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  • U.S. Cellular plans new Galax tower

    U.S. Cellular plans to build a new cell phone tower in Galax, on Valley Street at the V&M Recycling property.

    The use is permitted under the city’s zoning ordinance and is considered administrative approval only, but Galax City Council held a public hearing in March. No citizens spoke.

    “In speaking with our attorney, unless there is a specific violation of any portion of the cell tower zoning regulations, we cannot refuse the request,” noted City Manager Keith Barker at the March 13 meeting. The parcel is industrially zoned.

  • Carroll schools seek level funding

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County School Board is asking supervisors for the same amount of money it received this year.

    The board has approved its budget for fiscal year 2018 and presented it to the Carroll Board of Supervisors with a request for level county funding.

    The total budget is $42.9 million and the requested amount from the county is $11.2 million.

  • Shots fired, woman hit by vehicle in Fries

    FRIES — The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police responded to a disturbance on Liberty Hill Road last Friday, when an argument over a child reportedly led to a suspect firing a gun and striking another person with the weapon; and that person hitting a woman with his car in an attempt to leave the property.

  • Carroll kicks off 175th anniversary events

    HILLSVILLE – Representatives of Carroll County hosted the first of many events to celebrate the county’s 175th anniversary on April 1.

    In attendance were members of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, Hillsville Town Council and the Carroll County Historical Society, as well as citizens and local historians.

    Steve Truitt, county administrator, and Retta Jackson, Hillsville town manager, made welcome remarks and Bob Martin, chairman of the board of supervisors, told stories of Carroll County’s past.

  • Public record for 4/5/17 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 September of 2016, in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Big hit, no hit in Carroll win

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney Nester threw a no-hitter Wednesday. Emily Cook made sure it only needed to be of the seven-inning variety.

    Cook deposited a two-strike, two-out change-up just over the right-centerfield fence in the bottom of the first for the game’s only run and Nester stymied Cave Spring the rest of the way as Carroll County edged the Knights 1-0 in a River Ridge District softball showdown.

  • Grayson County picks up first win, outslugs Spartans 15-11

     PEARISBURG –– Grayson County scored its first eight runs on just two hits and picked up its first baseball win of the season, outscoring the Spartans 15-11 in a nondistrict game Wednesday.

    Grayson County (1-2) took advantage of four walks and four hit batsmen in the first two innings and got two-run singles by Chris Meredith and Will Bane in a big six-run second as the Blue Devils took an 8-1 lead.

  • Cavaliers ride huge start to 13-4 win over Giles

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE –– Fourteen batters went to the plate in the first inning for Carroll County against Giles last Thursday and the Cavaliers went on to pound the Spartans 13-4 in a nondistrict baseball game played at Bill Worrell Field.

    Carroll County delivered the early knockout punch by scoring eight first-inning runs and cruised to its second victory of the season.

  • Cavs, Tide trade big wins

    HILLSVILLE ––Carroll County’s girls and Galax’s boys both built insurmountable first-half leads and coasted to easy nondistrict soccer wins Thursday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Cavalier girls took a 5-0 lead after 40 minutes in their 8-0 win while the Maroon Tide boys led 5-1 at the break of their 6-1 victory.

  • Readers Hotline 4/3/17

    It’s not easy
    I agree with the caller about Galax being an honest and nice place to live. Unless you are on Social Security and you have a fixed income. Then you have to repay to remodel a school after they had purchased land to build a new school on and then they add more taxes on us and make us pay for water runoff also. If your house gets flooded, they will help you rebuild it. But, if our house needs a new roof, there is no help.

    Hypocrites