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Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges

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A New York man has been charged with multiple drug offenses after a traffic stop Monday in Carroll County.According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Cody Edwards initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 77 at approximately 2:06 p.m. with a four-door car from New York for speeding near the 10 mile marker in the northbound lane.


Supreme Court rules in favor of money over voting

It used to be when I heard people saying things like “I’m not going to vote, I don’t like anyone running,” or “I never vote,” I responded by saying “Pooh on you.” Okay, there might have actually been stronger words involved, but we’ll leave it at that. Yes, I’ve always thought every American should exercise his or her right to vote.I think the reason I feel so strongly about voting is because when I was 18 I couldn’t...

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Police investigating motorcycle wreck in Fancy Gap

Police are investigating this single-vehicle motorcycle accident in Carroll County on Monday afternoon. Virginia State Police Trooper Shon Phillips, on left, said he believes a motorcycle driven by James Fletcher, 38, of Mount Airy (on right), allegedly ran off the right side of U.S. 52 in Fancy Gap and laid down his Suzuki GS 450. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

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Paper ballots will be back in the voting booths next year

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 t...

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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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Matthew Anthony Legg, Jr. of Independence

Matthew Anthony Legg, Jr., 5, of Independence passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Twin County Regional Hospital. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Patricia Legg.Survivors include parents, Matthew Legg, Sr. and Kristie Legg of the home; sister, Madolyn Legg of the home; maternal grandparents, Dave and Patty Conner; aunts, Rebecca Conner, Stephanie Conner, Debbie Cencer, Barbara Ging and Lynn Legg; uncles, David Conner, Mark Legg, Matt Ging and Larr...

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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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