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Carroll man dies in tree accident

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A tragic set of circumstances led to the wreck in Hillsville on Wednesday that resulted in a Hillsville woman being airlifted.Sometime before 2 p.m., the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7603 Coulson Church Road in the Laurel community in reference to the death of Castus Eugene Horton.“Mr. Horton and a friend were cutting a large tree as it lay on the ground,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Thursday. “Unfortunately the tree rolled over on Mr. Horton as he cut the tree.”Those assisting at the scene were Carroll County EMS, Laurel Rescue Squad and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rocky Dalton.

 

Joy Ranch hosts I Love My Mountain Day April 26

Joy Ranch will once again host the area wide cleanup effort known as “I Love My Mountain Day” on Sat., April 26.Non-profit groups can earn money through a special county program for cleaning up area roadsides. Joy Ranch will provide the orange bags and vest and help with the paperwork.

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Woman airlifted after vehicle flips over bank

UPDATE:A tragic set of circumstances led to the wreck in Hillsville on Wednesday that resulted in a Hillsville woman being airlifted.Sometime before 2 p.m., the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7603 Coulson Church Road in the Laurel community in reference to the death of Castus Eugene Horton.“Mr. Horton and a friend were cutting a large tree as it lay on the ground,” the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said in a press releas...

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Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges

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.

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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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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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