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Workers on strike at Marion, VA defense contractor

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – It is reported what could be more than 200 workers are on strike after contract negotiations went sour at a defense contractor campus in Marion, Virginia, a worker said. The company is General Dynamics Missions Systems. In a statement to News Channel 11, one worker stated that the strike arose […]
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Galax man dies in motorcycle crash in Carroll County

At 9:02 p.m. on Wednesday (June 29), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 722 a third of a mile east of Route 731. A 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle was traveling east on Route 722 when it lost control and flipped onto its side. It then slid off the roadway and spun around, ejecting the operator in the process. The operator then went down the embankment and into a culvert.

VSP: SWVA motorcyclist dies after attempted traffic stop

CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia State Police (VSP) are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a man in Carroll County. According to a release from VSP, at 9:02 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, a 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle was traveling east on Route 722. At that time, it lost control and flipped onto […]

‘I’ll see him again’: Charlotte woman’s husband one of four airmen killed in C-130 crash 10 years ago

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Remembering our nation’s heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice, including four airmen from right here in the Charlotte area. Friday marks ten years since four men died and two others were seriously injured when a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Equipped C-130, belonging to the North Carolina Air National Guard, crashed while fighting a woodland fire in Southwestern South Dakota.

Man charged with discharging a firearm in the city & Going Armed to the Terror of the People

Boone, NC – On Thursday morning, June 30th at 2:11 a.m., Boone Police Officers were dispatched to Boone Saloon, located at 489 W. King St., regarding a possible impaired driver and a disturbance at the business after the patron was asked to leave at closing. The suspect left prior to arrival of officers; however, according to witnesses, fired one round from what was later to be determined as a 9 mm handgun, before fleeing the scene. A vehicle description, along with registration information was broadcast to surrounding law enforcement agencies.

NC nursing assistant wins lottery jackpot playing family's birthdays

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WPDE) — A nursing assistant in North Carolina recently won $110,000 from the Cash 5 jackpot using her family's birthdays. Kiara Carlton, 23, said she always uses the same lucky numbers whenever she buys a ticket. “I choose my numbers based on my family’s birthdays,” she said....
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Going out on the Fourth? Wear a mask

With COVID-19 cases rising once again, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending “universal masking” in 28 Virginia localities, including Carroll County (which borders Floyd County, and the city of Galax. The county and city are part of 28 localities in the Commonwealth that are now listed as “high risk”

July 4th 2022 Local Events In The High Country

Below is a list of events happening in the High Country for the weekend and Monday July 4th, 2022. Take note that this list will be updated as needed. Trinity Baptist Church in Deep Gap, 7186 old NC hwy 421 S, Event starts at 6:30 with food games and fireworks by Perennial Pyrotechnics.

Interim Town Manager hired for North Wilkesboro

An interim town manager was chosen unanimously by the North Wilkesboro Town Board of Commissioners during a Thursday, June 30, meeting at Town Hall. Scott Buffkin, 53, the former manager of the Village of Clemmons, will begin the new post on July 18, North Wilkesboro Mayor Marc Hauser told The Wilkes Record.