Today's News

  • Carroll boys survive Tazewell

    HILLSVILLE –– One of the great things about postseason basketball is when a team that, for whatever reason, isn’t able to put it together on a consistent basis in the regular season has enough to throw a serious scare into a heavy favorite come tournament time.

    Undermanned but talented nonetheless, fourth-seeded Tazewell took Carroll County down to the wire Wednesday before the Cavaliers showed what made them the No. 1 seed, hanging on for a closer-than-the score 72-66 win in the Southwest District boys’ semifinals.

  • Cavaliers, Martin roll on

    HILLSVILLE –– Lindsay Martin scored the 1,000th point of her varsity career Tuesday night. Somewhere up in the stands probably sat a little elementary school girl thinking, ‘That’s me some day.’

    Thus is the self-fulfilling prophecy of Carroll County girls’ basketball.

  • Corrells celebrate anniversary

    Betty Jane Wigfall and Bob Correll met at the YMCA in Carbondale, Pa., in 1942.
    It was true love that lasted through the separation of World Ware II. Betty wrote to Bob every day he was overseas with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific.
    They married Jan. 14, 1946 and lived and worked in Wilmington, Dela., from 1953 to 1983. They retired to the Cox Chapel community in Grayson County.

    They have two children, Jerry Correll of Elk Creek and Ginger Correll of Huddleston and Galax.

  • Public record for 2/15/12 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, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 29-Dec. 13 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers Hotline 2/15/12

    Smoking up street
    Smokers need to have more self control. Clover Street in Galax used to be a quiet dead-end street until Twin County Regional Hospital passed a no smoking policy on their property. Now, there is a ridiculous amount of break time smokers and traffic. How do I know? Same vehicles every day, four and five times a day, everyone riding and puffing. Give Clover Street a break  or stay at your work and do your job.

    Feeling powerless

  • Carroll will try to tap natural gas

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll Industrial Development Authority tapped a company to help it tap natural gas for a local industry retention project.
    IDA members, after a closed session Tuesday, made a series of motions, two of them dealing with the need to provide natural gas utilities locally.
    Authority members had advertised for proposals seeking engineering services for constructing and operating a natural gas service in Hillsville, after franchise holder Atmos Energy failed for years to set up a utility service.

  • Woodlawn man wins $2.5M from Va. Lottery


  • Hillsville agrees to buy new fire truck

    HILLSVILLE — Town council members blazed through five agenda items on Monday night that resulted in approval to buy a new — or gently used — fire truck and the sale of an old truck to a neighboring fire department.
    For nearly a year, the town and the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department have been working on obtaining a new piece of equipment to replace its outdated 1971 ladder truck.
    Last month, Hillsville Town Council voted to declare the old truck surplus property so it could be disposed of.

  • Board seeks $7.1 M more for school projects

    HILLSVILLE — Space for physical education classes will be at a premium, as well space in general at the revamped Carroll County High School, educators stressed to the Carroll Board of Supervisors on Monday.
    Those reasons are why school board members have asked the supervisors to help find funding for a new auxiliary gym at the high school.

  • A son's surprise homecoming