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Today's News

  • 3-way races emerge from primary filings

    HILLSVILLE — Two three-way races for constitutional offices and a contested county supervisors' race highlight the Carroll County Republican Primary.
    Three candidates — law enforcement officers all — had already indicated their intention to seek the party nomination for sheriff through the upcoming preferential primary in May.

  • Wildwood price, need questioned

    HILLSVILLE — Though a Carroll citizen has heard a lot about the planned business commerce park known as Wildwood, she hadn't heard how much the public-private development at Interstate 77's Exit 19 would cost.
    Debbie Brady Goad asked that and more at the Carroll Board of Supervisors' meeting Jan. 13.
    "I want to get just a few things together and get it in my computer banks so maybe I can remember it the next time I need it," she explained.

  • House fire's cause still unknown

     

  • Meet Carroll's newest K9 cop

     

  • Public record for 1/26/11 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in June in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Anthony A. Isom of Galax, guilty of bad check larceny of $27 and $26.53; pay $71 costs.

  • Neals celebrate 60th anniversary

    Richard and Frances Felts Neal celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 2 with a reaffirmation ceremony at the Blue Ridge Missionary Baptist Church on the Blue Ridge Parkway. They were married on Dec. 27, 1950.

    Attending the Jan. 2 ceremony were their children and spouses, Susanna and Ray Dyer, Melanie and Chris Crabtree, and Linda Neal. Also attending were grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and other family members and friends.

  • He's three

    Jacob "Jake" Burcham celebrated his third birthday Dec. 29, 2010. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse party at his home with family and friends.

    He is the son of Donald and Machelle Burcham. He has an older sister, Krista. He is the grandson of Opal Wilson and the late George Wilson and Shirley Burcham and the late Kenneth Burcham.

  • Tasers donated to sheriff's department

    HILLSVILLE —  A high-voltage donation worth $30,000 has equipped the Carroll County Sheriff's Department's with 30 Tasers, says Sheriff Warren Manning.
    "It's just another tool that we have," the sheriff told The Gazette. "Whatever you think of it, it's a safety tool."
    Other law enforcement agencies in the Twin Counties already carry Tasers.

  • Hillsville woman, daughter injured in I-81 crash

    A two-vehicle crash caused injuries to a local woman and her daughter and resulted in a two-mile backup on Interstate 81 on Monday morning, Virginia State Police Sgt. Rob Carpentieri said.
    Sharon Shafer, 54, of Hillsville was driving a Ford Explorer in the northbound right lane and attempted to switch lanes, Carpentieri said. In the process, she struck a Hyundai Sonata in her blind spot, causing both to run off the road, overturn and strike an embankment near mile marker 109, Carpentieri said.

  • Devils run past Narrows

     NARROWS –– Taking a win at the cozy confines of William Patteson Gymnasium is never an easy task. Even when that win includes a 26-point lead at some time.

    Playing for just the second time in three weeks, Grayson County found itself in a battle for the better part of three quarters before pulling away to a 79-58 victory over Narrows in a Mountain Empire District game Friday night.