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Today's News

  • Bogeys restaurant could reopen by fall

    After being on the market since 2009, Bogeys is finally reopening with new owners.
    Bogeys is located at the intersection of Glendale Road and Country Club Lane, next to the Galax Municipal Golf Course.
    When Kenneth Belton and other investors purchased the building about two months ago, they had initially thought to fix it up and put it back on the market.
    But when people found out that the building had been sold, excitement began to build at the possibility of Bogeys reopening.

  • Va. to stagger food stamp payouts to ease crowding

    The first of every month, about 440,000 households in the state get their monthly allotment of food stamps — now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits — and many promptly head to their local grocery stores.
    Checkout lines can be much longer. Items such as Cheerios and broccoli can disappear from shelves. Some stores bring in extra staff.
    Only nine states do business this way.

  • Hillsville hears water bill concerns

    HILLSVILLE — Monday’s first meeting of a town council with two new members and an interim town manager got off to a smooth start, a marked contrast from the boisterous meetings of the past couple of months.
    The “new” Hillsville Town Council — three veterans and two newcomers — heard many of the same issues from citizens as the “old” council, including concerns about water billing for an apartment with multiple tenants and only one meter.

  • Green Team wants Carroll school system to cut back on waste — with video

    HILLSVILLE  — Hoping to prevent more scenes of bulldozers shoving huge piles of cardboard into the landfill, the advisors for the Carroll High Green Team want the school system as a whole to recycle more.
    Educator Brittany Scott made this request to the school board at its regular July meeting Tuesday, encouraging the elected officials to think of it as a money saver and teaching tool.

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  • Youth detention center seen as outdated

    CHRISTIANSBURG — The superintendent of the New River Valley’s youth lockup is making a public case to modernize the building to address serious security, operational and legal risks.
    Joe Young said public schools and government buildings have more advanced security features than the New River Valley Juvenile Detention Home in Christiansburg, a designated maximum-security lockup for boys and girls age 7 to 17.

  • Carroll to add third resource officer

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll deputy will soon get a new beat after the sheriff’s office adds a school resource officer to cover the county’s remaining schools.
    The person chosen for the position will travel between the different elementary schools, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner. This will make Carroll’s third school resource officer, with one each dedicated to the high and intermediate schools already.

  • Carroll to add third resource officer

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll deputy will soon get a new beat after the sheriff’s office adds a school resource officer to cover the county’s remaining schools.
    The person chosen for the position will travel between the different elementary schools, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner. This will make Carroll’s third school resource officer, with one each dedicated to the high and intermediate schools already.

  • County one step closer to providing natural gas

    HILLSVILLE — With approval of an interconnectivity agreement with utility company East Tennessee Natural Gas, the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority came another step closer to bringing fuel through the pipeline and into the community.
    IDA members in May, after working with Roanoke Gas Company, found a feasible plan to tap the Patriot natural gas pipeline in order to supply the fuel to the Mohawk plant in Hillsville for the estimated cost of $1.5 to $1.8 million.

  • DNA evidence could solve cold case

    HILLSVILLE — DNA testing results from Carroll County on file with the Department of Forensic Science are not intended check on a past conviction, but instead are being held as part of a cold case, according to the county’s commonwealth’s attorney.
    The sample could result in charges in a Carroll County case where no one has ever been convicted, but Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons has not released any specifics about the unsolved case.