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Paper ballots will be back in the voting booths next year

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There’s an old saying “Everything old is new again.” That will be proven next year when paper ballots will be used for all elections in the Town of Hillsville and Carroll County. The change came about due to General Assembly legislation in 2007.“The General Assembly passed legislation that direct read equipment (touch screens) could no longer be purchased. They want a paper trail,” said Kimberly Cloud, general registrar for Carroll County. “Our touch screen machines are repairable, but it is more cost efficient to transfer to optical scan equipment, which provide a paper trail.”

 

HERO Day will bring together public, those in the line of service

On May 3, Carroll County will host HERO (Hearts Empowered to Rescue Others) Day, an event designed to celebrate everyday heroes, such as law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS technicians.The scheduled activities will not only provide a day of camaraderie and competition, but provide members of the community with the opportunity to learn about the extensive training required of those who may one day save their life. The event is free and the competition is open to everyone....

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Donation from NASCAR driver in fast lane to Carroll students

The fruits of a $4,000 donation by NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd will soon be realized by many elementary school students in Carroll County.Shepherd, who in 2013 became the oldest person ever to start a NASCAR race at the age of 71, recently met with Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner about making a donation to a group not already served by a fund raising drive. The two met in Galax for dinner recently when Shepherd offered a $4,000 donation for a good cause. After speaking to gui...

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Wind gusts of 100 mph blow over two trucks on I-77

Estimated wind gusts of 100 miles per hour caused two tractor-trailers to overturn Tuesday on Interstate 77 North in Carroll County.According to the Virginia State Police, both vehicles overturned near the 2.7 and 2.8 mile markers on I-77 North. The first was a 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer owned and operated by Darko Jankovic of Des Plaines, Illinois. Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser said Jankovic’s vehicle was very light, loaded with about 8,000 pounds of plastic bot...

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Carroll library sponsoring book sale

HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Library is sponsoring a book sale through April 26 at the library on Beaver Dam Road in Hillsville.The sale, which is being held during normal library hours, features something for both children and adults, including magazines, fiction and nonfiction books.Prices range from 10 cents to $1, with a few special finds priced higher.Other events scheduled for the month include:* Preschool story time every Thur...

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Cana man airlifted from wreck, charged with DUI

A Cana man has been charged with DUI after a single-vehicle accident that resulted in him being airlifted from the scene of an accident in Cana on Thursday.According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S.E. Kinney, the accident occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Meadowbrook Road in Cana, just off Bear Trail. Kinney said Kenneth Leonard, 55, of Cana, was driving a 1985 Ford F-150 pickup truck when he ran off the road a struck a tree.Kinney said Leonard was injured...

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White supremacist accused of killing three once lived in Carroll

The man accused of killing three people Sunday at Jewish facilities near Kansas City, Kansas once resided in Carroll County for a short period of time.Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also goes by the last name Miller, is suspected of shooting to death a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center and a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living facility on Sunday.

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The Dutch Oven bakes up a hit in Hillsville

Since opening on July 3rd of last year, The Dutch Oven has been serving up fresh meats and sweet treats much to the delight of Hillsville and Carroll County.Specializing in fresh bread baked daily, create-your-own sandwiches, and doughnuts as big as most people’s heads, The Dutch Oven has quickly built a strong local following.“We’ve been blessed. To only have been open a few months, I would say it’s probably exceeded my expectations,” said ...

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