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Today's News

  • Moore’s homer powers Cavs past Floyd, 2-1

    FLOYD –– Tiffanie Moore’s solo home run in the top of the fifth inning was the difference Wednesday as Carroll County squeaked by Floyd County 2-1 in a nondistrict softball game.

    Moore stepped into the box with two outs and laced a 2-1 pitch over the centerfield fence to propel the Cavaliers to their second win over the Buffaloes in a week.

  • Highlanders outplay Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– A free 90 feet every now and then is to be expected in baseball. Problems arise when those 90s start adding up to 360.

    Glenvar took advantage of four errors, 10 free passes at the plate and a couple of non-scoreable defensive miscues, all while playing clean baseball itself, in a 5-2 nondistrict win Tuesday at Grayson National Bank Park.

  • Maroon Tide blanks Scarlet Hurricane 9-0 in boys’ soccer

    MARION –– Seven players combined to score nine goals and Galax decimated Marion 9-0 in a nondistrict boys’ soccer match in Marion.

    Brayan Estrada and Edgar Guzman each accounted for a pair of goals for the defending 1A state champs while Dominic DiGiacomo added a goal and two assists.

    The Maroon Tide outshot the Scarlet Hurricanes 29-0 with Galax keeper Ricardo Ortiz making one save.

  • Big inning propels Cavs past Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored eight runs in the fourth inning last Friday to break a close game open and roll over the Galax Maroon Tide 8-1 in a nondistrict softball game.

    The Cavaliers pounded out four hits in the inning and scored seven unearned runs to remain undefeated with a 3-0 record.

    Both teams had early opportunities to score but neither could find home plate.

  • Grayson beats dusk, Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– As is often the case in games played in late March, Mother Nature factored in the outcome. An elusive zone recorded the win, with nightfall earning the save.

    Grayson County scored twice on bases-loaded walks in the sixth inning Friday and the game was called due to darkness as soon as the second, go-ahead run crossed the plate, resulting in an abbreviated 13-12 win over Gate City at Grayson National Bank Park.

  • Historical society to announce Sidna Allen House plans

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Historical Society will make a public announcement on April 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the historic Carroll County Courthouse in Hillsville, to make a public announcement regarding the status of and plans for the historic Sidna Allen house.

  • Galax men, two others, killed in Kentucky crash

    BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. — A two-vehicle collision killed four people last Friday afternoon in Bourbon County, Ky., including two men from Galax. Javier Henriquez, 22, and Julio Barrios, 38, both of Galax, died at the scene.

    For more, read the story HERE in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

  • Maple Festival kicks off Grayson's busy season

    WHITETOP — The annual Whitetop Maple Festival will launch Grayson’s 2015 festival season, which continues throughout the summer and into the winter season, with over 38 events to choose from.

    The Maple Festival is March 28-29 in the county’s highlands. It begins at Mount Rogers School (11245 Highlands Parkway, Whitetop) at 8 a.m. each day. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with genuine maple syrup, tapped fresh from the highest peaks in Virginia.

  • Readers Hotline 3/25/15

    Hit reset
    It’s our own fault Grayson County.... for believing ... leadership can do what it takes to move our public schools into the future. Here we are, millions of dollars in the red, getting rid of teachers and no clue what the future of our children’s schools will look like. We need to clean house in central office and hit the reset button.

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  • Public record for 3/25/15 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 Aug. 29, 2014-Sept. 15, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: