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Today's News

  • Delegate to fight for training center

    RICHMOND — While Del. Annie B. Crockett-Stark (R-6th District) has heard that other legislators will file bills to protect the state’s training centers from closing, she plans draft her own legislation to help the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Hillsville.
    Crockett-Stark represents Carroll County, where the facility for mentally and developmentally disabled residents is scheduled to close in 2018.

  • Readers' Hotline 12/5/12

    Won’t turn his back
    I called last week. You labeled it as Obama’s Coalition. I didn’t get to finish my message. I was making a comment about I heard people say that God will turn His back on this country because of the people we have leading this country. God will not turn his back on this country. He may take, and already has, our blessings away from us to where He had blessed us with so much. We as a country have turned our back on Him. He will never turn His back on us.

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  • He's one

    Jacob Hunter Hancock celebrated his first birthday July 25 with a Winnie the Pooh party at the lake with family and friends. He is the son of Kevin “Bubba” and Pam Hancock of Hillsville.

    His grandparents are Doug and Carol Hancock of Hillsville and Chuck and Pat Edwards of Woodlawn. His great-grandparents are Joseph Ayers of Hillsville, Edd Crotts of Woodlawn and Louis and Bonnie Edwards of Woodlawn.

  • Public record for 12/5/12 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 August in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Drugs, guns cash seized in traffic stop

    WHITETOP — Grayson County deputies recently arrested Christopher Allen Riffey, 34, of Abingdon on several drug charges.

  • Carroll tree to decorate state capitol

    AUSTINVILLE — Virginia Department of Forestry workers harvested the Virginia Capitol’s Christmas tree off Coulson Church Road on Monday, which means it will be the second time this Colorado blue spruce will take a holiday turn.
    The tree’s donors let the foresters know this tree helped a family celebrate the holiday in a past Christmas.

  • Police arrest suspect in bank robbery

    A traffic stop in Galax resulted in the arrest of a man wanted for bank robbery in Puerto Rico.
    According to a Galax Police Department report, Officer Drew Burnett conducted a traffic stop at 12:48 p.m. on Nov. 30 on East Stuart Drive at Woodview Drive.
    During the stop, a passenger in that vehicle, Bruno Feliz Rivas, 31, of Allen Lane in Galax, was checked through the National Crime Information Center computer system.

  • Carroll IDA buys KDH buildings

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll’s Industrial Development Authority approved a motion to buy two former Kentucky Derby Hosiery buildings at its Monday meeting.
    International textile company Gildan, after buying Kentucky Derby Hosiery’s assets, closed many of its American plants, including those in Hillsville, by 2008.
    The last offer made by the Carroll IDA on the KDH buildings was $1.6 million, but the authority approved a purchase price of $1.2 million at Monday’s meeting.

  • DEA warns of extortion scam

    The Drug Enforcement Administration continues to warn the public about criminals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel.
    “This criminal activity continues to occur, despite significant public attention to the illicit scheme,” the agency said in a press release last week.
    DEA offices nationwide regularly receive telephone calls from concerned citizens who are the victims of this extortion effort.

  • Chase leads to multiple charges

    Oliver C. King, 18, of Mount Airy, N.C., faces multiple charges after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop on Nov. 21, according to a police report.
    King was pulled over on Jefferson Street for a traffic violation by Officer Drew Burnett.
    King reportedly fled the scene as Burnett was returning to his patrol car.