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Public Safety

  • Picnic tables stolen from Hillsville VFW

    HILLSVILLE — Unknown individuals have helped themselves to picnic tables meant to serve the crowds at the Grover King VFW Post 1115.
    The tables served everything from family birthday parties to the Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market masses.
    VFW member Andrew Bowman used his regular “Veterans Corner” column this week to request that people be on the lookout for two missing 10-foot-long tables from Kitchen No. 1 on the grounds of the Hillsville post.

  • Hillsville man charged with grand larceny

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville man faces charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny from places in Carroll County, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.

  • Expect delays on U.S. 58 in Carroll

    As part of the road construction project to widen a 8.2-mile section of Route 58 that passes through Patrick, Floyd and Carroll counties, a pipe will be installed beneath Route 58 in Carroll County at its intersection with Route 654 (Gladesboro Road).

    Weather permitting, starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, flaggers will be controlling traffic on Route 58 at the Route 654 intersection around the clock for approximately 48 hours until work is completed on Friday.

  • Baldwin wanted for assault

     HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff's Office has put out an alert for a 33-year-old man for felony assault.

    Information from the sheriff's office states that Justin Lee Baldwin was last seen in Florida but has ties to the Carroll area.

    Any one with information on location please contact Carroll County Sheriff's Office at (276) 728-4146 or

    (276) 236-5119.

  • Wreck results in major injuries

    FANCY GAP — Major injuries resulted from a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 52 when the driver blacked out while behind the wheel Wednesday morning, according to a Virginia State Police report.
    The 2000 Mustang, being driven by Sonya Bowman, 38, of Fancy Gap, went off the road to the right and struck a tree, about 2.5 miles south of Virginia 608, according to Trooper R.B. Phipps. The tree kept the vehicle from rolling down the sizable embankment there.
    Phipps took a statement from passenger Michael Kevin Payne about the driver blacking out.

  • Motorcyclist charged after police chase

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies charged a 34-year-old Galax man Sunday after he allegedly tried to elude officers and ditch a pistol in the Hebron community, according to police reports.

  • Arrest Reports 10/28/13

    The Gazette is partnering with local police departments to publish photos of suspects arrested and charged.

  • State police cite hundreds for texting while driving

    Since the act of texting while driving became a primary offense July 1, Virginia State Police troopers have cited several hundred motorists statewide.
    From July 1 through Sept. 28, troopers have stopped and charged 328 drivers for violating Virginia’s “texting while driving” law, according to a state police news release.

  • Galax man charged with meth distribution

    A Galax man has been arrested and charged in connection with the distribution of methamphetamine.
    Pablo Aguilar-Ramirez, 29, was taken into custody by members of the Galax Police Department and the Twin County Drug Task Force near his home on Meadow Street on Oct. 17, after an investigation of his alleged involvement in meth distribution, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

  • Multi-vehicle crash results in fatality

    Carroll County first responders were called to Fancy Gap Mountain on Tuesday afternoon after a multi-vehicle accident resulted in one fatality.
    Virginia 
State Police confirmed that James Cody Lineberry, 22, of Hillsville, was killed in the accident, which involved a total of three vehicles.