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Hillsville Town Council agreed to pay $2,600 for a new phone system Thursday for the Hillsville Police Department.
According to HPD Interim Police Chief Wesley Yonce, the phone system at the police department suffered a malfunction that rendered it beyond repair sometime between the hours of 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 16.
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Town approves $2,600 for new HPD phone system

Hillsville Town Council agreed to pay $2,600 for a new phone system Thursday for the Hillsville Police Department. According to HPD Interim Police Chief Wesley Yonce, the phone system at the police department suffered a malfunction that rendered it beyond repair sometime between the hours of 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 16. R

Organizers for the Christian Family Fun Day in Hillsville, Va., set for Sept. 20, couldn't have picked a more appropriate grand marshal for this year's parade, titled Miracle in Me.
By all accounts, grand marshal Pamela Cardwell is indeed a walking miracle. Feared dead in a horrific car accident Nov. 30, 2013 on Coulson Church Road, the Austinvill

Cardwell to be grand marshal

Organizers for the Christian Family Fun Day in Hillsville, Va., set for Sept. 20, couldn't have picked a more appropriate grand marshal for this year's parade, titled Miracle in Me. By all accounts, grand marshal Pamela Cardwell is indeed a walking miracle. Feared dead in a horrific car accident Nov. 30, 2013 on Coulson Church Road, the Austinvill

While Carroll County's athletic teams will remain in the River Ridge District for the upcoming two-year cycle (2015-16 and 2016-17), the Cavaliers may get some travel relief in postseason conference play.
Carroll County High School Principal Chuck Thompson unveiled a proposed conference realignment plan currently being considered by the Virginia H

Proposed plan would reduce Carroll's athletic travel costs

While Carroll County's athletic teams will remain in the River Ridge District for the upcoming two-year cycle (2015-16 and 2016-17), the Cavaliers may get some travel relief in postseason conference play. Carroll County High School Principal Chuck Thompson unveiled a proposed conference realignment plan currently being considered by the Virginia H

Carroll County volleyball coach Cindy Edwards recorded her 300th victory Friday as the Cavaliers defeated Honaker in the Battle Bash Volleyball Tournament at John Battle High School in Bristol, Va.
But afterwards, Edwards seemed to be more excited by the fact that Carroll County ended a two-game losing streak to propel it to the Gold Division cham

Edwards wins 300th game

Carroll County volleyball coach Cindy Edwards recorded her 300th victory Friday as the Cavaliers defeated Honaker in the Battle Bash Volleyball Tournament at John Battle High School in Bristol, Va. But afterwards, Edwards seemed to be more excited by the fact that Carroll County ended a two-game losing streak to propel it to the Gold Division cham

A California man was conscious and talking with rescue personnel Wednesday after crashing his small, single-engine airplane into the median of Interstate 77 in Carroll County.
The Virginia State Police, Carroll County Sheriff's Office and several emergency agencies responded after the call came in at 1:12 p.m. of an airplane crashing into the medi

Plane crashes into median of I-77

A California man was conscious and talking with rescue personnel Wednesday after crashing his small, single-engine airplane into the median of Interstate 77 in Carroll County. The Virginia State Police, Carroll County Sheriff's Office and several emergency agencies responded after the call came in at 1:12 p.m. of an airplane crashing into the medi

A Hillsville house owned by an Army Reservist just back from Afghanistan was lost to a fire Wednesday, September 3.
Fortunately, Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Donnie Spangler said nobody was in the residence. The call came in at approximately 1 p.m. of a possible structure fire at 294 Weddle Street, which is just off Howlett Street.

House lost in fire owned by vet just back from Afghanistan

A Hillsville house owned by an Army Reservist just back from Afghanistan was lost to a fire Wednesday, September 3. Fortunately, Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Donnie Spangler said nobody was in the residence. The call came in at approximately 1 p.m. of a possible structure fire at 294 Weddle Street, which is just off Howlett Street.

By Allen Worrell
aworrell@civitasmedia.com
Organizers for the Christian Family Fun Day in Hillsville, set for Sept. 20, couldn't have picked a more appropriate grand marshal for this year's parade, titled Miracle in Me.
By all accounts, grand marshal Pamela Cardwell is indeed a walking miracle. Feared dead in a horrific car accident November 30,

Cardwell to be grand marshal for CFFD Parade

By Allen Worrell aworrell@civitasmedia.com Organizers for the Christian Family Fun Day in Hillsville, set for Sept. 20, couldn't have picked a more appropriate grand marshal for this year's parade, titled Miracle in Me. By all accounts, grand marshal Pamela Cardwell is indeed a walking miracle. Feared dead in a horrific car accident November 30,

A Hillsville woman has expanded her existing service with a new business in Galax called N2U.
The new business celebrated its grand opening Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 4-6 at its new location on 109 B South Main Street in Galax beside The Candy Company.
“It's basically an everything store. I have Avon and costume jewelry and my partner sells b

Hillsville woman opens new business in Galax

A Hillsville woman has expanded her existing service with a new business in Galax called N2U. The new business celebrated its grand opening Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 4-6 at its new location on 109 B South Main Street in Galax beside The Candy Company. “It's basically an everything store. I have Avon and costume jewelry and my partner sells b

Carroll County High School has been honored as one of the top schools in the state of Virginia.
The October 2014 issue of Virginia Living magazine lists CCHS as one of nearly 150 of the most innovative education programs in the Commonwealth. The feature, which appears in a bound-in supplement to the magazine, was scheduled to hit newsstands Sept.

