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Today's News

  • Bailey, Burris marry

    Chase Allen Burris and Courtney Marie Bailey were united in marriage March 19 at Jerusalem Church in Elk Creek.
    The Rev. Pete J. Dunker officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.

    Burris is the son of Rick Burris and Leisa Unrue, both from Fries.
    Bailey is the daughter of Ron and Cindy Bailey of Baywood.
    The couple lives in Carroll County.

  • Public record for 4/20/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Jan. 6-Feb. 2 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:
    John W. Cox to Debra Sue Edwards. Two tracts in the Pine Creek District. $35,000.

  • Chilhowie surges past Maroon Tide

    There seems to be a pattern forming here.

    With Galax and Chilhowie having played one another in baseball for the past four years, Thursday marked the third time in the series that the winning run scored on a bases-loaded hit batsman.

    This time the painful RBI came in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Warriors rallied for a wild 11-10 win over the Maroon Tide in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

  • Leonard’s blast lifts Grayson

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County has built a reputation for being patient and disciplined at the plate, rarely going after a first pitch during an at-bat.

    Dustin Leonard made a well-timed exception. 

    With two outs and the key Mountain Empire District game tied 3-3, Leonard belted the first offering he saw in the top of the eighth inning over the leftfield fence for a two-run home run, powering the Blue Devils over Fort Chiswell 5-3 Friday at Pioneer Field.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/18/11

    A reminder to callers — calls about political candidates running for office are not accepted in the Hotline. Feel free to submit signed letters to the editor addressing issues involving candidates.

    A Poem for Mower Babe

  • Conservation easements can benefit taxpayers

    David G. Yolton is a land trust board member.

    In the New River Valley, we face a huge challenge:  How do we preserve the bounty of nature and our rich natural resources, the envy of many on this planet?
    The New River Land Trust is a non-profit organization committed to conserving farmland, forests, open spaces, and historic places in Virginia’s New River region, including the counties of Bland, Carroll, Giles, Floyd, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe, and the cities of Galax and Radford.

  • Virtual school can continue in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — The General Assembly-triggered funding crisis for the Virginia Virtual Academy has passed for now, an official with the K12 company told the Carroll School Board on April 12.
    Gov. Bob McDonnell took action to save the online school that provided educational opportunities to around 400 students across the state, an effort facilitated by K12 and the Carroll school division, recapped Suzanne Sloane of K12 in an update to the school board.

  • No tax hikes in budget proposal

    HILLSVILLE — Despite continuing trouble in the economy, Carroll’s 2012 budget proposes no real estate increase and a tax break for farmers.
    “We, like all other counties and cities in Virginia, face some tough economic times,” said Financial Director Pam Smith at the outset of the first public presentation of the county budget at the April 11 board of supervisors meeting.

  • Galax making city safer place to walk, bike

     

  • Hearing set for APCO rates

    The State Corporation Commission will hold a public hearing next month in Abingdon on Appalachian Power Co.’s four recent rate requests and will hold four additional hearings in Richmond later this year.
    APCo earlier this month filed requests that, if approved, would mean its residential electricity customers would see an increase of 9.6 percent in their monthly bills.