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Today's News

  • Nothing cool about this school

    HILLSVILLE — With the heating and air conditioning system removed from the main building at Carroll County High, people want to know, “how cool is school?”
    After the first day, staff and students knew the answer: Not very.
    The new school year commenced Aug. 13 as planned, with work to replace the HVAC system at the high school moving to the evening and early morning so as to not disturb classes.

  • Citizens make plea for Grayson resource officers

    INDEPENDENCE – Despite the pleas of citizens, the Grayson County School Board chose to take no action at its Aug. 12 meeting on a pending grant that would provide two additional School Resource Officers to the division this year.
    Last month, the Grayson Board of Supervisors approved a funding plan to pay 20 percent of the local match of the salary and benefits to add the SRO positions to both Grayson Highlands and Independence Middle schools.

  • No conflict of interest found for Larrowe

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s administrator himself is the latest person to ask for an outside opinion on whether he had a conflict of interest while in office, in connection with a real estate deal.
    The answer from the Dickenson County commonwealth’s attorney is “no.”
    Supervisors’ Chairman David Hutchins broached the topic at Monday’s county board meeting, during a presentation by Carroll Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons on an unrelated matter.

  • No conflict of interest found for Larrowe

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s administrator himself is the latest person to ask for an outside opinion on whether he had a conflict of interest while in office, in connection with a real estate deal.
    The answer from the Dickenson County commonwealth’s attorney is “no.”
    Supervisors’ Chairman David Hutchins broached the topic at Monday’s county board meeting, during a presentation by Carroll Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons on an unrelated matter.

  • Readers' Hotline 8/14/13

    Hands off
    I was reading about the property seizure at Carroll Industrial Park. That park does not need a four-lane. There is nothing in the park whatsoever. If they want to seize the property, they need to pay the lady for her property. If they don’t want to do that, they need to build them a bridge across the interstate to enter their own property. They don’t need to be taking people’s property. It can be argued any way they want to but it is still against the law and I think the lady ought to fight it.

  • Conviction in carjacking, attempted murder case

    HILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder avoided a two-day jury trial in Carroll County Circuit Court by pleading guilty to six felonies on Friday.
    Richard Austin Williams faced two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted carjacking, one count of using a firearm while attempting to commit a carjacking, two counts of using a firearm while attempting to commit murder and two counts of abduction by force and intimidation.

  • Police: suspect left trail of destruction in his wake

    Dustin Lee Alley, 23, of Woodlawn was arrested on Saturday and received charges in two localities after he allegedly stole a truck, wrecked it outside the Galax city limits and instigated a carjacking in an attempt to escape police, a report said.
    Galax police were notified on Aug. 10 that a 2000 Dodge Dakota had been stolen from Blue Ridge Tobacco in Galax. Garnett Alan Price of Galax, the owner of the vehicle, was inside the shop conducting business when the incident occurred, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

  • Audrey Hash Ham: 'A friend of the music'

    LANSING, N.C. — The legacy of Audrey Hash Ham goes on in the countless children she mentored in music in the Whitetop area and the dozens she taught the art of instrument building.
    The renowned instrument maker, artisan, musician, teacher and champion of mountain music died Aug. 2 at age 64 at her home in Lansing, N.C.
    Born in Grayson County, Va., Ham made her home in Ashe County, N.C., for many years.
    She learned to make dulcimers, then fiddles, from her father, Albert Hash.

  • Turns 90

    Iris Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated her 90th birthday with two parties on July 20.

    First, a breakfast at Shoney’s and again at 4 p.m. at Gladesboro Church. The parties were hosted by her children, grandchildren and her siblings. She was born on July 12.

  • He's two

    Wyatt Hash celebrated his second birthday Aug. 6. He is the son of Eric and Karen Hash.

    His grandparents are Larry and Becky Elliott and Milton and Barbara Hicks.