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Today's News

  • Police chase suspect to be sentenced

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — An Austinville man who was involved in a police chase that resulted in a school lockdown earlier this year will be sentenced Dec. 11 in Carroll County Circuit Court.

    Eric Donald Edwards, 30, pleaded guilty on Oct. 17 to a felony charge of eluding a law enforcement officer, according to court records. He was indicted on that and other charges by a grand jury in June.

  • Missing Carroll man found safe

    UPDATE: Carroll has been found safe at a shelter in Roanoke.

    Original Story:

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a man reported missing.

    Sheriff J.B. Gardner said Tuesday that his office has taken a missing person report on a Carroll County man. William McCoy Carroll, 40, left his home near Galax on Dec. 2 and was last seen heading to Roanoke. Gardner said the man was reportedly going to Roanoke “to speak with the FBI.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mailbox vandalism investigated

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $250 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone damaging mailboxes in recent days.

    Sheriff Richard Vaughan said all areas of the county have been hit.

    The vandalism began during the night of Nov. 10, when boxes were hit in the area of Fairview, Fishers Gap, Edmonds Road and Fries.