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  • Fugitive arrested, police seize guns, drugs

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies charged a local man for being a fugitive from Pittsylvania County after a traffic stop on Dec. 1, where they seized an assault rifle, ammo, drugs and a stolen firearm.

    Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that Deputy Josh Bowers was on patrol on U.S. 52 in Cana when he attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle with extremely loud exhaust.

  • Date set for Fancy Gap vote recount

    HILLSVILLE — An official election recount for the Fancy Gap seat on the Carroll County School Board has been set for later this month.

    The election results were challenged by candidate Phillip Berrier, after incumbent Joey Haynes won the Nov. 7 election by a three-vote margin, with Berrier placing second in the four-way race.

    A hearing about the recount was held Dec. 1, and the recount was set for Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Carroll County Circuit Court’s law library.

  • Mental health funding still an issue in Virginia

    The legislative subcommittee examining Virginia’s mental health system registered a significant victory earlier this year when the General Assembly approved a bill expanding the mandated services provided by community services boards.

    It also has done well to address the systematic shortcomings illuminated by the 2015 death of a mentally ill inmate. As a result, jailhouse deaths will now be investigated by the Board of Corrections.

  • Readers Hotline 12/6/17

    Something to monitor
    Your paper recently ran a front-page article regarding Christmas tree farms and all of their benefits to Grayson County. However, you never mentioned the downside of the Christmas tree business, like poisonous pesticides that are sprayed by helicopters and are dangers to our health, especially those who live in the middle of several Christmas tree farms. How about mentioning the increase of cancer rates in Grayson County now that we have these wonderful Christmas trees.

    In need of aerobics

  • Public record for 12/6/17 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in August in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Grayson boys open with big win over Carroll

    Staff reports

    INDEPENDENCE –– Leading by 12 points after three quarters Friday, Grayson County zoomed away with a huge fourth quarter and opened its season with an 82-53 nondistrict win over Carroll County.

    The Blue Devils outscored the Cavaliers 28-11 in the final eight minutes to win going away.

    Wes Ayers and Tanner McPherson combined for 54 points and 25 rebounds, with Ayers narrowly missing a triple double. The senior finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists while McPherson dropped in 23 points to go with 10 boards.

  • Galax ends drought vs. Cavs

    Galax’s girls’ basketball team may be somewhat shorthanded, but the Maroon Tide has been anything but shortchanged.

  • Warriors end Galax’s run

    Galax’s defense spent all afternoon trying to chase down a phantom of a quarterback. Chilhowie will spend one more week trying to chase down the ghosts of the past.

  • Readers Hotline 12/4/17

    Where’s it coming from?
    About the front page article about Carroll County wanting to get four school buses, I think it is very poor management. I don’t buy anything if I don’t know where the money is coming from. They are going to pay $400,000-plus for buses, but then they said they didn’t know where the money is coming from. Why would you buy something if you don’t have the money or don’t know where it is coming from? Carroll County needs to wake up.

    Nice touch

  • Trial in deputy’s death set for April

    HILLSVILLE — A two-day jury trial has been set for a man charged in connection with the death of a Carroll County deputy earlier this year.

    Joseph Alan Lambert, 21, of Goodview, was being pursued by Carroll authorities in March when Deputy Curtis Bartlett answered fellow deputies’ calls for help. He was on his way to join the pursuit when his patrol vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer at the I-77/U.S 58 intersection. He died at the scene.