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Two Arrested In West Jefferson For Animal Cruelty
Two people from West Jefferson were arrested for animal cruelty on December 13th. The Ashe Post and Times reports 41-year-old Ralph Smith III and 36-year-old Amanda Smith were each charged with two counts of felony cruelty to animals and two counts of felony killing an animal by starvation.
19-year-old facing sex-related charges after Smyth County grand jury hands down indictments
A Max Meadows man will stand trial in Smyth County Circuit Court after a grand jury indicted him Tuesday on a charge of using a computer to solicit sex with a minor. The charge came after Smyth County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in August that 19-year-old Bryson Seth Melton-Lowe tried to s
Middle school student replaces Christmas list with community blanket collection
SMYTH COUNTY, Va. — An 11-year-old’s Christmas list is usually filled with toys and games, but not for a Marion 6th grader. "This is from my softball team, and I like this one really good," Mya Ferland said, looking through a pile of blankets she has collected.
Aguilar’s 100th win headlines Cardinals in home tournament
East Wilkes hosted the Foothills Duals for the third straight year this past Saturday against teams from Lincolnton, Cherryville, Starmount, Galax (Va.), East Mecklenburg, South Iredell and Forbush with the ultimate goal to gain valuable experience as the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference wrestlin
Riding Virginia’s Crooked Road and Blue Ridge
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains in autumn are a place of unique beauty not to be missed, especially from the open cockpit of a motorcycle. From my home in the northern tip of the state, the Virginia border runs diagonally southwest for more than 300 miles, parallel to the ridges and valleys of the m
Black Residents Of Virginia County Worry They’ll Be Treated By White Supremacist EMT
Black residents in an overwhelmingly white county in Virginia worry they’d be treated differently should they receive care from emergency medical technician Alex McNabb, a white supremacist whose neo-Nazi podcast recently got him suspended from his job.
Two Arrested, One Suspect At Large In Fleetwood Burglary
Two suspects were arrested and one suspect is still at large after a breaking and entering in Fleetwood on December 4th. The Ashe Post and Times reports the suspects forced entry into a home and stole thousands of dollars of property and attempted to open a gun safe.
Conley Won't Sign With App State....
National Signing Day is Wednesday and Appalachian State has all ready lost one of its verbals for 2019. Cailey Haas led three players in double figures as the Watauga High girl's basketball team blasted Ashe County, and the boys erupted for 28 first-quarter points, thanks to sophomore Blane St. Clai
Alabama colleges seek to help Virginia College students after sudden closure
State and community college leaders in Alabama are trying to help the 1,100 Alabama students who were enrolled in Virginia college. The private, for profit school suddenly closed earlier this month.
LETTER: Virginia should allow physician-assisted deaths
In reference to Dr. Thomas Eppes’ letter [“Physicians are healers, not life takers”] in which he disagrees with Dr. Patrick Neustatter’s Nov. 8 commentary [“Terminally ill Virginians deserve aid in dying option”]: Dr. Eppes must have every veterinarian outraged. He’s implying they’re life takers, no
N.C. woman faces charges after Wythe, Carroll chase
A police chase Thursday that started in Wythe County, continued into Carroll County and reached speeds of 110 mph ended with a Virginia State Police patrol car flipped over on the interstate and a North Carolina woman facing charges.
Surry County Sheriff’s Reports
DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports:
Surry Central holds culinary lab grand opening, ribbon cutting
DOBSON — A monumental celebration of the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Surry Central High School Culinary Lab was held Nov. 15. The culinary lab has been years in the making, according to Dr. Jill Reinhardt, assistant superintendent for Surry County Schools, and Sabrina Wilmoth,
Cana Water System customers given boil water advisory
CANA — As a result of the water main break and the loss of water from the system mains, the Carroll County PSA has issued a boil water advisory as a precaution for all its customers in the Cana Water System.
The Christmas Movie Virginia Is Most Obsessed With
Virginia’s favorite Christmas movie choice is a shock for sure. It’s officially the season of giving, hot chocolate, and snow, which means that your movie playlist will change — from your typical favored genres to stories involving Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and festivity (check out our Hallmark
Woman crashes into Virginia trooper during pursuit
CARROLL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) A woman driving in a stolen SUV crashed into a Virginia State Police cruiser that was parked along the shoulder on Interstate 77. The pursuit began around 5:00 p.m. Thursday on I-81 in Wythe County when a deputy attempted to pull over the driver of a stolen Jeep Cherokee. I
WCC, Tyson launch Upward Academy for Tyson employees
WILKESBORO — Upward Academy, a collaborative effort between Tyson Foods Inc. and Wilkes Community College (WCC), recently launched adult education classes for Tyson team members at the company’s facilities in Wilkesboro. Nearly 180 team members are now attending classes in high school equivalency (G
Flooding after big snow?
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s around the clock work this week to clear roads following a record December snowfall culminated with a focus on gravel roads Thursday and Friday.
Police issue alert for Virginia truck driver convicted of child sex crime
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia State Police have issued an alert for a convicted sex offender now wanted for failing to re-register. Domonique Michael Jerome Brown, 29, is known to frequent Richmond and Roanoke, according to police.
Virginia man convicted on 37 counts of dogfighting, animal cruelty
RICHMOND, Va. - A 44-year-old Dinwiddie County man has been convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting involving 26 dogs. Eldridge Freeman Jr.'s conviction follows a prosecution by the Animal Law Unit.