Today's News

  • 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.

  • Osborne, Phipps to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Randy Osborne of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Carlie Marie, to Austin Clay Phipps, son of Lane and Beth Phipps of Mouth of Wilson.
    Osborne and Phipps are 2006 graduates of Grayson County High School. 

    Osborne is a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech where she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.
    Phipps is a 2010 graduate of Radford University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in communication. He is employed with Commonwealth Laminating and Coating in Martinsville.

  • Publi record for 4/11/12 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 January in the Galax General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Michael S. Campbell of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Weather blamed for fire's spread