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Today's News

  • Trooper honored for heroism

    ROANOKE — A Virginia State Police trooper who patrols the Twin Counties has been recognized with a Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police “Lifesaving Award” for his part in responding to a fiery Dec. 23, 2011, crash on Interstate 77.
    At about  2:40 a.m. that day, Trooper Charles “Chuck” H. Campbell Jr. responded to a single-vehicle crash in Carroll County at the area known as the “Tater Hole,” a notorious site of I-77 crashes.

  • Fries Fiddlers' Convention winners announced

    FRIES — The Fries Volunteer Fire Department, organizers of the 46th Annual Fries Fiddlers Convention, have released the winners of the event, held earlier this month at the town’s ball field.
    Tony Hicks won the Jesse Lovell Memorial Trophy for best youth guitar.
    Victor Furtado won the Houston Caldwell Memorial Trophy for best all-around youth performer.
    Tommy Nichols won the Henry Whitter Memorial Trophy for best all-around performer.

    Youth Competition Winners
    (beginning with first place)

  • Why Carroll County should explore the M.E.D.

     Two weeks ago, I would have found the idea of Carroll County entering the Mountain Empire District as ludicrous. When I first heard a rumor that Carroll was pursuing such a move to avoid placement in the Roanoke-centered River Ridge District, my reaction was what I imagine a lot of others’ would be. I laughed.

  • Tide battles back to nip Cavs

    It may be a stretch to say Galax was right where it wanted to be, trailing by significant margins in each of the first three sets, but it certainly worked out well enough for the Maroon Tide.

    Carroll County was in control in each of the first three games Tuesday but was able to secure only one of the three, and Galax held on to take a five-set nondistrict win, 21-25, 27-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12.

  • Church drowning in water bill debt

    HILLSVILLE — Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church could hold car washes to raise money for its financial crisis, as many churches do, but using all that water would just add to its troubles.
    A leak at the church caused an estimated one million gallons of water to run through the system, and into the town’s sewer system.
    Hillsville Town Council on Aug. 13 discussed the church’s dilemma, but the amount of the water and sewer bill the town can forgive is just a drop in the bucket.

  • Final ruling decides training center's fate

    RICHMOND — A federal court judge dismissed a complaint to prevent the closing of Virginia’s training centers, while giving final approval to a settlement agreement between the state and the U.S. Department of Justice regarding care for the intellectually and developmentally disabled.

  • Riptide swimmers cap successful season

     This year the Galax Riptide Capped of a great season at the annual Blue Ridge Swim Conference swim meet in Mt. Airy, N.C.  The team finished with 1166 points to finish second to the Elkin Wet Lightening’ 2139.5. Finishing a close third only four points behind the Riptide were the Reeves Rapids with a score of 1162, followed by the Dobson Dolphins (1006.5), the AquaTechs of Wilkesboro (638), the Wytheville Waves (631) Carroll Wellness Center Tigersharks (590).

  • Maroon Tide takes opener from Floyd

     Galax needed 29 points to win the second set but knocked off Floyd County in three, 25-17, 29-27, 25-9 to open its volleyball season with a nondistrict win Tuesday in Galax.

    Lindsey Ayers had 14 kills, Haley Reynolds came up with 14 digs, Susan Davis put up 16 assists and Sydney Lindsey added seven blocks for the Maroon Tide.

    Patrick County 3, Carroll Co. 2: The Cougars pulled away in the fifth set to take a 10-25, 25-22 25-20, 21-25, 15-8 win in a nondistrict match.

  • Huge second quarter lifts Bengals

    HILLSVILLE—Bassett used a 26 point second quarter to take a commanding lead en route to a 40-12 drubbing of Carroll County in a nondistrict game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Bengals (1-0) topped 350 yards on the ground through their triple option offense and kept the Cavaliers (0-1) on their heels throughout the entire game.

    Bassett wasted no time taking the lead.

    Taking over on their own 35-yard line, the Bengals pounded the ball time and time again as they thundered down the field for a score on the opening drive.

  • Blue Devils open with 48-9 win

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County used its superior defense and size advantage Friday night to cruise to a 48-9 victory over Alleghany, N.C. in the season opener for the Blue Devils at Bill Strong Field.

    And while the defense was holding the Trojans to only nine points, the offense took over to provide the points for the non-district win.