Today's News

  • Churches unite for family fun day

    HILLSVILLE  — Around 50 churches hope to welcome more than 1,500 participants to Christian Family Fun Day Sept. 22.
    The majority of activities will take place at the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115 after a 10:30 a.m. kick-off parade on Main Street travels to the post grounds.

  • Town targets another Hillsville Rescue building

    HILLSVILLE — Deciding what to do with a second empty Hillsville Rescue Squad station has further complicated putting the defunct agency to rest.
    Carroll County discontinued the Hillsville Rescue Squad from responding to emergency calls years ago, when a member improperly used an ambulance to move furniture. Unresolved squad business has so far proven tricky to clean up.

  • Deputies spot pot from the air


  • Galax man dies in N.C. crash



    LOWGAP, N.C. — Dave Carl Call Jr., 49, of 3244 Poplar Knob Road in Galax, died Sept. 1 as the result of a vehicle fatality in Surry County, N.C., officials said.

  • He's one

    Ethan Surbaugh celebrated his first birthday in Hickory, N.C., with his parents and friends. His parents are Chris and Amy Surbaugh.

    His grandparents are Victor and Pam Cox. His great-grandparents are Reuben and Estelle Hawks and Eugene and Doris Martin.

  • Hensdells celebrate anniversary

    Wayne and Ila Mae Hensdell celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 23.

    A celebration with nearly 60 family and friends was held at Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center.
    They were married June 28, 1942 in Independence.

  • She's four

    Breanna Lynn McMillian celebrated her fourth birthday Aug. 25. Her parents are Glen and Rebecca McMillian of Cana.

    Her paternal grandparents are the late Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Her maternal grandparents are James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C., and Brenda Carter of Cana. She has two aunts, Chasity McMillian and Tina Carter.

  • Quesenberry, Viers to marry

    Don and Cheryl Quesenberry of Hillsville along with Josh and Dreama Viers of Abingdon announce the engagement of their children, Brandon Quesenberry and Nicole Viers.
    Quesenberry is the grandson of Clyde and Faye Lineberry of Hillsville and Darlen and the late Ernest Quesenberry of Sylvatus.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Carroll County High School. He completed entry-level law enforcement academy in 2010 and is a police officer for the Hillsville Police Department.

  • Public record for 9/5/12 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:
    Christopher Brent Blanton of Woodlawn, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $81 costs.

  • Gladeville lockdown a false alarm