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Donation from NASCAR driver in fast lane to Carroll students

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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 guidance counselors in Carroll County’s elementary school, Gardner found there was a huge need for underwear, socks and shoes for elementary school students.

 

Matthew Anthony Legg, Jr. of Independence

Matthew Anthony Legg, Jr., 5, of Independence passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Twin County Regional Hospital. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Patricia Legg.Survivors include parents, Matthew Legg, Sr. and Kristie Legg of the home; sister, Madolyn Legg of the home; maternal grandparents, Dave and Patty Conner; aunts, Rebecca Conner, Stephanie Conner, Debbie Cencer, Barbara Ging and Lynn Legg; uncles, David Conner, Mark Legg, Matt Ging and Larr...

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Wind gusts of 100 mph blow over two trucks on I-77

Estimated wind gusts of 100 miles per hour caused two tractor-trailers to overturn Tuesday on Interstate 77 North in Carroll County.According to the Virginia State Police, both vehicles overturned near the 2.7 and 2.8 mile markers on I-77 North. The first was a 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer owned and operated by Darko Jankovic of Des Plaines, Illinois. Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser said Jankovic’s vehicle was very light, loaded with about 8,000 pounds of plastic bot...

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Carroll library sponsoring book sale

HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Library is sponsoring a book sale through April 26 at the library on Beaver Dam Road in Hillsville.The sale, which is being held during normal library hours, features something for both children and adults, including magazines, fiction and nonfiction books.Prices range from 10 cents to $1, with a few special finds priced higher.Other events scheduled for the month include:* Preschool story time every Thur...

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Cana man airlifted from wreck, charged with DUI

A Cana man has been charged with DUI after a single-vehicle accident that resulted in him being airlifted from the scene of an accident in Cana on Thursday.According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S.E. Kinney, the accident occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Meadowbrook Road in Cana, just off Bear Trail. Kinney said Kenneth Leonard, 55, of Cana, was driving a 1985 Ford F-150 pickup truck when he ran off the road a struck a tree.Kinney said Leonard was injured...

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White supremacist accused of killing three once lived in Carroll

The man accused of killing three people Sunday at Jewish facilities near Kansas City, Kansas once resided in Carroll County for a short period of time.Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also goes by the last name Miller, is suspected of shooting to death a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center and a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living facility on Sunday.

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The Dutch Oven bakes up a hit in Hillsville

Since opening on July 3rd of last year, The Dutch Oven has been serving up fresh meats and sweet treats much to the delight of Hillsville and Carroll County.Specializing in fresh bread baked daily, create-your-own sandwiches, and doughnuts as big as most people’s heads, The Dutch Oven has quickly built a strong local following.“We’ve been blessed. To only have been open a few months, I would say it’s probably exceeded my expectations,” said ...

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Classic Creations pleased with progress in Hillsville

HILLSVILLE – When Keith Saunders, owner of Classic Creations, decided it was time to open his own screen printing business, the first thing he had to do was to find a location.Saunders lives in Martinsville and he began to look at sites near his home in both Virginia and North Carolina. He was still looking when he came to Carroll County and met County Administrator Gary Larrowe.The Carroll County IDA had recently purchased two buildings from Gildan Corp. in the Ca...

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