The Carroll News- RSS NEWS Feed http://thecarrollnews.com/section/NEWS http://thecarrollnews.com/section/NEWS Tue, 5 May 2015 12:29:01 EST 1800 CCMS locked down after bomb threat http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153308481/CCMS-locked-down-after-bomb-threat A Carroll County Middle School student will face disciplinary action and possible charges after making a bomb threat at the school Tuesday morning in Hillsville. Tue, 5 May 2015 12:00:21 EST Lego Robotics off to strong start http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153179772/Lego-Robotics-off-to-strong-start These are not your grandma's Legos. Mon, 4 May 2015 15:00:21 EST Laurel Fork man charged in Galax burglary http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153230385/Laurel-Fork-man-charged-in-Galax-burglary A Laurel Fork man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Galax burglary. Fri, 1 May 2015 15:00:21 EST Hale resigns as Ft. Chiswell football coach http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153226041/Hale-resigns-as-Ft.-Chiswell-football-coach Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some.Tom Hale has resigned as Fort Chiswell High School's head football coach. He will, though, continue to teach at the school. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:55:22 EST HoustonFest set for this weekend in Galax http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153186543/HoustonFest-set-for-this-weekend-in-Galax The Big Bang Of Country Music is set to come full circle at HoustonFest 2015 this coming Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 at Felts Park in Galax. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:40:21 EST Hillsville man charged with bank fraud http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153156851/Hillsville-man-charged-with-bank-fraud ABINGDON – A Hillsville accountant and bookkeeper has been arrested on a Federal criminal complaint for bank fraud. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:20:22 EST Fuller Center to host Wall Build for second house May 2 http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153123367/Fuller-Center-to-host-Wall-Build-for-second-house-May-2 The Fuller Center of Housing-Greater Carroll County Area will host a Wall Build on Sat., May 2 as the group prepares to build its second house. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:55:21 EST Carroll residents thankful for water rescue http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153030202/Carroll-residents-thankful-for-water-rescue As administrator of the Carroll County Crime and Road Reports' page on Facebook, Richard Edwards keeps the county's citizens informed of accidents, fires and other events that could endanger the safety of the public. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:20:22 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://thecarrollnews.com/quizzes/puppy1TCN Find out with the The Carroll News's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:33:01 EST Carroll to host H.E.R.O. Day May 16 http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/153079054/Carroll-to-host-H.E.R.O.-Day-May-16 On May 16, Carroll County will once again host H.E.R.O. (Hearts Empowered to Rescue Others) Day, an event designed to celebrate our local heroes, such as law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:40:21 EST Hillsville, Carroll working on sewer agreement http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152967248/Hillsville-Carroll-working-on-sewer-agreement Carroll County and the Town of Hillsville have agreed in principle to work on a solution to help keep Hillsville's sewer rates down. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:10:31 EST Hillsville facing significant utility increases http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152987008/Hillsville-facing-significant-utility-increases In order to for the Town of Hillsville to be complaint with a state sewer loan and to be grant-eligible for federal and state funds for water projects, the town will have to increase utility rates significantly by the year 2019. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:50:21 EST Carroll proposes tax rate changes http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152943969/Carroll-proposes-tax-rate-changes Even though county expenditures are projected to increase by more than $2.3 million for Fiscal Year 2016, Carroll County citizens can actually expect to pay less in real estate taxes when they come due in December. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:15:21 EST Sheriff presents $220,000 check to Carroll County http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152920587/Sheriff-presents-$220000-check-to-Carroll-County More than living up to a promise he made a year ago, Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner presented the Carroll County Board of Supervisors with a check for $220,000 on April 13 for the purchase of a new fire truck. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:30:21 EST Man airlifted after motorcycle collides with car http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152894818/Man-airlifted-after-motorcycle-collides-with-car An Indian Valley man was airlifted Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in front of Wendy's in Hillsville. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:30:21 EST Senator kicks off re-election campaign in Twin Counties http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152859570/Senator-kicks-off-re-election-campaign-in-Twin-Counties Senator William M. “Bill” Stanley, Jr. (R-Franklin) began his 2015 reelection campaign with a kick-off tour of the 20th District on Friday with stops in Hillsville, Woodlawn and Galax. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:25:21 EST Eight seconds of fame http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152854299/Eight-seconds-of-fame Carroll County's own Billy Robinson has traded the blood and guts of the Professional Bull Riders Tour for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood – if for only a brief time. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:25:21 EST Communication officers’ dedication is honored during special week http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152817715/Communication-officers-dedication-is-honored-during-special-week The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is once again using April's second full week (April 12 to 18) to honor its communications officers who make a difference by taking the phrase “answering the call” to a whole new level. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 16:25:21 EST State Police investigating apparent suicide in Carroll County http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152815521/State-Police-investigating-apparent-suicide-in-Carroll-County A male subject is dead after shooting himself Wednesday morning in front of three officers for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office in Cana. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:05:21 EST Early buyer day at flea market? http://thecarrollnews.com/news/news/152787431/Early-buyer-day-at-flea-market A representative from the VFW 1115 club in Hillsville recently approached the Hillsville Town Council regarding the idea of adding an Early Buyer Day to the traditional Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 02:15:21 EST