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Today's News

  • Incentives available to tourism businesses

    HILLSVILLE — Qualifying Hillsville businesses will be able to receive certain incentives after town council’s adoption of a “tourism zone” ordinance at the Oct. 28 meeting.
    Council members held a public hearing, but the only reaction to the ordinance came from Planning Commission Chairwoman Ann Largin, after her committee reviewed the proposal and made a recommendation on it.

  • $10,000 reward offered for school fire info

    A Galax man has doubled the reward he will pay for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with a fire that destroyed the old Stevens Creek school building on Oct. 26, 2012.
    Building owner Terry Combs said it has been more than a year and no arrests had been made. He originally offered $5,000, but is now upping the reward to $10,000.

  • Expect delays on U.S. 58 in Carroll

    As part of the road construction project to widen a 8.2-mile section of Route 58 that passes through Patrick, Floyd and Carroll counties, a pipe will be installed beneath Route 58 in Carroll County at its intersection with Route 654 (Gladesboro Road).

    Weather permitting, starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, flaggers will be controlling traffic on Route 58 at the Route 654 intersection around the clock for approximately 48 hours until work is completed on Friday.

  • NOV. 5 ELECTION RESULTS

    Unofficial results of Nov. 5, 2013, state and local elections in Carroll, Grayson and Galax, along with statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Info provided by Virginia State Board of Elections and local voter registrars.

    VIRGINIA

    GOVERNOR

    • Terry R. McAuliffe (D) — 1,064,701 (47.74%)

    • Ken T. Cuccinelli II (R) — 1,009,878 (45.28%)

    • Robert C. Sarvis (L) — 145,418 (6.52%)

     

    LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

  • Town team collects toys, coats for Christmas

    INDEPENDENCE — Last year, the Independence VFW and Ladies Auxiliary lent a helping hand to Santa and to their neighbors by purchasing and distributing toys for more than 400 local families at Christmas.
    This year, Santa will have even more helpers.
    Members of the Independence Police Department, Independence Volunteer Fire Department and town council have teamed up to form “Independence Cares,” an organization that will hold a coat and toy drive for local children during the Christmas season.

  • Baldwin wanted for assault

     HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff's Office has put out an alert for a 33-year-old man for felony assault.

    Information from the sheriff's office states that Justin Lee Baldwin was last seen in Florida but has ties to the Carroll area.

    Any one with information on location please contact Carroll County Sheriff's Office at (276) 728-4146 or

    (276) 236-5119.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/4/13

    Editor’s note:
    A reminder that calls about specific candidates for local office will not be published. Some calls had to be deleted this week.

    Parties needed

  • More charges unsealed by Carroll court

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Circuit Court recently released these unsealed indictments.
    An indictment is not a finding of guilt, merely a formal criminal charge.
    Direct indictments are routinely sealed until the person named can be served with warrants.
    Those named in the unsealed indictments include:
    • Matthew Charles Hall - possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug
    • Donald Robert Burcham - possession of meth
    • Robert Shane Gallimore - possession of meth

  • Oakland classes adopt soldier

    Oakland Elementary School’s kindergarten classes are raising funds to send 75 gift stockings to an adopted soldier’s unit this Christmas.
    Operation “Santa Soldier” Stockings not only involves students in putting together gifts for American soldiers for the holidays, but also establishes a bond between the adopted unit and students through a pen pal program. Students will write to the soldiers and hear back about their travels overseas.

  • CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PAIRINGS

     Group 4A Conference 24 tournament

     

    West                   East

    1. Salem              1. Jefferson Forest

    2. Carroll Co.        2. E.C. Gass

    3. Pulaski Co.       3. Bassett

    4. Wm.Fleming    4. G.Washington

    Quarterfinals

    Monday, 7 p.m.

    Jefferson Forest 3, George Washington 0