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  • Dixon, Spurlin win titles at Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax and Grayson County advanced a combined six wrestlers to the championship finals, with the Maroon Tide winning two individual titles Saturday at the Rural Retreat Invitational wrestling tournament.

  • Cavaliers hold off Blue Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Having managed fewer than 20 points in the first half Monday night, Carroll County struck upon a novel idea to start the third quarter – pointing the ball at the bucket.

    Grayson County experienced a similar epiphany after scoring 17 points by the midpoint of the third period, but the Blue Devils’ surge ran out of steam down the stretch as the Cavaliers pulled away for a 52-40 nondistrict win.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: January 25-31

    2010

    Kayla Goins recorded a triple-double for the second time in three days, leading Carroll County over Abingdon 56-46 with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals. Goins had a triple-double two days earlier and was a single rebound short of one the day before, which would have given her three triple-doubles for the week.

    Eric Harvey pumped in 29 points while Tyler Rutherford and Jake Blizzard scored 14 apiece as Grayson County rolled over Narrows 81-57.

     

    2005

  • Three names to be added to CCHS hall of fame as Class of 2015

    Carroll County High School will induct a state champion, a rushing record-holder and a superfan in its second class of the CCHS Sports Hall of Fame tonight between the boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball games against Christiansburg.

    The induction ceremony is expected to begin around 7 p.m., depending on the length of the girls’ game, which begins at 5:30.

  • Twin County teams come up short in district games

     DUBLIN –– Pulaski County held Carroll County to 19 points through the first three periods and coasted to a 71-34 River Ridge District boys’ win Tuesday.

    Bryant Grubb led all scorers with 18 points for Pulaski County (8-7 overall, 5-2 district), which led 57-19 entering the fourth quarter. Cam Merchant chipped in 13 points, Isaac Poe scored 12 and Marcus Burks provided 10 for the Cougars.

  • Galax holds down the Fort

    Galax got a little bit of scoring from a little portion of its roster, but the Maroon Tide made the most of what it did get Tuesday and claimed a 45-36 win from Fort Chiswell in a swiftly-completed Mountain Empire District game.

    Only five players scored for Galax, but all five contributed between eight and 10 points each as the Maroon Tide needed but an hour and 12 minutes to improve to 10-6 overall on the year stay unbeaten in district play after five games.

  • Happy homecoming for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County’s girls’ basketball team is 4-1 this year on its home floor. The Cavaliers are now 1-0 on a neutral court.

  • Volunteers will help with insurance enrollment

    HILLSVILLE — Volunteers with Commonwealth Covered, a project sponsored through Enroll Virginia, will visit Carroll County this week to discuss enrollment options through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

    Feb. 15 is the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2015, and families who wait too long to sign up or choose to opt out of coverage will receive a tax penalty for the year.

  • Blue Ridge Parkway visitation increases

    By SHAINA STOCKTON and SHANNON WATKINS, Staff

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is showing the first increase in visitation since 2011, and some local venues and parkway-adjacent merchants are seeing an uptick in businesses.

    The national park reported that it attracted more than 13.9 million visitors in 2014, an increase of about 1 million from 2013.

  • Bill advances to keep training center open

    RICHMOND — A bill seeking to keep two of Virginia’s training centers for the mentally handicapped open was referred to the House of Delegates’ Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday, following a hearing in Richmond where the bill was received by the Health Welfare and Institutions Subcommittee.