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Today's News

  • Police warn of Medicare scam

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County investigators have issued a warning about a phone scam involving Social Security information.
    Five citizens have been called by individuals identifying themselves as being with the Social Security Administration, said Kevin Kemp of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. “They are asking these [potential victims] to verify their name, phone number and checking account number.”

  • TCRH alters visitation policy due to flu risk

    Twin County Regional Hospital is taking precautions through its visitation policy to minimize the spread of flu-like illnesses.
    Temporary visitation guidelines are effective immediately and will remain in effect until the peak flu season passes.
    Visitors younger than age 18 are restricted from visiting the hospital, including the intensive care unit and mother-baby unit, because those patients and infants, as well as visitors who are minors, are more vulnerable to illnesses.

  • Readers' Hotline 12/17/12

    Hats off
    The Carroll County Soccer Association has ended another great season. Fun and exercise on the field will be greatly missed by my two kids. They have been challenged, sharpened and encouraged by the coaches willing to volunteer their time and love for the game. A great big thank you to Coach Bob, Coach Marion, Coach George, Coach Chris and Coach Eric and all the other coaches who are willing to invest in young people.

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  • Collegians enjoy strong season

     EMORY –– Kim Caudill, a senior at Emory & Henry College, has been named to the Spring 2012 StellarOne Sportsmanship team for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

  • Carroll County falls short at Bassett

     BASSETT –– Carroll County came up just short again against one of the top girls’ teams in Timesland, falling to Bassett 51-50 in a nondistrict battle Monday night.

    The loss dropped the Cavaliers to 3-3 on the season, with the three defeats coming by an average of 3.6 points to teams ranked in the Roanoke Times preseason top five.

  • Six from area named to all-region teams

    All three Twin County football teams were represented on their respective all-region teams as the Region C and Region IV lists were released recently.

    Grayson County and Galax were represented by a pair of brothers on the all-Region C first team, Mikey and Max Rodgers for the Blue Devils along with Donte and Steven Peoples of the Maroon Tide.

  • Highlanders pull away from Maroon Tide

     SALEM –– Glenvar broke open a close game by controlling the fourth quarter and knocked off Galax 61-45 in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Wednesday.

    Galax (0-4) trailed just 40-38 entering the fourth period but the Highlanders (7-1) got a combined 16 points from Tyler Crockett and Jeremy Williams in the fourth quarter to outscore the Maroon Tide 21-7 down the stretch.

    Williams led all scorers with 17 points for Glenvar and Crockett finished with 16.

    Galax was paced by Steven Peoples with 16 points.

     

  • Second half all Cavaliers

    DUBLIN –– It was appropriate that on a date like 12/12/12, a couple of 12-point surges made all the difference.

    Hanging on to a six-point lead early in the third quarter Wednesday, Carroll County twice scored 12 unanswered points and left the Cougars in the dust, rolling to a 70-40 nondistrict win to remain unbeaten on the year.

  • New mug shot feature begins

     

  • Galax opposes homeschool athletes proposal

    School system is against bill allowing homeschoolers to participate in public school activities