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Man airlifted after being struck by vehicle

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A man was airlifted from Noah’s Ark Daycare in Sylvatus at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.Details are limited at the moment but officials on scene said it appeared that the man was struck by a pickup truck when the truck apparently rolled over on him while unloading appliances on private property near Little Vine Road in Carroll County.Early indications are the man suffered compound fractures in both legs. We will have more details as they become available.


Bad jobs that people actually wanted

If you think the job market is tough now, just think about what people were subjected to in the past. Yes, I know cooking fries or waxing toes all day is about as thrilling as being forced to watch a Discovery Channel special on the amoeba, but back in the old days it was much worse. The jobs were not only low-paying and degrading, but dangerous as well. Still, people were clamoring for those jobs. People were strange in the old days.

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Pulaski blasts Cavs with big plays

Carroll County’s most famous native built a reputation for his teams scoring touchdowns on defense and special teams. But on Friday, it was the opponent who used “Beamerball” to do in Carroll County.Defensively, the Cavaliers did a pretty good job against Pulaski County. But the Cougars scored three touchdowns on special teams and defense to come away from Hillsville with a 41-7 River Ridge District victory.After scoring touchdowns on a 32-yard pass and...

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Juvenile struck by vehicle in Fries

A 14-year-old female juvenile from Galax is in critical condition after being struck by a car Saturday in Fries.According to Virginia State Police Trooper J.E. Tilson, the accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Route 94 in Fries at the “wayside.” Tilson said the female juvenile was walking in the southbound lane on Route 94 when she was struck by a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by Ashton Weston, 23, of Statesville, N.C.

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Hurst named Citizen of the Month for September

Oren Hurst was named Hillsville’s Citizen of the Month for September by Councilman Bill Tate during the Sept. 8 town council meeting.Hurst, a native of Carroll County and a graduate of Hillsville High School, had a distinguished military career, serving in the U.S. Army’s European combat forces and as part of the army’s occupational forces in Japan. He was awarded a Bronze Star, as well as a Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, an Honorable Service Lapel Button, a ...

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Ohio family sues trucking companies in fatal Fancy Gap accident

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The family of an Ohio man killed in a 2013 motor vehicle accident on Interstate 77 in Fancy Gap has filed a lawsuit for wrongful death in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.Danny “Dan” Grubb of The Plains, Ohio was driving his wife and aunt northbound on I-77 in Carroll County on Sept. 21, 2013 when their vehicle collided with a jack-knifed tractor-trailer owned by Schneider National Carriers, Inc.The lawsuit was file...

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Carroll receives nearly $100,000 in school safety grant

Carroll County will receive nearly $100,000 in grant funds for School Security Equipment Grants as a part of a $6 million statewide initiative announced Thursday by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants on Thursday “to protect students and teachers in 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs.” The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-acces...

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Carroll netters earn big win over Salem

Carroll County’s volleyball team scored a huge victory Thursday night at home, defeating River Ridge District nemesis Salem 25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20 in Hillsville.The Spartans beat the Cavaliers all three times the two teams played last year, including a four-set victory in the Conference 24 Championship game. On Thursday, Carroll County (8-4, 2-1 River Ridge) turned its fortunes against Salem (6-3, 2-2 River Ridge).The Cavaliers did an excellent job distributing...

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Carroll’s Haynes, Marshall win cross country races

Carroll County’s Samuel Haynes and Kenzie Marshall both won events recently for the Cavaliers’ cross country team.Haynes bested a field of 101 runners Sept. 13 in the Becky Selfe Invitational in Abingdon, while Marshall won the Maroon Tide Invitational in Woodlawn on Sept. 17. Marshall finished the three-mile run in 19:35 in Woodlawn to place first out of 106 runners. Teammate Sydney Haynes finished seventh with a time of 20:46, while Kymbre Robinson finished in 27:18....

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Carroll to look into grant for water park

The Carroll County Board of Supervisors will inquire with the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission about the possibility of getting a grant to help fund a water park or pool in the county.

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Nominations for second CCHS Sports Hall of Fame Class being accepted

Carroll County High School is asking for candidates for its second sports hall of fame class.The first induction class, held earlier this year, included six graduates from 1970-1984 (Gary Hull, Pat Sharp, Kim Gillespie, Steve Dowdy and Terry Dalton) as well as legendary coaches Bill Worrell and Tommy Thompson. Nominations are now being accepted and may be made by anyone for committee review for the classes of 1985-1999. Nominations are due by Dec. 1, 2014.

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Huff to be inducted into Va. Livestock Hall of Fame

A Carroll County man will be one of five new members inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame Saturday by Virginia’s livestock and horse organizations at the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus.Dr. Arden N. Huff of Dugspur will join four other 2014 inductees who will have their portraits hung in the arena during a ceremony Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. Family, friends, and the public are invited to attend.The portrait ga...

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Pizza provides insight into your soul

I bet you didn’t know that when you ordered pizza you were giving away clues to your personality. Yes, saying a simple thing like “I’ll have kraut and Tums on my pizza, thank you” will give complete strangers insight into what kind of person you are.Of course, if you order kraut and Tums on your pizza, you’re crazier than a bunch of methed-up monkeys; that’s an easy one to figure out, but other more common toppings also give people a glimpse into...

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Carroll Special Olympics to host Boo Ridge 5K

For years, the main annual fundraiser for Carroll County Special Olympics has been a gigantic yard sale at Woodlawn School each November.This year they are launching a very new and very different annual event, a 5K race in Halloween costume for the public. Athletes and family members on the team have been working on it for weeks, deciding details of how they want to advertise, decorate, and create Boo Ridge Halloween Spooktacular at Hillsville Elementary on Sat., Oct. 11....

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Hines named town treasurer

LeAnna A. Hines was hired as Hillsville’s treasurer during the Sept. 22 town council meeting. Hines replaces Judy Bolt who resigned that position on Aug. 19.Following a closed session, Councilman Ed Terry made the motion to hire Hines. The motion passed 3-0 with Councilman Bill Tate abstaining.Hines, who graduated from James Madison University with a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, will begin her work with the town on Oct. 16....

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Preacher’s Choir spreading God’s word through music

When a church in the Twin County area is in need of a singing group for worship or any function, for that matter, there’s a good chance that the Preacher’s Choir will be called upon to perform.The Preacher’s Choir, which is composed of active ministers, retired ministers and evangelists from the Twin County area, now numbers 21 members. The choir sings at worship services, homecomings, reunions, fundraisers and revivals, in addition to performing at the Waddell Nu...

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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 body jewelry and tattoo supplies, not tattoos or piercings, but supplies. We also have hats, sunglasses, key chains, belts, ...

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Jackson has ideal job at Gallery One Seventeen

By Michael Howlettmhowlett@civitasmedia.comGallery One Seventeen opened its doors just over a month ago and the art gallery’s director, Amy Jackson, couldn’t be happier, both from a personal standpoint and a business standpoint.“I didn’t know this type of job existed. It’s been really nice,” said Jackson, who has put her art degree from Roanoke College to use as a part-time art teacher at Gladeville Elementary School for the...

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