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Today's News

  • Mentally disabled need adequate care

    This Landmark News Service editorial first appeared in the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/16/12

    Opportunity knocks
    I could not agree more with the caller last week regarding our Twin County Regional Hospital aligning with Duke LifePoint Healthcare. That is amazing. This is just a great, great opportunity for our community to have Duke LifePoint here.

    Warm target

  • Sheriffs push for meth ingredient registry

    RICHMOND — In response to the growing methamphetamine problem in Virginia, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, backed by Virginia’s law enforcement officers, pharmacists and other supporters, called on the General Assembly this year to pass Senate Bill 14.
    This bill was aimed at curbing the production of methamphetamine by electronically monitoring the sales of nonprescription drugs, like pseudoephedrine, used to manufacture the illegal stimulant.

  • Supervisors air concerns over wind farm discussion

    HILLSVILLE — Now that it’s generally known that an alternative energy company is interested in having a wind farm in the county, Carroll officials will research potential ordinances on regulating mountain ridge development.
    In the discussion at the Carroll Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, there was tension between board members about talking in open session about a topic that had previously come up in closed session.
    Supervisor Bob Martin had asked his fellow county officials to put windmills on the agenda for the April meeting.

  • Carroll man victim of fatal shooting in N.C.

     

  • Galax launches text message crime reporting

    Witnessed a crime?
    Noticed something that doesn’t seem right?
    Know something about a crime?
    Now, you can text it right to the police.
    Getting bullied and afraid to say something? Fight back with your fingers by sending a text.
    The Galax Police Department has launched the national tip411 anonymous text program to add more eyes and ears on the street to help create a safer community, according to a press release.

  • Scammers' new tactic: threatening to call police

    HILLSVILLE — Scammers are getting even more aggressive, invoking law enforcement if an intended victim doesn’t pay out money to get a valuable prize, according to Carroll Sheriff’s Investigator Kevin Kemp.
    “The problem is they’re getting more involved with their threats,” the investigator explained. “They’re trying to say that the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will come and arrest you if you don’t pay your bill.”

  • E-911 dispatchers called to serve

     

  • Carroll to fund 93% of school request

     

  • Alderman faces challenge for seat

    HILLSVILLE — Two candidates will seek the office of Pipers Gap Ward representative on Hillsville Town Council in the May 1 municipal elections.
    Incumbent Orba Alderman will seek re-election to council, while facing a challenge from David Young.

    David Young
    Young said he’s been serving community organizations for decades, and he sees more opportunities to help if he’s elected to Hillsville Town Council.
    Young volunteers his service as photographer and treasurer to the Hillsville Fire Department.