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Today's News

  • Four injured in two-car crash

    HILLSVILLE — Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle accident involving four individuals on Virginia 100 on Oct. 6.

    According to a police report filed by State Police Sgt. Mike Musser, who worked the accident, the department received at call at 11:15 a.m.

  • Unraveling health insurance enrollment

    Slick insurance packets in the mailbox and websites swimming with new numbers can mean only one thing:

    It’s open enrollment season for many people fortunate enough to have health insurance.

    Whether through Medicare, the Affordable Care Act marketplace or companies sending employers their latest offerings, consumers soon will be floating in a sea of questions.

  • Defendants plead guilty in federal drug cases

    ROANOKE — The U.S. District Court’s Western District Division in Roanoke heard two local cases in recent weeks, involving the distribution of methamphetamine.

    Nancy Ellen Snyder, 49, of Austinville, pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 to one count of conspiracy with the intent to distribute and one county of distributing more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

    In addition, Luis Bradly Garza, 33, of Hillsville, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy with the intent to distribute and one count of distributing a detectable amount of methamphetamine on Oct. 1.

  • Leftover funds will pay for new equipment

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) has approved a plan to use contingency funds from the county’s current water and sewer projects to buy various pieces of equipment.

    The PSA held a public meeting, as a requirement of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), on Monday during the authority’s regularly scheduled meeting.

  • Grayson offers reward for most coyote kills

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County is holding a contest exclusively for county citizens as an added incentive to hunt and kill nuisance coyotes.

    The contest begins today, Wednesday, and continues through May 15, 2015. According to a county news release, the winner will be judged by only one measure — how many dead coyotes he or she turns in to the county.

  • Readers Hotline 10/15/14

    Unjust war
    Why does everyone keep blaming Obama for the war is beyond me. Saddam was mean and evil, but he did not attack us and he kept everything in control. ISIS is now the people there were in Iraq. And they formed after Saddam Hussein was eliminated, so people even though they say it’s Obama, they really know it’s the truth. They want to sugarcoat it and make like it’s Obama, but that still doesn’t make it true. It’s a shame that we have to go through all this because of unjust war.

  • A Game of 'Thrones' — 2014 Outhouse Race

    Outhouse racers battled for privy supremacy at the 32nd Annual Mountain Foliage Festival in Independence on Oct. 11.

  • Public record for 10/8/14 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

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

  • Twins turn one

    Andrew Parker and Ava Rebecca Milgrim celebrated their first birthday on July 8.

    Their parents are Daren and Audra Milgrim.  Paternal grandparents are Delano and Louise Milgrim. Maternal grandparents are Calvin and Virginia Cox, all of Independence.

  • Youngs celebrate 70th anniversary

    Kenneth and Vera Young of Troutdale will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6.

    They were married Oct. 6, 1944, in Bristol, Tenn. Kenneth is the son of the late Marshal and Ona Young, and Vera is the daughter of the late Charles and Olga Greer, all of the Barton’s Crossroads community near Troutdale.  
    Kenneth served five years in the Army Air Corps during World War II and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. The Youngs lived in Towson, Md., where they both worked for Black & Decker.