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Liebrecht: Griffith looks backwards, not forwards

Prices at the gas stations along Stuart Drive in Galax have jumped considerably in the past couple of weeks, and thanks to the temporary shutdown of refineries in Texas, prices may go higher. Hurricane Harvey knocked out 25 percent of the nation's gasoline refining capacity and caused the spike in p

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Civil War letters reveal lives on front lines, back home

HILLSVILLE - Henry Lindsey, a Carroll County soldier in the 29th Virginia lnfantry, wrote to his wife: "I drawed soap today for the first time - about the size of a hen egg. We have to pay $1.50 per lb. for soap to wash our clothes." His wife Polly, writing from their home in the Dugspur area, rep

GALAX GAZETTE - 2017-09-18 00:34:00

Jury in Sen. Menendez's case hears details of fancy resorts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jurors in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor were treated Monday to pictures and descriptions of beachside villas, world-ranked golf courses and other amenities as part of the government's narrative that those were inducements to get Menendez to fl

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 20:24:59

Fish Fry and Bake Sale

Sponsored by the Lutheran Men in Mission Flounder Fillets, Chicken, Slaw, Fries, and Hushpuppies Bake Sale with Homemade Goodies Sponsored by the Women of the ELCA All proceeds will go towards our fresh water mission trip to Honduras sponsored by a team from our congregation. Occurs Saturday, Septe

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-18 21:43:47

Guns stolen from Galax pawn shop

Galax police are investigating a break-in at Gardner's Pawn Shop, in which several handguns were stolen. Copyright 2017 The Galax Gazette is your source for local news, sports, events and information in Galax, Grayson, Carroll, and surrounding areas. Galax police are investigating a break-in at G

GALAX GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 23:12:00

Miller inaugurated as Williston State College president

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - John Miller is officially on the job as the leader of Williston State College. Miller was formally inaugurated as the two-year school's fourth president on Friday. The state Board of Higher Education appointed Miller to the post in June. He had been serving as acting president

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 12:35:03

Armed and dangerous man on the run in Pulaski

Police in Pulaski are looking for a man after an incident over the weekend. Officers were called to the Pulaski Pawn and Coin on West Main Street just after 6:30 on Sunday, September 17. When officers got there, they saw a broken window to the business. Due to the size of the building, they asked

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2017-09-18 14:05:39

Five sentenced in Old Fort scheme

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

8-month investigation leads deputies to seizing record amount of heroin

An 8-month investigation led deputies to seizing record-breaking amount of heroin in Surry County. Tactical officers with the Surry County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team executed a warrant at a Mount Airy home in the 2000 block of Caudle Drive on Wednesday afternoon and found four suspect

WXII 12 - 2017-09-18 16:30:00

With federal investigation underway, Buncombe appoints finance director

ASHEVILLE - With a federal investigation underway into Buncombe County's longtime top administrator, county leaders Tuesday took action to reaffirm the independence of their chief financial officer. The county Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its regular meeting to appoint Tim Flora as CF

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 20:43:25

The Latest: Spain's PM warns Catalan officials to drop vote

MADRID (AP) - The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Spain's prime minister is warning Catalan leaders of "greater harm" if they don't drop plans for an independence referendum that national authorities consider illegal. Prime Minister Mariano Raj

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-20 19:51:19

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop

MADRID (AP) - Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. It was the first time Spanish authorities have d

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-20 14:08:02

Yadkin Arts Council celebrates 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival

Visitors to Saturday's 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival shop vendors' creations such as these windchimes. Assisted by Emily Shaw of the Yadkin Family YMCA, from left, T.J. and K.J. Rosado and A.J. Figueroa work on free craft projects during the 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival S

YADKINRIPPLE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:10:14

Armed suspect fatally shot by police

INDEPENDENCE-- The Grayson County Sheriff's Office reports that officers shot and killed an suspect armed with a rifle tonight in the area of Powerhouse Road in Independence. Officers were not harmed. Virginia State Police are investigating, as is policy in police-involved shootings. Neighbors to

GALAX GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 06:51:00

Wytheville group looks to revive Millwald

A recent study commissioned by Downtown Wytheville Inc. regarding the feasibility of reviving the Millwald Theatre suggests the formation of a nonprofit organization to buy the historic theater, restore it and operate the facility. During a recent Wytheville Town Council work session, Downtown Wythe

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription Accompanied by Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, far left, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis takes part in a reception ceremony in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Mattis was meeting with senior Mexican g

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-18 21:50:01

Four dates all North Carolinians should know - journalpatriot: Opinion

If you're a native or longtime resident, you may well be familiar with two of the dates, as they can be found on North Carolina's state seal and flag. On or about May 20, 1775, a group of community leaders in Mecklenburg County issued one of the first-known proclamations of an independently constit

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

Teens aren't grasping 'the responsibilities of adulthood,' new study says

Today's teens are on a slow road to adulthood, putting off risky behaviors from drinking to sex, but also delaying jobs, driving, dating and other steps towards independence, according to a new study based on 40 years of survey data. Compared to teens from the 70s, 80s and 90s, today's teens "are ta

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:20:11

Full week of 'Mayberry Days' festivities underway in Mount Airy

Mount Airy's annual Mayberry Days festival is getting an early kick-off this year. Beginning Monday, a full line-up of events have been scheduled throughout the week until Sunday. During your visit, enjoy a bottle of pop while playing checkers or relax to music from many local bands playing the same

WXII 12 - 2017-09-18 14:42:00

Editorial: Keep politics out of judicial districts

We're not about to argue that a thorough updating of our state's judicial districts is unnecessary. The last large-scale redrawing of the court districts was in 1955. There have been a few changes in North Carolina's population patterns since then and our judicial districts could most likely use som

TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-19 07:01:00