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Today's News

  • Woman convicted in death of trooper

     

  • Grayson prison to open this fall

    INDEPENDENCE — It’s finally official.
    A long-dormant state prison in Grayson County is set to open in October, after the Virginia General Assembly approved a revised $87.4 billion spending plan that includes a total of $18 million to open the River North Correctional Center near Independence.
    The General Assembly adjourned its 2013 session in Richmond on Feb. 23 and both the Senate and House of Delegates approved a budget that included the prison money.

  • McMillian to serve 5 years

    HILLSVILLE — A probation violation charge led to more legal difficulties for a Cana man when a Carroll County deputy discovered meth and a firearm nearby on May 25, 2012.
    Glen Donald McMillian had appear in Carroll County Circuit Court on Feb. 21 before Judge Robert Turk to answer charges of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 drug, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule 1 or 2 drug.

  • Collecting taxes could help county balance budget

    HILLSVILLE — Making budget is the reason behind wanting a real estate delinquent tax list from the treasurer, Carroll County supervisors said at their Feb. 11 meeting.
    The supervisors first discussed delinquent real estate taxes in January, but the intent isn’t to cause hard feelings between county officials, Supervisor Sam Dickson stressed at the February meeting.

  • Town manager busy in first month on job

    HILLSVILLE — The message that the new town manager wants to send is that Hillsville remains open for business, as officials make plans to build up commerce and activity.
    Travis Jackson began working as the town manager Feb. 1, and quickly found lots to do.
    Even as budget planning for the 2013-2014 fiscal year has been ramping up, Jackson began working with not only other Hillsville officials, but also Carroll County representatives in order to build on past successes and try new things with the goal of benefiting both town and county citizens.

  • Cavaliers reign in Region IV

    HILLSVILLE –– Salem was as well-prepared to face Carroll County as any team the Cavaliers have played this year. But nobody was prepared to see Cody Keith go off the way he did.

    A dynamic 6-foot-2 junior forward, Carroll County’s sixth man hit every shot he put up, scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed team highs with six rebounds and four steals as the Cavaliers used a dominant fourth quarter to claim a 66-48 win in the Region IV Division 4 finals Saturday night.

  • Bassett edges Carroll 33-30 in Region IV girls’ semifinals

    RIDGEWAY –– Carroll County held Bassett to nearly 20 points less than its season scoring average but the Cavaliers were unable to break the ice themselves and dropped a 33-30 decision to the Bengals in the Region IV Division 4 semifinals Thursday at Magna Vista High School.

    Bassett (18-3) played Salem for the region title. Both teams advance to the Division 4 state tournament.

    The Bengals hit just one field goal in the second half and only scored 13 points from the floor for the game, but survived by hitting 20 of their 30 foul shots.

  • Rebels eliminate Grayson girls

    BLUEFIELD –– Patrick Henry-Glade Spring jumped out to a 17-3 lead in and ended Grayson County’s season with a 54-39 defeat in the Region C Division 2 semifinals Thursday at Graham Middle School.

    The Rebels (18-8) earned their third straight trip to the state tournament, denying Grayson County its first.

    Patrick Henry faced Floyd County for the region title Saturday night.

  • Northwood boards up Galax

    As the higher-seeded team, Northwood took the floor Thursday in its home whites and its score was displayed on the home side of the scoreboard. The Panthers made themselves at home under the boards, too, helping themselves to seconds on the offensive glass.

    Northwood was able to get away with shooting 18 percent from the floor largely by its work on the backboards, and held off Galax 43-38 in the Region C Division 1 girls’ semifinals on the Maroon Tide’s court.

  • G-Men break Grayson’s heart

    BLUEFIELD –– Double overtime was doubly cruel this time around.

    Playing two extra sessions for the second time in three games, Grayson County was eliminated one win short of a state tournament berth after a 77-75 loss to Graham in the Region C Division 2 semifinals Friday on the G-Men’s home floor.

    Graham (18-7) advanced to Saturday’s championship game to meet Radford (24-2), a 58-51 winner over Glenvar in the first semifinal.