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Today's News

  • Carroll rolls in SWD quarters

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County used a pair of four-run rallies to power past Graham 11-1 in five innings in the Southwest District tournament quarterfinals Monday at Bill Worrell Field. The Cavaliers advanced to Tuesday’s semifinals and hosted Tazewell, a 9-3 winner over Marion.

  • Cardwell, Williams team up for MED doubles title

    MAX MEADOWS -- The Galax boys’ doubles team of Pres Cardwell and Ryan Williams may have started the day as the No. 2 seed in the district, but they walked off the court a No. 1. Cardwell and Williams took advantage of an upset in the first semifinal to face the No.

  • Late surge propels Cavs

    HILLSVILLE -- Having already posted a 23-0 win against Graham earlier this year, Carroll County got the result it was probably expecting when the two teams met in the Southwest District softball quarterfinals Monday.

  • Cavaliers finish on high note

    HILLSVILLE -- The Carroll County soccer teams put exclamation points on their seasons and their Southwest District schedules Thursday night with a pair of easy wins over Grundy in a SWD double-header at Tommy Thompson Field. The Cavalier girls found themselves in a battle early against the Golden Wave, deadlocked 1-1 after nearly 30 minutes before exploding for a 9-1 win shortened by 11 minutes by the slaughter rule. 

  • Public record for 5/26/10 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 at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded Feb. 20-March 19 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Girl Scout leaders commended

    Girl Scouts in Carroll County honored their adult leaders April 22 on Girl Scout Appreciation Day during National Volunteer Week.

    Our dedicated leaders give of their time to plan and lead fun, educational Girl Scout troop meetings and field trips.

  • Woman dies in I-77 crash

    LAMBSBURG — An 18-year-old Columbus, Ohio, woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 77 Friday near the 3.5 mile marker.

    Candida D. Chapman, driving a 2001 Ford Explorer southbound, lost control of the vehicle at around 3:40 p.m., according to a Virginia State Police report by Trooper K.D. Blackburn.

    The Explorer hit a slight embankment, then went airborne through the median and downhill before coming to a stop in the northbound lanes.

    The Explorer, registered to a Toby Chapman, had an estimated $3,000 in damage, according to the report.

  • Officers honored for roles in Hillsville apartment fire

    HILLSVILLE —  Usually it's the firefighters that first rush into a burning building to pull the occupants out, but in the early morning of Jan. 9 at Briarleigh Court, three law enforcement officers braved the smoke and the flames.

    None of the 37 residents at the independent living complex in Hillsville succumbed to the fire, due in large part to the actions of Virginia State Police Trooper Matthew Cochran, Carroll Deputy Bobby Lyons and Hillsville Officer Ricky Hayes.

    Their acts have brought praise from around the Twin Counties and around the state.

  • AmerLink's former chief sentenced

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — A former president of AmerLink log homes received a sentence of three years probation and 400 hours of community service last Thursday after admitting he committed bankruptcy fraud, according to U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding.

    AmerLink declared bankruptcy after a failed economic development deal with Carroll County, Va. The company was supposed to create 200 jobs in exchange for $600,000 in state incentive funds and 32 acres of county land. Carroll is suing to reclaim that property.

  • Thompson sentenced on drug charges

    ROANOKE — A Hillsville man, one of six Twin County residents charged with drug offenses in federal court, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.

    Bobby Dwayne Thompson faced multiple charges in a federal indictment, including:

    • conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance.

    • distribution of meth

    • possession of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime