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Today's News

  • Historical society receives donations for Allen house

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Historical Society and supporters of the Sidna Allen House met at the historic Carroll County Courthouse on Wednesday to announce donations totaling $14,000 for a fund dedicated to the preservation of the landmark home.

    During the event, society members and donors discussed the status and future plans for the Sidna Allen home, located on U.S. 52 south of Hillsville.

  • Grayson gets unit for drug disposal

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — If you need to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs or other medications, Grayson County officials encourage you to use a special collection bin installed last week in the main front lobby area of the sheriff’s office.

    The steel drop box is one of 1,000 being awarded to police departments around the country through a joint program of CVS/pharmacy and The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

  • VDOT adds cameras on dangerous I-77 section

    The Virginia Department of Transportation has added 15 new traffic cameras on Interstate 77 to its 511Virginia.org travel information system and will add nine more in coming months.

    The cameras’ views can be seen online at the 511Virginia.org website, which provides live information about road conditions and traffic congestion.

    The cameras’ locations on I-77 are between the North Carolina state line and mile marker 14 in Carroll County.

  • Stanley to seek re-election

    FRANKLIN COUNTY — Sen. William M. “Bill” Stanley Jr. (R-20th District), Virginia Senate majority whip, announced on March 27 that he is seeking reelection.

    Having filed more than twice the number of signatures required to qualify for the ballot under Virginia law, Stanley has already secured the Republican nomination. His name will appear on the ballot as the Republican nominee in the Nov. 3 general election.

    Stanley represents the City of Galax and portions of Carroll County.

  • Virginia fall turkey harvest drops off by 44 percent

    This is the third of three in a series reviewing 2014 big game hunting results.

     

    RICHMOND –– As with Virginia’s deer season, turkey harvests reflected a decline from the previous year as the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) released its harvest numbers for the fall/winter hunting season.

  • Tide makes most of two hits in 4-3 win over Cavs

    Carroll County made a gallant seventh inning rally last Monday but fell short by one run in a 4-3 nondistrict loss to the Galax Maroon Tide in Felts Park.

  • Cavs pull away to go to 4-0

    HILLSVILLE –– After just having seen Grayson County work its way back within grasp, Carroll County applied a solid stiff-arm and sped away.

    Chelsie Callahan’s solo home run pulled Grayson to within a 3-1 score of the Cavaliers in the top of the sixth inning when Carroll County responded with a huge outburst in its half of the frame and pulled away to an 8-2 win over the Blue Devils in a nondistrict softball game Monday evening.

  • Readers Hotline 4/1/15

    Look around
    Carroll County should be the last county in the state to not have a full and active planning commission and industrial development commission. If only they would just look to the adjoining counties of Wythe and Surry and do what they do to get jobs and businesses.

    Plastic island

  • Carroll upgrades emergency dispatch center

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department is putting the finishing touches on a new dispatch center renovation project on the lower floor of the Carroll County Governmental Complex in Hillsville.

    Sheriff J.B. Gardner said the new center is “state of the art” and contains the very latest in radio technology equipment.

    Gardner said the old dispatch office was outdated and didn’t provide adequate space for a dispatcher to handle their daily duties.

  • Man charged for indecent liberties with minor

    A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged March 29 with indecent liberties with a child under 15 years of age, according to a report from the Galax Police Department.

    A warrant was issued for Eddie Dale Privett of Galax on March 26, and police used social media to circulate a photo of him online.

    On Sunday, police said Privett approached a residence in Carroll County and stated he had been living outside for days, was homeless and seeking food.