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Today's News

  • Grayson gears up for second annual fair

    ELK CREEK — Michelle Pridgen, organizer for the Grayson County Fair, is excited to see the fair enter its second year with a variety of new competitions, activities and demonstrations.
    The Grayson County Fair and the Youth Livestock Show will be held the weekend of Aug. 10 at Bottomley’s Farm and Evergreens in Elk Creek. The fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and the livestock show will span two days, beginning Friday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. and continuing Saturday, Aug. 10. from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • State Police planning Public Safety Day

    HILLSVILLE – Local law enforcement will hold Twin County Public Safety Day next month to provide an opportunity to learn about services and equipment designed to keep the community safe.
    The Virginia State Police Division IV, Area 25, will be coordinating this year’s event, to take place at the Grover King VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The event is free.

  • Victim stabbed, thrown from vehicle

    Two suspects from Galax are in custody after law enforcement discovered a disabled vehicle that was allegedly used in connection with a stabbing and robbery that took place earlier this week in Pulaski County.
    Police say one of the suspects also attempted a carjacking in Carroll County.
    Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported on July 22, just before 5 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Collier School Road in reference to a male subject who had attempted to steal a vehicle.

  • State Police Planning Public Safety Day

    HILLSVILLE – Local law enforcement will hold Twin County Public Safety Day next month to provide an opportunity to learn about services and equipment designed to keep the community safe.

    The Virginia State Police Division IV, Area 25, will be coordinating this year’s event, to take place at the Grover King VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free.

  • Fake bills showing up in Hillsville are 'movie money'

    HILLSVILLE – Local law enforcement is advising business owners and members of the community to use caution when accepting large bills during transactions, after a recent discovery of counterfeit “movie money” was discovered at businesses in the Hillsville area.

  • Victim stabbed, thrown from vehicle

    Two suspects from Galax are in custody after law enforcement discovered a disabled vehicle that was allegedly used in connection with a stabbing and robbery that took place earlier this week in Pulaski County.

    Police say one of the suspects also attempted a carjacking in Carroll County.

    Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported on July 22, just before 5 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Collier School Road in reference to a male subject who had attempted to steal a vehicle.

  • Arrests made in homicide case

    CARROLL - Carroll County Sheriff J. B. Gardner reported the arrest of two people in connection to the body that was discovered near the New River Trail on July 24, 2019. Sheriff’s Office Investigators obtained warrants for Kayla Ann Fulton and Codie Nathanial Fletcher, both with a Warren Lane address in Galax and charged them with the murder of 20 year old Alexandra Dare Taylor. Kayla Fulton, 20, was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the improper disposal of a human body.

  • Reader's Hotline 7/24/19

    Shout out
    I’m calling about the Galax Walmart, store number 1023. I would just like to give a “hoorah, hoorah’ to all the employees. They go above the call of duty to help customers. I have a disability and I came in touch with two wonderful employees last night. One was Brad Isom, who really helped me a lot, and also there’s a cashier named Melissa. I do not know her last name, but she is wonderful. If you haven’t gone to Walmart yet, please go. You’ll have a wonderful experience. God bless each and every one of you.

  • Hot competition at BBQ championship

    This year’s Smoke on the Mountain Virginia State Barbecue Championship was held in downtown Galax on July 19-20, and even in the sweltering 90˚F-plus heat, 16 teams turned out to vie for the grand prize of $2,500, a custom-made banjo and a spot at the Memphis Barbecue Network’s “Memphis in May” competition.

    This year’s Smoke featured new food and merchandise vendors and the amateur “No Pro Wing Show” competition on Friday.

  • 'Non-user' fees have new name, cost

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) has implemented revised rate structures for water and sewer services, as well as a reduced monthly service fee — a charge levied to customers throughout the county for having access to county utility services, even if they don’t connect to them.

    The issue has sparked heated debates between citizens, the PSA and the Carroll County Board of Supervisors over the past 10 months.