Today's News

  • Pulaski runs past Carroll

    DUBLIN –– Carroll County had to shake off a loss, but take home the lessons learned after falling short of a comeback following a blowout into the second half in a 53-14 nondistrict loss to Pulaski County last Wednesday night.

  • Maroon Tide rolls, 42-0

    RURAL RETREAT –– Along with playing a varsity game on something other than a Friday, it was somewhat of an opposite day Thursday at Rural Retreat Community Stadium.

    Four-year starting defensive back Joshua Spurlin came into the game with one offensive reception in three games but grabbed four passes for 83 yards and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, leading receiver Landon Dickson’s résumé through three games included two rushes for 1 yard, but he carried seven times Thursday for 50 yards and a score.

    Hey, whatever works.

  • Readers Hotline 9/17/18

    What’s fee for?
    I was just sitting here reading [the call] “Get to the bottom of it” about the flood drain pipes on Givens Street. We just wonder what’s happening to the tax money that they’re taking $18 a year for each piece of property for that purpose and we don’t see no pipe being put down and we don’t seen none being cleaned out. We just wonder what’s happened to the money.

  • Carroll emergency plans on standby; EOC status open

    The following reports and information have been compiled from Local and Regional Emergency Management Services


    due to forecasted weather conditions.


    Hillsville, VA – Carroll County has declared a Local Emergency effective 12:00 P.M. September 15, 2018, in response to forecasted extreme weather conditions in our region as a result of Tropical Storm Florence.

  • Bus drivers get benefits

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County School Board has returned benefits to part-time bus drivers, after discovering it had more flexibility in its budget.

    Part-time employees have been requesting a return of benefits for several months.

    The school board voted to reinstate the benefits at its meeting on Sept. 11.

    Several requests were made earlier this year, from part-time bus drivers employed by Carroll County Public Schools.

  • Grant will help FVFD recruit new firefighters

    FRIES — The Fries Volunteer Fire Department was recently awarded a grant to assist in recruiting new members, the second from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the past month.

    The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant, totaling $178,616, provides funding directly to fire departments to assist them in increasing or maintaining the number of trained “front line” firefighters.

  • AEP project moves forward

    The Galax Industrial Development Authority has sold a 16-acre parcel of land to American Electric Power for use in the utility’s $40 million Glendale Area Improvements Project.

  • Parkway, trail, national forests close until hurricane passes

    Staff Report

    The entire 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway and all associated facilities, with the exception of the Pisgah Inn and Peaks of Otter Lodge, closed Friday, in anticipation of high winds and heavy rains due to the remnants of Hurricane Florence.

  • Woodlawn UMC celebrates 150 years

    WOODLAWN – A church that has been in the Carroll County community for over a century will hold a reunion on Sept. 23 for a celebration of the history and hard work that has been involved in the congregation’s religious prosperity throughout the last 150 years.

    The History

    Woodlawn United Methodist Church was founded on May 4, 1868, when Elbert S. Fulton and his wife donated the land to the church’s first trustees, T.M. Dobyns, Sam Williams, James M. Kyle, B.W. Dobyns, Michael Kinzer and E.B. Vaughan.

  • Community helps raise money for family in need

    Community can be defined in many different ways, and directed by many different purposes; but in Carroll County, it is defined by the fellowship, encouragement and support of families who are concerned for the common well-being of others.

    That’s exactly what was shown Sept. 8, when an enormous amount of support was given to a local family in need.