Today's News

  • Hillsville agrees to buy new fire truck

    HILLSVILLE — Town council members blazed through five agenda items on Monday night that resulted in approval to buy a new — or gently used — fire truck and the sale of an old truck to a neighboring fire department.
    For nearly a year, the town and the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department have been working on obtaining a new piece of equipment to replace its outdated 1971 ladder truck.
    Last month, Hillsville Town Council voted to declare the old truck surplus property so it could be disposed of.

  • Board seeks $7.1 M more for school projects

    HILLSVILLE — Space for physical education classes will be at a premium, as well space in general at the revamped Carroll County High School, educators stressed to the Carroll Board of Supervisors on Monday.
    Those reasons are why school board members have asked the supervisors to help find funding for a new auxiliary gym at the high school.

  • A son's surprise homecoming


  • Two charged with possession of pills, pot

    HILLSVILLE — A 21-year-old Claudeville man has been charged with dealing drugs and 195 Oxycontin pills were seized after a Carroll County deputy initiated a traffic stop Feb. 9.
    Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner said that Phillip Christopher Sias, a passenger in the vehicle, faces a charge of possessing schedule II drugs with the intent to distribute after the traffic stop near St. Paul Elementary School.

  • Hillsville council races taking shape

    HILLSVILLE — Interest in the Hillsville municipal elections is already starting to heat up.
    Still months away from the town contests, it looks like races for mayor and the Pipers Gap and Pine Creek wards are forming up.
    Local businessman Greg Crowder has submitted paperwork to run for mayor in the May elections, setting up a contest with the present mayor, Bill Tate, who has indicated he will seek a return to office.
    Both incumbent Orba Alderman and newcomer David Young have filed to run for the Pipers Gap seat.

  • House rejects bill to restrict local taxing power

    By APRIL WRIGHT, Staff

    and Landmark News Service


    RICHMOND — Yielding to protests from localities, the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday defeated an effort to restrict local taxing power.

  • Carter trail grant comes through

     HILLSVILLE — Steps to create the George Lafayette Carter Recreational Trail can begin soon, now that the state has funded a grant for $96,962 to make it happen.

    The Carroll County Public Schools recently learned of the grant award by letter from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation's Virginia Recreational Trails Program.

  • A Daughter's Bravery


  • Whartenby elevated to head strength coach at U. of Denver

     DENVER –– University of Denver strength and conditioning assistant coach Kathryn Whartenby has been promoted to head strength and conditioning coach, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Peg Bradley-Doppes announced Tuesday.

  • Graham unseats Tide wrestlers in Mtn. Empire

     BLUEFIELD –– Graham ended Galax’s run atop the Mountain Empire District wrestling scene last week, winning the district tournament in its first year after dropping down from the Group AA Southwest District.

    Graham picked up seven individual championships and accumulated 197 team points to earn the team title. Galax claimed six weight classes and earned 165 points to finish in the runner-up position. Grayson County was third with one champion and 100 points and Fort Chiswell placed fourth with 28 points.