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  • Carroll grand jury indicts Hall, Pauleys and more

     

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll grand jury issued a total of 143 indictments Monday, with 20 of them being sealed by the circuit court.

    Among those indicted was Verlin Dean Hall, 33, of Woodlawn, for statutory burglary and arson for allegedly breaking into an unoccupied home belonging to Mark Lintecum in the middle of the night to "maliciously burn" it.

  • Motive still a mystery in VT officer's death

     

  • VT students raise money for Crouse's family

    BLACKSBURG — In the wake of a tragedy, two Virginia Tech students are working to help a family and redefine a community.
    Bethany Darnley, 22, and Drew Jenkinson, 21, both seniors at Virginia Tech, have created a campaign called Hokies for Crouse to raise money for Deriek Crouse’s family.
    “It just broke my heart knowing that these kids wouldn’t have their father around for the holidays,” said Darnley, a human development major from Pittsburgh.

  • Pedestrian injured in Friday morning accident

    LAUREL FORK — An 82-year-old Hillsville woman was injured after being struck by a vehicle on the side of Crooked Oak Road Friday.
    The accident occurred at about 5 a.m. when Elizabeth Orange was walking about a third of a mile from the road's intersection with U.S. 58, according investigating Virginia State Police Trooper Matthew Cochran.
    It was dark and the pedestrian was wearing black or dark clothes at the time, according to the report. She was struck when a Chrysler PT Crusier came around the curve.

  • Two die in Cana fire

     

    UPDATED DEC. 12, 12:25 P.M.

     

    CANA — Emergency workers recovered two bodies from a Saturday morning house fire on Wards Gap Road.

  • VT TRAGEDY HITS HOME: Slain officer was Carroll native

    UPDATED — 6:29 P.M., DEC. 9

  • Fancy Gap utility work under way

    HILLSVILLE — Fancy Gap residents should start seeing evidence of the future water and sewer utility projects soon, according to information shared by the Carroll Public Service Authority on Nov. 21.
    County Administrator Gary Larrowe suspected even as the authority held its regular meeting that some of the light work on the water project had already begun.
    (The Virginia Department of Transportation had asked county officials not to start on the heavy work until after the heavy Thanksgiving holiday traffic cleared out.)

  • Outage continues for hundreds

      CANA — Electric outages continue for about 1,300 Appalachian Power customers in Carroll County Thursday morning with service expected to be restored by evening.

  • Work for U.S. 58 in Laurel Fork on the way

    RICHMOND — State officials have found funding to advance widening of U.S. 58, including a five-mile segment in Laurel Fork, according to a news release from Gov. Bob McDonnell.

    The governor said the Virginia Department of Transportation drove the project forward through its public-private contract with construction company Branch Highways. It follows on the bumper of completion of U.s. 58 improvements at Hillsville.

  • 2011: A Year of Weird Weather