The Carroll News- RSS Feed Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:20:53 EST 1800 Faster, easier website unveiled today The Carroll News is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman charged with DUI after crashing over embankment 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. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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.” Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Desert island playlist I recently read an article that asked the question “If you were stranded on a desert island, what 10 albums would you choose to have with you?” This particular desert island has electricity, as well as a turntable and speakers, so all you... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Carroll’s Lundy staves off illness to play in VHSCA All-Star Game Carroll County's Connor Lundy wasn't about to let flu-like symptoms keep him from playing in the Virginia High School Coaches' Assocation East-West All-Star Game July 7 at Lynchburg College. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Vanguard to bring 200 new jobs to Carroll Vanguard Furniture, a high-end upholstery producer, will invest $550,000 to establish its first Virginia household furniture upholstery production operation in Carroll County. The project, announced Tuesday by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors,... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Carroll PSA wins federal appeal Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) Chairman Sam Dickson announced Monday that a Federal Appeals Hearing Officer has reversed federal funding agency Rural Development's decision that the PSA improperly used funds allocated in the Fancy... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unibugz bringing mall brand names to Hillsville There's been a void among local business when it comes to clothing for teenagers and young women; however, that void appears to have been filled with the opening two weeks ago of Unibugz on Main Street in Hillsville. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Special edition of Chronicles showcases Thunder in the Hills play Whether you had the chance to see it or not, the Spring 2014 edition of Carroll County Chronicles brings the Thunder in the Hills play about the 1912 Carroll County Courthouse Tragedy to life. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Joyce hired as principal at Dublin Middle School After spending his entire career in education in the Carroll County Public School Division, Adam Joyce has crossed the county line to begin his new role as principal at Dublin Middle School in Pulaski County. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Carroll native headed to Harvard He graduated from high school at the age of 16. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a Medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He's also completed three deployments to Iraq and... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tubing on death river After taking in Hillsville's July 4 activities, the family and I decided that a nice way to spend the next day would be to rent some tubes and leisurely float down the New River. Now, some of you may remember the last time the family and I... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cooley named June’s Citizen of the Month Raleigh Cooley, who has practiced law in Hillsville for 63 years, was selected the town's Citizen of the Month for June by Mayor Greg Crowder during the June 23 town council meeting. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nearly 20 pounds of marijuana seized in Fancy Gap Approximately 20 pounds of marijuana and three firearms were seized after a search at a Fancy Gap residence June 25. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST