Today's News

  • Carroll County bounces back

    HILLSVILLE –– After a day like Thursday, a day like Friday couldn’t have come soon enough.

    Twenty-four hours after a discouraging 10-run loss at Richlands, Carroll County bounced back offensively in a big way, pounding out seven extra-base hits, including three home runs, in a 15-2 win over Marion at Bill Worrell Field.

    The game was halted after five on the 10-run rule.

  • Henry Whitter: Country music's first recording artist


    FRIES — The Fries Spring Festival honoring Henry Whitter will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fries Town Park, located on Firehouse Drive along the banks of New River. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. Music begins at 9 a.m., featuring Jeanette and Johnny Williams, The Crooked Road Ramblers, Blue Ridge Country Kickers, Bill’s Basement Band and more. For more information, visit www.friesva.com or contact, (276) 744-2231, 237-3532 or townoffries@embarqmail.com.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/11/11


  • Fries budget crisis threatens town's existence


  • More money available for roads?


  • Suspect attempts escape

    INDEPENDENCE — A man arrested on a trespassing charge is being held without bond after trying to escape from police custody.
    Kenneth Wayne Spencer, 43, of 581 Stewart Hollow Lane in Mouth of Wilson, faces several charges, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
    Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said that on April 19 deputies responded to a home on Old Bridle Creek Drive after receiving a call about a suspicious person knocking on the front door.
    The property owner told the subject to leave several times.

  • Public record for 5/11/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 23-Dec. 17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • He's one

    Oliver Gray Smith and his parents, Daniel and Priscila Smith, celebrated his first birthday in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, with his maternal grandparents, Vanir and Lourdes Cardoso.

    Oliver’s paternal grandparents are Danny and Andrea Smith, of Galax. Oliver and his parents live in Central Asia.

  • Sutherland, Layton united in marriage

    Derek Charles Sutherland and Elizabeth Ann Layton were united in marriage May 15, 2010 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Comers Rock.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Jason Phipps, friend of the groom.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Jeff and Bobbie Layton of Lancaster, Pa.
    She is the granddaughter of the late William and Dorothy Poole and Peggy Layton and the late Edward Layton of Pennsylvania.

  • Mayhew, Irvin marry

    GARNER, N.C. — Abigail Lauren Mayhew and Stephen Brooks Irvin, both of Raleigh, N.C., were married at 5 p.m. April 30 at the Rand-Bryan House in Garner. The Rev. Paul Couch officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Janet Mitchell of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Mayhew of Palmyra, Va.
    Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Turner of Greensboro. Her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mayhew.