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Today's News

  • Carroll girls jump on Cave Spring early for RRD win

     ROANOKE ––Carroll County obliterated Cave Spring in the first half and stayed perfect in district play on the season, notching a 43-30 River Ridge District win Tuesday night.

    The Cavaliers (10-2 overall, 5-0 district) bolted to a 20-3 lead after the first quarter and held the Knights (6-7, 1-3) to seven points in the first half to take a 30-7 lead into the break.

    Cave Spring managed 13 points in the first three periods before the Knights’ Courtney Stover connected on five 3-pointers and all of her 15 points in the fourth quarter.

  • Carroll County keeps rolling

    HILLSVILLE –– Having participated in summer ball with several Cave Spring players, introductions weren’t necessary for Carroll County’s Winston Giles when the Knights visited the Cavaliers Tuesday. Giles provided a none-too-polite ‘hello’ nonetheless, after which Gunnar Beamer wrapped up the evening by showing the Knights to the door.

  • Racing is all about family to Furrs

    Michelle Furr has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series.

    Though her racing career extends over three decades, she and her family first ventured into NHRA national and divisional competition just four years ago, and success quickly followed.  Driving her Ohio Crankshaft/Quickfuel Technologies entries in Super Comp and Super Street, Furr has already earned a pair of NHRA national event wins and racked up several top-tier finishes in the Lucas Oil series points standings.

  • Graham sweeps Devils for MED lead

     INDEPENDENCE –– In a battle for the top spot in the Mountain Empire District girls’ basketball race, Grayson County took an early lead but Graham took control with a big third quarter run and held on to defeat the Blue Devils 59-55 Friday night at Grayson County Middle School.

    Both teams left the floor with 8-5 overall records. The G-Girls returned to Bluefield with the top spot in the MED standings at 4-0 while the Blue Devils dropped a game back at 3-1.

  • Peoples garners more honors

    Galax runningback Steven Peoples continued to reap rewards from near and far following his record-breaking senior season, including a pair of honors just recently.

    Peoples and Maroon Tide linebacker Joseph Dixon were both named to the inaugural all-HSGC awards list, Dixon as a first-team all-Northeast defensive player and Peoples as the Northeast player of the year.

  • Pats take top spot from Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– A lot of things had to go right for Carroll County in its first meeting against Patrick Henry if the Cavaliers were to hang on to sole possession of the River Ridge District lead.

    Unfortunately for the home team, the only thing that fell in the general direction of Carroll County’s way Friday night was a band of winter participation.

  • Readers' Hotline 1/20/14

    Come on over
    To the caller who said that old-time music rules, you don’t have to go all the way to Floyd. We have great old-time and bluegrass music right here every Friday night in Galax, and once a month on Saturday night. We are at the country club now, while the Rex is being remodeled. I went on a Friday night. It was great. Had a great band and a nice dance floor. Come on and join us. We would be glad to have you. It’s only $5. Where else can you have fun?

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  • Zoning repeal? Not so fast, Grayson

    The Grayson supervisors’ debate about a proposed repeal of the county’s zoning ordinance has revealed an internal conflict on that board that mirrors the divided nature of citizens’ opinions on the issue.
    Though the anti-zoning faction on the board has claimed — with only anecdotal evidence — that their mission follows the will of a majority of citizens, the more vocal group has been the one defending zoning. More of them have been speaking at meetings, writing letters to the newspaper and voting in a Gazette online poll.

  • Law would raise penalty for roadside officer deaths

    RICHMOND — The family of fallen Trooper Andrew Fox want the General Assembly to strengthen the penalty in cases where emergency, police and other kinds of “Samaritan” workers are injured and killed on Virginia highways.
    Trooper Andrew David Fox died Oct. 5, 2012, of injuries sustained when he was struck by Angelica Valencia’s car while directing traffic at the Virginia State Fair near Richmond.

  • Historical Society could preserve Allen House

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Historical Society and an heir to the Sidna Allen home report progress in talks to preserve the historic Queen Anne-style home in Fancy Gap.
    While still negotiating on the exact language, the parties hope to have good news to share soon, according to Bill Webb, a board member with the historical society.
    Bonnie Wood, one of two heirs of Bert and Marlene Widener, said that the legal work continues, but did not want to comment further until after an agreement is sealed.