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  • Honor guard pays tribute at funeral

    FAYETTEVILLE NC – On Friday, July 23, 2010, Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout, Chris to his friends, was given a funeral designed for the hero he was. Chris left the Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services facility in Hope Mills, N.C., under a flag of the nation that he loved escorted by a motorcycle honor guard of veterans as far back as Vietnam with Old Glory blowing in th

  • Filing deadline Aug. 10 for fall races

    Carroll County’s cities have 27 seats up for grabs for the Nov. 2 election. The cities of Carrollton, Ghent, Prestonville, Sanders and Worthville each have an open seat for mayor. Carrollton has six city council seats open, while the cities of Ghent, Prestonville, Sanders and Worthville have four seats open for city commissions, accor

  • New name. New entrance. New year.

    Carrollton City Council tentatively approved “Panther Way” as the official name for the road that will connect 11th Street to the entrance of Carroll County High School on Hwy. 227 and an honorary name to be given to the current Schuerman Street. Construction workers installed sidewalks as part of the project to move the entran

  • Services honor Stout’s life, career

    Carroll County and neighboring county residents are encouraged to attend a community memorial service on Friday, July 30, to “honor the life of Staff Sgt. Chris Stout.” The announcement was made on Monday, July 26, by Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Stout was among three soldiers killed on Ju

  • Vote to determine Milton clerk’s fate

    The Trimble Banner Milton Mayor Denny Jackson last week informed the city’s long-absent clerk/treasurer of his intention to terminate her employment. City attorney Genon Hensley said Monday that Jackson’s letter, mailed Tuesday, July 13, to Shannon Hoskins’ attorney in Louisville, states the mayor’s intention to recommend that city commissioners vote to fi

  • Businesses a-buzzing in Bedford, Milton

    Trimble Banner Intern Kaleb Bullock, 3, sits in the oversized barber’s chair at Donald Hall’s barbershop. He wiggles around, abruptly turns his head and scrunches his face as falling hair tickles his nose. Hall laughs and remains patient, reminding Kaleb to look to the opposite wall toward a poster with flashing lights. Ha

  • Mullins murder trial set for Feb. 7 in Trimble

    The Trimble Banner Two major criminal cases have been scheduled for jury trials in February. Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad scheduled Clester E. Mullins’ murder trial to begin before a Trimble County jury Feb. 7. Mullins is charged with the Dec. 6, 2008, murder of his roommate, Stephen Michael “Catfish” Jones, in a trailer they shared on Coopers Bottom Road in

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Food Bank open to local residents The Dare to Care Food Bank will be open from 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 23, at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford. The Food Bank is open only to Trimble County residents. For more information, call Rita Davis at (502) 255-4879. Attention Trimble sixth-graders Don’t forget, the Sixth-Grade Academy is

  • Leaders tackle plan for bridge closure

    Local business and government leaders discussed potential marketing strategies for Carroll County Wednesday in preparation for the 2011 closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge. Members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Community Development Corporation, as well as Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden and Carroll County

  • Stout remembered as devoted family man, spiritual servant

    Initiate a conversation with any relative or friend of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout and very soon the subject of his preaching and singing ministries will come to the fore. Stout and two fellow soldiers were killed on July 13 while repelling insurgents during a complex attack on the Afghan National Civi