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Today's News

  • Public record for 7/16/14 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 March 25-April 7 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville.

  • Update: Vanguard announces plans to bring factory to Carroll County

    HILLSVLLE — Vanguard Furniture will open a manufacturing plant for upholstered furniture in Carroll County in August, which could eventually create more than 200 new jobs.

    Carroll officials announced plans Tuesday for Vanguard’s plant that will occupy the former Parkdale Building at the Carroll County Industrial Park.

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a news release that the Hickory, N.C.-based Vanguard Furniture will invest $550,000 to establish its first Virginia household furniture upholstery production operation in Carroll.

  • Man reported missing in Carroll County

    Update: Sheriff J. B. Gardner has confirmed by phone with Shaine Scott Eckrote's mother that she knows where her son is and that he is okay. "Mrs. Barkley wanted to thank everyone who was involved in locating her son," the Sheriff said in an email to The Gazette.

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating the disappearance of 20 year old Shaine Scott Eckrote of Patrick County, after members of his family reported him missing from the Kanawha Valley Arena area, in Dugspur.    

  • Vanguard announces 200 jobs in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Vanguard Furniture on Tuesday morning announced the opening of a new upholstery factory in Carroll County.

    A news release from Vanguard said operations will begin in August and the company anticipates more than 200 people will be employed when the operation in the Carroll County Industrial Park is fully functional.

  • Grant will let Grayson add more trails

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County will use federal funding to make significant enhancements to its recreational park after supervisors unanimously approved a resolution authorizing application for grant money last week.

    At the July 10 meeting, County Administrator Jonathan Sweet presented the board with a resolution authorizing the county to seek assistance from the Recreational Trails Programs of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for the construction of recreational trails and trail related facilities.

  • Carroll IDA chairman Richard Slate dies

    HILLSVILLE — Richard Slate Sr. of Hillsville — a World War II veteran, chairman of the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and an active member of the community — passed away on July 12 at age 92.

  • Readers' Hotline 7/14/14

    Vacated
    I have a question for Mayor Crowder and the Town of Hillsville. Why did Greg Bolen get two more weeks of vacation when he resigned, when he has already used his vacation for this year and several years to come?
    Editor’s Note: Town officials confirmed the day after he resigned that Bolen had saved up a little over two weeks of vacation time. This is not an uncommon practice, since vacation time usually must be either taken or reimbursed if it isn’t used. No more calls on this matter, please.

  • U.S. 58 project included in governor's funding package

    Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last month that the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved funding on the development of significant projects that will improve safety and traffic flow in the Salem region.

    The projects are part of the Six-Year Improvement Program, which allocates $13.1 billion to transportation improvements statewide over the next six years. The funding was available July 1.

    Included in the list of projects funds is nearly $670,000 for planning U.S. 58 Corridor Development projects.

  • 10 years later, patients still discovering free clinic

    The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties, opened in 2004, is still alive and kicking, though coordinator Latonia Marshall wishes more people knew that.

    “We still to this day have people tell us they didn’t know we were here,” said Marshall.

    In fact, the clinic has been around for about 10 years, founded by Dr. Robert Pryor of Carilion Internal Medicine, Marshall said.

  • Vandalism suspects charged

    Galax police investigated property damage at three locations that occurred the night of July 11.

    The athletic track and a stop sign at Galax High School, the tennis courts at the Galax Recreation Center, and the skate park on South Main Street were vandalized with spray paint.

    Officer Chris Hines investigated and has charged a single adult and will be seeking juvenile petitions on two Carroll County youths resulting from the investigation.