virginia State Police and the Department of Corrections, the sheriff’s office received a free detective K9 and free training.

  • Galax arrests involve drug violations, child neglect

    Staff Report

    Three recent arrests were recorded in a report by the Galax Police Department.

    On May 14, Officer Eduardo Mata was dispatched to Glendale Road and E. Stuart Drive for a report of a vehicle driving recklessly. Mata found a vehicle matching the description and observed it. He stopped it and noticed a small child inside, the report said.

  • Court unseals charges against 10

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Indictments against 10 people were recently unsealed in Grayson County Circuit Court.

    A grand jury met April 26 to hear the cases and approve formal charges. These indictments, including firearm and drug charges, were sealed until the suspects could be arrested.

    Recently unsealed indictments included:

    • Cody Lee Moore, Elk Creek – providing a firearm to a convicted felon.