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Today's News

  • Cav comeback comes up short

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County dug itself out of a four-run hole but couldn’t complete the comeback and dropped a 4-3 loss to Floyd County in a nondistrict game Tuesday at CCHS.

    The Buffaloes (4-0) had just scored three runs to take a 4-0 lead when the Cavaliers (1-2) began their comeback in the bottom of the fifth. Floyd pitcher Christene Phillips held Carroll County to one hit through the first four innings before issuing a leadoff walk to Tiffany Moore, who stole second and scored on a two-out single to right field by Kayla Walker.

  • Grayson a 4-3 walk-off winner

    INDEPENDENCE –– Conven-tional baseball wisdom dictates that you play for the win on the road, play for the tie at home. Wednesday, the road team got the tie and the home team took the win.

    Carroll County scored twice in the seventh to tie Grayson County at 3-3, but the Blue Devils got an RBI single from Spencer Roberts with none out in the bottom of the inning to edge the Cavaliers 4-3 in a nondistrict game at the Grayson Rec. Park.

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  • Man charged with larceny, forgery in Galax

    Police say suspect was trying to break into cars and pass forged checks.

  • VDOT planning I-77 safety improvements

    SALEM — Safety on Interstate 77 at Fancy Gap has been an ongoing issue for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
    Highway officials in 2012 revealed proposed safety improvements to the dangerous stretch of road in Carroll County. The I-77 safety project includes installing variable speed limit signs, more electronic message boards,  "pan-tilt-zoom" cameras and more road weather information systems.

  • He's one

    Landon Gray Smith turned 1 on March 3. He celebrated with a baby Mickey-themed party with family and friends. 

    Landon is the son of Christopher and DeAnn Smith of Hillsville. His grandparents are Dennis and Debbie Frost of Galax, and James and Bonnie Smith of Hillsville.

  • Public record for 4/3/13 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in February in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • HoustonFest to award grants and scholarships

    Last year’s  Houston Caldwell Music Scholarship recipients will be showcased in a special performance during this year’s festival.
    Last year’s recipients — Jared Boyd, Brandy Miller, Danielle Yother, Daniel Greeson and Catherine Conner — will perform during HoustonFest 2013, which is scheduled for May 3-4 at Felts Park in Galax.
    HoustonFest is organized and presented by Galax Volunteer Fire Department and community volunteers.

  • Saturday I-77 crash also resulted in fatality

    A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 77 on Saturday also lead to a fatality, according to Virginia State Police Trooper Alan Vaughan.
    This crash occurred at about 3:15 p.m. at the 3 milemarker in the northbound lanes, when driver Jeffrey D. Stewart, 66, of Worthington, Ohio, apparently fell asleep at the wheel.
    The 2010 Chevy Malibu went off the road to the right and struck a rock embankment and overturned several times, the trooper said. This ejected a backseat passenger.

  • Students unharmed in bus incident

    No students were injured after a school bus slipped off the edge of the road in the Laurel section of Carroll Tuesday morning.
    In the brief time before another bus arrived, Hillsville Fire Department members put the kids in the fire trucks to be out of the morning chill.