Today's News

  • Celebrate 50 years

    Roger and Carolyn Horton Farmer of Woodlawn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 6.
    They have two sons and six grandchildren.

    They plan to celebrate with a trip out west this summer.

  • She's five

    Paisley Brooke Snider turned five Feb. 1. She celebrated with a Scooby-Doo party with family and friends Her parents are Curtis and Lori Snider. She has an older sister, Palin Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her aunt is Holly Choate.

  • Public record for 4/13/16 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Aug. 4-31 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Nine seeking seats on Fries Town Council

    FRIES — Nine candidates are vying for seven seats on Fries Town Council this year, with many shared objectives in seeing the town grow through recreational and business development through several ongoing projects.

    Fries has made headlines many times over the past year with the sale of the old mill property and other downtown properties; the implementation of a “LOVEWorks” sign; a new information center; and most recently, the announcement of the long-awaited Fries Depot project being put up for bids.

  • Arrests include drugs, ‘bizarre’ behavior, sleeping in church

    Staff Reports

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, arrests last week included drug charges, a man who was found sleeping in a church and an individual “acting in a bizarre manner.”

    Ernest Joseph Harber, 26, of Galax, was arrested by officers Tyler Houk and John Reavis for misdemeanor trespassing on April 8 at 1:25 a.m.

  • Galax budget balances

    Galax City Council decided that the first budget meeting of the year on April 4 need be its only budget meeting of the year.

    Most years, council members meets at least twice to go over its spending plan, but this year’s document didn’t require as much discussion. Council voted Monday night to cancel a second budget workshop, but did not approve the budget.

    In presenting the balanced budget to council last week, City Manager Keith Barker laid out information in a concise fashion, with each section explained.

  • Driver rams police car in chase

    HILLSVILLE – A Michigan man faces multiple charges after a chase in Hillsville on Sunday that resulted in the total loss on a Hillsville police vehicle.

    According to a release from Capt. James Alderman with the Hillsville Police Department, officers received a call at 8 a.m. on April 10 from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office dispatch regarding a reckless driver. The vehicle was reported to be on the U.S. 58 bypass near the U.S. 52 exit and driving aggressively.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/11/16

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  • Carroll splits a pair in Roanoke

    ROANOKE –– Jacob Breen threw four innings of no-hit ball in his first varsity start and Carroll County erupted for nine fourth-inning runs to take a 16-0 five-inning baseball win Thursday over Patrick Henry.

    Carroll County (3-3) took the lead for good on Caden Hodges’ solo home run in the top of the first, then added two runs on back-to-back RBI doubles by Blake Stanley and Breen in the second.

  • Grayson hammers Fort by 10

     MEADOWS – Grayson County ended the game on a quick-action double play last Friday to roll over Fort Chiswell, 16-6, in a Mountain Empire District game shortened to five innings because of the 10-run rule.

    The Pioneers were fighting to prolong the game and leadoff batter Anderson singled to greet new Grayson pitcher Shelby Isom. Anderson went to second on a wild pitch and Rorrer followed with a walk. Carroll singled to score Anderson and cut the Grayson lead to 16-6. Collins drew a walk to load the bases with one out.