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Today's News

  • Tide, Devils fill all-MED spots

     Grayson County and Galax, along with Fort Chiswell, each claimed a share of the Mountain Empire District football championship. The Blue Devils and the Maroon Tide accepted their share of the postseason accolades, as well.

    The two teams combined to fill 11 first-team and 17 second-team slots on the all-Mountain Empire District football team, as voted on by the district’s coaches.

  • Cavs earn postseason honors

     Carroll County’s Maleah Neely was named to the all-Region IV first team for volleyball while the Cavaliers had two first-team and eight second-team picks in all-Southwest District football balloting.

    Neely, a senior outside hitter and the Southwest District player of the year, led the Cavaliers to a 22-1 record with team highs of 295 serving points, 231 kills, 359 assists, 42 aces and 226 digs, and was third on the team with 34 blocks.

  • Abingdon uses late rally to hand Carroll first loss, 70-58

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County trailed Abingdon by a single point with less than four minutes to go Friday before the Falcons exploded down the stretch, pulling away for a 70-58 win in the Southwest District opener for both schools.

    Up 54-53, Abingdon used a Zach Viers 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining to ignite an 11-0 run over the next three minutes. Alex Looney had six points during the spurt, including a three-point play.

  • Three volleyball players earn NAIA academic honors

     Three former Twin County athletes were honored for their work on the courts as well as in the classroom recently by being named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) volleyball scholar-athletes.

    UVa.-Wise’s Megan Funk and Bluefield College’s Ashley Strickland and Alyssa Weddle were among the 387 players nationally who were recognized by the NAIA.

    To be recognized, players must achieve junior status and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Airport commission turns to localities for funding

    The Twin County Airport Commission is looking to localities to help fund capital improvement projects over the next few years in order to make the airport in Carroll County an economic development tool, said Tom Jones, chair of the commission.

  • Couple accused of killing N.C. man

    By CHRISTOPHER BROOKE and LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    SPARTA, N.C. — An Alleghany County Sheriff's Office investigation into an Oct. 26 murder in Ennice has led to charges being placed against a Cana, Va., couple and a Surry County man.
    James Bradley Upchurch, 41, and wife Rebecca Jane Wright Upchurch, 39, of Cana and Wayne Thomas Lawson Jr., 39, of Surry County have been charged after the seven-week investigation that involved multiple law enforcement agencies from two states, according to a news release from Alleghany County authorities.

  • Laurel Fork Library: Check It Out

     

  • Motion could result in AmerLink settlement

    WILSON, N.C. — Carroll County attorneys and AmerLink's bankruptcy trustee have jointly petitioned the federal court to allow the settlement involving the model home sales center to move ahead.
    Log home manufacturer AmerLink was supposed to create about 200 jobs in an economic development deal with Carroll County, but filed for bankruptcy in federal court instead.

  • A painful price point for drivers

    Never before have motorists paid $3 for a gallon of gasoline at Christmastime.
    Unless things change, that could soon happen across the nation, according to the American Automobile Association’s “Daily Fuel Gauge Report.”

  • LETTERS TO SANTA

    Fairview Elementary School

    First Grade

     

    Dear Santa Claus,

    I am Stephanie. I am brown and black. How are you today? I would like fingernails. I will like a book like Mrs. Jones. I want a magic book. I want a fushigi.

    Love,

    Stephanie Acuna

     

    Dear Santa,

    We are at school. How is Mrs. Clause doing? Is she cooking the cookies yet? Have I been good today? I want a cell phone, computer, fushigi, a t.v., a horse, and fingernails, and the book “Love, Santa”.