Today's News

  • Driver charged in snowplow crash

    A single-vehicle accident on Cliffview Road the morning of Feb. 29 left no injuries, but ended with a truck fitted with a snowplow nose-down in a creek.

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, at 9:40 a.m. that day, a 1977 Chevrolet Custom 10 Deluxe pickup truck driven by Dalton Lee Niece, 21, of Fries, was traveling south on Cliffview Road when it went through a curve and ran off the left side of the road, over an embankment and into the creek.

    There were no injuries, but the truck sustained about $2,500 in damages.

  • Man hospitalized after pit bull attack

    HILLSVILLE – A man attacked by two pit bulls in Hillsville on Feb. 28 was hospitalized due to his injuries and the two dogs have been taken into custody.

    According to Interim County Administrator Nikki Cannon, Carroll County Animal Control received a call regarding a man who had been bitten on Hanging Tree Road off Poplar Camp Road in Hillsville. The man was the landlord of the property and had come to see the tenant.

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  • Don't forget local politics

    It’s easy to understand why this year’s presidential election is a hot topic. Not only will the choices made this November severely impact the fate of our country for the next four years, I think all of us agree that we have some pretty extreme potentials on the ballot for the Oval Office seat.

  • Buyer closes on Fries property purchase

    FRIES — The Town of Fries has a new partner in economic development, with the announcement that the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority has closed a deal with a buyer to sell the old mill site, adjacent properties and several downtown properties for development.

    Mayor Richard Farmer made the announcement during the March 1 town council meeting, saying the town had closed a deal with local developer Gus Hill.

    At a meeting last year, town officials listed the purchase price as $186,000 for the properties, which total more than 40 acres.

  • Justice Department brings meth case to conclusion

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    ROANOKE – The investigation into a major methamphetamine conspiracy — which distributed large amounts of the drug into Wythe, Carroll, Pulaski and Grayson counties; the City of Galax and part of North Carolina — concluded last week with the sentencing of the final, non-fugitive defendant, said U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr.

  • Factory vandalism hearing delayed

    The preliminary hearing of Corey Dean Hodges, who allegedly broke into Vaughan-Basssett Furniture in Galax and vandalized the finishing tanks at his former employer, has been continued.

    The hearing was originally set for Tuesday at 10 a.m., but has been moved to April 18 at 10 a.m. after Hodges’ attorney, Edgar Dehart, filed a request with the Galax General District Court.

    The request, made by letter on Feb. 24, was granted by Judge J.D. Bolt, according to the persecuting attorney, Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons.

  • Carroll school board reschedules meetings

    HILLSVILLE – Due to two cancelled meetings in February, the Carroll County School Board has announced it will hold two additional meetings in March.

    On March 14, the board will hold a meeting beginning at 6 p.m. in the 3rd floor conference room of the Carroll County Governmental Complex. The purpose of this meeting will be to present the 2016-2017 school operational, food service, textbook and debt services budgets to the board members.

  • Bulldogs oust Cavaliers

    SALEM –– The 230-mile journey from Suffolk to the Roanoke Valley couldn’t have been a piece of cake for the King’s Fork girls’ basketball team, but the Bulldogs made covering 90 feet of Salem Civic Center hardwood an even more arduous task for Carroll County.

    Trailing by seven points at halftime, King’s Fork ratcheted up the defensive pressure and ground out a 55-51 win over the Cavaliers Friday in the quarterfinal round of the Group 4A state tournament.

  • CCHS students searched after weapon report

    HILLSVILLE – Students went through metal detectors and buses were searched on Friday morning after Carroll County Public Schools received a tip about weapons on a bus at the high school.

    No weapons were found.

    In a news release, school officials said that the high school received an anonymous tip on March 4 around 9:05 a.m. on the Anonymous Drug and Bullying Reporting site, which said that a student on one of the buses had firearms in their possession. The report did not share the student’s name or the bus number.