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Today's News

  • A look back at 2012 in Carroll County

    Sam Dickson is chairman of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors

  • Cavs win, Devils fall to Floyd at Harman Classic

    FLOYD –– Carroll County built a 15-point lead by halftime and went on to defeat defending Division 3 state champion Christiansburg 59-50 Saturday in the Chance Harman Classic at Floyd County High School.

    The Cavaliers (11-0) bolted to a 20-7 lead after one quarter and took a 34-19 lead into halftime.

    Ryan Gravley scored 17 points to lead Carroll County, Cody Keith had 12 points and Connor Lundy added 10 points. Christiansburg (2-9) was paced by 19 points from Joey Augustin.

  • Carroll cold against Bassett

    HILLSVILLE –– At least Carroll County can’t chalk up Monday’s loss to  poor shot selection.

    The Cavaliers repeatedly got open looks right under the basket, but getting those chippies to fall was the problem as Bassett took advantage of an unusually cold shooting night by Carroll to get away with a 46-35 nondistrict win.

    Carroll County missed 21 times from under the bucket – more than half of those coming in the first quarter – and trailed by as many as 18 points before seeing a late charge run out of steam.

  • Cavaliers 13-0 after wins over Tazewell, Pulaski

    TAZEWELL –– Carroll County got off to a hot start but had to hold off a late Tazewell comeback attempt before pulling away for an 83-64 win in a Southwest District boys’ game Tuesday.

    The Cavaliers remained unbeaten on the year at 12-0 and improved to 2-0 in SWD play.

    Carroll knocked down five 3-pointers in the game’s first six minutes and crafted a 37-20 lead by halftime. Tazewell (6-7, 0-1) battled back and trailed just 48-42 late in the third quarter before the Cavaliers regained the momentum with a 14-0 run.

  • Fort Chiswell overpowers Tide

    MAX MEADOWS –– Galax took a slim lead into the second quarter before Fort Chiswell took over and the Pioneers pulled away for a 50-36 win in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday.

    Galax (1-8 overall, 0-2 MED) opened the game by hitting five of its first 12 shots from the floor, including a putback by Chase Garvey to open the second quarter, giving the Maroon Tide a 12-8 lead. But Galax would miss its next 14 field goal attempts, a dry spell that would stretch into the midpoint of the third quarter. 

  • Maroon Tide bounces Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. Galax’s win Wednesday at Fort Chiswell was not a thing of beauty, but there is no such thing as an unattractive victory.

    In a game that was slowed to a crawl at times by 48 fouls, 71 free throw attempts and five disqualifications, the Maroon Tide notched a big Mountain Empire District win by holding off the Pioneers 46-33.

    The win sets up a key showdown Friday against Grayson County in a meeting between two teams with district title aspirations.

  • School board resolves to protect tenure

    HILLSVILLE — Temptation to balance budgets by cutting teachers may be too great without the protection of tenure, Carroll School Board members discussed at their January meeting on Monday.
    That’s one reason the school board approved a resolution of support Jan. 7 to oppose the General Assembly taking away continuing contract protections from Virginia teachers.

  • Man arrested with drugs, gun, moonshine

     

  • Bills aim to keep training centers open

    More supporters of the Virginia training centers have stepped up efforts to convince the General Assembly to protect the facilities for the intellectually and developmentally disabled from closing.
    Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed closing four of the state-run facilities, including the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Carroll County, and reducing the fifth to 75 beds as part of an idea to shift more residents to community care situations.

  • Governor proposes ending gas tax

    RICHMOND — Virginia’s gasoline tax would be eliminated and its retail sales tax would increase from 5 percent to 5.8 percent under a transportation funding plan Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled Tuesday.
    The governor’s proposal also would increase vehicle registration fees, impose a $100 annual fee on alternative fuel vehicles and shift revenue from the state’s general fund to provide more dollars for roads, rail and transit.