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Today's News

  • Independence to hold water rates hearing

    INDEPENDENCE — Anyone planning to hook onto the Town of Independence water system in the future will pay higher rates if they are approved by town council.
    Proposed rates for new service are: in town, $950; out of town, $1,425; out of town/water authority, $2,925.
    Independence Town Manager Kenneth Vaught said rates haven’t been increased since the mid-1980s. The current tap fees are $325 in town and $487.50 out of town.

  • Millbrook ends Cavs’ season

    RICHMOND –– Carroll County’s seniors took their girls’ basketball program where it has never been before.  Millbrook did what it has done 104 times since its seniors were freshmen.

    The Pioneers set a new Virginia High School League record with their 79th consecutive victory, holding the Cavaliers to three points in the game’s first 12 minutes and 19 seconds and breezing to a 65-31 win in the Group AA Division 4 state semifinals Tuesday at the Siegel Center.

  • Opinion on dirt filled in: No conflict

    HILLSVILLE — The commonwealth's attorney has found no wrongdoing after reviewing a Carroll County School Board member's actions in unknowingly receiving fill dirt from a construction project at the intermediate school.

  • Public record for 3/7/12 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 November in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Romney wins Virginia GOP primary

     

    Mitt Romney handily won Carroll and Grayson counties and Galax as well as Virginia in statewide Republican presidential primary voting on Tuesday.

    The former Massachusetts governor carried the state with about 60 percent of the vote against Rep. Ron Paul.

  • Tide girls reach final four

    BRISTOL –– Galax went to great lengths to prepare for the team that ended its season in the 2011 state quarterfinals.

    It had to wait a little longer than the final buzzer for that preparation to pay off.

    Cherish Forney missed a free throw with no time on the clock and the Maroon Tide survived, knocking off defending Group A Division 1 champion J.I. Burton, 46-45, in state quarterfinal play Saturday at Virginia High.

  • Cavs clamp down on Eagles

    SALEM –– Carroll County has been fueled by a loud and energetic fan base and a remarkable series of defensive efforts on its run through the postseason, but none of the fans have yet waved the capital D and picket fence sign signifying ‘defense.’ Rightly so. The Cavaliers have been playing A+ fense.

    Carroll County limited Staunton River to just 13 points through three quarters – zero in the third – and notched a 42-27 win in the Group AA Division 4 quarterfinals Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/7/12

    Beans and taters
    To an area restaurant that has not opened yet, let’s go ahead and open up this restaurant. Let’s get the pinto beans out on the buffet.

    Backing off
    I’m glad the governor and state delegates decided to not submit Virginia women to transvaginal ultrasound, better known as state rape. Now, we can relax, knowing all we have to submit to without our permission is taking our clothes off, high frequency soundwaves and observation and pictures of our uterus and ovaries.

  • Fancy Gap's landscape changing

     

  • Vaughan-Bassett: Still Making It In America — PART 3