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Today's News

  • AmerLink's former chief sentenced

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — A former president of AmerLink log homes received a sentence of three years probation and 400 hours of community service last Thursday after admitting he committed bankruptcy fraud, according to U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding.

    AmerLink declared bankruptcy after a failed economic development deal with Carroll County, Va. The company was supposed to create 200 jobs in exchange for $600,000 in state incentive funds and 32 acres of county land. Carroll is suing to reclaim that property.

  • Thompson sentenced on drug charges

    ROANOKE — A Hillsville man, one of six Twin County residents charged with drug offenses in federal court, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.

    Bobby Dwayne Thompson faced multiple charges in a federal indictment, including:

    • conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance.

    • distribution of meth

    • possession of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime

  • Police close Walmart shooting case

    The police investigation into a shooting at Walmart revealed that the victim’s actions were “heroic and selfless.”

    Rita Carico, 57, of Galax, who was shot in the face and chest in the dairy section of Walmart on the night of May 1, has been released from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and expects to make a full recovery, according to the Galax Police Department.

    Investigators had been waiting for Carico to recover before interviewing her about the shooting. Police were able to talk to her last week.

  • Cavs outduel Maroon Tide

    An adjustment in the cut of uniform, a change of names here and there and the removal of the ‘nondistrict’ label, and it may as well have been 30 years ago. After years of blowouts followed by 18 years of not playing one another at all, Carroll County and Galax put on a battle worthy of the ones common between the two in the 70s and 80s, with the Cavaliers escaping the Tide 2-1 in a non-league meeting Wednesday night in Felts Park.

  • However briefly, Cavs the leaders in the clubhouse

    BLUEFIELD -- It doesn’t look like it will last for very long, but Carroll County is atop the Southwest District baseball standings in mid-May. The Cavaliers exploded for  11 runs in the second and third innings Thursday to swamp Graham 15-1 in five innings, taking over the top spot by percentage points over Abingdon.

  • Late surge can’t lift Lady Cavs

    HILLSVILLE -- A late flurry of activity very nearly brought Carroll County to within striking distance, but a disallowed goal helped keep Tazewell out of reach as the Bulldogs took a 4-1 win over Carroll County in a Southwest District girls’ soccer match Thursday at Tommy Thompson Field. The Cavaliers (3-9 overall, 2-8 district) trailed 3-0 before Summer Rigney sparked Carroll County in the 61st minute, taking a long direct kick from Lauren Roper, ge

  • Devils finish MED on hot streak

    INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County assured itself of at least a second-place finish in the Mountain Empire District and kept alive its barely-flickering hopes of an 18th straight regular season title Friday with an 8-4 win over Galax at GNB Park. The Blue Devils finish the district portion of their schedule at 6-2 (12-5 overall), one game behind league-leading Fort Chiswell.

  • Citizen, surveyor cite problems with subdivision ordinance

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County surveyor and a citizen raised concerns about the county's subdivision ordinance during a recent meeting, when county supervisors considered making revisions to the law.

    The Carroll supervisors approved last year an update to the subdivision ordinance, which is meant to guide residential development in the county.

    After the subdivision had been in place for several months, county officials started talking about revisions.

  • August opening doubtful for new school

    INDEPENDENCE — Though the county has given the Grayson County school system its backing to put out bids for a turning lane that would complete the Grayson Highlands School in the western end of the county, the timetable may be too late to meet the Aug. 9 opening date.

    Grayson Director of Personnel Chad Newman reiterated Monday night that the building is substantially complete. Work is being done to replace the guttering damage that occurred this winter and the sewer system is finishing up.

  • No tax increase in Carroll's budget

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County supervisors approved the school budget and will advertise a county budget with no tax increase.

    Without much discussion in a special meeting last Monday — having previously heard separate presentations on the schools and the county numbers for fiscal year 2011 — the board of supervisors approved motions needed to solidify the Carroll schools budget.