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Today's News

  • TCRH clarifies survey texts and caller ID spoofing

    Staff Report

    Twin County Regional Healthcare is clarifying questions it has received from the community about two separate issues – text surveys from HealthStream about patient experiences and a caller ID “spoofing” scam that is inappropriately using the hospital’s name.

  • More sent to prison for drug trafficking

    ABINGDON — Eight more people convicted as a result of the Operation Rolling Thunder investigation have been sentenced in federal court, after pleading guilty to being part of a methamphetamine distribution network.

    Operation Rolling Thunder was a joint local, state and federal investigation that sought to dismantle a major drug trafficking organization. Federal prosecutors said large quantities of meth were being transported from Greensboro, N.C., to be distributed in Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County in Virginia and in Surry County, N.C.

  • Friends rally to help local man in need of transplant

    HILLSVILLE – Friends and family of Carroll County High School Principal Charles “Chuck” Thompson hope that a golf tournament, benefit dinner and donor accounts will help raise money for a double lung transplant.

    The community is rallying behind Thompson, who has served many years with the school system. Friends say he is known as a hard worker and for his honorable leadership of staff and students, as well as his dedication to friends and the community.

  • Abduction, burglary suspect arrested in Galax

    Copyright 2018, Smyth County News & Messenger

    Reprinted with permission

    A Sugar Grove man accused of abducting his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter on March 23 was taken into custody in Galax on Monday.

  • State honors Vietnam veterans with new holiday

    Staff Report

    RICHMOND – This weekend, for the first time in Virginia, veterans of the Vietnam War have their own observance.

    Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Virginia will honor and celebrate the service of these veterans on March 29-30, coinciding with Vietnam War Veterans Day, a new national holiday created with the passage of the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017.

  • public record for March 28, 2018 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 November of 2017, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for March 28, 2018 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 November of 2017, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers Hotline 3/28/18

    Dictator in D.C.
    President Trump is firing anyone that has any common sense. All he wants in office is someone that agrees with him. If that is not a dictator, I don’t know what one is.

    Mr. Pothole

  • Police say man threatened to blow up trailer

    CANA – A man with an extensive previous criminal record was arrested again by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department on March 6, after allegedly threatening to blow up his trailer and the deputy there serving a warrant.

    Ralph Ernest Hall, 58, of Cana is being held without bond after being charged with assault of law enforcement officer, a Class 6 felony; and other charges.

  • Carroll grand jury indicts 50

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury returned indictments against 50 individuals when it met on March 19.

    An indictment is not a conviction, but means the jury found sufficient evidence to advance the case to trial.

    Many of the charges involved possession of methamphetamine.

    Those indicted include:

    • Bryce Edward Absher, 35, of Sparta, N.C.; shoplifting (third offense);

    • Charly Faustino Adame, 28, of Woodlawn; possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine);