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Today's News

  • Cavaliers chill Floyd County

     FLOYD –– The come-from-behind win in the second game of Carroll County’s nondistrict volleyball match at Floyd County Monday was significant for two reasons.

    First, it showed that the Cavaliers could deal with some adversity despite having two middle hitters on the sidelines with injuries.

    Second, it meant one less game having to sit in the Buffaloes’ frigid gymnasium.

  • Parkway Birthday

    What started as a stimulus project 75 years ago, has become a tremendous asset to the region's economy and quality of life, said U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher, as he stood on a warm, sunny Friday morning before a crowd at Cumberland Knob, with the Blue Ridge Mountains as the backdrop, during the Blue Ridge Parkway 75th anniversary ceremony.

  • That's not change in the air in Woodlawn...

    HILLSVILLE — There is a pall lingering over Woodlawn that some residents fear might impact health and property values, they told the Carroll Public Service Authority Monday.
    The rotten-egg stench became a problem soon after the Woodlawn sewer system went online. Residents report fighting the stink, to no avail, with air fresheners and others said they can't sleep and can no longer stand to eat at home due to the stomach-turning stench.

  • Public record for 9/8/10 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 May 27-June 30 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Leonard, Hanks to marry

    Tim Hanks and Jessica Leonard will marry Oct. 2, 2010 at a secret location.

  • Hortons celebrate 50th anniversary

    Ranza and Doris Horton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6.
    They were married by the Rev. Donald Clay, a Church of the Brethren pastor, at his home in Willis.

    They have lived 44 years on Oak Grove Road in Austinville.
    The couple enjoyed a weeks vacation at Holden Beach, N.C., with all their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and daughter, and then a surprise party at Carter’s Park with family.

  • APCo issues base rate refunds in Va.

    About 40 percent of Appalachian Power’s Virginia residential customers will see a credit on their next electric bill, the company said Monday.
    The credit is the result of the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s July order in the company’s 2009 base rate case request in which the SCC approved a rate lower than what the company temporarily collected on an interim basis last winter.

  • Stolen truck recovered in N.C.

    INDEPENDENCE — A pickup truck stolen from Lightning Lube on U.S. 58, just outside Independence, has been recovered in a parking lot in Greensboro, N.C.
    Chief Deputy Mike Hash of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department said the 1987 Mazda, owned by Lightning Lube, was taken some time between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and when the business was opened Aug. 29.
    The pickup was reported stolen and a Greensboro police officer spotted it.
    Hash said no arrests had been made in the case and the investigation is continuing.

  • Carroll proposes AmerLink settlement

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll officials may have found a better way to end the county's entanglements with AmerLink and Pro-Form Construction than a full-blown trial in bankruptcy court, now that the owner of the two companies has been hit with a $25 million lawsuit.

  • Building Enthusiasm

    HILLSVILLE — Students, educators, churches and community members will build a new home on a foundation laid by organizers of the Greater Carroll County Chapter of the Fuller Center for Housing.