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Today's News

  • County adds 'In God We Trust' to meeting chamber

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Board of Supervisors was recognized this week for voting “yes” to legally displaying “In God We Trust” in the county meeting chambers.

    In God We Trust-America Inc., a non-profit 501c3 educational corporation, announced last week that Carroll joined more than 400 cities and counties across America in displaying the message. The organization’s ultimate goal is to see the familiar motto displayed in every city and county chamber and state capitol in America.

  • Readers Hotline 12/31/14

    No chance
    Jeb Bush will not have a chance against Hilary Clinton if Hilary decides to run. Bush will not beat Hilary Clinton. No Republican will beat Hilary Clinton.

    Incentives questioned

  • Russells celebrate 50th anniversary

    Ted and Mary Alice “Mousie” Russell celebrated 50 years of marriage during 2014.
    They were married on May 2, 1964, at Welcome Home Baptist Church.

    In April, they celebrated with a thrilling 800‑foot‑long zipline ride at Massanutten Resort in Harrisonburg.
    On May 3, they were surprised with a 50th year anniversary celebration given by their family at First Baptist Church in Hillsville.
    Other celebratory experiences included a trip to Sea World, Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios in October.

  • Public record for 12/31/14 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 in June in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Michael Earl Allen to Larry R. Meadows Jr. A tract in the Providence District. $1,000.

  • Gunman holds up store in Fancy Gap

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a gunman who reportedly held up a Fancy Gap store on Dec. 27.

    According to a news release from Sheriff J.B. Gardner, the sheriff’s office received a call at approximately 4:20 p.m. last Saturday of an armed robbery at Faye’s Country Store, located at 7284 Fancy Gap Highway. Responding deputies were advised by the owner that a white male, wearing camouflage clothing and a mask and carrying a hand gun, entered the store and demanded money.

  • Readers Hotline 12/29/14

    Ruled by mob
    I agree with last week’s caller about unruly crowds who broke the law by blocking the streets and highways across the country. Some people had to sit in their cars for hours. They were in effect held hostage. This is very close to terrorism. They should have been arrested and fined heavily. They showed their true nature by their actions and actions speak louder than words. When a country does not enforce basic laws to protect law-abiding citizens then it becomes ruled by the mob.

    Act of kindness

  • State parks holding New Year's hikes, rides

    On Jan. 1, all 36 Virginia State Parks will offer hiking opportunities, contests and special events.

    This is the fourth year Virginia State Parks has participated in this America’s State Parks initiative to get people outdoors and into parks.

    Grayson Highlands State Park and the New River Trail State Park, which passes through Galax and Carroll and Grayson Counties, both will be participating in the First Day Hike event.

    New River Trail will offer a 10-mile bike ride. Participants can use their own bike or rent one from the park.

  • Gov. briefs lawmakers on budget cuts, spending

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his administration has closed the state’s $2.4 billion budget shortfall and has millions to spare for new spending.

    The governor recently proposed amendments to the state’s two-year budget before members of the House and Senate financial committees.

  • Dog rescued by Galax officer back with owner

    Galax Police Officer Darrin Alley helped reunite an owner with his lost dog in time for the holidays this year.

    After rescuing a beagle pup from the middle of U.S. 58 in Galax, a photo of the rescue taken by a citizen circulated the web, and gained the attention of animal-lovers throughout the community. Less than two days after the pup was rescued, he was reunited with his owner, according to posts from the police department’s Facebook page.

  • TCRH offers help with healthcare enrollment

    This week marks the last day of health care coverage for those with a 2014 Health Insurance Marketplace plan, and the first day of available covered for 2015, depending on when individuals enrolled or re-enrolled.

    Twin County Regional Healthcare (TCRH) in Galax is offering advice during this open enrollment season, which lasts through Feb. 15.