Today's News

  • Eisenhauer won't face capital murder charge

    Staff Reports

    CHRISTIANSBURG — A former Virginia Tech student will not face a capital murder charge in the killing of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, whose body was found just outside Grayson County last year.

    Mary Pettitt, commonwealth’s attorney for Montgomery County, said Tuesday that investigators had not been able to prove that David Eisenhauer, 19, had sexual contact with Lovell.

  • Four vehicles involved in U.S. 52 wreck

    HILLSVILLE – A Galax man faces charges after a multi-vehicle accident on July 25 at Sunny Side Store on U.S. 52 in Hillsville.

    According to a report from Trooper R.D. Horton with the Virginia State Police, the accident occurred at 4:19 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Route 675 (Westover Road) in front of the Sunny Side Store.

  • God's Pit Crew truck wrecks on I-77

    HILLSVILLE – A tractor-trailer carrying donation supplies for a children’s home hydroplaned on Interstate 77 in Carroll County on Tuesday, resulting in the closure of the northbound lanes. The truck was owned and operated by God’s Pit Crew.

    According to a release from the Virginia State Police, at 8:45 p.m. on July 26, troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash at the 12 mile-marker on I-77.

  • Jackson, Morris to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson, Jr., of Galax announce of the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Katharine, to Matthew Morris, son of Janice Morris and the late Michael Morris of Mocksville, N.C.

    Jenna Jackson is a graduate of Carroll County High School and was graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University.
    She works in the entertainment department of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and teaches at the Lyric Dance Extension.

  • Turns 98

    Vita Barton celebrated her birthday at Waddell Nursing & Rehab Center.

    She turned 98 on June 30 and celebrated with family and friends who surprised her with a party at the facility. A special guest was her great-great-grandson, Silas Bowman, age 18 months old.

  • Parks, Hash to marry

    Eddie and Shelia Hash along with Michael and Rachel Parks announced the engagement of Toby J. Hash and Tiffany M. Parks.

    An October wedding is planned.

  • Public record for 7/27/16 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 16-28, 2015, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • State police investigating Carroll Fire & Rescue

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County Fire and Rescue is under a state police investigation involving missing or mishandled drugs, according to the sheriff’s department.

    According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, his department was contacted by Interim County Administrator Nikki Cannon to request an investigation involving Carroll County Fire and Rescue.

  • Prayers for healing, unity at Galax vigil

    Ten local pastors and a police chief spoke at the Galax Hearts United prayer vigil, held Sunday evening at the Galax Police Department’s courtyard and attended by about 250 people.

    It began in a punishing blaze of sun and heat but cool shade and fresh breezes moved over the assembly as the evening continued; and ended with a song – “Amazing Grace” – that required no hymnal to be sung.

  • Galax/Carroll Relay for Life raises $66,288

    HILLSVILLE – Survivors, caregivers, donors and supporters all came out on July 22 to help raise money for cancer research at the Galax/Carroll County Relay for Life held at Carroll County High School. According to organizers for the event, the final total amount raised was $66,288.

    Teams from the region donated their time and money throughout the year to help the cause. Events like the annual Trucker’s Parade and the Second Chance Prom were held as fundraisers leading up the yearly main event.