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Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 3/8/17

    Nice gesture
    Just want to say thank you for whoever bought supper for my husband and I at County Line on Friday night. Thank you very much and God bless you.

    Cluttered roadway
    Is there no ordinance in Carroll County against cluttering up our countryside? The mess along Glendale Road near Faddis Hill is an eye sore, not only to the people who live here, but visitors entering Galax. There is a law against littering. Shouldn’t there be a rule applying to this situation, too?

  • 'Thunder in the Hills' returns to courthouse

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Courthouse drama “Thunder in the Hills” returns to the historic courthouse during April.

    This play, which was a sellout for multiple performances in 2012 and 2014, tells the story of the tragic shooting that occurred in the courtroom on March 14, 1912 and of the consequences of the shooting.

    Local playwright Frank Levering wrote the play in 2012 for the centennial commemoration of the event.

    Many of the cast members from the past play will reprise their roles for this year’s performances.

  • Carroll's fund balance shrinking

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County, like many other localities across the United States, is experiencing a time when expenditures are increasing at a higher rate than revenues.

    During the Feb. 13 meeting of the Carroll Board of Supervisors, Gordon Jones — a CPA who works at the Blacksburg office of the auditing firm of Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates — presented a county audit report with figures that didn’t reflect positive results.

  • Arrests include escape, larceny and abduction

    Staff Reports

    A Woodlawn man charged with grand larceny now faces additional charges after police say he escaped from custody last week.

    According to a Galax Police Department report, Codie Nathaniel Fletcher, 19, was arrested on March 3 by Officer Terry Woods and charged with felony breaking and entering a dwelling with intent to commit larceny, felony grand larceny by stealing property valued at more than $200 (not from a person), two counts of misdemeanor revocation of suspended sentence and probation and misdemeanor contempt of court.

  • Hungry Farmer Restaurant closed after fire

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    CANA – A popular Cana restaurant remains closed after an early morning fire last Friday caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

    An employee spotted the fire in the basement of the Hungry Farmer Restaurant, located on U.S. 52, and called 911 at 5:06 a.m. on March 3.

    Richard Sowers, chief of the Cana Volunteer Fire Department, said it took firefighters about 10 minutes to bring the fire under control.

  • Readers Hotline 3/6/17

    Driving legally
    What is all this about fast lane and speeders and being fined for driving too slow? The speed limit is the speed limit. If you are driving the speed limit in the so-called fast lane, why would you want to pull over? Why do they have a speed limit? People are flying way too fast anyway. That’s why there are so many wrecks. I have been run over twice by drunken drivers and I didn’t appreciate their fast driving.

  • Delaware man charged with grand larceny

    Staff Reports

    A Delaware man has been arrested for grand larceny in connection with a vehicle theft that occurred on Feb. 22.

    While on patrol, Sgt. Jody Poole of the Galax Police Department discovered a vehicle that had been involved in an accident on East Center Street. There was no operator or occupant around the vehicle, which was discovered at 4:30 a.m., according to a police report.

  • Amendment fails, but final hope remains for SWVTC

    RICHMOND — Another General Assembly session has passed without a definitive answer about the fate of Virginia’s training centers for the disabled, but one final hope remains, thanks to a budget amendment.

    In developing a final budget, members of the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates included a new amendment that would direct the state to look at operating a full-time, albeit smaller, training center. The Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Hillsville and the Central Virginia Training Center in Madison Heights are set to close.

  • Reserve Blvd. crash causes injuries

    UPDATED:

    A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Reserve Boulevard and Mountain View Avenue in Galax on Sunday at 3:24 p.m. left several people with unknown injuries and one refusal of treatment, but no fatalities, according to Galax Police Capt. James Cox.

  • Two file for Carroll School Board election

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Two candidates have met the requirements and filed for the Carroll County School Board election on Nov. 7.

    Gina Hall has filed for the Fancy Gap District seat and Virgil Hall has filed for the Laurel Fork District.

    The Fancy Gap, Laurel Fork and Pipers Gap district seats are up for election on Nov. 7.