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Today's News

  • 6th District candidates emerging

    Two candidates are now vying for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Del. Annie B. Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville) in the November election.
    Rural Retreat businessman and farmer Jack Weaver is the latest to announce a bid for the 6th District Virginia House of Delegates seat. Jeff Campbell, the former mayor of Saltville, already is seeking the party’s nomination.

  • Police say vehicles stolen, wrecked and returned

     

  • Woodlawn staff says goodbye to school

    WOODLAWN — Preparations for the closing of Woodlawn School have been going on for several weeks.
    Paintings have come down from the main hallway walls, a little red wagon has carted out boxes of documents as the clearing begins and the staff has started to sort through the items they’ve accumulated on their desks and in their offices over the years.

  • Carroll water projects advance

    HILLSVILLE — Two Carroll County water projects advanced, at least on paper, as the Public Service Authority approved financing documents Monday.
    County officials made headway on the Coon Ridge water project, approving the process of awarding the contract to the lowest bidder, contingent on federal funding agency Rural Development signing off as well, according to PSA documentation.
    Authority members also adopted the loan resolution required to pay for a water system installation at Interstate 77’s Exit 1 at Lambsburg.

  • Mother missing, but not forgotten

    While investigators from two states try to get information out of the last person known to have seen a missing mother of four, well-wishers on Sunday kept a social media page dedicated to Desia Rae George lit up with Mother’s Day wishes.
    On Sunday alone, there were 26 posts to the “Find Desia Rae George” page on Facebook, not counting other thoughts and prayers not specific to the holiday.

  • CCHS could see heating and cooling improvements

    HILLSVILLE — Seeking funding for replacing the heating and air conditioning system at Carroll County High School came up at the county supervisors' meeting Monday, during a school construction update.
    Taking action to replace the more than 40-year-old system arose at the end of Clerk of the Works Dennis Cole’s report, though there’s not much left to report on as Phase 3 improvements at the high and intermediate schools are down to going over the warranty items with contractors and other finishing touches.

  • Poole, Sapp marry

    Heather Lynn Poole of Galax and Joseph Eric Sapp of Fries were united in marriage Feb. 16, 2013, by the Rev. Andy Edmonds and the Rev. John Williams at Gospel Chapel in Galax with family and friends.

    The bride is the daughter of Elvis and Rhonda Poole of Galax and the granddaughter of William “Bill” Spencer.
    She graduated from Carroll County High School. She works at Bojangles.
    The bridegroom is the son of Mary Sharlene Sapp of Fries.

  • Public record for 5/15/13 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Dec. 10-21, 2012, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • First guards begin training at prison

    INDEPENDENCE — The first of numerous sets of correctional officers began their three-month training Friday at the River North Correctional Center in Grayson County.
    Ben Wright, warden of the soon-to-open prison, updated the Grayson Board of Supervisors on the progress of the facility as he begins building his staff of nearly 350.
    “This has been a night that’s been long coming for us,” said Supervisors Chairman Mike Maynard during the board’s regular monthly meeting last week.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/13/13

    Neighborly deeds
    I would like to thank my good neighbors in Grayson County for helping me out during the snows we had in January and again in April. One gentleman picked me up in the national forest on Route 21 when my truck wouldn’t go any farther, carrying me all the way home. Second gentleman driving his farm tractor there on Spring Valley Road towed my little old blue truck to the top of the mountain so I could make it the rest of the way home. Thanks again to the security guard in the little blue truck.