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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 11/6/13

    Where’d they go?
    I was just checking to see if anybody knows what happened to Diamond Nails and El Parian?
    Editor’s note: Both of the businesses in Galax closed recently.

    Can’t afford it

  • Ministry to hire prison chaplain

    INDEPENDENCE — The River North Ministry Council voted at its Oct. 31 meeting to advertise for the hiring of a chaplain to serve at the new River North Correctional Center in Independence.
    Council members voted unanimously to begin advertising the position in area newspapers this week. Applications will be reviewed on Nov. 30, and interviews will begin Dec. 2.

  • Picnic tables stolen from Hillsville VFW

    HILLSVILLE — Unknown individuals have helped themselves to picnic tables meant to serve the crowds at the Grover King VFW Post 1115.
    The tables served everything from family birthday parties to the Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market masses.
    VFW member Andrew Bowman used his regular “Veterans Corner” column this week to request that people be on the lookout for two missing 10-foot-long tables from Kitchen No. 1 on the grounds of the Hillsville post.

  • Hillsville man charged with grand larceny

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville man faces charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny from places in Carroll County, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.

  • Incentives available to tourism businesses

    HILLSVILLE — Qualifying Hillsville businesses will be able to receive certain incentives after town council’s adoption of a “tourism zone” ordinance at the Oct. 28 meeting.
    Council members held a public hearing, but the only reaction to the ordinance came from Planning Commission Chairwoman Ann Largin, after her committee reviewed the proposal and made a recommendation on it.

  • $10,000 reward offered for school fire info

    A Galax man has doubled the reward he will pay for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with a fire that destroyed the old Stevens Creek school building on Oct. 26, 2012.
    Building owner Terry Combs said it has been more than a year and no arrests had been made. He originally offered $5,000, but is now upping the reward to $10,000.

  • Expect delays on U.S. 58 in Carroll

    As part of the road construction project to widen a 8.2-mile section of Route 58 that passes through Patrick, Floyd and Carroll counties, a pipe will be installed beneath Route 58 in Carroll County at its intersection with Route 654 (Gladesboro Road).

    Weather permitting, starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, flaggers will be controlling traffic on Route 58 at the Route 654 intersection around the clock for approximately 48 hours until work is completed on Friday.

  • NOV. 5 ELECTION RESULTS

    Unofficial results of Nov. 5, 2013, state and local elections in Carroll, Grayson and Galax, along with statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Info provided by Virginia State Board of Elections and local voter registrars.

    VIRGINIA

    GOVERNOR

    • Terry R. McAuliffe (D) — 1,064,701 (47.74%)

    • Ken T. Cuccinelli II (R) — 1,009,878 (45.28%)

    • Robert C. Sarvis (L) — 145,418 (6.52%)

     

    LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

  • Town team collects toys, coats for Christmas

    INDEPENDENCE — Last year, the Independence VFW and Ladies Auxiliary lent a helping hand to Santa and to their neighbors by purchasing and distributing toys for more than 400 local families at Christmas.
    This year, Santa will have even more helpers.
    Members of the Independence Police Department, Independence Volunteer Fire Department and town council have teamed up to form “Independence Cares,” an organization that will hold a coat and toy drive for local children during the Christmas season.

  • Baldwin wanted for assault

     HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff's Office has put out an alert for a 33-year-old man for felony assault.

    Information from the sheriff's office states that Justin Lee Baldwin was last seen in Florida but has ties to the Carroll area.

    Any one with information on location please contact Carroll County Sheriff's Office at (276) 728-4146 or

    (276) 236-5119.