Today's News

  • Medical merger could be good for city's financial health


  • She's one

    Paisley Brooke Snider celebrated her first birthday Feb. 1 with a Princess party at Pleasant Grove Fellowship Hall with family and friends.

    Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider. She has two older sisters, Palin and Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Freida Deskins of Hillsville. She has an aunt, Holly Choate.

  • She's four

    Hayleigh Noelle Dolinger turned four on April 3. She celebrated with her family on April 1 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church in Fries.

    She is the daughter of Robbie and Monica Dolinger of Galax. Her big brother is Robbie Jr. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Sue Huffman of Fries. Paternal grandparents are Juanita and the late Ed Dolinger of Independence. Her special great-grandmother is Mildred Ring of Fries.

  • Harvey, Hanson marry

    Dr. David Harvey and Stephanie Harvey of Hillsville announce the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Booth Harvey, to Eric Mathew Hanson, son of Paul and Jean Hanson of Midlothian, Texas.

    Harvey is the granddaughter of Dr. Sidney and Shirley Harvey of Elk Creek, and Lathan and Carolyn Umphlett of Virginia Beach.
    The marriage was in Richmond on May 7, 2011, at the Valentine History Museum.
    Harvey, a graduate of Radford University, is pursuing a career as a State Farm Insurance agent.

  • Public record for 4/18/12 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 Feb. 2-Feb 29 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Crossroads expansion complete


  • Fire destroys apartment, outbuilding

    Brett Anauo of Galax was taken to Twin County Regional Hospital for smoke inhalation after his apartment, located above a garage, caught fire on Monday morning.
    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department responded at 5 a.m. to the fire at 601 Givens St. in Galax.
    Anauo said he woke up and the room was on fire.
    Galax Fire Chief David Hankley believes the fire, which caused significant damage, was electrical and may have started from an extension chord.

  • Hill's fantasy novel becomes reality


  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Child abuse and neglect is the cause of more than 1,000 deaths each year in the U.S. and, in Virginia, every 84 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
    During 2011, there were 29,619 children reported as possible victims of abuse or neglect in the state.
    These reports were recorded by local Departments of Social Services for investigation or family assessments.
    The state reports show that:

  • Carroll PSA targets inspectors with conflict policy

    HILLSVILLE ― A Carroll Public Service Authority conflict of interest policy for contractors in general lasted less than one month before a proposal was made to narrow it to apply to the PSA's construction inspectors.