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Governor announces 51 new jobs in Carroll County

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Andrews Farming Inc. and its sister company, ANDCO Logistics, Inc., will invest more than $5.6 million to expand theiragricultural production, warehousing and distribution operation in Carroll County. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project, which will create 51 new jobs paying above the average prevailing wage.

 

Demons blank Carroll 33-0

One week after rushing for 243 yards against Cave Spring, Carroll County’s offense found life much tougher in a 33-0 River Ridge District road loss Friday at Christiansburg.The Cavaliers were limited to 149 yards of total offense Friday as Christiansburg completely stacked the box against the run. Carroll County (1-6, 0-5 River Ridge District) was limited to four first downs in the first half, two of which came because of penalties.Of the Cavaliers’ 63 yards ...

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Efforts continue to keep training center open

Carroll County Supervisor Dr. Tom Littrell is continuing efforts to try to keep the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Hillsville open.Virginia reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in August of 2012 to close four of the state’s five training centers, including the Hillsville facility, to move residents to other smaller homes or facilities. Under the agreement, the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Hillsville was scheduled to be close...

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Inaugural Hillsville Pumpkin Race to be held Nov. 1

Thanks to a new annual event, Halloween in Hillsville will last a day longer this year.Marilyn Tennant will host the Inaugural Hillsville Pumpkin Race on Sat., Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. at 525 Nicholas Street in Hillsville.Have lots of fun with your kids decorating your pumpkin and making it roll, then enter it in the pumpkin race to win a prize during this FREE event. There will be refreshment and lots of fun as we watch our pumpkins roll and smash all over the place, Tennant sa...

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Carroll woman trapped 12 hours after vehicle overturns on mountain

Local officials say an Austinville woman was lucky to have been spotted Thursday after her vehicle overturned several times down the side of Stoots Mountain in Carroll County, where she was trapped 12 hours before being rescued.According to Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, authorities were alerted at 2:40 p.m. Thursday to the accident on the 2500 block of Stoots Mountain, meaning the accident took place 2.5 miles north of the McGhee Road intersection.According...

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Isom pleads guilty to amended charge in Frazier’s death

As part of a plea bargain Thursday in Carroll County Circuit Court, Whitney Lee Isom pleaded guilty to an amended charge of involuntary manslaughter in the October 9, 2013 shooting death of Kevin Heath Frazier.Isom turned herself in to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 14, 2013 after she was charged by a direct indictment five days earlier for second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Under Thursday’s plea agreement, Isom will fa...

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Carroll Pumpkin Festival set for Oct. 18

HILLSVILLE – Pumpkin carving, Pumpkin Cannon a Zombie Trail Ride, family games and other events await guests at the annual Pumpkin Festival set at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Festival admission is free.Other events planned include apple butter and apple cider press demonstrations, numerous local artisan demonstrations, pumpkin sling shots, pumpkin painting, a best decorated and carved pumpkin contest (these may be done on ...

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R.I. man charged after tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-77

A Rhode Island man has been charged with reckless driving after his tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate 77 Tuesday night in Carroll County.According to Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, the accident occurred at 9:55 p.m. on I-77 Northbound at mile marker 22.3 in the section commonly referred to as the “Tater Hole.” Milton Melchor, 28, of Providence, R.I., was operating a 2008 Kenworth Road tractor-trailer north on I-77 when he entered the “S” ...

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Columbus gets the boot

I know some of you spent Monday taking it easy, maybe going to a movie or walking in the rain or possibly de-fleaing the dogs and children, and you can thank Christopher Columbus for that.Yes, little did Chris know that when he landed in the Bahamas archipelago, on an island he named San Salvador, that people in North America would one day name a holiday for him. Now, why our country decided to name a holiday for Chris is a mystery, at least to me. After all, both North America and...

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Carroll under tornado watch until 10 p.m. Tuesday

Carroll County is one of several area counties under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. tonight according to the National Weather Service. Also included in the watch are the counties of Bland, Giles, Patrick, Grayson, Pulaski, Floyd, Montgomery and Wythe.Carroll County is also under a Flash Flood Watch until late tonight as bands of locally heavy showers and a few thunderstorms will pass across the area this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall will be on and o...

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Cavs show offensive improvement in loss at Cave Spring

Carroll County put together probably its best offensive performance since the season-opening win against Floyd, but fumbles cost the Cavaliers dearly Friday in a 41-14 River Ridge District loss at Cave Spring.Carroll County (1-5, 0-4 River Ridge) moved the ball all night against Cave Spring (5-2, 2-1 River Ridge), rushing for 243 yards total and more than 100 yards in each half. The Cavs averaged nearly 4.7 yards per run against a Knights’ defense that was giving up just 18.7...

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Historic ruling leads to three same-sex marriages in Hillsville

History was made on Oct. 6 when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that had overturned the commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage. That decision prompted the appeals court to issue a mandate, making same-sex marriage legal.Not only will Virginia recognize same-sex marriages performed in the state, but also those from the 24 other states and the District of Columbia where same-sex marriage is already legal.The effects we...

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Help needed for those who help others

Due largely to the economic downturn, the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Pantry has seen the number of families it serves increase from 60 families to 600 in recent years.With such a dramatic increase, the CCMA Food Pantry is now in need itself. Chief among those needs are more food and monetary donations, more volunteers, and more space. Because of these concerns, the Carroll County Ministerial Association has designated Sunday, October 26 as Food Pantry Awareness Sun...

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Haga’s winning recipe earns invite to the White House

Sophie Haga’s foray into the world of healthy cooking paid big dividends recently when her recipe was chosen the best one from the state of Virginia in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.The nationwide recipe contest was sponsored by First Lady Michelle Obama, epicurious.com, the Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture, and promotes the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative.Approximately 1,500 children, ages 8-12, submitted recipes, and on...

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Lineberry named Acting Recreation Director

Libby Lineberry has been named the new acting Director of the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Department effective October 1.Lineberry has served the citizens of Carroll County for 26 years in various positions. Lineberry began her career with Carroll County while working in the Administrator’s Office. She has also worked as Assistant Recreation Director during her career with Carroll County. Until this recent promotion, she worked in the Finance Office.

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Holder makes SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day

Just a redshirt freshman at Liberty University, Carroll County native Lucas Holder has already fulfilled the dream of every athlete in America. Although his appearance was brief, Holder was part of a play that cracked SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Week recently on ESPN.Holder, who is Liberty’s snapper for extra points and field goals, was the snapper on teammate John Lunsford’s 60-yard field goal with 1.8 seconds left that forced overtime against Richmond. Un...

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Four injured in two-vehicle accident

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Rt. 100 on Oct. 6.The accident happened at 11:15 a.m. when a 1994 Chevrolet van driven by Betty Willan was in the process of turning left onto Worrell Estates Road. It was then a 1991 Lincoln driven by Ronnie Privett crashed into the back of Willan’s van.Both drivers were transported to Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax, as well as one passenger in each vehicle. Willan’s passenger was her daughter Chr...

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Carroll-Galax Alumni hoops game set for Nov. 1

Area basketball fans may think they are either in Bizarro World or having déjà vu November 1 when Carroll County head basketball coach Brad Hawks suits up for Galax at Carroll County High School.But it will be neither a mistake nor a bad flashback as Hawks dons the Maroon Tide colors once again for a benefit Carroll County-Galax alumni game at 7 p.m. that night at CCHS.“I’m really excited about it. I’ve got a bunch of Carroll guys that said th...

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