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Today's News

  • Indictments include sexual assault, drugs

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Circuit Court officials have released several unsealed indictments, relating to either illegal drug or sexual assault charges.
    An indictment is a formal charge obtained in the judicial process, not a finding of guilt.
    The court typically seals charges prior to the people named in them being served with warrants.
    Those named in this batch of indictments include:
    • Joseph Lee Moore Sr., 60,  forcible sodomy (four counts)

  • Hospital spends on new tech

    TCRH's merger with Duke LifePoint has resulted in investments totaling $3.1 million over the past 9 months.

  • Natural gas line project to begin

    HILLSVILLE — The newly hired contractor on Carroll County’s natural gas line project plans to begin installation next week.
    Carroll’s Industrial Development Authority took on the natural gas project as an effort to retain the Mohawk plant as part of the local business community.
    Two bids came in from certified contractors before the regular October IDA meeting last Thursday, which was delayed from last Monday in order make a decision on awarding the installation work, according to County Administrator Gary Larrowe.

  • Woman seriously hurt in crash, charges pending

    WOODLAWN — An 80-year-old Woodlawn woman went through several hours of surgery for serious injuries stemming from a two-vehicle wreck that occurred last Wednesday.
    A Virginia State Police report by Trooper C.M. Delp says that Ila Faye Payne, driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier, attempted to pull out from Breezy Ridge Road and go west on U.S. 58. at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 3.
    The Cavalier was struck by a Buick driven by Patrick Joseph Kelly Sr. of Fancy Gap.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/8/12

    Animals get priority
    This is in comment about the animals being mistreated, left in cars. If anyone is not going to take care of the animals, they don’t need them in the first place. I have two dogs and I would do anything I can for them to protect them and provide medicine and all. My husband says I think more of the animals than I do him.

    Pulpit reserved
    This is in reference to churches should leave politics out of the pulpit. That is for preaching — about our Lord and Savior.

  • Grayson County keeps rolling in MED

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County had little trouble maintaining its hold on the Mountain Empire District’s No. 1 spot, cruising past Fort Chiswell in three sets Thursday, 25-13, 25-14, 25-14.

    The Blue Devils’ biggest deficit of the night was two points early in the second set, and Grayson (11-1 overall, 5-0 MED) otherwise commanded the Pioneers from start to finish. 

  • Key games mark MED openers

    There may have been bigger weekends in the history of Mountain Empire District football. But it’s debatable.

    Four of the MED’s six teams enter the second half of the season with identical 4-1 records, and the district portion of the schedule opens up with two games pitting one 4-1 team against another. A little bit of driving and fans can see them both.

    Galax travels to Fort Chiswell in one big early matchup tonight (Friday) while Grayson County visits Graham in a Saturday matinee as the race to the district title takes one big step in Week 7.

  • Maroon Tide’s region run ends

    DRAPER –– One of the more interesting and therefore gut-wrenching aspects of watching high school golf is that, even with iPhones and Androids and Blackberries whizzing scores back and forth between onlookers scattered all over the course, nobody really knows what’s what until the ol’ Sharpie starts squeaking on the posterboard.

    Even then it’s not always concrete.

  • All Galax schools fully accredited

    City schools met SOL standards this year, though math scores dipped after a new test was introduced.

  • CCHS renovations continuing

    HILLSVILLE  — Contractors on the Carroll high and intermediate expansion projects have moved to interior finishes for the most part, a good sign for completing construction on schedule, according to the clerk of the works.
    Dennis Cole updated both the Carroll School Board and supervisors at their September meetings.