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Today's News

  • Colonels pull away from Tide

    Altavista’s homecoming game is still a couple of weeks down the road, but with a roster that lists three gentlemen with Twin County ties, the Colonels’ trip to Galax at least passed for somewhat of a coming-home game.

    Assistant coach Mike Reavis and AHS assistant principal Jason Kilbourne are both Carroll County graduates and Mike Scharnus got his first head coaching job at CCHS. But all that was overshadowed by the fact that Juan Thornhill crowned himself the unofficial king Friday night.

  • Three juveniles charged in Galax

    Galax police referred three youths to the Juvenile Court Service Unit on Sept. 14, following a burglary at a property that belongs to Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in the city.
    An automated fire alarm was received by the Galax Police Department that day, according to Police Chief Rick Clark. Responding officers, along with members of the Galax Volunteer Fire Department, discovered that someone had entered the property and activated fire hoses, which caused the alarm to go off.

  • BBB warns: Obamacare scammers swarming

    As enrollment for “Obamacare” begins in less than two weeks, scammers are swarming around consumers hoping to take advantage of growing confusion over the new health care bill.
    The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Virginia warns consumers to be alert to scammers pretending to be government officials who use enrollment into Obamacare to steal consumers’ identities.

  • FBI warns of new malware threat

    The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center have issued a warning on a new type of computer malware known as Beta Bot.

  • Ohio man killed in multi-vehicle crash

    UPDATED 9/24/13:

    Virginia State Police are still investigating a series of wrecks Saturday on Interstate 77 in Carroll County that resulted in multiple injuries and one fatality.
    Police blamed low visibility and weather for setting off the chain of events on the historically dangerous section of highway. A driver from Ohio died at the scene.
    According to a news release, state police were called to the scene of the accidents at 10:51 a.m., in the northbound lanes of I-77 at the 9 mile marker on top of Fancy Gap Mountain.

  • Carroll to make economic development announcement

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County officials are planning an economic development announcement for next week, according to invitations issued on Wednesday.
    The invitation sent out to community leaders and local media says that the Carroll Board of Supervisors, the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority and “special guests” will be on hand for the event on Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m.
    The announcement will be made at the Carroll County Industrial Park.

  • N.C. man faces meth distribution charge

     

  • Galax drug investigation ongoing

    Two Galax men have been arrested and charged after investigators conducted searches at a local business and at least one residence on Monday, according to a report from the Galax Police Department.

  • Restaurant to be featured on 'My Ghost Story'

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    It’s official: The Galax Smokehouse has become a popular hangout for many people in the community — perhaps even those who are no longer with us.
    Restaurant co-owner and operator Dan Milby confirmed that the downtown Galax business will be featured this weekend on a new episode of “My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera,” a paranormal series on the Biography Channel.

  • Carroll deputies bust pot operation

    HILLSVILLE — A tip about a marijuana growing operation in Laurel Fork led to a Sept. 11 arrest, according to Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
    Information about a potential pot growing effort led to deputies getting a search warrant for 573 Shady Lane in Laurel Fork, according to information from the sheriff’s office and court records.
    Deputies found about 20 plants.
    As a result of the investigation, deputies charged Tommy Joe Strother with felony manufacture of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.