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Public Safety

  • VDOT gets $6 million for I-77 signs

    SALEM — The Commonwealth Transportation Board has found funding for safety improvements on Interstate 77 in Carroll County, including additional condition sensors and a variable speed limit system.
    These measures were already planned, but unfunded, when nearly 100 cars were involved in a massive Easter Sunday crash that killed three and injured dozens more on the foggy stretch of highway in Carroll.

  • Arrest Reports 5/20/13

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

  • Arrest Reports 5/17/13

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

  • Carroll wrecks result in injuries

    Virginia State Police troopers investigated three wrecks with injuries in Carroll County from May 12 and 13.
    The first happened last Sunday at 10 a.m. on Timberline Road at the intersection with Virginia 885, according to a report by Trooper R.B. Phipps.
    Ashley Nicole Moretz, 22, of Galax, driving a 2003 Dodge Neon, was exceeding the posted speed limit at the time, police said.
    A 1994 Buick Regal, driven by Margie Sizemore, 82, of Galax, attempted to pull out of 885 when it was struck by the Neon.
    Phipps charged Moretz with reckless driving.

  • Drug bust snares meth and crack, guns and cash

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County authorities and Drug Enforcement Administration agents continue an investigation that has so far yielded a large quantity of methamphetamine, cocaine and crack cocaine, as well as guns and cash, according to information from Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
    Total value of the drugs seized tops $111,000.

  • Arrest Reports 5/15/13

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

  • Police say vehicles stolen, wrecked and returned

     

  • Arrest Reports 5/13/13

    Those pictured have been charged but not convicted, and should be considered innocent until resolved by the court.

  • Deputies rescue woman lost in woods

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies assisted a 72-year-old woman who got lost in the woods near 579 Volunteer Road on May 7 at about 10:30 p.m., according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
    Deputies had received a report from concerned neighbors about the woman, who had gone for a walk without her cell phone or a flashlight about 2.5 hours before.
    Corporals Barry Lineberry and David Walls and Deputy Cody Edwards responded to the scene.

  • Police look into suspicious fire

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    A May 8 fire in Carroll County is under investigation.
    The Galax Fire Department responded to a call at 400 Potrock Road after midnight last Wednesday. Firefighters arrived to find an outbuilding completely destroyed by the flames.
    The outbuilding appeared to be abandoned, along with the trailer that sat in front of the building, according to firefighter Chris Hennis.