Today's News

  • New state forest to be dedicated

    WHITETOP — The Old Flat State Forest, a 320-acre highland meadow and upland forest with tree species typical of Appalachian forests, will be dedicated Sunday afternoon as Virginia’s 22nd state forest.
    The newest state forest is located near the summit of Mount Rogers — Virginia’s highest peak — in Grayson County. The property borders a private Christmas tree farm, U.S. Forest Service land, and the Grayson Highlands State Park near the village of Whitetop.

  • Animals For Adoption This Week


    These animals are waiting for homes at the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Regional Animal Shelter, at 201 Fair St. in Galax. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information, call 236-8501.

  • Hillsville man charged in Roanoke bank robbery


  • Traffic stop turns up drugs

    HILLSVILLE — A bad motorcycle maneuver led to illegal drug charges against a 38-year-old Galax man last Saturday, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.
    A Carroll Deputy Mark Dickerson saw a motorcycle on Glendale Road near Gladeville Elementary School being operated in a reckless manner on June 18 at about 10:30 p.m.
    After stopping the motorcycle, the deputy searched the operator, David Andrew Dalton of 45 Hasson Lane, and discovered drugs, the sheriff said in a news release.

  • Carroll grand jury issues 84 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury issued 84 indictments and sealed six after meeting for its spring session Monday.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
    Those named in the indictments include:
    • Riley Dale Alley, shoplifting
    • Chase Kiran Altice, two counts each of grand larceny and statutory burglary for incidents at the home of William B. Webb and Keith and Beulah Bryant
    • Juan Benitez, two counts of possession of a schedule II drug, Oxycontin, with intent to distribute Xanax

  • Public record for 6/22/11 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 March 2-21 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • He's five

    Jacob Ray Buckley celebrated his fifth birthday June 1. He is the son of Thomas and Nichole Buckley of Galax and Natasha and Gerry Perez of Woodlawn.

    His grandparents are Darla Buckley of Galax and Junior Robinson of Woodlawn. His great-grandmother is Ruth Robinson. He has a younger brother, Ageo Perez.

  • Drug charges arise from vehicle stop

     HILLSVILLE — A 47-year-old woman faces illegal drug charges after a Carroll deputy found methamphetamine in a traffic stop June 16, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.

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  • Carroll school bids higher than expected