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Public Safety

  • Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire

    A tractor-trailer was practically unrecognizable after catching fire at Interstate 77's Exit 19 Tuesday after 2 p.m.

    Hillsville Fire, Carroll Fire-Rescue, Barren Springs Fire and Laurel Rescue Squad responded to the scene.

    Though there was a report of a fuel tank exploding, Hillsville Fire Department's David Young said that was actually a tire.

  • Man leads police on chase through two counties

    An attempted traffic stop resulted in a chase through two counties on Sept. 4.
    According to a report from the  Grayson County Sheriff’s Office,  Deputy Travis Jefferson attempted to stop a gray GMC truck near the county line on Ivanhoe Road near Fries at 11:30 p.m.
    The vehicle accelerated and attempted to elude Jefferson, who pursued the vehicle traveling north into Carroll County.
    “The vehicle reached speeds in excess of 70 mph and was driving in a very reckless manner,” the police report said.

  • Police officer assaulted

    HILLSVILLE — A 20-year-old Hillsville man has been charged after allegedly resisting arrest while appearing drunk in public on Aug. 31, according to town police.
    Joshua Edward Stanley was taken into custody after an altercation on North Main Street at about 9:45 p.m., according to a news release from the Hillsville Police Department.
    Sgt. Alan Gravley approached to arrest Stanley, who appeared to be intoxicated

  • Cana hit by tornado Monday

     

    UPDATED SEPT. 7, 12:45 P.M.

  • Beware of the bloodsuckers

     

  • Man arrested in connection with major marijuana operation

     

  • Laurel Fork fights fire

    LAUREL FORK — Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 8062 Dugspur Road Aug. 26 at about 6:19 a.m.

    Laurel Fork Fire Department volunteers found smoke coming out of the eaves of the home, owned by Mark Bolt, according to information from the fire department. Firefighters made entry and knocked down the fire in the living room.

    Some of the fire got up into the attic.

  • E-911 works to improve emergency dispatching

    HILLSVILLE — In a 12-month period, Twin County E-911 dispatchers received 25,000 calls, which turned into 44,000 dispatches for emergency responders and Galax police, according to Jolena Young.
    The regional 911 director shared information about the dispatching service with the Carroll Board of Supervisors at its August meeting.

  • Flea market will cause heavy traffic

     

  • Driver charged in fatal motorcycle wreck

    HILLSVILLE — Investigators have found that an Aug. 17 Interstate 77 accident, which resulted in the death of a 53-year-old Portsmouth motorcyclist, arose from his 2009 Yamaha being in a blind spot.
    Robert Terrell Hensley had been traveling north near the 2 mile marker in the center lane when a white van driven by Joe Cook moved to the right due to mechanical problems, according to a Virginia State Police report.
    That caused the motorcycle to strike an International tractor-trailer being operated by a Mario Garcia.