Today's News

  • Public record for 8/29/12 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 May in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • UPDATE: Fugitive caught after fleeing police

    HILLSVILLE ― A Carroll deputy will need surgery to recover from an injury to his leg that he suffered while chasing a driver from a traffic stop Tuesday evening.
    At about 6:44 p.m., Deputy Barry Lineberry pulled over a vehicle on Sharp Road, near Oak Grove Road in the Laurel community, according to information from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
    The driver was Toby Lee Vaughn, who lives in the community, Sheriff J.B. Gardner said.

  • Grant helping control town's animal population.

    HILLSVILLE — Local officials say that a spay-neuter grant meant to reduce the number of unwanted pets in Hillsville continues on track.
    Hillsville and Twin County Humane Society officials teamed up to win a two-year, $70,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to curb the population of homeless dogs and cats in all of zip code 24343 — animals that often turn into a nuisance and end up getting euthanized at the Twin County Regional Animal Shelter.

  • Police arrest scam suspect, recover stolen car


  • Tea Party condemns Crooked Road plan


  • Readers' Hotline 8/29/12

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  • Trooper honored for heroism

    ROANOKE — A Virginia State Police trooper who patrols the Twin Counties has been recognized with a Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police “Lifesaving Award” for his part in responding to a fiery Dec. 23, 2011, crash on Interstate 77.
    At about  2:40 a.m. that day, Trooper Charles “Chuck” H. Campbell Jr. responded to a single-vehicle crash in Carroll County at the area known as the “Tater Hole,” a notorious site of I-77 crashes.

  • Fries Fiddlers' Convention winners announced

    FRIES — The Fries Volunteer Fire Department, organizers of the 46th Annual Fries Fiddlers Convention, have released the winners of the event, held earlier this month at the town’s ball field.
    Tony Hicks won the Jesse Lovell Memorial Trophy for best youth guitar.
    Victor Furtado won the Houston Caldwell Memorial Trophy for best all-around youth performer.
    Tommy Nichols won the Henry Whitter Memorial Trophy for best all-around performer.

    Youth Competition Winners
    (beginning with first place)

  • Why Carroll County should explore the M.E.D.

     Two weeks ago, I would have found the idea of Carroll County entering the Mountain Empire District as ludicrous. When I first heard a rumor that Carroll was pursuing such a move to avoid placement in the Roanoke-centered River Ridge District, my reaction was what I imagine a lot of others’ would be. I laughed.

  • Tide battles back to nip Cavs

    It may be a stretch to say Galax was right where it wanted to be, trailing by significant margins in each of the first three sets, but it certainly worked out well enough for the Maroon Tide.

    Carroll County was in control in each of the first three games Tuesday but was able to secure only one of the three, and Galax held on to take a five-set nondistrict win, 21-25, 27-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12.