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Special edition of Chronicles showcases Thunder in the Hills play

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Whether you had the chance to see it or not, the Spring 2014 edition of Carroll County Chronicles brings the Thunder in the Hills play about the 1912 Carroll County Courthouse Tragedy to life.The Journal of the Carroll County Historical Society, Chronicles features a 76-page, limited edition look at the popular play put on in 2014 and 2012 about the 1912 shootout in the Carroll County Courthouse that left five people dead. Included in the double edition are interviews with most of the cast and crew of the 2014 edition of the play. Those interviewed are featured with their photo alongside a historical picture of the person they portrayed in the play.


Joyce hired as principal at Dublin Middle School

After spending his entire career in education in the Carroll County Public School Division, Adam Joyce has crossed the county line to begin his new role as principal at Dublin Middle School in Pulaski County.Joyce, who has been an assistant principal at Carroll County High School the past five years, assumed his new job duties on July 1. A 1986 CCHS graduate, Joyce also spent five years as a teacher in the Carroll County School System. With such strong roots in Carroll, Joyce is sa...

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Carroll native headed to Harvard

He graduated from high school at the age of 16. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He’s also completed three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.And while he may not be “the most interesting man in the world,” the guy from the Dos Equis commercial certainly doesn’t have much on Carroll County native Sam Turner. It was obvious Turner has experienced much in his 38 years w...

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Tubing on death river

After taking in Hillsville’s July 4 activities, the family and I decided that a nice way to spend the next day would be to rent some tubes and leisurely float down the New River. Now, some of you may remember the last time the family and I decided to do something leisurely, yes, it was a horse ride. Well, that turned ugly when a vicious beast by the name of Sphincter tried to kill me. With Sphincter out of the picture, I was set for a relaxing drift down the river. Little did I know tha...

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Cooley named June’s Citizen of the Month

Raleigh Cooley, who has practiced law in Hillsville for 63 years, was selected the town’s Citizen of the Month for June by Mayor Greg Crowder during the June 23 town council meeting.Cooley graduated from Hillsville High School in 1941 and entered the College of William & Mary in 1942. He spent two years there before being drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served on the U.S.S. Halford. Following his discharge, Cooley returned to William & Mary, earning an AB Degree in 194...

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Nearly 20 pounds of marijuana seized in Fancy Gap

Approximately 20 pounds of marijuana and three firearms were seized after a search at a Fancy Gap residence June 25.According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Twin County Drug Task Force, acting on information received from the New River Valley Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at 1934 Reedside Drive, in the Fancy Gap community on June 25.Michael Flanigan, 52, and Martha Barnett, 60, both of Fan...

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Perdue’s graduation fulfills pair of promises

It’s not unusual for high school seniors to receive money from friends or family upon graduation. But for 2014 Carroll County High School graduate Chet Perdue, one particular graduation gift was different.As promised over four years ago when he was a student in Greg Bolen’s eighth grade class at Carroll County Middle School, Perdue fulfilled his pledge to Bolen, now Hillsville’s Police Chief, to graduate. In return, Bolen attended Perdue’s graduation and ful...

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Open Table Ministry in need of donations

The Open Table ministry, which has been preparing and serving meals for those homebound or less fortunate for the past 16 years, is running short of funds.Open Table, which operates on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, is currently serving 450 to 500 meals each week. It takes about 40 people, all volunteers, to cook and deliver the meals, and the cost of the food is about $2,200 per week.“Our big need is financial help and donations, but we will take an...

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