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Today's News

  • She's eight

    Tiarra Skye Bedwell celebrated her eighth birthday July 27 with family and friends with a Barbie party at the Fries Pool. Her birthday was July 25.

  • Public record for 10/16/13 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 in May in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Sandra U. Williams to Debra U. Littreal. 2.339 acres in the Providence District. Gift.

  • Two injured in Cana motorcycle crash

    CANA ― A single-vehicle wreck involving a 2006 Honda motorcycle Sunday on Fishlake Road in Carroll County resulted in serious injuries for the driver and passenger, according to a Virginia State Police report.
    The incident occurred at approximately 5:55 p.m. when the motorcycle driven by Chadwick Lee Haynes, 39, of Mount Airy, N.C., was traveling northbound on Fishlake Road, exceeding the posted speed limit, according to Trooper J.D. Delp.

  • Galax woman charged with grand larceny

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies have recovered two stolen rings and placed a charge of grand larceny from a Sept. 17 incident.
    Peggy Burcham Calfee of the Galax area reported the theft of three rings — two gold with diamonds and one sterling silver — from her home to Carroll Deputy Billy Johnson, according to police reports.
    The rings were valued at approximately $650, and have an even higher sentimental value to Calfee, as one was a gift from her late husband.

  • Carroll sweeps pair of RRD volleyball matches

    CHRISTIANSBURG – Carroll County won a close second set and swept a River Ridge District opponent for the second time in three days, knocking off Christiansburg 25-17, 25-22, 25-15 Thursday night.

    The Cavaliers improved to 12-7 overall and evened their district record at 4-4 with the two wins.

    Jessica Sheek put away nine kills and also had a couple of aces for Carroll County, which got 14 assists from Brianna Delby and 10 digs from Gracie Lindsey.

    Kayla McMurray came up with 23 digs for the Blue Demons, who remained winless after 15 matches.

  • Strong start goes sour in Carroll loss to Knights

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter but Cave Spring rallied with four straight touchdowns, taking a 49-20 River Ridge District win Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Cavaliers (1-5) got on the board first with a 2-yard Josh Blankenship run, and though the PAT attempt failed, Carroll County took the lead into the second quarter.

  • G-men come to life, stun Devils

    BRIAN WOODSON/Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Big ‘mo’ turned on the opening kickoff of the second half.

    Charlie Benfield ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns after the break, and Hunter Cook created three turnovers, including an interception in the final seconds, as Graham celebrated homecoming with a 26-22 Mountain Empire District win over Grayson County on a wet Friday night at Mitchell Stadium. 

    It was the first win for Graham against the Blue Devils (3-3, 0-1) since joining the MED three years ago. 

  • Pioneers power past Galax

    Common sense would dictate that a third straight defeat and a 2-4 record have put a serious dent in Galax’s playoff chances. Quite the contrary. As Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon told his players following a loss Friday to Fort Chiswell, the playoffs start this week for Galax.

    The Tide may possibly need to win out to make it into the 16-team Region 1A West playoffs after it surrendered an early lead and was kept at arm’s length the rest of the night as Fort Chiswell powered to a 49-28 win in the Mountain Empire District opener for both schools.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/14/13

    Non-essential
    Just a thought about the 800,000 non-essential employees that were sent home when the government shut down. If you are saying each one of them worked 8 hours a day, it would be 64 million hours. Times that by just $7 an hour — not even minimum wage — and you get $44,800,000. I wonder where that money is going to go. Is it going to reduce the deficit? That is just for one day, too. And, if it is non-essential, why are there 800,000 non-essential employees?

    Seal of approval

  • Landfill cell closure underway in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Workers scurry over 13.6 acres of mounded earth on this bright Tuesday at the Twin County landfill, bent on various tasks to seal off the waste and prevent 23 years of accumulated garbage from leaking and causing pollution hazards.
    In a maneuver not unlike covering the turf in a baseball stadium during a rain delay, five of 14 workers grab the end and sides of a roll of 22-foot-wide white plastic sheeting and pull briskly to cover a swath of this approximately 50-foot-high hill of garbage and dirt.