CCHS honored as one of state's top schools

Carroll County High School has been honored as one of the top schools in the state of Virginia. The October 2014 issue of Virginia Living magazine lists CCHS as one of nearly 150 of the most innovative education programs in the Commonwealth. The feature, which appears in a bound-in supplement to the magazine, was scheduled to hit newsstands Sept.

Carroll County got a tough test from visiting Floyd County before winning in four sets Sept. 3 in the season volleyball opener in Hillsville.
Leading 12-6 in the first set, Carroll County (1-0) fell victim to a 16-8 Floyd run that put the Buffaloes in front 22-20. The Cavaliers ended the set on a 5-0 run, however, to take the opening game.
Morgan

Carroll volleyball tops Floyd in opener

Carroll County got a tough test from visiting Floyd County before winning in four sets Sept. 3 in the season volleyball opener in Hillsville. Leading 12-6 in the first set, Carroll County (1-0) fell victim to a 16-8 Floyd run that put the Buffaloes in front 22-20. The Cavaliers ended the set on a 5-0 run, however, to take the opening game. Morgan

A Hillsville house appears to be a total loss after a fire Wednesday, September 3.
Fortunately, Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Donnie Spangler said nobody appeared to be in the residence. The call came in at approximately 1 p.m. of a possible structure fire at 294 Weddle Street, which is just off Howlett Street.
“We got the init

House destroyed in Hillsville fire

A Hillsville house appears to be a total loss after a fire Wednesday, September 3. Fortunately, Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Donnie Spangler said nobody appeared to be in the residence. The call came in at approximately 1 p.m. of a possible structure fire at 294 Weddle Street, which is just off Howlett Street. “We got the init

Dylan Stiltner ran for 169 yards and Carroll County limited Floyd County to 113 yards after a quick 80-yard scoring strike as the Cavaliers rallied for a 16-6 victory Friday in head coach Eddie Sloss's head coaching debut.
“Right now I am just going to enjoy this one,” Sloss said after his first game as Carroll's coach. “It is ni

Cavs rally to beat Floyd in opener

Dylan Stiltner ran for 169 yards and Carroll County limited Floyd County to 113 yards after a quick 80-yard scoring strike as the Cavaliers rallied for a 16-6 victory Friday in head coach Eddie Sloss's head coaching debut. “Right now I am just going to enjoy this one,” Sloss said after his first game as Carroll's coach. “It is ni

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A huge crowd takes advantage of the beautiful weather Sunday afternoon during the 47th Annual VFW Post 1115 Labor Day Gun Show & Flea Market.

Scenes from Hillsville's Flea Market

Allen Worrell/The Carroll News A huge crowd takes advantage of the beautiful weather Sunday afternoon during the 47th Annual VFW Post 1115 Labor Day Gun Show & Flea Market.

Imagine taking every fan from the Super Bowl and the Indianapolis 500 and cramming them into a town of less than 3,000 people. To the uninitiated, the thought seems unfathomable, but that is exactly what happens to Hillsville each year during the annual VFW Post 1115 Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market.
While an exact figure is pretty much impossib

'Like having a NASCAR race in Hillsville'

Imagine taking every fan from the Super Bowl and the Indianapolis 500 and cramming them into a town of less than 3,000 people. To the uninitiated, the thought seems unfathomable, but that is exactly what happens to Hillsville each year during the annual VFW Post 1115 Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market. While an exact figure is pretty much impossib

Gregson alleges harassment over sewer break claim

A malicious intent complaint over a sewer break August 15 in Fancy Gap has an area landowner alleging harassment from County Administrator Gary Larrowe, while Larrowe says he was simply doing his job and looking out for the county's interests. The sewer break occurred on Steve Gregson's property on Frog Spur Road in Fancy Gap. Gregson has heavily

With a strong group of players returning and several key newcomers, Carroll County's volleyball team is hoping to build off the momentum of last year's successful initial season in the River Ridge District.
The Cavaliers went 16-13 overall in its first season in the River Ridge District a year ago, ultimately defeating Jefferson Forest in the Conf

Lady Cavs looking for another strong season

With a strong group of players returning and several key newcomers, Carroll County's volleyball team is hoping to build off the momentum of last year's successful initial season in the River Ridge District. The Cavaliers went 16-13 overall in its first season in the River Ridge District a year ago, ultimately defeating Jefferson Forest in the Conf

From antiques and collectibles to guns and everyday household items, if they make it, chances are you will find it at the VFW Post 1115 Labor Gun Show & Flea Market in Hillsville.
An author of more than 20 books is probably one of the last things you would expect to see there, but Tom Perry said that just sort of adds to the charm of the huge

Author and historian, Perry adds unique flair to Flea Market

From antiques and collectibles to guns and everyday household items, if they make it, chances are you will find it at the VFW Post 1115 Labor Gun Show & Flea Market in Hillsville. An author of more than 20 books is probably one of the last things you would expect to see there, but Tom Perry said that just sort of adds to the charm of the huge




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