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Today's News

  • Lambsburg woman charged with prescription forgery

    HILLSVILLE - The Hillsville Police Department has arrested a Lambsburg woman on multiple charges, after she allegedly tried to forge a prescription at Hillsville's CVS on Aug. 21.
    According to a news release from Sgt. Alan Gravley, he and Interim Chief Wesley Yonce responded to a call to CVS Pharmacy in Hillsville on Aug. 21, where an employee was requested assistance in reference to a possible forged prescription.
    Once at the scene, Gravley arrested Sherrie Hines, 52, of Lambsburg, for forging a prescription, and possession of Xanax, a Schedule IV drug.

  • Carroll fire departments receive $500,000 grant

    HILLSVILLE – Fire departments in Carroll County will all share in a grant recently awarded to the county by the Department of Homeland Security.
    County Administrator Gary Larrowe announced that the county received $500,400 in Round 15 of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the largest amount awarded to any locality in the state.
    In Round 15, Virginia was awarded $754,160 in total funds through the Department of Homeland Security Grant program. Carroll County will receive 66 percent of the total state allotment.

  • Defense submits suppression brief in Jones case

    A court brief filed on behalf of Matthew Steven Jones seeks to suppress a photographic identification procedure that was used in accusing him of the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, Desia Rae George of Fries.

    The brief was filed in Grayson County Circuit Court through his attorney, Karen Boyer of Hillsville.

    George, 33, was reported missing on April 16, 2013. Her body was found weeks later in a ditch beside Brush Creek Road. A witness said she saw Jones near the area at night around the same date and spoke with him before continuing on her way.

  • Safety plans underway for flea market

    HILLSVILLE - While flea market vendors are busy setting up colorful displays to sell during Labor Day weekend in Hillsville, local authorities and rescue squads are implementing strategies to keep streets safe for shoppers.
    This effort, spearheaded by the Hillsville Police Department and Carroll County rescue squads in years past, is to ensure safety from health-, crime- or traffic-related injuries.

  • WEEK 1 PRIMER

    It’s the great conundrum we all face this time every year – we all want summer to last forever, but we can’t wait for football to start.

    We can’t have it both ways, and football is better when there’s a nip in the air anyway.

    So here we go.

    Summer is waning but football season is upon us as the three area high schools kick off their 2014 schedules, all with home games tonight at 7 p.m.

  • Grayson preview: Green energy

    INDEPENDENCE –– Brett McPherson may be a government teacher at Grayson County High School, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a student of history. In 2014 and beyond, the Blue Devils are hoping to move forward by going back.

  • Carroll preview: Turning over a new leaf

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County is a football program in transition.

    But then, all high school football programs are, in one way or another. Kids are starters usually for a year or two before moving on to either college or real life. There is no recruiting, so a program is handed what the student body and the interest level at that particular time provides, and that program makes the most of that talent in whatever ways it can.

  • Galax preview: Cautious optimism

    Galax had just wrapped up its first preseason scrimmage at Radford, having failed to reach the end zone while watching the Bobcats rip off five touchdowns of between 60 and 70 yards each. Talking to his team at midfield following the action, Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon advised his players not to pay any attention to the Internet messageboards that would surely be buzzing, proclaiming the downfall of the Maroon Tide.

    But those amateur obituaries never came.

  • She's four

    Taelynn Isabella Mundy celebrated her fourth birthday on July 2 with a party at Liddle Adventures Learning Academy.

    Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Timber Mundy helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members. She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Woodlawn and Tim and Britt Mundy of Max Meadows. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana and Wayne Mundy of Cana.

  • Ayerses celebrate 50th anniversary

    Larry and Sandy Ayers of Galax were given a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party on June 14 by their daughters and sons-in-law at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

    The event was given by Frankie and Joyce (Ayers) Driver of Galax and Tom and Tern (Ayers) Carico of Clover S.C., and friends Bonita Horne and Barbara Estes of Clover, S.C., and Crystal Caudell of Galax. Family and friends attended.
    Four grandchildren helped prepare for the party: Reanna and Ryan Clawson, Matthew Carico and Rachel Carico of Clover, S.C., and Kaci Driver of Galax.