Passenger flown to hospital after crash on I-77 in Carroll County
– UPDATE: 2:26 P.M. CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The earlier reported crash on I-77 South in Carroll County is now cleared. All southbound lanes are open at this time. WFXR News is working to learn more and will update this story as more information is released. — CARROLL COUNTY,...
Post Office Lobby Hours Changed
Town of Pulaski Post Office. The Post Office in the Town of Pulaski has curtailed the hours that its lobby will be open for public access. As of Thursday, February 15, the lobby of the post office will be closed at 6 p.m. and remain closed until 7 a.m. the next day. In addition, the Pulaski Post Office will now be closed on Sundays and holidays. The lobby area is replete with hundreds of post office boxes, which are accessible to the public.
Leap Day behind us, spring ahead of us
An extra day of winter occurred this year Winter of 2024 received a bonus day on Thursday as we celebrated Leap Day on Feb. 29. The year of 2024 is known as Leap Year because it contains 366 days and this event happens once every four years. Our Northampton County grandma always said that the extra day gave all old maids an extra day to find a husband. One of her old wives tales was that during a leap year, women could ask men to...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.86 and $3.19 in Galax as of 2024-03-03. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Winter strikes back in seasonable fashion on Leap Day
ROANOKE, Va. – The strongest of the wind is over, but man, it was howling Wednesday night!. Here is a video I posted to my Facebook right after our cold front passed through. While the wind chill starts in the teens and 20s early Thursday morning, the wind won’t...
Local leap year babies abound
The chances of being born on Feb. 29 are said to be one in 1,461, but this happened twice with local babies. It initially appeared as if no such birth would occur at Northern Regional Hospital on Thursday, but a certain little person had other plans. Gael Sebastian Morales Barrera, described by a hospital spokeswoman as “our special leap year baby,” was delivered Thursday at 2:28 a.m. ...
Wythe County Board of Directors passes resolution against AEP rate increase
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR)—Wythe County’s Board of Directors voted to adopt a resolution opposing another proposed rate increase by Appalachian Power on Tuesday, Feb. 29. Wythe County Supervisors report they have received multiple calls from residents complaining about the higher electrical bill. Although the board does not have the power to control the rates, the […]
Pulaski County approves new solar ordinance for companies investing in area
PULASKI, Va. – Pulaski County has a new solar ordinance. County leaders said the purpose of the solar ordinance is to provide a road map to ensure that solar companies know what is expected if they want to invest in the county. Part of the ordinance that is online,...
Local dancers perform at college halftime shows
The KMG Ensemble, a local group of dancers ranging from ages 8 to 18 from both the Carroll County Dance Center and Surry County Dance Center, has been performing for audiences across Virginia and North Carolina during basketball halftime shows at Radford University, Virginia Tech, and Duke University. Under the guidance of KMG Ensemble Artistic Director Kelly Krantz and Assistant Director Brenda Leath,, the ensemble was able to perform at Radford University in Radford, Virginia, on Jan. 20, at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia on...
School projects underway in Grayson
INDEPENDENCE – Several upcoming construction projects were discussed at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Grayson County School Board. Division Superintendent Kelly Wilmore said that, in the future, the welding bay would be renovated for use by Grayson County and Galax students. The school system is working in conjunction with Wytheville Community College on the project.
Tractor-trailer crash on VA-114 in Pulaski County cleared
UPDATE PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – VDOT reports the tractor-trailer crash on VA-114 in Pulaski County has been cleared. All lanes of traffic are now reopened. PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Transportation says there is currently a tractor-trailer on accident VA-114 near Beth Nelson Dr; Old Peppers Ferry Loop; Viscoe Rd; Rt. 695E/W in Pulaski County.
Grayson County schools dismissing early due to potential ice, snow
GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — All Grayson County Public Schools will be dismissing early on Friday due to the potential freezing rain, snow, and ice in some locations. Superintendent Kelly Wimore says all students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on March 1. School officials say all after-school activities will be canceled.
Crash on I-81N in Wythe County now cleared
UPDATE WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – VDOT reports the crash on I-81N in Wythe County has been cleared. All lanes of traffic are now reopened. WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Transportation says there is currently a vehicle accident on I-81N near mile marker 73.6 in Wythe County.
Month end deeds of partition and conveyance for Carroll County
This is a listing of recent Carroll County Circuit Court’s County Month End Deeds of Partition and Conveyance. The following listings were recorded on January 22, 2023 to January 29, 2023 and list record grantor, grantee, consideration (if any) and type, as space allows in this edition of The Carroll News. January 22: Executor, Jane Annette Hall to Hall, Matthew Steven, $272,451, Deed of Bargain and Sale. ...
New scoreboard a labor of love
The numbers from Carroll County softball’s biggest day were evident Thursday on what was arguably the program’s second-biggest day. As the CCHS softball program’s beautiful, brand-new scoreboard was unveiled Thursday, the scoreboard itself was subtly lit with the biggest moment in program history — the pickle play in the fifth inning that secured the 2015 Class 4 State Championship in a 1-0 win over Woodgrove. Carroll County head coach Rick Nester even had the scoreboard down to who has batting (Emily Cook) and the pitch...
The First Family of Carroll County Hoops
HILLSVILLE — Monday through Friday you can find Ron Cochran inside his shop on Main Street, Omega Church and Office Supply. He will greet you with a smile and if he knows you, a quick-witted joke. Cochran was one of the original Foot Soldiers for founder Howard Mayo back in the day when his daughter Brandi was 12 years old. We have come full circle with the daughter, eventually taking over from Mayo and spending 13 years at the helm. Now, Mitchell–Cochran is at the...
Galax, March 04 High School ⚽ Game Notice
The Pulaski County High School soccer team will have a game with Galax High School on March 04, 2024, 17:00:00 CST. Building the Complete Soccer Athlete: Train Like a Pro!.
Carroll County Public School Lunch menus feature tasty choices
Menu subject to change. Daily Vegetable Options may include: Fresh baby carrots, fresh broccoli florets, fresh green peppers, broccoli salad, carrot and raisin salad, Mexican Corn Salad. Daily fruit options may include: Red Delicious Apple, fresh citrus orange, fresh petite banana, Citrusy Mandarin Oranges, diced pears, cinnamon applesauce, fresh apple slices, sliced strawberries, blueberries and watermelon Craisins. Milk options: Fat free chocolate milk, 1% milk. Additional Secondary School Lunch options may include: Pizzeria: Cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza. The Grille: Juicy cheeseburger on a bun, Crispy...
Source of electric bus breakdown confirmed by manufacturer
Officials with the Carroll County Public Schools have received word concerning an electric school bus which shut off on February 8 as it was traveling up on Fancy Gap Mountain. Carroll County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Virginia State Police were among the first responders on scene that morning to work traffic around the vehicle while CCPSD mechanics went into the computer, cleared previous codes and got the bus running and back to the division’s garage. All students were transported to their destinations without incident. ...
Highschool Baseball | 04 March Mount Airy Boys Game Notice
The Mount Airy Boys Baseball team will have a Tournament game with North Surry(Mount Airy, NC) on 04 March, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Granite Bears has won 22 games and lost 0 games, and the winning rate is 0.978.