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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Students strove for excellence and equality

    Hundreds of African-American students from Galax, Grayson and Carroll were bused to Scott Memorial and Wytheville Training School until public schools were fully integrated in the early 1960s. The schools held their 60th reunion this weekend.

  • Vote smart this year

    A recent graphic on a political website showed that, second only to Ohio, Virginia is the state most likely to decide the 2012 presidential election.
    Virginia has already been a key state during the campaign, with President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” speech in Roanoke becoming the source of a Republican rallying cry, and Vice President Biden’s “They goin’ put y’all back in chains” tirade in Danville being another example of Joe being Joe.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/3 and 9/5, 2012

    Not a big deal
    I just read the Hotline comment about going through the bank drive-thru and waiting for an ink pen to use. I myself have gone through the drive-thru and accidentally taken the ink pen. So, how many ink pens would a bank go through each day if each person that went through that drive-thru took an ink pen? Needless to say, this is pitiful if you have got to complain about waiting on an ink pen.

    Good advisor