Today's News

  • Deadly curve to be straightened

    NCDOT will remove the infamous "Snowbird Curve" on Route 89 south of Galax, the scene of multiple crashes. The work will cause delays for more than a year.

  • Wildwood grant could help land major business

    RICHMOND — A grant of $6 million has been recommended for the Wildwood Commerce Park initiative in Carroll County, if the funds can help the Twin County region land a major business prospect.

  • CVS robbery suspect pleads guilty

    HILLSVILLE — One day after being indicted by a Carroll County grand jury in the June 24 robbery of CVS in Galax, a 32-year-old New Millport, Penn., man has pleaded guilty in the case.
    Galax police sought Brian Richard Sloppy after a suspect entered the drug store on East Stuart Drive and gave a pharmacy technician a note that demanded schedule II prescription narcotics.

  • Local woman killed in Pulaski crash

    Speed was a factor in a Virginia 100 accident in Pulaski County that left a 26-year-old Hillsville woman dead on Sept. 15, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Galax city schools sign in to social networking


    Social networking is on the rise in the Galax public school system, and not just among the students.
    The new Twitter and Facebook pages for the school system have officially launched, and the division’s Facebook page already has more than 140 followers.
    In a presentation at the Sept. 11 meeting, Galax Middle School Assistant Principal Derrick Spence gave school board members examples of what educators are hoping to accomplish through social media.

  • Rape charge among Carroll's 126 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County grand jury certified a charge of rape against a Galax tanning salon owner Monday.
    Jimmy Ray Linville’s indictment came among a total of 126 indictments, 20 of which were sealed by the court until those named could be served with warrants.
    Linville, 51, owner of Tropical Tanning Salon in downtown Galax, was charged with rape for allegedly having intercourse with a female child of less than 13 years old, according to the indictment.

  • Halseys celebrate 66th anniversary

    Loye and Wylda Halsey of Mouth of Wilson are still having fun after 66 years of marriage.

    Their secret is good food and a sense of humor. The couple will celebrate their 66th anniversary on Sept. 7.

  • Davis, Hill marry

    Zonnie and Vicky Hill of Fancy Gap and Larry and Debbie Davis of Hillsville announced the marriage of their children, Zackary Wayne Hill and Ashley Morgan Davis.
    The ceremony was Aug. 4 at the gazebo at Claytor Lake State Park. Amber Harris officiated.

    Maid of honor was Lauren Reed, friend of the bride.
    Bridesmaids were Sabrina Collins, sister of the bride and Kristie Lineberry, cousin of the bride.
    Groomsmen were Dustin Quesenberry, Jason Shaffer and Brandon Priest, friends of the bride and groom.