The Carroll News- RSS Feed Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:42:24 EST 1800 Galax-Carroll Relay for Life set for July 25 Walkers will go around the track in the battle against cancer when the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of the City of Galax and Carroll County gets underway with teams of residents gathering at Carroll County High School on July 25th... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New Carroll school supply lists aim to save parents money Parents of Carroll County students hoping to save money on school supplies this year probably do not want to go by the school supply lists already available at Walmart in Galax. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sloss has positive outlook for Carroll football Although Carroll County's football team has won just seven games over the past three seasons, new head coach Eddie Sloss appears determined to change the attitude and culture within the football program. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Watch out for the robots Hey, aren't robots great? Just watch any science fiction movie or TV show, or, better yet, read a book, and you will find robots can do just about anything. I mean they can prepare meals, drive a car, lift heavy things, solve difficult math... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Governor announces 250 new jobs for Grayson County RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Core Health & Fitness LLC, a leader in developing and marketing advanced strength and cardio equipment for the fitness industry, will invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit operation in... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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