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Today's News

  • Missing dog sought, best friend Piggy distraught

    LAUREL FORK — The story of a local dog gone missing went viral on social media this week, as neighbors and friends assisted efforts to reunite the canine with her family in Carroll County, and most notably, her bonded partner in crime: the family’s pet pig.

    The search for Stella, a boxer brindle mix, began Monday morning, after she disappeared from the family’s yard in Laurel Fork. Emily Goad, Stella’s owner, said she knew something was wrong when their pet pig, aptly named “Piggy,” went along with Stella, but came back alone.

  • Medicaid, gun laws among Northam's priorities

    Landmark News Service

    RICHMOND — Even before Ralph Northam was sworn in Saturday as Virginia’s governor, he was contemplating what he wants to leave behind in four years.

    “My legacy would be to make sure that all Virginians have access to good health care and that all of our children have access to a world-class education. If I can do those two things, I’ll be content with my four years,” Northam said.

  • Carroll wants to rename U.S. 52 to honor veterans

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE — A stretch of highway U.S. 52 in Carroll County may soon be named to honor veterans.

    The Carroll County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Jan. 8 to name the portion of U.S. 52 that runs from the North Carolina border in Cana to the south and to the Wythe County line to the north “Veterans Memorial Highway.”

  • Carroll County girls roll past Alleghany by 31

    LOW MOOR –– Carroll County knocked off the last remaining unbeaten team in the Three Rivers District, blasting Alleghany in the first half en route to a 61-27 win Friday.

    The Cavaliers (10-2 overall, 4-0 district) took a 22-7 lead after eight minutes and expanded their advantage to 34 points, 47-13, by halftime.

    Danielle Gallimore accounted for four of Carroll County’s six 3-pointers and led all scorers with 18 points. Mariah Carter contributed 14 points for the Cavaliers.

  • Indians shut down Blue Devil girls

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County girls continued to have trouble scoring last Friday night as the Rural Retreat Indians beat the Blue Devils 57-18 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    Grayson County was holding its own in the early going, even taking a 5-2 lead on a 3-pointer by Abbie Moore.

    The score was tied at 7-7 when the Blue Devils went stone cold from the floor.

    Rural Retreat (10-5, 3-3) scored the last seven points of the first period to take a 14-7 lead.

  • Grayson boys keep rolling

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County boys’ basketball team had a banner night last Friday, scoring 74 points and defeating a solid Rural Retreat team at home, 74-51, in a Mountain Empire District game.

    A large part of the Blue Devils’ offensive success came from Seth Phillips and Jake Hollingsworth, with the pair combining to score 33 of the team’s 74 points. Phillips logged a team-high 22 points along with 12 rebounds for a double-double, and Hollingsworth chipped in 11 points.

    In fact, all 11 Blue Devils scored.

  • Tide shoots past Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– A third-quarter scoring spurt and a near-perfect finish down the stretch propelled Galax past Carroll County 61-52 in a nondistrict game Friday night.

    Neither team led by more than four points up through the early stages of the second half and the game featured four ties and four lead changes before the Maroon Tide (5-8) got the hot hand three minutes into the third quarter.

  • Wrestlers place at Cressel Inv.

    BRISTOL –– Galax and Grayson County combined for four podium finishes Saturday at the 7th Annual Ed Cressel Classic at Virginia High.

    Cole Anders of Grayson County walked away with a championship in the 106-pound weight class and teammate Matthew Bourne earned a third-place finish at 285. For Galax, Joshua Spurlin took home a second-place medal at 132 pounds and the Maroon Tide’s Jared Greer placed third at 220.

  • Carroll County upset bid comes up short

    RADFORD –– Carroll County took a six-point lead into the second half against undefeated Radford, but the Bobcats dominated the third period on their way to a 72-63 River Ridge District game Monday.

    All five starters scored in double figures for the Cavaliers (2-11 overall, 1-4 district), who built a 42-36 halftime lead. The Bobcats (13-0, 5-0) owned the third period 21-7 to take the lead for good.

  • Turner takes reins at Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– New Carroll County football coach Jack Turner is confident that he can get the Cavaliers on the winning track. He’s seen it happen before, first-hand.

    Turner, a former head coach at Pulaski County and Auburn who was an assistant last season at Galax on Mark Dixon’s staff, was announced Monday night as Carroll County’s next coach. The 50-year-old Pulaski native did his homework before applying for the job and saw similarities between the Cavaliers and his last head coaching position, at Auburn.