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Today's News

  • Judge upholds ruling to return dogs

    Dismissal of a civil case was upheld Wednesday against a Carroll County dog kennel owner whose 63 dogs were seized by the state last month.

    Carroll Circuit Judge Brett Geisler ruled that a lower court had acted properly when it dismissed the case against David Winesett of Coulson Church Road, who once served as Carroll’s chief dog warden.

    The dogs had been in the care of the Angels of Assisi animal rescue group in Roanoke after their confiscation by Virginia State Police due to what authorities called “deplorable” conditions.

  • Tide silences Rockets

    Coming off a disappointing showing the night before against George Wythe, Galax girls’ basketball coach Jamie Dotson felt that the less said before a Friday bout with Craig County, the better.

    Dotson should write down what she didn’t say in her pre-game non-speech, and remember to non-use it again at a key moment in the future.

    After getting the silent treatment, the Maroon Tide let its play do the talking as it rolled over the Rockets 61-27 in a nondistrict game Friday.

  •  HILLSVILLE — Administrators at Carroll County Public Schools don't expect a threat to schoolchildren here as a result of Tuesday morning's violence in Draper, but have asked individual schools to remain vigilant at their facilities.

  • Pubic record for 12/3/08 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  

    For information on this column or questions, call Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 1-17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Food banks struggle to feed the needy

    While people struggle to keep food on the table during tough times, some Twin County food banks are "grasping at straws" to keep their cupboards full.

    Those were the words that Terri Gillespie of Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program used to describe the organization's efforts to meet demand for families during the economic crisis, when there's less to go around to the different agencies and more people need help.

    The amount that the demand has been growing varies among different groups, but they all agree that requests for aid is rising.

  • Gildan closing will leave 180 jobless

    HILLSVILLE — A Virginia Employment Commission official is confirming the closure next year of a sock-knitting plant in Hillsville.

    Gildan has given employees notice about the coming shut down, said Bill Webb of the Virginia Employment Commission Thursday morning.

  • Cavs, Hawks get first win

    HILLSVILLE –– Having opened the season with a pair of losses, the prospects for Carroll County’s first win of the year – and career win No. 1 for head coach Brad Hawks – didn’t look too promising to start with Tuesday night.

    The Cavaliers made it a pressing matter.

    Falling behind 16-3 barely four minutes into the game, Carroll County turned up the defensive intensity and rolled to a 70-53 win over Grayson County in a nondistrict game Tuesday.

  • Tide gets defensive in 55-19 win

    The best thing about good defense is that it never experiences a shooting slump.

    Though Galax struggled offensively, its pressure defense completely stymied Holston until a few Maroon Tide shots began to fall, allowing Galax to run away with a 55-19 win over the Cavaliers in a nondistrict game Monday.

    “We were doing what we wanted to do. We were playing good defense, we were creating turnovers and getting steals, we just weren’t laying it in the basket,” said Galax coach Jamie Dotson. “We weren’t in rhythm on offense at all.”

  • Carroll County wrestlers go 3-2 at Cave Spring duals

    ROANOKE –– Carroll County finished with three wins and two losses in the Cave Spring duals wrestling tournament, held last weekend at Cave Spring High School.

    The Cavaliers opened the event with a pair of wins, topping Covington 42-30 and William Fleming 48-28, before dropping decisions to Salem (36-33) and Cave Spring (55-12).

    The Cavaliers wrapped up the tournament with a 55-22 defeat of Franklin County.

  • Brown caps stellar season with NEFC’s top offensive award

    WORCESTER, Mass. – After putting together the best individual rushing performance in the history of Massachusetts Institute of Technology football, DeRon Brown was rewarded by the New England Football Conference with the Boyd Division offensive player of the year award at the NEFC’s annual postseason meeting recently.