The Carroll News- RSS NEWS Feed http://thecarrollnews.com/section/NEWS http://thecarrollnews.com/section/NEWS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:56:43 EST 1800 Copeland calling it quits after 49 years http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/50042863/Copeland-calling-it-quits-after-49-years When a friend tells you “I wouldn't move up there for nothing” about a town, it's not usually considered a glowing recommendation. However, that advice didn't deter Bill “Doc” Copeland from giving Hillsville a... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Relay for Life raises $87,000 http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/50091612/Relay-for-Life-raises-$87000 Twenty-eight teams and 259 participants took part in the Relay for Life of Galax and Carroll at Carroll County High School on July 25 to help boost the event's fundraising efforts to over $87,000. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Carilion Family Medicine adds doctor, seeing new patients http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/50005190/Carilion-Family-Medicine-adds-doctor-seeing-new-patients Carilion Family Medicine, which has been open since March, will be expanding its services, thanks to the addition of Dr. Greg Shawvner. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Copeland named Citizen of the Month for July http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/50002521/Copeland-named-Citizen-of-the-Month-for-July Bill “Doc” Copeland, who has been a fixture in Hillsville for the past 49 years, has been tabbed Citizen of the Month for July by Laurel Fork Councilman Greg Yonce during the July 14 town council meeting. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Larrowe’s persistence praised in Vanguard’s move to Carroll http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/50005929/Larrowes-persistence-praised-in-Vanguards-move-to-Carroll As it started to look for a locality to expand its operation, Virginia was the last place on the mind of Vanguard Furniture. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Carroll News print edition has new look http://thecarrollnews.com/news/news/50070091/The-Carroll-News-print-edition-has-new-look The print edition of The Carroll News now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Carroll man killed in American Mirror accident http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/50058916/Carroll-man-killed-in-American-Mirror-accident A 37-year-old Carroll County man died at the scene of an accident Wednesday at American Mirror in Galax. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Galax-Carroll Relay for Life set for July 25 http://thecarrollnews.com/news/local_features-news/50000948/Galax-Carroll-Relay-for-Life-set-for-July-25 Walkers will go around the track in the battle against cancer when the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of the City of Galax and Carroll County gets underway with teams of residents gathering at Carroll County High School on July 25th... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New Carroll school supply lists aim to save parents money http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/343862/New-Carroll-school-supply-lists-aim-to-save-parents-money Parents of Carroll County students hoping to save money on school supplies this year probably do not want to go by the school supply lists already available at Walmart in Galax. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Governor announces 250 new jobs for Grayson County http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/341538/Governor-announces-250-new-jobs-for-Grayson-County RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Core Health & Fitness LLC, a leader in developing and marketing advanced strength and cardio equipment for the fitness industry, will invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit operation in... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman charged with DUI after crashing over embankment http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/312821/Woman-charged-with-DUI-after-crashing-over-embankment An Alabama woman has been charged with DUI and reckless driving after she crashed her vehicle over a steep embankment Sunday evening in Hillsville and had to be airlifted from the scene. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman airlifted Sunday from Coon Ridge wreck http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/307849/Woman-airlifted-Sunday-from-Coon-Ridge-wreck An out-of-state woman was airlifted Sunday evening following a one-vehicle accident in the Coon Ridge section of Carroll County. The vehicle lost control and ran off the road to the left over a steep embankment on U.S. 52. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Carroll Public Library holds cookout http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/3884331/Carroll-Public-Library-holds-cookout Face and body painting was one of the most enjoyed activities by children at Carroll County Public Library's cookout on July 9. The cookout also included games, storytelling and, of course, hot dogs. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Vaughn, Healing Hearts offering support to addicts, their families http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/3890733/Vaughn-Healing-Hearts-offering-support-to-addicts-their-families Darlene Vaughn, a substance abuse counselor with the Mount Rogers Community Service Board, called drug addiction in the Twin County area a “pandemic” following a meeting of the Hillsville Presbyterian Church's Healing Hearts, a... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Long-time pastor, VFW Chaplain pens book of stories, scripture http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/3888359/Long-time-pastor-VFW-Chaplain-pens-book-of-stories-scripture Now in his late eighties, Rev. Norman Goad has released his first book, “A WWII Veteran's Thoughts on God, Chicken Necks, and the VFW.” Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Granny Bear still on the job at 84 http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/3896748/Granny-Bear-still-on-the-job-at-84 Although the general public might not be familiar with a lady known as “Granny Bear,” the truckers who used to ignore the law and drive down Fancy Gap Mountain sure were. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bear sightings increasing locally http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/3880808/Bear-sightings-increasing-locally There was nothing unordinary about the morning walk Jamie Webb took around sunrise on July 8 near the Carroll County Industrial Park. That was, of course, until Webb stumbled upon a pair of black bears in the middle of Hillsville, less than a mile... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yonce named interim police chief for Hillsville http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/3900397/Yonce-named-interim-police-chief-for-Hillsville Patrolman Wesley Yonce was named interim police chief for Hillsville during the Hillsville Town Council meeting on July 14. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Vanguard to bring 200 new jobs to Carroll http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/3890807/Vanguard-to-bring-200-new-jobs-to-Carroll Vanguard Furniture, a high-end upholstery producer, will invest $550,000 to establish its first Virginia household furniture upholstery production operation in Carroll County. The project, announced Tuesday by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors,... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Carroll PSA wins federal appeal http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/3898054/Carroll-PSA-wins-federal-appeal Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) Chairman Sam Dickson announced Monday that a Federal Appeals Hearing Officer has reversed federal funding agency Rural Development's decision that the PSA improperly used funds allocated in the Fancy... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST