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Today's News

  • Vehicle wrecks on I-77 ramp

    HILLSVILLE — Police and rescue personnel responded to an accident July 1 on the mile marker 8 southbound ramp on Interstate 77.

  • Former airport director charged with embezzling

    HILLSVILLE — David Ritter Jr., a former manager of the Twin County Airport, has been indicted on two counts of embezzling public funds totaling more than $11,000 from the Twin County Airport Commission.

    According to Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons, Ritter was charged after an audit uncovered discrepancies with the commission funds.

  • Babysitter charged with teen's assault
  • Public record for 7/2/14 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Feb. 24-March 12, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers' Hotline 7/2/14

    Bake sale?
    I wanted to make a comment on the caller that talked about Carroll supervisors taking away the funds from the sheriff’s department. I totally agree. I think the county ought to consider maybe having fundraisers and such as that. Be creative instead of taking away from the sheriff’s department. They really need it. They did a real good job and are doing a lot of good work behind the scenes.

    Interpreting History: Part 2

  • Police find drugs, stolen property

    Two Galax men were arrested on a number of charges by members of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office on June 27.

    Maurice Antwon Harris, 41, of Beech Grove Lane, Galax, was charged with possession of marijuana; and Quantel James McCall, 19, of Beech Grove Lane, was charged with possession of stolen property.

    Members of the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at 2511 Beech Grove Lane last Friday, where numerous stolen motorcycles, go-carts and ATVs were found, according to a statement from Sheriff Richard Vaughan on Monday.

  • Grayson awarded $948K in grants

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last week more than $8.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for 13 projects in the state, $948,185 of which will go toward two projects in Grayson County.

    The two local projects receiving funding are the Nuckolls Curve community, where Grayson received $259,755 for water quality improvement; and the Town of Troutdale, which was awarded $688,430 for a housing rehabilitation project.

  • Firefighter rescues girl from tree

    Though the Galax Fire Department was busy running its annual carnival at Felts Park, firefighters weren’t too occupied to carry on with their normal duties, as one young citizen found out Friday night.

    According to Capt. Mike Ayers, on July 27 at 6:26 p.m., the fire alarm was rung to summon available firefighters to help a 5-year-old girl on Crossridge Lane, who was stuck in a tree about 20 feet up. The report summoning the department stated that she was unhurt, but frightened and not able to climb down.

  • Four sought in passing of counterfeit bills

    HILLSVILLE — The Hillsville Police Department is on the lookout for four people suspected of passing counterfeit money at the Dollar General Store in Hillsville.

    According to a report from Sgt. Alan Gravley, two black females and two black males dressed as females entered the store on June 29, at approximately 5:30 p.m., where they passed off four counterfeit $100 bills.
    "The group appeared to be together," said Gravley, who received images of the suspects from the store's surveillance cameras.

  • Carroll serves up meal plan changes

    HILLSVILLE — Policy changes concerning the school nutrition program at Carroll County Public Schools were approved last week, in order to prevent future abuse of student meal plan accounts.

    The previous policy allowed unlimited charges for students who couldn’t pay for their meals at school. This lenient practice resulted in the accumulation of a negative balance totaling more than $41,000 in recent years.