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Today's News

  • Christmas Parades & Events Guide

    With Thanksgiving behind us and merry lights already sparkling, it’s time to kick off the Christmas season in the Twin Counties. This weekend will feature several holiday happenings:

    HILLSVILLE

    The Town of Hillsville, Carroll County and the Friends of Hillsville have partnered this year to present the Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony, along with a day of holiday events on Saturday.

    This year’s parade theme is “A Bluegrass Country Christmas.”

  • Friends form charity in memory of Ally & Ana

    One Christmas, Alyssa Kenny of Galax made sure that her friend’s kids wouldn’t go without presents.

    The friend “woke up one morning and Ally had told her to go outside and look in front of her door and she had mounds of toys everywhere for her kids,” said friend Bethany Ratliff, remembering the young woman’s generosity. Kenny’s mom “made stockings and Ally stuffed them with things for the kids.”

  • Littrell: delinquent taxes need to be collected

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Pipers Gap Supervisor Tom Littrell brought up what he feels is a serious problem concerning Carroll County finances at the Nov. 14 board of supervisors meeting.

    Littrell said he voted in October to approve a revenue anticipation note after Carroll Treasurer Bonita Williams forecast that the cash flow would not be sufficient to meet the county’s financial obligations in the near future.

  • Readers Hotline 11/29/17

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    It’s difficult to understand why Galax is spending money on a recycling center when there is already a drive-in recycling center in operation at no cost to taxpayers. Why would Galax want to compete with a private enterprise that employs local people? This is a waste of taxpayer money when the service is already provided. Makes no sense.

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  • Public record for 11/29/17 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 the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Man killed in Cana crash

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    CANA – A 23-year-old Lexington, N.C., man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle accident on Fish Lake Road in Cana.

    The victim, Seth Paul Steed, was a passenger in a 1992 Nissan pickup truck that was traveling west on Fish Lake, about .3 of a mile from Wards Gap Road in Carroll County.

  • Christmas Fund begins mission to help 550 families

    Staff Report

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department is once again heading up an annual community project that helps those less fortunate.

    The department coordinates the Community Christmas Food Fund effort, but donations come from the public to fill “blessing boxes” of food. Volunteers also pack and deliver the hundreds of boxes before Christmas.

    The blessing boxes consist of two large boxes of staple foods that will help 550 recipients through a financially difficult time of year.

  • Galax drives through Wave

    NARROWS –– A good portion of Galax’s offensive lineup isn’t old enough yet to operate a motor vehicle. That doesn’t mean they don’t know how to drive.

  • Wellness Center grant pays for trainer, equipment

    By D.T. CLARK, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll Wellness Center in now offering an expanded program of support for sufferers of diabetes and other chronic diseases.

    CWC has received a $65,471 grant from the Twin County Community Foundation, a local funding agency that awards grants to local non-profits and governments for the purpose of promoting the health, education and welfare of the citizens of Grayson and Carroll counties and the city of Galax.

  • Family loses home to fire

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department and a local church are helping a family of four that lost everything they owned, including their home, the day before Thanksgiving.

    The department responded to a structure fire at 10:48 a.m. on Nov. 22, at 100 Hillcrest Lane Lot 7.

    “Members arrived to find a fully involved mobile home with the wind driven fire spreading to a neighboring residence,” according to a fire department report.