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Today's News

  • Mapping Carroll's Future

    HILLSVILLE — Citizens have until the end of August to sift through Carroll County's 243-page draft comprehensive plan and share their reactions.

    Ronald Newman, the Carroll planning official, hoped during a rollout of the draft plan last Thursday that people would take this opportunity to get involved in making the document that looks 20 years into the future.

  • Carrico: board's vote on Oracle Institute was wrong

    INDEPENDENCE — The most heated zoning debate in Grayson County this year will be re-visited in 12 months after supervisors voted last week to re-consider an application for a spiritual education center in the western end of the county.
    Last month, supervisors denied an application for a special use permit in the Wilson District to build a spiritual education community known as the Oracle Institute.

  • Hallelujah Luau returns to Galax this weekend

    Thirty area churches and numerous businesses are joining forces to present the fourth annual Hallelujah Luau in Galax.
    The event is scheduled for Saturday at Felts Park, with gates opening at 10 a.m. and the opening ceremonies beginning at 11 a.m. with the National Anthem followed by the honoring of military veterans. The event will last until 5 p.m.

     

  • Group studies how to slow power rate increases

    RICHMOND— An unofficial work group created by state Del. Ward Armstrong of Henry County continues to discuss ways to contain increases in electricity rates.
    The group met for a second time June 29, and after several hours of discussion, it may not go the route of proposing radical changes to a 2007 law that established a new regulatory scheme for Virginia's electric utilities.

  • Get involved with planning process

    Citizens may not realize it, but they can act now and have an impact on Carroll County’s future.
    This impact will reach 20 years into the future, as that’s the duration of the period covered by the new comprehensive plan.
    People have trickled out in dribs and drabs to related countywide and community meetings held around Carroll that started last winter. Eight, 10, 30 folks at a time showed up to speak on a variety of planning issues.

  • Carroll coach eyes Pulaski job

     HILLSVILLE –– The mathematical chances of Carroll County reaching the 2010 Region IV football playoffs increased early this month. The very reason for those improved odds may at the same time make things a tad difficult for the Cavaliers this summer.

  • Sports Shorts

    Galax Middle School volleyball practice

    Volleyball practice for the Galax Middle School team will begin Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. All players must have a completed VHSL physical to participate.

     

    State Line Rush registration

  • Stolen car recovered using OnStar

    A Fries woman was arrested in Galax and charged with stealing a vehicle July 7, after it was located through the On-Star system.
    Heather Metchele Clontz, 20, was arrested by Galax Police Capt. James Cox and charged with knowingly possessing stolen property. The vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet, had been reported stolen in Smyth County last Wednesday.

  • Two charged with credit card theft

    Two people have been arrested for credit card theft after a victim reported her purse was stolen from the Crossroads Institute last Tuesday, according to the Galax Police Department.
    Galax Police responded to the complaint and, using information from the victim’s online credit card statement, identified suspects who had used the cards at Shoe Department, Walmart and Ciro’s, obtaining more than $800 in merchandise.
    Neisha Jane Keith, 21, and Christopher Richard Walls, 22, both of Galax, were arrested.

  • UPDATED: Former police officer from Carroll pleads guilty to drug charge

    ROANOKE — An ex-police officer from Carroll County, who worked in Pulaski and Radford, pleaded guilty today to federal charges he sold and used methamphetamine in his patrol car while in uniform and on duty.