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Today's News

  • Stellar seniors wrapping it up at Carroll

     HILLSVILLE –– It will soon be a sad day for Carroll County wrestling coach Jason Morris. In a few weeks, seven of his 11 wrestlers will take the mat for him the last time. The majority of these seven seniors have been together since sixth grade.

  • Galax earns share of MED title; Grayson remains in the hunt

     BLAND –– Galax took care of business early and clinched a share of the Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball championship, wiping out Bland County 66-32 Tuesday night.

    Galax (17-2, 7-1) outscored the Bears 18-1 in the first eight minutes and led 35-7 at halftime as Jerad Brown scored 11 first-half points.

    Brown finished with 14 points to lead Galax, which is in the clubhouse with the district lead.  Devonte McKinney added 10 points for the Tide.

  • Cavs stay perfect in SWD

     HILLSVILLE –– It must have been a nice feeling for Carroll County to have wrapped up the Southwest District title with two league games, including senior night, remaining to be played. 

    That warm fuzzy could only have been amplified when senior introductions took about 30 seconds.

    The young Cavaliers (15-4 overall, 11-0 district) smothered Graham defensively and cruised to a 43-29 win Tuesday as Maleah Neely and Kallie Scott made their last regular season appearances on the Carroll County floor.

  • New River Trail visits down in 2010

     

  • U.S. 58 funds in transportation plan

     

  • Legislation targets illegal immigrants

     

    RICHMOND — Spurred by a tough economy, the Virginia House of Delegates this week approved nearly a dozen bills intended to block Virginia’s estimated 200,000 illegal immigrants from taking scarce jobs, filling precious college seats and tapping into the strained budgets of public assistance.
    As the stack of bills demonstrates, the distractions of unemployment and foreclosure haven’t ended the debate over illegal immigration.
    They’ve only slipped it inside a new frame.

  • Civil War descendants plan monument

     

  • College to stay at Crossroads

     

  • Suspects paint the town in Cana

    CANA — Three Mount Airy, N.C., residents face multiple charges after shooting up parts of Cana with paintballs on Monday evening.
    The Carroll Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of a vehicle driving through neighborhood streets and shooting at houses at about 9:52 p.m.
    Responding to the vicinity of Plantation and Mainline roads, deputies pulled over a van that matched the description of the suspect vehicle, according to information from the police report.
    Searching the vehicle, deputies recovered paintball guns, paintballs and air canisters.

  • E-911 Commission hires new coordinator

    The Twin County E-911 Regional Commission on Tuesday announced the appointment of Jolena Young as the new E-911 Regional Coordinator.
    Young will succeed Eddie Hines, who is retiring April 30. Hines has been with the commission since 2002.
    The new coordinator will begin working part-time in March and move into the position full-time in April.
    Young is a native and resident of Carroll County and has worked for Nortel, Quintiles Inc., Glaxco Wellcome Inc, and Price Waterhouse LLP. She has held various positions in audit, finance and information systems.