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Today's News

  • Hager, Smith to marry

    Joy and Wayne Hager and Chris and Katherine Smith announced the engagement of their children, Laura Hager of Raleigh, N.C., and Cody W. Smith of Ararat.

    The bride-elect will graduate from Meredith College in the spring.
    She is the granddaughter of Carolyn and Graham Crutchfield of Raleigh, N.C., and Doug Hager of Lexington, Ky.
    The bridegroom-elect is an assistant manager for B&H Computers in Mount Airy, N.C.
    He is the grandson of Mary Smith Berrier of Cana and Marie Marshall of Hillsville.
    An August wedding is planned.

  • Osborne, Beaver to marry

    David and Debbie Osborne of Independence and Mike and Ann Beaver of Cripple Creek announced the engagement of Elizabeth Devin Osborne and Stephen Michael Beaver.

    Devin is a graduate of Wytheville Community College and is a licensed physical therapist assistant for Worrell Therapy Services.
    Stephen is a graduate of Wytheville Community College and is a licensed electrician for RCS Communications in Max Meadows.
    An April 2015 wedding is planned and the couple will live in Independence.

  • She's three

    Hannah Marie Hash celebrated her third birthday on Feb. 25. Family and friends celebrated with Hannah at her tractor party on Feb. 22. She is the daughter of Josh and Sarah Hash.

    Her grandparents are Joe and Felicia Hash, Charles and Tammy Copeland and Cody and Karen Wingate. She is the great-granddaughter of Wayne and Wanda Hash, James Hart, Frances Adams, Jerry and Nell Wingate and Thomas and Leta Farmer.

  • Church, school helping family cope after fatal fire

    In the wake of the Delp family tragedy last week, the community has continued to work through processing its grief and helping the family members through a difficult time.

    Trenton and Amanda Delp lost three of their four children, their home and all they owned in a house fire on March 5. Firefighters and police officers tried desperately to reach the three children trapped inside the Glendale Road home.

  • Fire destroys 'Old Timey Days' farm equipment

    HILLSVILLE — Fire continued to plague the Twin Counties last week, when a structure fire destroyed an outbuilding in Hillsville containing most of the restored antique farming equipment that were used during the Shockley’s Old Timey Days event.

    While the building and all of its’ contents were described as a total loss, Mark Shockley is counting his blessings that only items were lost in the fire.

  • Controversial nomination withdrawn

    HILLSVILLE — Pine Creek District Supervisor Bob Martin on Monday withdrew his motion made last month to appoint Billy Mitchell, a former county administrator convicted of embezzlement, to the Carroll County Planning Commission.

    Mitchell served time in federal prison after he was convicted in 1998 of embezzling more than $400,000 from the county and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA). The federal indictment against Mitchell included seven counts of embezzlement, and 25 counts of money laundering.

  • Goad to run for court clerk in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Gerald Goad has filed to run for the position of Carroll County’s next Circuit Court Clerk in this year’s general election.

    Goad is running as a Democrat, and one party leader said this the first time a Democrat has run for court clerk in Carroll in nearly 30 years. Carolyn Honeycutt, a Republican, held the office for more than 23 years before stepping down in February.

    Republican contenders B.P. “Phil” Hawks and Ronald L. Newman are seeking their party’s nomination.

  • Fundraiser to benefit Allen house restoration

    HILLSVILLE — Friends of the Allen House will host a fundraiser this Saturday, with all proceeds going toward the restoration of the Sidna Allen House in Fancy Gap.

    A Poor Man’s Dinner and Old-Time Gospel Music will be featured from 6-9 p.m. at the new gym/activities building of Skyview Baptist Church.

    The Allen House and neighboring Skyview Baptist are located on U.S. 52, south of Hillsville and about two miles north of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Community efforts have raised $15,000 for Delp family

    News of the tragic fire that claimed the lives of three children spurred the community into action through various fundraisers last week.

    As of Monday, Trenton and Amanda Delp had received thousands of dollars in donations, in addition to clothes, furniture and other essentials from the community.

  • Thaaaat close...

    RICHMOND –– This is why they play the game on hardwood, not on paper.

    On paper, Radford makes it to the Group 1A final four out of the West Region, but on the hardwood, Galax thoroughly outplays the Bobcats in the region semifinals. On paper, a one-loss Honaker team pushes Galax around en route to the region title, but on the hardwood, the Tigers need a 12-minute Tide drought and have to rally from five down in the second half for the win.