The Carroll News- RSS NEWS Feed http://thecarrollnews.com/section/NEWS http://thecarrollnews.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:33 EST 1800 The Big Bang Of Country Music set to come full circle at HoustonFest 2015 http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152074967/The-Big-Bang-Of-Country-Music-set-to-come-full-circle-at-HoustonFest-2015 Tourism and Music Industry representatives gathered in Galax for a press conference on February 26 to officially announce a special showcase to be presented at HoustonFest on May 1-2. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:05:22 EST Crossroads offers event to help you complete college education http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151906782/Crossroads-offers-event-to-help-you-complete-college-education Many citizens in the Twin County area have taken some college classes but were unable to finish a degree. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:45:22 EST Branch to update Laurel Fork community March 4 on 58 Project http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152089125/Branch-to-update-Laurel-Fork-community-March-4-on-58-Project Branch Highways, the contractor for the Rt. 58 project, will hold an information session for the Laurel Fork community on March 4. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:30:22 EST Austinville residence destroyed in blaze http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152068514/Austinville-residence-destroyed-in-blaze An Austinville family lost all its belongings and two dogs in an early morning house fire Wednesday, Feb. 25 on the Wythe County side of Austinville. No one was home at the time. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:30:22 EST Appalachian Power Virginia customers to see 4 percent drop in average bills http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152069122/Appalachian-Power-Virginia-customers-to-see-4-percent-drop-in-average-bills ROANOKE – Appalachian Power residential customers in Virginia will see a decrease of about 4 percent in their total electric bills beginning this month. The decrease is the result of the reduction or expiration of three Rate Adjustment Clauses... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:25:22 EST Honeycutt retiring after 23 years as circuit court clerk http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151804603/Honeycutt-retiring-after-23-years-as-circuit-court-clerk After over 23 years as Circuit Court Clerk, Carolyn Honeycutt is stepping down at the end of February. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:30:22 EST Mother Nature rears its ugly head http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152006240/Mother-Nature-rears-its-ugly-head Extreme cold mixed with snow and sleet led to dangerous driving conditions in Carroll County over the weekend. Official temperatures in Hillsville reached minus 5 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday morning with a wind chill of 24 degrees below... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:45:21 EST S.C. man charged with entering home, stealing vehicle http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152001655/S.C.-man-charged-with-entering-home-stealing-vehicle A South Carolina man has been charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny after allegedly stealing a vehicle during Saturday's winter storm in Carroll County. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:55:21 EST Carroll to address missed rescue calls http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151822265/Carroll-to-address-missed-rescue-calls Admitting missed rescue squad calls is becoming a trend everywhere due to the lack of volunteers, Carroll County supervisors will discuss what to do about the issue during its March 9 meeting. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:10:21 EST Saxophone concert postponed http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151979846/Saxophone-concert-postponed Due to circumstances beyond thier control, the Sunday, February 22nd Saxophone Concert at the Historic 1908 Concert in Independence has been postponed. Please visit the Arts Council's website after Tuesday, February 24th for the new concert... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:05:25 EST Trotter first Carroll teacher to earn National Certification http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151824982/Trotter-first-Carroll-teacher-to-earn-National-Certification Eve Trotter, a first-grade teacher at Gladesboro Elementary School, has become the first teacher in Carroll County to receive a National Board Certification. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:30:23 EST Bowman among Hillsville High’s best http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151818800/Bowman-among-Hillsville-Highs-best In the annals of Hillsville High School history, and in the remembrances of those who attended until the school ceased to be a high school with the opening of Carroll County High School in the fall of 1969, there is some level of consensus regarding... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:50:22 EST State Police responds to 34 wrecks over weekend http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151880267/State-Police-responds-to-34-wrecks-over-weekend From Friday to Monday morning, the Virginia State Police responded to 34 total vehicle crashes in Carroll and Grayson counties. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:00:22 EST Motion to appoint Mitchell to Planning Commission tabled http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151798888/Motion-to-appoint-Mitchell-to-Planning-Commission-tabled A motion Monday to appoint a past Carroll County Administrator convicted of federal fraud to the Carroll County Planning Commission was tabled until March. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:40:22 EST Carroll Special Olympics Classic a success http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151783324/Carroll-Special-Olympics-Classic-a-success Carroll County Special Olympics was joined by a big crowd of fans on a beautiful Sunday afternoon Feb. 8 at Carroll County Middle School gym for their Annual Basketball Classic. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 12:40:21 EST House fire in Sylvatus causes significant damage http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151848638/House-fire-in-Sylvatus-causes-significant-damage The Hillsville Fire Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire Thursday night in Sylvatus. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:10:22 EST New medical practice offers flat $40 rate http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151695638/New-medical-practice-offers-flat-$40-rate Ben and Susie Roberts have opened a new business in Carroll County that really isn't new at all. For those who like inexpensive medical visits, that's a good thing. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:30:22 EST Carroll votes to pull out of Dixie Youth baseball http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151825164/Carroll-votes-to-pull-out-of-Dixie-Youth-baseball Carroll County has voted to move out of Dixie Youth baseball and will now handle the youth sport internally. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:45:22 EST Super Bowl big business for Classic Creations http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151748550/Super-Bowl-big-business-for-Classic-Creations After New England defeated Seattle 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX on Jan. 31, it was time for Patriot fans to celebrate. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:45:22 EST Bill to keep SWVTC open tabled http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151764125/Bill-to-keep-SWVTC-open-tabled Even though a bill before the Virginia House of Delegates has been tabled to keep open the Southwestern Virginia Training Center, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors has vowed to continue the fight to save the Hillsville facility. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:30:24 EST