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Today's News

  • Fatality victim not found for hours

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    A Grayson County woman was killed April 11 in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Virginia House Lane and U.S. 58, about three miles east of Independence.

  • McGrady organizing 6th District campaign

     

    HILLSVILLE ― Carroll County native Jonathan McGrady recently filed papers with the Carroll County Registrar’s Office to organize a campaign for 6th District House of Delegates.  

    McGrady plans to make an official announcement today, Monday, at 5 p.m. in the Carroll County Industrial Park at the old Parkdale Mills factory located at 565 Industrial Park Drive, Hillsville.

  • High winds damage Coon Ridge homes

     

    HILLSVILLE — High winds caused damage to around nine homes, two with significant damage, in an area around the Coon Ridge Road-U.S. 52 intersection early Friday morning.

  • VFW hopes to recruit Iraq, Afghanistan veterans

    HILLSVILLE — With military operations winding down after the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Grover King VFW Post 1115 members hope these new veterans will join the local service organization.
    Operations came to an end in Iraq in December 2011 and operations in Afghanistan will end in 2014.
    Veterans have returned home from these conflicts to the Twin Counties, and VFW Commander Wayne Jenkins and other Grover King officers have been considering different ways to reach out to them.

  • Cuts balance Carroll school budget

    HILLSVILLE  — One Carroll teaching position will be eliminated as a result of a funding shortfall for the tight 2014 budget, schools officials said at their Tuesday board meeting.
    For the remainder of the gap, Carroll County Public Schools will share the impact as their health insurance offerings are shifted to less expensive plans.
    Many of the school board members sat in the audience during Monday’s Carroll Board of Supervisors meeting as the supervisors funded 98 percent of the education request.

  • New Red Cross director ready to serve

    Grady DeVilbiss’ arrival on the scene as disaster services program manager at the American Red Cross Woods River Chapter was low key — until about a week later, when he assisted at a shelter in Hillsville on Easter Sunday, when nearly 100 cars piled up on Interstate 77.
    While colleague Roger Hudson took the lead, DeVilbiss — new to the Galax-based Red Cross chapter — has a deep reservoir of experience with both emergency response and management and the international assistance organization to draw from.

  • Art school honors Galax's woodworking heritage

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts will hold its 4th Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.
    The gala reception will include music, light hors d'oeuvres, wine, an exhibit, presentation and a silent auction.
    The theme this year is “Handcrafted in Galax: A New Woodworking Studio for CCSA-Continuing The Tradition.” Funds raised at the event will help fund this new addition to the art school.

  • Winds cause damage to Coon Ridge

    HILLSVILLE — High winds caused damage to around nine homes, two with significant damage, in an area around the Coon Ridge Road-U.S. 52 intersection early Friday morning.

    Hillsville Fire Department, Carroll Fire Rescue, Carroll Sheriff's Department and Virginia State Police members responded to the scene after wind gusts damaged several roofs and porches on the homes over about a quarter mile area at 3 a.m., according to Trooper Chuck Campbell. The same winds damaged some outbuildings and caused a tree to fall across U.S. 52 near Hanging Tree Road.

  • 'Most wanted' caught by U.S. Marshals

     

    GREENSBORO, N.C. ― A man who had been declared a "most wanted" subject by the Carroll County law enforcement was caught April 10 in a joint U.S. Marshals Service and Surry County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office operation.

  • Scammer poses as worker for political campaign

    FRIES — A Fries woman has reported a potential phone scam that involves a caller who says they are from the Republican National Committee.
    The woman, who asked that her name not be published, reports that she received a call last week from someone claiming to be from the RNC. “They went through a long spiel about getting more Republican-held seats in Congress, and needing a donation,” she said.
    The caller asked if he could put her down for a $65 donation.