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Today's News

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    Gardner said the old dispatch office was outdated and didn’t provide adequate space for a dispatcher to handle their daily duties.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

  • Former guard pleads guilty, avoids jail

    ROANOKE — A 39-year-old Hillsville man will spend three years on probation for a crime involving drug distribution and firearms.

    Victor Lee Billings will face three years on probation and a special assessment of $100, after being convicted of illegal possession of a firearm while illegally using a controlled substance, According to Brian P. McGinn, a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District in Roanoke.

  • Church to debut play in new sanctuary

    HILLSVILLE — The Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hillsville will present an Easter play, “The Last Days of Christ” this weekend at its new sanctuary on 203 Virginia Street.

  • Motion denied in Jones case

    UPDATED 4/2/15:

    INDEPENDENCE — A motion to set aside a verdict finding Matthew Steven Jones guilty in the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, Desia Rae George, was denied Tuesday, after new evidence failed to convince the judge that the trial would have had a different outcome.

  • Turns 95

    Geneva Hanks Richardson of Woodlawn celebrated her 95th birthday with a dinner given by her family at Forest Oak Christian Church.

    Her children are: Harlin Richardson, Clyda Rosenbaum, Margaret Liddle and Karen Goad. She has eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is the widow of George H. Richardson Sr.

  • Nelson, Childress to marry

    Gregory and Rebecca Nelson of Baywood announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nelson, of Kingsport, Tenn., to Allen Childress of Shawsville, son of Marty and Sue Childress of Shawsville.

    The bride-to-be was graduated from Grayson County High School in 2007, from Emory & Henry College in 2011, and from Virginia Tech in 2013. She is a statistician at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport.