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Today's News

  • CCSO plans annual Basketball Classic

    HILLSVILLE –– Few basketball teams devote eight months out of the year to practice, but the athletes of Carroll County Special Olympics do so every year on Sunday afternoons at the Woodlawn School gym.

  • Galax loses longtime fan Tommy Adams

    Longtime Galax High School and Twin County sports fan Tommy Adams passed away Wednesday at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 54.

  • Carroll denied first district win in OT loss to C’burg

    HILLSVILLE – For the Carroll County boys, the final shot of regulation last Friday night was a nightmare while for Christiansburg, it was a miracle.

    There was 3.5 seconds left in the game and the Cavaliers clinging to a three point lead at 64-61 when Matthew Herndon was fouled and went to the foul line for two shots. He had made a basket full of free throws throughout the game but this time he missed both.

  • Carroll girls wallop Demons

    HILLSVILLE – It took the Carroll County girls a quarter to get rolling but once they put their offense in gear they rolled over Christiansburg 54-26 in a River Ridge District game last Friday night.

    The Blue Demons (3-14, 0-8 RR) kept the game close in the first quarter and trailed 10-7 at the end of the period.

    The Cavaliers took a five point lead early in the second period on a basket by Jade Holt but the Demons battled back and tied the score at 12.

  • Maroon Tide shooters find a way to fill it up

    The best way to hold down Galax’s twin sharpshooters may be to just play them straight up, because facing a conventional defense for once could be just anomalous enough to give them pause. Besides, the Maroon Tide has gotten pretty adept at finding ways to handle the gimmick sets it sees on a regular basis.

    Galax got another nine 3-pointers Friday, five from Clif Conley and four more from Caleb Bartlett, in pulling away for a 64-44 Mountain Empire District boys’ win over Grayson County.

  • Blue Devils grind past Galax

    Galax executed a near-perfect defensive game plan for its rematch with league-leading Grayson County. Having dropped a 17-point loss in Independence on Jan. 9, the Maroon Tide allowed almost no uncontested shots from 16 feet in on Friday, beat and banged in the paint, played physical basketball from start to finish and held the Blue Devils’ two leading scorers to 11 points below their combined average and, not coincidentally, Grayson to 11 points below its season scoring average.

  • Readers Hotline 2/2/15

    Not the first time
    This is in reference to the KKK recruitment pamphlets that have been handed out. About 13 years ago, I received the same literature. It wasn’t delivered in my mail, but it was a recruitment package left in my driveway. I took this to the sheriff’s office and nothing was ever mentioned or heard of that. It has been an ongoing thing for years — the recruitment. It’s not just a thing that has happened in the recent weeks.

    Academics first

  • Wagg to serve 3 years for shooting into vehicle

    HILLSVILLE — Austin Kenneth Rupert Wagg of Galax was sentenced to three years in prison in Carroll County Circuit Court last Thursday.

    Wagg was arrested on Aug. 20, 2014, after a witness notified police that Wagg was firing a weapon at a vehicle in the Food City parking lot in Galax. Police followed Wagg’s vehicle and stopped him. A 9 mm pistol was recovered during the stop.

  • Honeycutt retiring after 23 years as court clerk

    HILLSVILLE — Soon after she was elected, Circuit Court Clerk Carolyn Honeycutt worked numerous late hours during a murder trial involving the death of a two-year-old child.

    The trial took place outside the old courthouse in Hillsville, and was scheduled for a handful of days. However, the amount of evidence and deliberation kept Honeycutt at work late into the night.

    “Not sure if many people know this, but the last person to finish at the courthouse is usually the clerk,” said Honeycutt, who is retiring after more than two decades in office.

  • Chase results in dozens of charges

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men after a traffic stop turned into a car chase through several yards and a field, resulting in numerous property damages.

    The incident took place on Thursday at approximately 8:48 p.m. According to a press release from Sheriff J.B. Gardner, Deputy Jake Worrell was conducting a traffic stop on U.S. 52 in Cana on Jan. 29 when he observed a 1990 Hyundai approach him.