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Woman charged with DUI after crashing over embankment

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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.According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper K.D. Blackburn, the accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on U.S. 52 in Hillsville about one-tenth of a mile north of Hanging Tree Road. Blacksburn said Jami Jackson Fregeau, 29, of Guntersville, Alabama, was driving south on U.S. 52 in a 2003 GMC Envoy when the vehicle drifted over into the opposite lane and over a steep embankment.

 

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.Rescue crews were working the scene just prior to 8 p.m. Sunday evening.No further details are available at the moment.

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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.

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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 support group for those who have children and/or grandchildren struggling with substance abuse and addiction issuesVaughn, who serves three clinics in five counties and the City of Galax, pointed to several factors as the cause for the incr...

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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.”Goad, who has been pastor of Shady Goad Community Church for more than 40 years, as well as Chaplain of the Grover King VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville since 1994, said he wrote the book at the urging of his granddaughter, Elizabeth Stringer. The book is a collection of “Chaplain’s Corner” articles Goad has written ov...

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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.Granny Bear, known to most people as Norma Carr, got into law enforcement at an age, 55, when many people are beginning to think about retirement. She had worked at her father’s business, Cochran’s Coal Yard, for most of her life, but when her father’s illness forced the closure of the...

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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 from Interstate 77.While the encounter certainly startled Webb, the local photographer knew he had a duty to capture the rare images he was seeing. With a healthy, growing black bear population, bear sightings are becoming common througho...

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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.Following a two-hour closed session, Vice-Mayor Ed Terry made a motion naming Yonce for the position and Sulphur Springs Councilman Bill Tate provided the second. Pipers Gap Councilman David Young voted in favor of the motion and Laurel Fork Councilman Greg Yonce abstained, since the nominee is his brother.Following the meeting, Terry said, “On...

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