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Today's News

  • Carroll nips Maroon Tide 4-3

    HILLSVILLE –– Perhaps it was a good thing that Carroll County got its scoring out of the way early. The Cavaliers had to apply their full concentration to holding Galax at bay.

    After bolting to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, Carroll County fought off repeated late threats by the Maroon Tide, finally nailing down a 4-3 win in a nondistrict softball game Wednesday night at the Carroll Recreation Park.

  • $16 million lawsuit filed in Easter Sunday crashes

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  • Readers' Hotline 4/2/14

    Other needs
    The Carroll County supervisors better be thinking about something else besides a swimming pool. Taxpayers do not want that. We have needs of jobs coming in for all these people that we have to keep up on welfare. They would be the only ones to use it. Try catching the dropped taxes up and get a job in here.

    Shanty town

  • Buses a critical need in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Having received a level funding request from the school system for fiscal year 2014-2015, Carroll County supervisors suggested that educators try to find efficiencies in their other major need — a capital improvement request for new buses.

  • Probation violation sends man to prison

     

  • Murder trial now faces delay

    INDEPENDENCE — A new trial date has been set for the man charged with first-degree murder in the 2002 shooting death of Brandon Billings.
    Chad Allen Reeves, 31, agreed earlier this month to a speedy trial, meaning his case would be heard in the next five months, but he appeared in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday to waive that right.
    In court March 28, Judge Brett Geisler asked Reeves if he understood that he had the right for a speedy trial, and he said “yes.”

  • MedFit lays off 33 workers in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE — The Virginia Employment Commission confirmed Monday that at least 33 employees at the Med-Fit/Nautilus plant in Independence were laid off last week.
    Galax VEC Manager Bill Webb said the 33 former Med-Fit employees came from various departments at the fitness equipment plant, and that his office was already in the process of helping the displaced workers find new jobs and/or file for unemployment.

  • Kids rent and ride at GES 'bike library'

    The Galax Recreation Center celebrated the grand opening of its bicycle library on March 28, part of the city’s Safe Routes to School program.

  • Turns two

    Riley Diehl celebrated his second birthday with a SpongeBob party with family and friends on Jan. 16 at the home of his grandparents, Amy and Steve Moretz.

    He is the son of Breanna Guthrie. He is the great-grandson of Jerry and Bobbie Fridley.

  • Public record for 4/2/14 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. 17, 2013-Jan. 7, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: