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Today's News

  • Grant helping control town's animal population.

    HILLSVILLE — Local officials say that a spay-neuter grant meant to reduce the number of unwanted pets in Hillsville continues on track.
    Hillsville and Twin County Humane Society officials teamed up to win a two-year, $70,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to curb the population of homeless dogs and cats in all of zip code 24343 — animals that often turn into a nuisance and end up getting euthanized at the Twin County Regional Animal Shelter.

  • Police arrest scam suspect, recover stolen car

     

  • Tea Party condemns Crooked Road plan

     

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  • Trooper honored for heroism

    ROANOKE — A Virginia State Police trooper who patrols the Twin Counties has been recognized with a Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police “Lifesaving Award” for his part in responding to a fiery Dec. 23, 2011, crash on Interstate 77.
    At about  2:40 a.m. that day, Trooper Charles “Chuck” H. Campbell Jr. responded to a single-vehicle crash in Carroll County at the area known as the “Tater Hole,” a notorious site of I-77 crashes.

  • Fries Fiddlers' Convention winners announced

    FRIES — The Fries Volunteer Fire Department, organizers of the 46th Annual Fries Fiddlers Convention, have released the winners of the event, held earlier this month at the town’s ball field.
    Tony Hicks won the Jesse Lovell Memorial Trophy for best youth guitar.
    Victor Furtado won the Houston Caldwell Memorial Trophy for best all-around youth performer.
    Tommy Nichols won the Henry Whitter Memorial Trophy for best all-around performer.

    Youth Competition Winners
    (beginning with first place)

  • Why Carroll County should explore the M.E.D.

     Two weeks ago, I would have found the idea of Carroll County entering the Mountain Empire District as ludicrous. When I first heard a rumor that Carroll was pursuing such a move to avoid placement in the Roanoke-centered River Ridge District, my reaction was what I imagine a lot of others’ would be. I laughed.

  • Tide battles back to nip Cavs

    It may be a stretch to say Galax was right where it wanted to be, trailing by significant margins in each of the first three sets, but it certainly worked out well enough for the Maroon Tide.

    Carroll County was in control in each of the first three games Tuesday but was able to secure only one of the three, and Galax held on to take a five-set nondistrict win, 21-25, 27-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12.

  • Church drowning in water bill debt

    HILLSVILLE — Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church could hold car washes to raise money for its financial crisis, as many churches do, but using all that water would just add to its troubles.
    A leak at the church caused an estimated one million gallons of water to run through the system, and into the town’s sewer system.
    Hillsville Town Council on Aug. 13 discussed the church’s dilemma, but the amount of the water and sewer bill the town can forgive is just a drop in the bucket.

  • Final ruling decides training center's fate

    RICHMOND — A federal court judge dismissed a complaint to prevent the closing of Virginia’s training centers, while giving final approval to a settlement agreement between the state and the U.S. Department of Justice regarding care for the intellectually and developmentally disabled.