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Today's News

  • He's one

    Ethan Surbaugh celebrated his first birthday in Hickory, N.C., with his parents and friends. His parents are Chris and Amy Surbaugh.

    His grandparents are Victor and Pam Cox. His great-grandparents are Reuben and Estelle Hawks and Eugene and Doris Martin.

  • Hensdells celebrate anniversary

    Wayne and Ila Mae Hensdell celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 23.

    A celebration with nearly 60 family and friends was held at Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center.
    They were married June 28, 1942 in Independence.

  • She's four

    Breanna Lynn McMillian celebrated her fourth birthday Aug. 25. Her parents are Glen and Rebecca McMillian of Cana.

    Her paternal grandparents are the late Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Her maternal grandparents are James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C., and Brenda Carter of Cana. She has two aunts, Chasity McMillian and Tina Carter.

  • Quesenberry, Viers to marry

    Don and Cheryl Quesenberry of Hillsville along with Josh and Dreama Viers of Abingdon announce the engagement of their children, Brandon Quesenberry and Nicole Viers.
    Quesenberry is the grandson of Clyde and Faye Lineberry of Hillsville and Darlen and the late Ernest Quesenberry of Sylvatus.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Carroll County High School. He completed entry-level law enforcement academy in 2010 and is a police officer for the Hillsville Police Department.

  • Public record for 9/5/12 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 July in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:
    Christopher Brent Blanton of Woodlawn, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $81 costs.

  • Gladeville lockdown a false alarm

    SHAINA STOCKTON

    Staff

  • 9/11 memorial walk planned

     

  • Board seeks input on St. Paul School

    CANA — Given grade realignments at other Carroll County schools, education officials want to know what people think of the grade structure at St. Paul School.
    The plan now in place is to close Woodlawn School, consolidate its students with the eighth grade at Carroll County Intermediate and move the ninth graders to the high school at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
    That means there will already be a significant amount of grade shuffling going on that year, once the upgrades to the two facilities in Hillsville are finished.

  • Businesses join Hillsville's recycling effort

    HILLSVILLE — Increasing recycling will save money as Hillsville officials work with businesses to keep cardboard out of the dump, according to a discussion at the town council’s Aug. 27 meeting.
    Council Member David Young thanked McDonald’s management for cooperating with town officials to keep cardboard from out of the landfill by recycling it instead.
    “Their dumpsters were being overloaded with boxes,” Young reported at the meeting. “They jumped onboard with us on this recycling.”

  • In novel, locals lose power and find strength

    Writer Michael Abraham talks about “Providence, VA,” the story of a massive power outage that strikes the Galax area and forces people into self-reliance.