Today's News

  • Private companies may get role at Va. rest stops

    Virginia’s highway rest areas soon could have paid sponsorships, advertising, more vending machines and other services for travelers.
    Gov. Bob McDonnell announced last week that the state is soliciting bids from private firms for a program that would help defray the cost of operating and maintaining the state’s 42 highway rest areas. One of them is in Carroll County on Interstate 77 at the North Carolina state line.
    The program has been dubbed Sponsorship, Advertising and Vending Enhancement, or SAVE.

  • APCo rate filings would mean 9.6 percent increase for customers




  • Meeting to address Fries downtown grant

    FRIES — Fries citizens will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Fries Bingo Hall to further  discuss concerns regarding a $1 million Community Development Block Grant.
    The grant, which was expected to fund façade improvements in downtown Fries, could be in jeopardy, citizens said.
    The public is invited to attend.

  • Volvo to recall 700 workers to Pulaski Co. plant


    Volvo Trucks in North America in Pulaski County will recall approximately 700 employees between May 2 and June 13, according to an announcement Wednesday morning.

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  • Carroll teachers, staff could get raises

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll supervisors gave the county school board a homework assignment on Monday night — figure out how to use surplus funds carried over from this fiscal year to pay for a 3 percent salary increase for all employees.
    School board members and administrators came before the supervisors Monday night to present Carroll’s proposed education budget for 2011-2012.
    Before the meeting, Schools Superintendent Greg Smith noted that this was to be the third consecutive spending plan without a salary increase.

  • Former deputy convicted of sexual assault charges


  • Public record for 3/30/11 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, call 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:

  • Turns two

    Riley Grace Anders celebrated her second birthday with a Chuggington party at Rockin Robins Daycare with family and friends. Her parents are Tiffany Jones of Elk Creek and Justin Anders of Rugby.

    Her grandparents are Jimmy and Michele Jones of Independence and John and Leona Anders of Rugby. Her great-grandmother is Virginia Ruth Sutherland of Fries.

  • She's seven

    Jaelyn McKensi Bell celebrated her seventh birthday Feb. 24 with family and friends at a pool party. She is the daughter of Brent Bell and Amanda Bell.

    She is the granddaughter of Randy and Kim Bell, Gary Elliott and Judy Elliott. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell and Billie Johnson.