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  • Public record for 12/24/14 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 July 1-14 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

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  • Maroon Tide squanders huge lead but drops Wythe by 9

     Galax jumped out to a 31-14 halftime lead and withstood a second-half surge by George Wythe, holding on for a 65-56 win in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Monday in Galax.

    Tied 8-8 with three minutes left in the first period, the Maroon Tide (3-0) outscored the Maroons 23-7 the rest of the first half to take command.

  • Dixon, Spurlin lead Tide in C46 voting

    Caleb Spurlin started the season as a skill position player. Joseph Dixon started the season in the shadow of one of the greatest individual seasons in state history.

    Both Galax football players have than left their mark, if Conference 46 coaches have anything to say about it.

    Spurlin was named the top lineman on both sides of the ball and Dixon earned offensive player of the year honors in Conference 46 voting.

  • McGrady tops 1,000 in Devil win

    INDEPENDENCE –– The suspense is over. 

    Camryn McGrady of the Grayson County Blue Devils surpassed the 1,000 point mark for her career Friday in a 56-26 victory over nondistrict rival Alleghany, N.C.

    McGrady entered the game 10 points short of the 1,000 mark. She had scored eight points when she was fouled with 1:55 left in the half. She calmly went to the foul line and sank both shots to reach the plateau.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: December 14-20

     2009

    Grayson County scored 53 second-half points and ran away from Floyd County 77-69. Eric Harvey scored 26 points for Grayson, which got 16 from Tyler Rutherford, 14 from Bubba Bowen and 12 from Steven Eller.

    Kayla Goins scored 25 points and topped 1,000 for her career as Carroll County got past Pulaski County 57-52. The Cavaliers rallied from seven points down in the third period for the win.

     

    2004

  • Grayson, Carroll gridders gain honors

      Staff reports

     

    Grayson County placed one player on the all-Conference 39 football first team while the Blue Devils and Carroll County combined to fill 11 total spots on their respective all-conference squads.

    Chance Widner was a first-team pick at defensive end for the Blue Devils after leading the Twin Counties with 50 solo tackles. He was second in the area with 63.5 total tackles. Widner was also voted a second-team all-Region 2A West defensive end.

  • Carroll hoops splits quad with Cave Spring

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County shrugged off a sluggish first half and came on strong after the break to post a 54-48 win over Cave Spring in the girls’ basketball district opener Tuesday for both schools.

    The Knights (3-2 overall, 0-1 district) took a 29-25 lead into intermission but the Cavaliers (2-2, 1-0) bounced back in the third quarter to lead 37-35 by the start of the fourth period.

  • Cavs click in win over Eagles

    HILLSVILLE –– The question has probably popped up from time to time in the minds of the fans of Carroll County girls’ basketball this year – Just how good can this group be? For a stretch during the second half Wednesday, Cavalier coach Marc Motley believes he found out.

    Carroll County broke open a tight ballgame by outscoring G.W. Danville 21-6 in the third quarter, rolling to a 71-53 win in a rematch of last year’s Conference 24 semifinals.

  • Governor McAuliffe announces $1 million investment in Carroll County

    HILLSVILLE — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Thomas Automation Management (TAM), an automation firm that solves industrial IT problems for companies around the world, will invest $1 million to expand its operation in Carroll County, creating 15 new jobs.

    It was the fifth economic development announcement for Carroll County this year, officials noted as they spoke of the partnerships that have been developed for the sake of economic growth.