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Today's News

  • Carroll grand jury issues charges

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Circuit Court last week released several indictments that had been sealed until those charged could be served with court papers.

    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.

    Those named in the indictments include:

    • Rex Edward Smith — conspiracy to distribute cocaine, a schedule II drug (two counts)

    • Michael Roland Cox — distribution of methadone, a schedule II drug

  • The long way home

    The Carico Bridge will be closed indefinitely while the state builds a replacement, causing motorists traveling between Galax and Fries to take longer alternate routes.

    The bridge, which crosses New River in Grayson County, closed March 11 after a Virginia Department of Transportation inspector noticed damage to the bridge’s crossbeams, apparently the result of a too-tall vehicle driving across it.

  • Carroll, Hillsville meet in court over utility dispute

    HILLSVILLE — After arguing over water and sewer bills and rate calculations in court filings for years, attorneys for Hillsville and Carroll County went toe-to-toe in a March 30 motions hearing about the long-standing utilities disagreements between the two localities.

    Hillsville has appealed to the Carroll County Circuit Court to grant its claims against the county for water and sewer service to the Interstate 77 area and sewer service to county buildings in the amount of $156,199.

  • Quick start lifts Ashe over Devils

     INDEPENDENCE -- Getting through the final six and one-half innings Thursday was a breeze, but the first 20 minutes spoiled what was otherwise a tremendous pitchers’ duel.

  • Galax pounds Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE -- April of 1993 was the last time Carroll County and Galax had met on the baseball field in varsity competition. The once-heated rivalry was ended following a 29-3 win by the Cavaliers that included 15 walks and eight errors by the Maroon Tide.

  • Kimble, Carroll wallop Graham

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County pitcher Lillie Kimble struck out 14 Graham batters in five innings Tuesday as the Cavaliers opened Southwest District play with a 23-0 pounding of the G-Girls.

  • Galax’s Goins going west

     To reach the top level of collegiate athletics, any athlete must be willing to go the extra mile. Galax High School senior Devae Goins is willing to go 2,200 of them.

  • Public record for 4/7/10 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Jan. 9-Feb. 17 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Carrico bridge won't reopen

    The Carrico Bridge on Virginia 94 over the New River, which closed March 11 for inspection after being damaged by an overheight vehicle, will remain closed while a new bridge is built, according to a press release Monday from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

    Construction of the new bridge in Grayson County was scheduled to begin this fall and plans were to use the existing bridge for traffic during construction and remove the old bridge upon completion of the new one.   

  • Center of Attention

    The Galax Welcome Center is complete, but the question remains as to who will do the welcoming.

    The center will not have anyone to open and operate it until a new tourism director is hired, said Galax City Manager Keith Barker, who gave Galax City Council and guests a tour of the renovated facility last Monday.