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Today's News

  • Carroll indictments include murder charge

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County grand jury issued 81 indictments while meeting Monday, including formal charges against a 31-year-old Woodlawn man accused of murder and a 23-year-old Woodlawn man accused of an attempted carjacking in Galax.
    Eight indictments were sealed by the court, until warrants could be served.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
     

  • She's eight

    Riley Madison Coleman celebrated her eighth birthday Aug. 18 at The Galax Smokehouse with family and friends. Her parents are Heather Drennen of Galax and Randy Coleman of China Grove, N.C.

    Her grandparents are Edna and Nelson Coleman, Anna Coltrane and Pat Drennen. She has three brothers, Nathan Bemis and Wyatt and Luke Coleman and one sister, Olivia Coleman.

  • Jones, Ward to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Shanna Michelle Jones, to Andrew (Andy) Phillip Ward, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Ward of Galax.

    A wedding is planned for Oct. 5.

  • Public record for 9/18/13 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 April in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Drug taskforce serves warrants in Galax

    Police tactical teams wearing body armor and brandishing automatic rifles took suspects into custody on Monday afternoon, as investigators searched a business and at least one residence in Galax.

    The tactical units from Galax and Carroll County were serving drug-related warrants on behalf of the Twin County Drug Taskforce, police on the scene reported.

  • Carjacking suspect caught in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — A suspect in a Sept. 12 hit-and-run wreck and an abduction now faces additional charges after being caught Sunday, according to Virginia State Police.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/16/13

    Right decision

  • Citizen says conflict issue unresolved

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll citizen has expressed dissatisfaction with a court official’s opinion of the county administrator’s alleged conflict of interest, saying that the review raised as many questions as answers.
    When Mike Goldwasser spoke at the Sept. 9 Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting, he acknowledged that he’s raised this issue several times over the years about Carroll Administrator Gary Larrowe’s former ownership of a rental property.

  • Galax to study year-round school

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    Grant funding awarded to Galax City Schools will allow the school board to look into the possibility of a year-round curriculum. As a stipulation of the grant, the board will have to make its final decision about the curriculum by next fall.
    In the interest of providing students with resources to succeed academically, the Galax City School Board has looked into several options to improve the curriculum.

  • Meth lab materials found in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — Investigators believe that an unknown subject dumped the contents of a mobile methamphetamine lab in an alley behind Hillsville Town Hall on Thursday, according to Hillsville police.
    Police received a call from a town maintenance worker about some suspicious materials found in shrubs in an alley near a town parking lot on Mill Street, said Capt. James Alderman. The worker did not approach the items, but notified authorities.