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Today's News

  • Carroll County upset bid comes up short

    RADFORD –– Carroll County took a six-point lead into the second half against undefeated Radford, but the Bobcats dominated the third period on their way to a 72-63 River Ridge District game Monday.

    All five starters scored in double figures for the Cavaliers (2-11 overall, 1-4 district), who built a 42-36 halftime lead. The Bobcats (13-0, 5-0) owned the third period 21-7 to take the lead for good.

  • Turner takes reins at Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– New Carroll County football coach Jack Turner is confident that he can get the Cavaliers on the winning track. He’s seen it happen before, first-hand.

    Turner, a former head coach at Pulaski County and Auburn who was an assistant last season at Galax on Mark Dixon’s staff, was announced Monday night as Carroll County’s next coach. The 50-year-old Pulaski native did his homework before applying for the job and saw similarities between the Cavaliers and his last head coaching position, at Auburn.

  • Readers Hotline 1/17/18

    Clutter on the airwaves
    I tried listening to the radio recently in the car, but you know what, there are too many religious stations on, left and right. Trying to save you from this and that. I want to hear music, not someone spouting off about his misinterpretation of the Bible or what God really means when it is obvious they have no idea what they are talking about. If they knew what they are talking about, there would be one religious station. Get those stations off the air. Put some music on.

    Get over it

  • Public record for 1/17/18 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in September in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Love is the focus of King celebration

    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, hosted by McMillian Ministries in Galax on Sunday, was lighter in attendance and shorter in duration than in past years, but still filled with spirit and song.

  • Owners offer $1,000 reward for missing dog

    Staff Report

    LAUREL FORK — The family of a missing therapy dog is offering a $1,000 for her safe return or information leading to her location, no questions asked.

    Stella, a 2-year-old brindle boxer, went missing from her Laurel Fork home in Carroll County on Jan. 8. She is in training to become a therapy dog, and assists owner Emily Goad’s nephew with his ADHD.

  • DNA, prints link victim to suspects

    Staff Report

    CHRISTIANSBURG — Fingerprint and DNA evidence is revealing more links between a murder victim and two suspects in her death.

    Nicole Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg was killed in January 2016 and her body was found a few days later near Galax.

    Evidence filed with the Montgomery County Circuit Court shows Lovell’s blood on tools, cleaning supplies, boots and other evidence. The fingerprints of the two suspects also appear on several items, according to court documents.

  • Mount Airy agrees to sell more water to Carroll

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – After months of negotiation, Mount Airy, N.C., has agreed to sell more water to Carroll at a reduced rate, serving the southern section of the county.

    The Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) discussed the new 10-year deal at its Jan. 8 meeting.

    PSA Executive Director Jessica Montgomery said the PSA staff had been negotiating with the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners since July 2016 to purchase more water for the Cana/Meadowbrook Road area.

  • Readers Hotline 1/15/18

    Glowing review

  • Living in the danger zone

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    WOODLAWN — Bill and Ruth Baldwin have lived on U.S. 58 in the Midway Heights area for the past four years.

    They love their home and the community, but the increasing number of traffic accidents occurring around their home is causing them a lot of concern.