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Today's News

  • Cats pull away from Cavs

    RADFORD –– Carroll County and Radford faced one another on the football field Friday for the first time since 1993. The Bobcats’ win reflected the two teams’ level of experience in close games this year, and it reflected the history of this series in general.

    In terms of both tight ballgames and the now 26-0 series record, Radford had been there before. The Cavaliers have not.

  • Devils grind past Wythe

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County was a few seconds away from pitching a shutout but still came away with an impressive win Friday, rushing for 318 yards in a 24-7 Mountain Empire District triumph over George Wythe at Bill Strong Field.

    Led by Levi Johnson’s 236 yards and two touchdowns on 24 rushing attempts, the Blue Devils remained in the Region 2D playoff hunt by improving to 5-4 overall, 4-1 in the MED. George Wythe dropped to 5-4 and 2-2 in the district.

  • Brown, Walker winners in 5K

    Staff reports

    A pair of 16-year-olds took the top two spots and teenagers claimed five of the top 10 finishing positions at the Galax Autumn Days 5K, co-sponsored by Galax Parks and Recreation and Twin County Regional Healthcare on Oct. 21 at Felts Park.

    Nathan Brown and Charles Walker were within a few paces of one another heading down the stretch with Brown pulling off a two-second win over Walker with a winning time of 17 minutes and 6 seconds. The two placed third (Walker) and fourth a year ago.

  • Blue Devils, Cavaliers advance runners to state

    Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders advanced to the Class 2 state championships and Carroll County will be represented by Kristin Wheatley in the Class 4 meet next week by virtue of their top finishes in region cross country meets earlier this week.

    NOTE: The Region 1C meet was held Thursday. Results will appear in Monday’s edition.

    In the Region 2D meet at Lebanon Primary School, Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders earned spots in the state meet with their top-10 finishes.

  • Blue Devils, Cavaliers advance runners to state

    Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders advanced to the Class 2 state championships and Carroll County will be represented by Kristin Wheatley in the Class 4 meet next week by virtue of their top finishes in region cross country meets earlier this week.

    NOTE: The Region 1C meet was held Thursday. Results will appear in Monday’s edition.

    In the Region 2D meet at Lebanon Primary School, Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders earned spots in the state meet with their top-10 finishes.

  • Cavaliers sweep Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– In their old Southwest District days, Carroll County would often compile a sparkling regular season record only to fall to a River Ridge District team in the regionals. The Cavaliers’ brief membership in the RRD produced four years of struggles in one of the strongest volleyball districts in the state. It seems that Carroll County has never had a bit of luck against the River Ridge.

    Luck had nothing to do with it Tuesday.

  • Hendrick seeking re-election in Carroll

    Sandy Hendrick, incumbent for the Laurel Fork District seat on the Carroll County School Board, spoke briefly with The Gazette about his desire to retain the seat and his feelings about the future of the school system.

  • Fire destroys house in Woodlawn

    WOODLAWN — A structure fire on Mount Zion Road in Woodlawn on Thursday at about 2:20 a.m. left no known injuries, but burned a house to the ground, according to information posted online by the Galax Volunteer Fire Department.

    Firefighters were summoned from Galax, as well as the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department, Carroll County Fire and Rescue and Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

    The structure was a two-story farmhouse, reported to have been unoccupied and only used for storage. It was a total loss.

  • County questions treasurer spending

    INDEPENDENCE — Lawyers for Grayson County confirm an investigation of some treasurer’s office expenditures stemming from a 2016 audit is still pending; meanwhile, Treasurer Kelly Haga says he believes the matter was resolved — to the best of his knowledge.

    The expenditures are pending a review by state police, county officials said.

    In a recent interview, Haga said he has resolved questions raised by an audit last year regarding his use of a county-issued credit card.

  • Readers Hotline 11/1/17

    Airport is critical
    I keep seeing comments in the paper about Twin County Airport. I hope these people complaining realize the only way we can attract industry or maintain industry in our area is to have a functional airport.

    Weathering the storm