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Today's News

  • Ministry is P.U.S.H.-ing in the right direction

    A Galax ministry is helping the elderly, the hungry and young men in need of life skills with a variety of innovative programs.

  • Authorities find meth lab in Cana

    HILLSVILLE ― Cooperation from Stokes County, N.C., law enforcement led the Carroll Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police to search a Cana home on Tuesday and charge two individuals.
    An informant gave tips to the Stokes County officers about a possible active methamphetamine manufacturing operation. That information resulted in the search warrant being issued for 88 Childrens Lane the morning of June 24, according to Carroll Investigator Donnie Spangler.

  • Readers' Hotline 6/26/13

    Good works
    I want to thank the First Baptist Church of Independence for providing such a nice appreciation luncheon for the teachers. We all enjoyed the meal very much and sure do appreciate you all thinking of us in such a kind way.

    No big deal

  • Cliffview water project funded

    Carroll’s Public Service Authority has worked for four years to get water to the Cliffview community, and county officials expect the bidding and construction process to take an additional two years.
    But public water is on its way, PSA Chairman Tom Littrell and other authority members stressed at a special meeting held in the community on June 20.

  • Motorcycle crashes roadblock during chase

    A Galax man faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on a pursuit on a motorcycle the night of June 22.
    Grayson County Chief Deputy David Ashby said Deputy Jordan Johnson was on routine patrol on U.S. 58 around midnight near Baywood Market when he noticed a 1986 Honda motorcycle without a taillight. He was following the motorcycle and didn’t see a license plate.
    The motorcycle turned onto Delhart Road, and when Johnson turned on his emergency lights, he reported that the motorcycle took off.

  • Bowers travels globe teaching how to capitalize on culture

    WALES, United Kingdom — The team that won a competition to highlight the importance of a copperworks in the Industrial Revolution drew its focus from Jared Bowers, a Carroll County native and 2001 graduate of Carroll County High School.
     Bowers is a doctoral candidate at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

  • Carroll places two on all-Region IV team

    Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax combined to place 15 players on the all-Southwest District and all-Mountain Empire District softball first teams, with two Carroll players also picking up first-team all-Region IV honors.

    The Cavaliers’ Eden Durnil and Cheyenne Strickland were rewarded for their outstanding performances this year by earning all-region spots.

  • Blue Devil forward leads area soccer honors

    Grayson County’s Adam Wyatt picked up top honors and headlined a list of 14 players named to their respective all-district soccer teams.

    Wyatt, a senior forward, shared player of the year honors with Graham’s Forrest Yates in voting for the all-Mountain Empire District boys’ teams.

    Wyatt was joined on the first team by fellow Blue Devils Mario Ruiz and Caleb Billings, along with Galax’s Junior Espinosa, Sam Hix and Andres Medina.

    Wyatt, Espinosa, Ruiz and Hix were also named first-team all-Region C.

  • Isom named to all-state team

    Dylan Isom’s biggest contributions this year arguably came from the pitching mound. It says a lot about the overall year Isom had that the Grayson County senior was voted all-state in what was his second position.

    Isom, one of many key components in a season that saw the Blue Devils reach the state semifinals, was voted first-team all-Group A as a third baseman to go with having earned first-team all-Region C and Mountain Empire District player of the year honors.

  • Public record for 6/26/13 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Feb. 1-15 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: