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Hillcrest Elementary reopens as a preschool

Tuesday will be like the first day of school for students at Emmitt Smith Preschool. They will now call the former Hillcrest Elementary School their new home. The move was made to accommodate student growth in the program, said Superintendent of Carlsbad Municipal Schools Gregory Rodriguez. The pres

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-01-16 08:00:04

City officials review billboard concerns

Subscribed, but don't have a login? City officials are hoping a 60-day moratorium on permits for billboards approved the City Council last week amid public concern will allow time to review the city's sign ordinance. In the last year, about five billboard structures standing about 40 feet each, were

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-01-17 00:01:46

Former Artesia pastor talks Three L's of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Keith Wilks the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Portales gives the keynote speech during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observance in Artesia. (Mike Smith Photo) ARTESIA - "Artesia, I love you and God bless you." Those were the closing words spoken by Dr. Keith Wilks. He was the keyn

RDRNEWS.COM - 2018-01-15 22:53:48

Carlsbad comes together for annual MLK Freedom March

Carlsbad residents held American flags as moved along Canyon Street during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom March Monday morning. The march, organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee, was one of several events this weekend to celebrate the man who worked alongside others

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-01-15 21:18:28

Chase offers support for families of Aztec shooting victims

(Courtesy Photo) On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, Mack Chase, along with several other Artesia community members, traveled to Aztec to meet with the families of Francisco "Paco" Fernandez and Casey Jordan-Marquez. Fernandez and Jordan-Marquez, both 17, were both fatally wounded in the Dec. 7, 2017, shooti


Central Valley Electric offers rebates for members

Bean ARTESIA - Central Valley Electric Cooperative in Artesia offers energy efficient rebates and programs for their members in Eddy and Chaves Counties. Raelynn Bean member service representative said CVE offers home energy audits. "We have contracted with a company that comes in and they do a comp

RDRNEWS.COM - 2018-01-15 21:33:11

Michael Joiner and Hermosa Church of Christ have long serviced the Artesia community

Michael Joiner ARTESIA - Michael Joiner has lived in Eddy County for more than three decades. His late wife grew Becky grew up in Carlsbad and they lived in the Cave City for nearly 20 years before moving to Artesia in 2001 to take the job as pastor at Hermosa Church of Christ. Joiner has three daug

RDRNEWS.COM - 2018-01-15 21:35:15

Carlsbad police address traffic accident

According to the Carlsbad Police Department, 866 motor vehicle crashes occurred in Carlsbad in 2017. Twenty-two percent of reported crashes occurred on South Canal Street between Lea Street and U.S. Highway 285 leading to the Village of Loving. "The majority of these crashes were preventable as they


Virginia State Police investigating fatal pedestrian crash in Franklin County

FRANKLIN CO., Va. (WDBJ7) Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Franklin County. The crash happened Friday around 7 p.m. on Route 220, one mile south of Route 635. Police say a female pedestrian was walking in the center lane of the left southbound lane on Route 220, whe

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-16 18:08:00

Roanoke Police investigating shooting in Smokey Bones parking lot

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke City Police confirmed there was a shooting in the Smokey Bones parking lot in the Valley View area. The call came in at 11:17 p.m. Officials could not confirm if anyone was injured. The shooting is still being investigated. ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke City Police confir

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-01-16 13:41:00

Snow showers move in later this evening

ROANOKE, VA. - We will start off cool and dry on this Tuesday, but by evening commute time, a few flakes may be flying. Highs this afternoon ahead of a clipper system climb back to around 40 degrees before things turn wintry later tonight. The chance for light snow stays with us to start Wednesday

WSLS - 2018-01-16 09:48:54

Roanoke's Blue Ridge Parkway is destination spot for millions

ROANOKE, Va.- - Millions of people are visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of southwest Virginia's most popular attractions. According to Virginia's Blue Ridge, 1.2 million visitors stopped by one of the five entry areas in Roanoke last year. The entry areas include Route 460, Route 220, Mill Mou

WSLS - 2018-01-16 23:13:46

Disney Live! returns to Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. - The magical world of Disney Live is once again coming to the Star City. Tickets for the two upcoming performances at the Berglund Center are now on sale. Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic show features more than 25 characters performing magic from several Disney films. You can w

WSLS - 2018-01-16 21:38:17

911 Dispatch confirms reported shooting incident at Smokey Bones

ROANOKE, Va. - This morning Roanoke Police not releasing any information about a late night shooting at a local restaurant. Around eleven o'clock Monday night, police responded to the Smokey Bones restaurant near the Valley View Mall. One witness we spoke to says it started when a male customer

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-01-16 12:36:23

Police: Man arrested and charged in Halifax Co. hit and run

Corby Watson, 30, has been arrested for a hit and run in Halifax Co. (Photo: Blue Ridge Regional Jail){ } HALIFAX Co., (WSET) -- Police have charged an Appomattox County man in a hit-and-run in northern Halifax County on Friday. State Police arrested Corby Watson, 30, on one count of hit-and-run.

WSET - 2018-01-15 21:59:17

Appalachian Power predicts no issues with electricity during incoming snow

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Appalachian Power has crews on standby in case of power outages from Tuesday night's snow. While crews are on hand, forecasters with Appalachian Power said they don't think there will be any issues with power. They shared that the recent cold weather will be helpful when the

WSET - 2018-01-16 17:45:31

Family: 9-year-old Statesville shooting victim recovering

Shakeya Jones was asleep Jan. 9 when the gunfire started outside her Statesville home. As the 9-year-old jumped up, a bullet struck her shoulder. Hospitalized in critical condition, Shakeya has steadily recovered in the week since, according to reports from multiple family members and friends. But s

STATESVILLE RECORD & LANDMARK - 2018-01-16 19:29:00

Deputies find heroin, meth in Troutman

Four suspects face drug charges after a month-long investigation into the sale of heroin south of Troutman, the Iredell County Sheriff's Office said. The investigation began after citizens complained about the home, in the 200 block of Flower House Loop, being used to sell drugs, the sheriff's offic

STATESVILLE RECORD & LANDMARK - 2018-01-15 21:18:00

4 law enforcement officers shot in York Co. following domestic violence call

YORK COUNTY, SC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Four law enforcement officers were shot overnight in York County following a domestic violence call. The suspect was also shot and is in custody. Authorities said three York County deputies and one York County police officer were shot during the incident. The co

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-01-16 14:27:00

Two arrested, one cited for drug related offenses in Lincoln Co.

A Lincolnton police officer conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle that led to the arrest of two suspects. Around 2 a.m on Jan. 11 officers searched the vehicle and located several syringes, small baggies, digital scales, 14.2g of cocaine and 3.4g of meth. The driver of the vehicle, William Mi

WBTV - 2018-01-16 22:41:58