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Jackson has ideal job at Gallery One Seventeen

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By Michael Howlettmhowlett@civitasmedia.comGallery One Seventeen opened its doors just over a month ago and the art gallery’s director, Amy Jackson, couldn’t be happier, both from a personal standpoint and a business standpoint.“I didn’t know this type of job existed. It’s been really nice,” said Jackson, who has put her art degree from Roanoke College to use as a part-time art teacher at Gladeville Elementary School for the past six years.

 

Town approves $2,600 for new HPD phone system

Hillsville Town Council agreed to pay $2,600 for a new phone system Thursday for the Hillsville Police Department.According to HPD Interim Police Chief Wesley Yonce, the phone system at the police department suffered a malfunction that rendered it beyond repair sometime between the hours of 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 16.“This was determined after HPD had our phone system provider (Comcast) and our technology provider (Tech109, Inc.) inspect the ...

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Three arrested after standoff in Galax

A spokesperson for Galax Police Chief Rick Clark advised that three men were arrested on September 17 by members of the Galax Police Dept., assisted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.Clark said in a press release that Galax Police received information that Joshua Lee Cloud, 29, of Martinsville, was wanted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and that he was believed to be hiding at a Galax residen...

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Carroll Grand Jury hands down 87 indictments

A Carroll County Grand Jury handed down 87 indictments against a total of 47 people on Monday.An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt. Among those indicted Monday include:Dustin Smokey Bobbitt was indicted for shoplifting third offense.Adam James Bolen was indicted for two counts of abuse and neglect of a child.Jennifer M. Bolen was indicted for two counts of abuse and neglect of a child.Joseph Scott Bombe was indicted fo...

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More doom and gloom from Hawking

Over a year ago some yahoo discovered the Higgs boson or “God particle,” if you prefer. As you may remember, I got very excited about this because I thought it would mean we would be able to teleport from one place to another, make ourselves invisible or possibly reduce the size of Kim Kardashian’s behind. Of course, none of that came to pass.

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Truckers Parade Against Cancer set for Sept. 20

The 8th Annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer, which benefits Relay for Life of Galax/Carroll and Grayson counties is set for Saturday, Sept. 20.Parade entries will line up at 10 a.m. at Hillsville Elementary School and lunch will be served at noon. The parade gets under way at 2 p.m. and concludes at the Food City parking lot next to Grayson County High School in Independence at 3:10 p.m.

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Bruins prove better in mud than Cavs

A hard, soaking rain pounded the Carroll County and Blacksburg football teams on Sept. 12 at Tommy Thompson Field, but it was the Bruins that dealt with the elements best to pull out a 16-0 win over the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers’ defense played a solid game, but the offense had trouble executing in the downpour.“I’m very proud of how we played defensively. Offensively, we just didn’t get it done,” said Carroll Head Coach Eddie Sloss. “Defensively,...

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Edwards wins 300th game

Carroll County volleyball coach Cindy Edwards recorded her 300th victory Friday as the Cavaliers defeated Honaker in the Battle Bash Volleyball Tournament at John Battle High School in Bristol, Va.But afterwards, Edwards seemed to be more excited by the fact that Carroll County ended a two-game losing streak to propel it to the Gold Division championship in the Battle Bash, which featured 11 teams from Virginia and Tennessee. After opening the season with a win over Floyd County, t...

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Hillsville Harvest Nights being planned for each weekend in October

Two local businesswomen are hoping to provide a forum for community entertainment and non-profit fundraising with their plans for Hillsville Harvest Nights. The event, which will run five straight weekends beginning on Oct. 3, is the brainchild of Patti Ashley and Laura Beth Parnell.“The event will take place in the parking lot beside the old jail and is open to any non-profit organization,” said Ashley. “It will be a perfect event for churches, school groups, Boy...

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Cardwell to be grand marshal for CFFD Parade

By Allen Worrellaworrell@civitasmedia.comOrganizers for the Christian Family Fun Day in Hillsville, set for Sept. 20, couldn’t have picked a more appropriate grand marshal for this year’s parade, titled Miracle in Me.By all accounts, grand marshal Pamela Cardwell is indeed a walking miracle. Feared dead in a horrific car accident November 30, 2013 on Coulson Church Road, the Austinville teen has defied the odds and doctors’ prognosis that she...

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9/11 victims, heroes remembered during VFW ceremony

Around a hundred people gathered at VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville on Sept. 11 to honor the almost 3,000 Americans who died in the terrorists attacks on that same date in 2001.

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Proposed plan would reduce Carroll’s athletic travel costs

While Carroll County’s athletic teams will remain in the River Ridge District for the upcoming two-year cycle (2015-16 and 2016-17), the Cavaliers may get some travel relief in postseason conference play.Carroll County High School Principal Chuck Thompson unveiled a proposed conference realignment plan currently being considered by the Virginia High School League to the Carroll County School Board on Sept. 9. The proposal, which was unanimously approved by all 29 schools in C...

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Plane crashes into median of I-77

A California man was conscious and talking with rescue personnel Wednesday after crashing his small, single-engine airplane into the median of Interstate 77 in Carroll County.The Virginia State Police, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and several emergency agencies responded after the call came in at 1:12 p.m. of an airplane crashing into the median at the 5.8 mile marker on I-77 in Fancy Gap. According to Sgt. Scott Todd of the Virginia State Police, Bernard Heimos, 67, of La...

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Aliens, zombies and Victoria’s Secret super models

I know the yard sale season is quickly coming to an end, but I figure it’s never too late to make a buck so I’m passing along some tips that will make a fortune for anyone still thinking of going the yard sale route. Well, maybe not a fortune, but at least enough money to buy that second-hand loaf of bread you’ve had your eye on.While I’m willing to pass along yard sale tips, I will not be having a yard sale myself; despite the fact that the Mistress of the ...

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Dollar General says Fancy Gap store clear of snakes

The recent accounts of a snake infestation at Dollar General Store in Fancy Gap may have been exaggerated, according to Dan MacDonald, General Dollar’s senior director of corporate communications.Reports surfaced Aug. 29 that snakes were overrunning Dollar General. One caller to The Carroll News referred to the snakes as copperheads, and the topic drew many comments on Facebook.“We did have a very small snake problem. We think a snake came into the s...

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West to serve as town’s interim treasurer

Sandra West was named temporary interim town treasurer during the Hillsville Town council meeting on Aug. 25.West will handle the duties of that office until a replacement can be found for Judy Bolt, whose resignation as the assistant town manager/treasurer was effective Aug. 19. Bolt, who served with the Town of Hillsville for 25 years, has accepted the position of human resources director with the City of Galax.West will not receive a salary, but will bill the town for...

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Gregson alleges harassment over sewer break claim

A malicious intent complaint over a sewer break August 15 in Fancy Gap has an area landowner alleging harassment from County Administrator Gary Larrowe, while Larrowe says he was simply doing his job and looking out for the county’s interests.The sewer break occurred on Steve Gregson’s property on Frog Spur Road in Fancy Gap. Gregson has heavily criticized the Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) over the past couple of years for several issues, most notably th...

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Bears crush Carroll 55-7

Mount Airy scored early and often Friday in a 55-7 win over Carroll County in Mount Airy, N.C.Senior Caleb Horton scored on a touchdown catch, interception return and a two-point conversion, to go along with a nice punt return.Tailback Shay Wilson averaged more than 20 yards per rush, breaking loose for several big runs.On their first possession, the Granite Bears moved steadily down the field to the 3-yard line. Then Logan Holder faked a handoff and found ful...

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