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Today's News

  • Davises to celebrate 50th anniversary Sept 3

    The children of James and Jeanie Davis request the attendance of family and friends on Sept. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Independence First United Methodist Church to honor and celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Sept. 1, 1967. The couple requests no gifts. Information: 233-9796.

  • Public record for 8/30/17 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 March in the Carroll County General District Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be suspended:

  • Readers Hotline 8/30/17

    Be decisive
    I am calling in response to the person that said the Elk Creek District needed a superhero to run for school board. We don’t need a superhero. We just need somebody with common sense that knows how to run something. Mr. Weatherman, our school board member now, is so under the thumb of all these committees such as concerned citizens and everything… We need someone who can make a decision for the kids and for the betterment of the school.

    Generosity in Galax

  • Machete attack charge reduced to misdemeanor

    Staff Report

    Santos Hernandez, 22, charged with felony aggravated assault in a July incident involving a machete, appeared in Galax General District Court on the morning of Aug. 21.

    Hernandez was there to answer to charges of misdemeanor public intoxication and swearing, two counts of misdemeanor obtaining documents to make false statements (false ID) and misdemeanor attempted malicious wounding. The attempted malicious wounding was a felony, but was later reduced to the misdemeanor charge.

  • Old Crow Medicine Show a musical remedy for the soul

    By the time Old Crow Medicine Show takes the stage of the Blue Ridge Music Center on this Sunday evening, the crowd has already been treated to a couple hours of tunes, from the soulful acoustic blues of Amythyst Kiah to the country-folk-pop fusion of Mipso.

    But when the Crows finally perch behind their instruments and lead vocalist Ketch Secor launches into “Tell It To Me,” the crowd of more than 2,700 on the amphitheater’s hillside is electrified.

    These guys are rock stars, no matter what kind of music they play.

  • VDOT warns of heavy flea market traffic

    HILLSVILLE — Travelers heading to the annual Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show during Labor Day weekend should be prepared for considerable traffic delays.

    The town’s popular annual event will be held Sept. 1-4. People not attending the show are encouraged to avoid the area altogether.

  • Cavaliers win 3-0 to go 3-0

    STUART –– Carroll County volleyball coach Cindy Edwards wasn’t expecting a 3-0 start to her team’s season, but she wasn’t not expecting it, either.

    “I thought we were capable,” Edwards said after the Cavaliers swept Patrick County 25-19, 25-15, 25-17 in a nondistrict match Monday.

    The brutal rigors of having played in one of the strongest volleyball districts in the state, coupled with a lot of plain old elbow grease, have boosted Carroll County out of the starting blocks.

  • Tractor-trailer, two vehicles crash in Galax

    Staff Reports

    A wreck on East Stuart Drive near Taylorwood Drive in Galax at 10 p.m. on Saturday left two people with minor injuries, caused power outages and left traffic at least partly blocked by an overturned tractor-trailer through 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to a report issued by the Galax Police Department.

  • Readers Hotline 8/28/17

    Seeking attention
    I have been watching the Hotline and what they keep saying about old men looking at women at the stores. I think I finally figured it out. It goes back to my childhood when I was sitting in the back of my family car and all of a sudden my sister would say, “Daddy, he’s looking at me again.” Of course, I wasn’t. It was her way of getting attention. If you need attention that bad, keep putting it in the Hotline and we will keep remarking to it.

    History to preserve

  • State police investigating Carroll commissioner

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Commissioner of the Revenue Frances Zimmerman, 56, of Hillsville, was charged by the Virginia State Police with three counts of computer invasion of privacy.

    According to a state police press release on Aug. 24, “the charges stem from the illegal accessing of protected information from a state government database and then disseminating that protected information to another individual.”

    State police said the investigation began in April, but did not say what kind of information was accessed or to whom it was given.