Today's News

  • Celebrates birthday and anniversary

    Eldon Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated his 94th birthday April 22 with a party hosted by his sons and their families.

    Gardner and his wife, Iris, also celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.

  • She's two

    Sophi JoyceAnn Carico celebrated her second birthday April 15. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Yulanda Carico.

    She has a big sister, Jaimee. Her grandparents are Kasena and Wayne Sutherland of Fries, Denny Carico of West Virginia and Wilburn and Ellen Bilbrey of Fries.

  • Hanks, Crouse marry

    Lorian E. Hanks and Joshua L. Crouse were united in Christian marriage April 7, 2012 at Great Hope Baptist Church, Woodlawn.
    Officiating was the Rev. Doug Fleming, cousin of the groom.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hanks of Galax.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Crouse of Galax.
    The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the church fellowship hall. Carrie Roberts provided the wedding cake.
    The couple reside in Galax.

  • Public record for 5/9/12 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Feb. 2-Feb 22 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Bones remain a mystery

    HILLSVILLE — Remains found on Timber Road in Cana April 1 are going to a forensic lab in Tidewater to extract DNA to try to identify the subject, Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner reports.
    The medical examiners from the state lab in Roanoke believe that the bones and other materials recovered from searches at the scene belong to an individual with Hispanic or white male traits, Gardner told The Gazette.

  • Mayor-elect has plans for Hillsville's future


  • Sylvatus fire's cause under investigation


    HILLSVILLE — Investigators continue to look into the cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 286 Bakers Mine Road last Tuesday.
    Carroll deputy Barry Lineberry worked with Virginia State Police to investigate a blaze that firefighters found suspicious.
    As of last Thursday they had not determined a cause, but they found that the fire started in the corner of the house owned by Katherine Vickers, Lineberry said.
    The investigation is being complicated by the major heat and damage caused by the fire.

  • Former restaurant is off the market


  • Readers' Hotline 5/7/12

    Veterans honored
    I’m calling to thank The Gazette for publishing photographs of Carroll County Confederate veterans of the War Between the States. Thank you for reminding us that April is Confederate History Month in this Commonwealth of Virginia.
    Editor’s note: You’re welcome. Our “Civil War Profiles” feature has proven to be quite popular, thanks to our partnership with the Jeff Matthews Museum in Galax. We will continue to feature these photos, though not in every issue as we did during April.

  • CCHS locked down Thursday after texted threat

    HILLSVILLE — Authorities locked down Carroll County High School after a male student not in the facility at the time Tweeted and texted a threat of violence against another student on Thursday, according to authorities.
    Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner confirmed that a 17-year-old male has been charged with electronically communicating a threat.
    Authorities did not identify the student involved, because he is a juvenile.