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  • Goad to run for court clerk in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Gerald Goad has filed to run for the position of Carroll County’s next Circuit Court Clerk in this year’s general election.

    Goad is running as a Democrat, and one party leader said this the first time a Democrat has run for court clerk in Carroll in nearly 30 years. Carolyn Honeycutt, a Republican, held the office for more than 23 years before stepping down in February.

    Republican contenders B.P. “Phil” Hawks and Ronald L. Newman are seeking their party’s nomination.

  • Fundraiser to benefit Allen house restoration

    HILLSVILLE — Friends of the Allen House will host a fundraiser this Saturday, with all proceeds going toward the restoration of the Sidna Allen House in Fancy Gap.

    A Poor Man’s Dinner and Old-Time Gospel Music will be featured from 6-9 p.m. at the new gym/activities building of Skyview Baptist Church.

    The Allen House and neighboring Skyview Baptist are located on U.S. 52, south of Hillsville and about two miles north of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Community efforts have raised $15,000 for Delp family

    News of the tragic fire that claimed the lives of three children spurred the community into action through various fundraisers last week.

    As of Monday, Trenton and Amanda Delp had received thousands of dollars in donations, in addition to clothes, furniture and other essentials from the community.

  • Traffic stop turns into high-speed chase in Cana

    CANA — Virginia State Police arrested a Cana man on numerous charges last Wednesday morning, when a simple traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase through Cana.

    Dylan Lewis Jones, 25, was charged with reckless driving, felony eluding law enforcement, operating a vehicle without a license or tags on a trailer, speeding and several equipment violations.

  • Tales of bravery emerge from flames

    By SHANNON WATKINS and SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    The community continues to grieve after the loss of three young children in a March 5 house fire on Glendale Road, just east of Galax.

    The tragedy has left the Delp family grieving and homeless and has taken an emotional toll on the police, firefighters and paramedics who responded and tried to save the children. It has also motivated friends and neighbors to launch multiple fundraisers to help the family.

  • Community gathers resources for Delp family

    Citizens of Galax and Carroll County were shocked by the news of three children who died after an accidental house fire on Glendale Road last Thursday. However, shock turned to action as the community rallied together, giving everything they could to help.

  • Glendale fire claims third child

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office confirmed with the Delp family Friday afternoon that 9-month-old Randy Delp died at Brenner's Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    A press release sent by the sheriff's office Friday morning mistakenly listed the name of the child at Brenner's Hospital as Gabriel Delp. Sheriff's office personnel spoke with Gabriel at school this morning, and the Delp family wanted community members to know that Gabriel is doing well. Prayers for the Delp family are very much appreciated.

  • Delp infant still in critical condition, says sheriff's office

    According to a press release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, the office has confirmed with Delp family members that 9 month old Gabriel Delp is still in crtitical condition at Brenner's Hospital in Winston Salem.

    Seven year old Dominic Delp and 4 year old Ryleigh Delp passed away in the house fire on Glendale Road Thursday, March 5, and have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke.

    The children's mother was able to get Gabrielle Delp, 5, out of the house, before being driven back by smoke and flames.

  • Carroll, Mount Airy pooled resources for water project

    LAMBSBURG — As officials from Carroll County and Mount Airy, N.C., met Tuesday near the thin state line that meets the two localities, a light drizzle set the tone for the morning’s celebration.

    “Water is a good thing, it’s why we’re here today,” said Carroll Public Service Authority (PSA) Chairman Sam Dickson, as he welcomed both guests and the rain to the Interstate 77 Exit 1 water celebration at Love’s Travel Stop in Lambsburg.

  • Forged check suspects charged

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Two suspects have been arrested and the search is continuing for a third in connection with fake and forged checks being passed in Independence.

    Police Chief James Wagoner said the checks were passed during February.

    Wagoner said he worked with the police departments in Galax, Pulaski and Roanoke as part of the investigation.