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Today's News

  • Carroll Co. girls reach semifinals

    HILLSVILLE –– A shooter’s philosophy dictates that if you’re making ‘em, keep shooting. If you’re not making ‘em, keep shooting until you do.

    Right now, Crysta Guynn only has to worry about the first part.

    Riding a hot streak that has extended through the last six quarters, Guynn came off the bench to pour in 20 points Wednesday, helping to lead Carroll County over Magna Vista 59-46 in a Region IV Division 4 quarterfinal game.

  • Cavaliers survive Warriors

    HILLSVILLE –– Gunnar Beamer and Corey Kellam put on a great game of h-o-r-s-e in the first quarter. Carroll County and Magna Vista put on a great show all night.

    After leading for most of the night, Carroll County found itself against the ropes with time winding down but held Magna Vista to three points the final five minutes, rallying from a five-point deficit to survive with a 59-57 win in the Region IV Division 4 semifinals.

  • Mabry inspires others to fight multiple sclerosis

    SYLVATUS — Loved ones of Joe Mabry feel certain he would lead the charge to raise money for multiple sclerosis research, if he could.
    Mabry, who died of complications from the congenital heart disease Aug. 11, 2012, will be there in spirit as participants in the New River Valley Walk in Radford for the Blue Ridge chapter of the National MS Society will walk in his honor and memory.
    Mabry had already signed up to help the team that Regina Dalton of Sylvatus organized, despite coping with his own history of medical challenges.

  • Grayson shooting range search reloaded

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County is reloading its search for a shooting range location after a previously identified site was deemed to be unsuitable.
    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet updated the board of supervisors on the proposed location at the closed Grayson County landfill across Cornerstone Road, during the board’s regular meeting earlier this month.
    Sweet also said the county has found additional funding above the $25,000 grant the National Rifle Association has provided the county for building the range.

  • Carroll schools expect tough year ahead

    HILLSVILLE — Population trends in Carroll probably mean decreasing school enrollment and a drop in education funding, school board members learned at their Feb. 12 meeting.
    School board members discussed budget goals and outlook for the upcoming 2013 fiscal year and didn’t find much hope in the numbers.
    Tammy Quesenberry, finances manager and school board clerk, said the “average daily membership” for the schools is expected to decline in future years.

  • 1908 Courthouse to improve accessibility

    INDEPENDENCE — The University of North Carolina School of the Arts was set to hold its second concert of a winter concert series this month at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence until handicapped accessibility issues with the building were brought to light by an activist for the disabled.
    The regional arts council has now moved the concert and all other upcoming events scheduled at the 105-year-old courthouse’s Baldwin Auditorium to new venues, and the courthouse foundation is preparing to address Americans with Disabilities Act compliance issues.

  • Readers' Hotline 2/20/13

    Reply to Mongo
    Hey Mongo. I’m glad that you and your dogs are happy and doing good and staying warm and I also hope that you change your mind about going down to Dugspur because you remember what happened before, you got locked up. You better stay in Galax so we can keep hearing from you.

    Join ‘em

  • Poole, Sapp to be married

    Elvis and Rhonda Poole of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynn Poole, to Joseph Eric Sapp, son of Mary Sharlene Sapp of Fries.

    Sapp is a 2010 graduate of Grayson County High School. He works at Vaughan-Bassett.
    Poole is a 2011 graduate of Carroll County High School. She works at Bojangles.
    A Feb. 16 wedding is planned at 1 p.m. at Gospel Chapel on Mills Street in Galax.

  • He's one

    Riley Levi Deihl celebrated his first birthday Jan. 16 with family and friends at the home of his grandmother, Amy Guthric Steve Mortze.

    He is the son of Breanna Guthric. He is the great-grandson of Gerald and Bobbie Fridley.

  • Public record for 2/20/13 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 Nov. 26-Dec. 7, 2012, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: