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Cana man airlifted from wreck, charged with DUI

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A Cana man has been charged with DUI after a single-vehicle accident that resulted in him being airlifted from the scene of an accident in Cana on Thursday.According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S.E. Kinney, the accident occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Meadowbrook Road in Cana, just off Bear Trail. Kinney said Kenneth Leonard, 55, of Cana, was driving a 1985 Ford F-150 pickup truck when he ran off the road a struck a tree.Kinney said Leonard was injured and was flown out to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. to be treated for injuries. Kinney said he didn’t know the extent of the injuries, but he didn’t believe them to be life threatening.

 

White supremacist accused of killing three once lived in Carroll

The man accused of killing three people Sunday at Jewish facilities near Kansas City, Kansas once resided in Carroll County for a short period of time.Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also goes by the last name Miller, is suspected of shooting to death a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center and a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living facility on Sunday.

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The Dutch Oven bakes up a hit in Hillsville

Since opening on July 3rd of last year, The Dutch Oven has been serving up fresh meats and sweet treats much to the delight of Hillsville and Carroll County.Specializing in fresh bread baked daily, create-your-own sandwiches, and doughnuts as big as most people’s heads, The Dutch Oven has quickly built a strong local following.“We’ve been blessed. To only have been open a few months, I would say it’s probably exceeded my expectations,” said ...

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Classic Creations pleased with progress in Hillsville

HILLSVILLE – When Keith Saunders, owner of Classic Creations, decided it was time to open his own screen printing business, the first thing he had to do was to find a location.Saunders lives in Martinsville and he began to look at sites near his home in both Virginia and North Carolina. He was still looking when he came to Carroll County and met County Administrator Gary Larrowe.The Carroll County IDA had recently purchased two buildings from Gildan Corp. in the Ca...

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Mayor signs proclamation recognizing AmeriCorps’ positive impact on the community

Twenty-three of 27 AmeriCorps workers gathered at Town Hall in Hillsville on April 1 for a proclamation signing by Mayor Greg Crowder. The proclamation recognizes AmeriCorps for its “positive impact” and commitment to the people of Hillsville.Although AmeriCorps started out as a tutoring program in the schools, it has now expanded to a total community service program that impacts peoples’ live on many levels, said Tonyia Gibson, the director of AmeriCorps in Carro...

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The Carroll News wins three state VPA awards

The Carroll News is excited to announce it won three first-place awards in the 2013 Virginia Press Association News Contest. Winners of this year’s state contest were announced April 5 at the annual awards banquet at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump.Editor Allen Worrell claimed two first-place awards, while staff writer Michael Howlett also won a first-place state award in the Weekly Division 1 category. Worrell’s awards came in the Sports Column Writ...

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Route 620 widening begins

Construction is underway to extend the four-laning of Route 620 near Wildwood Commerce Park at exit 19 on Interstate 77. The present two-lane road will be widened to four lanes and include the entrance to Wildwood. Sowers Construction Co. of Mt. Airy, N.C., is the general contractor for the project, which is scheduled to be completed in September.

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Laundry tips for men

The other day the Mistress of the Manor was relaying some interesting information about laundry. Okay, maybe not interesting, but informative, if you’re into that kind of thing. She began to explain how often a woman should wash a blouse, pants, even those frilly unmentionables, all according to the laundry experts assembled to discuss this important matter on a morning talk show.

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Carroll falls to Demons in home opener

Jake Hamley scored two goals and added an assist April 8 as Carroll County dropped its home boys’ soccer opener 4-0 to Christiansburg.Ryan Hepburn and Tyler Harrison both added goals for Christiansburg (3-1, 1-1 River Ridge). Carroll County head coach Corey Williams was visibly upset with his team as the Blue Demons stayed on the attack most of the night and limited the Cavaliers to just two shots on goal.

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Carroll budget committee won’t recommend tax increase

Although it’s still facing a shortfall of $159,000 for Fiscal Year 2014-15, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors’ Budget Committee will not make a recommendation to raise taxes this year.The budget committee met Thursday night, and despite a tight budget, the committee says it will meet its goal of a proposed budget of balanced revenues and expenses of $39,673,766.“This is my third year of working on the budget committee and it is the tightest budget...

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Sidna Allen House donated to Historical Society

On April 4 during the intermission of “Thunder in the Hills,” the Frank Levering play about the 1912 shootout in the Carroll County Courthouse, it was announced that Bonnie Widener Wood had donated the Sidna Allen house to the Carroll County Historical Society. Wood, who grew up in the house, said she wanted the house preserved for the public. ...

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Knights tag Carroll 10-3 in district home opener

Cave Spring banged out 13 hits and took advantage of six Carroll County errors Friday in a 10-3 River Ridge District win at Bill Worrell Field in Hillsville.Carroll County (1-2, 1-1 River Ridge) hit the ball well with eight hits of its own, but the Cavaliers stranded six runners. The Knights also plated a pair of unearned runs as Carroll booted the ball to the tune of six errors.“We put the bat on ball, ours just found the glove and theirs found the hole. We also h...

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Lady Cavs remain unbeaten with 7-5 win over Pulaski

Good base running, the strong arm of catcher Gracie Lindsey and a gutty performance by pitcher Eden Durnil all played key roles in the Cavaliers running their record to 3-0 with a 7-5 win over Pulaski County on April 1.“We have a very intelligent group of girls and a very athletic group of girls,” said Cavaliers Head Coach Rick Nester. “All but one of them started for us last year, and our new starter, Sydney Childress, laid down two perfectly executed sacrifice b...

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HPD warns public of craigslist scam

The Hillsville Police Department is investigating a new scam to the area.According to Hillsville Police Chief Greg Bolen, a new scam involves a house in the Highland Park Drive area of Hillsville that has been posted for rent on internet site craigslist.“Somebody has put it on craigslist for rent and they are not the realtor. We want the public of aware of this scam,” Bolen said. “As always, please do not send or wire any money.”Bolen s...

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Adkins to challenge Stanley in 20th District Senate race

It’s 18 months until the election for the 20th District Senate seat, currently held by Bill Stanley, comes up for election, but Kim Adkins isn’t wasting anytime introducing herself to voters of the district. Adkins, who has served two consecutive terms as mayor of Martinsville, said in an interview with The Carroll News on March 26, the time was right to make her intentions known.

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New airport terminal dedicated

Close to a hundred people gathered at Twin County Airport on March 27 to attend the dedication of the new $1.4 million terminal building.Tom Jones, chairman of the Twin County Airport Commission, thanked all those who had a hand in the funding and building of the new facility, as well as those who have supported improvements and programs at the airport over the years.“On behalf of myself and the Twin County Airport Commission and the airport manager, I would like t...

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Carroll Chairman issues statement on Va. Produce incident

Carroll County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman David Hutchins submitted a Letter to the Editor on Thursday afternoon, commending everyone who responded to the incident at Virginia Produce on Tuesday that hospitalized more than 50 people. Hutchins’ statement also provides a few updates to the situation.The following is Hutchins’ letter:As everyone may be aware, approximately 76 people were transported to hospitals in Galax, Mt. Airy, N.C...

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Grants Supermarket to locate in Galax Kroger building

Ron Martin, co-owner and CEO of Hometown Grocery, LLC, known locally as Grants Supermarket, has just announced plans to locate a new supermarket in the old Kroger building in Downtown Galax.Grants has been a family-owned and operated business since its founding in 1949. In an age where all in one shopping centers market the convenience of one-stop shopping, Grants strives to maintain a personal, family-atmosphere with its customers.

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