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  • Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash

    HILLSVILLE — An Indian Valley man was airlifted following a motorcycle accident in front of the Wendy’s restaurant in Hillsville on April 11.

    According to a report from Hillsville Police Chief Wesley Yonce, officers were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:30 p.m. The report said a 2014 Toyota Prius operated by Ben Cunningham of Elizabethville, Penn., was pulling out of the Wendy’s parking lot to go east on Carrollton Pike (U.S. 58), when it was struck by a 1974 Harley Davidson operated by Michael Lee Hubbard of Indian Valley.

  • Second chance to dance

    HILLSVILLE — For Heather Ramirez, last year’s Second Chance Prom was her first real prom experience.

    “The funny part for me was that I wasn’t able to attend my first prom, but I helped decorate for it in high school,” she told The Gazette. “But it worked out, because the first time actually going to the prom, I went with my husband.”

  • Public record for 4/22/15 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 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Sept. 16-Oct. 1, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, formerly clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Cavaliers trim Cave Spring; Maroon Tide soccer rolls

    ROANOKE –– A leadoff double and two pitches to the backstop accounted for all the offense Carroll County would need Monday as the Cavaliers notched a huge 1-0 River Ridge District softball win at Cave Spring.

    Carroll County (7-0 overall, 2-3 RRD) led off the game with a Tiffanie Moore double to right center, and two wild pitches later the Cavaliers had scored the only run the game would produce.

  • Wythe stops Grayson 4-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Travis Hedgepeth misfired badly on his easiest scoring opportunity of the night. The George Wythe forward more than made up for it.

    Hedgepeth scored three goals to lead his Maroons over Grayson County 4-1 in a nondistrict boys’ soccer match Monday at Bill Strong Field.

    George Wythe remained undefeated at 5-0-1 with the win, dropping Grayson County to 2-3.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 12-18

    2010

    Galax rapped 11 hits and scored 11 runs in the first inning, going on to drill George Wythe 19-8 in softball. Drew Cardwell’s second hit of the inning was a two-run home run that capped the huge start. Cardwell and Harley Brewer combined for seven hits and seven RBIs.

    Carroll County cut a 7-1 deficit to a single run but Grayson County held on for an 8-6 win in softball. Traci Crigger had three hits and five RBIs for Grayson.

     

    2005

  • Trio earn area, state honors

    Basketball has been in the rearview mirror for more than a month but some members of Twin County teams remain at the forefront as postseason honors continue to be announced.

  • Gutenburg (or some dead white guy) would be floored

     According to Careercast.com, the occupation of Newspaper Reporter is dead last on a list of 200 jobs, ranked from best to worst.

    Lumberjacks, no need to thank us for getting you out of the cellar. Besides, I’m not a newspaper reporter. I’m a sportswriter.

  • Spartans handle Carroll County on two big innings

    SALEM –– A pair of robust rallies were all Salem would need Friday night as the Spartans knocked off Carroll County 15-3 in a River Ridge District baseball game at Kiwanis Park.

    Salem scored 13 of its 15 runs in the second and fourth innings to end the game after five innings on the 10-run rule.

  • Devils pull away from Galax, 10-4

    INDEPENDENCE –– Cell phone conversations among the spectators notwithstanding, folks in and around the Galax-Grayson County softball game probably had little idea what was going on among their baseball counterparts on the other side of the parking lot Friday. They need only pay attention to their own game to get a pretty good idea.