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Today's News

  • Carroll connection grows at Ferrum

    HILLSVILLE –– For a wide-eyed kid making the jump from eighth-grade ball straight to the varsity, it must have been nice to have one of Carroll County’s all-time greats to help ease the transition.

    Though the first time around worked out pretty well for then-freshman Rachel Dalton and junior Kayla Goins, the two will have a chance at a do-over this fall.

    Dalton will join Goins on the Ferrum College women’s basketball team, making known her intentions recently at Carroll County High School.

  • Nelson named first-team all-conference

     EMORY –– Emory & Henry College junior tennis player Matt Nelson has been named first-team all-ODAC (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) at No. 1 doubles for the recently-completed 2012 season.

    Nelson, a former Galax High School standout and Group A doubles state champion, and teammate Adam Henderson (Abingdon) were two of four Emory & Henry players to pick up first- or second-team all-conference honors.

    Nelson and Henderson were a perfect 9-0 in conference play this season and were 17-2 overall.

  • Grayson picks up pair of wins

      INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored 14 runs in the first three innings Tuesday and improved to 7-0 in the Mountain Empire District with a 16-0 shelling of Bland County at GNB Park.

    Run-producing singles by Matt Cornett and Max Rodgers gave the Blue Devils (9-7 overall) a 2-0 lead after the first, and Grayson tacked on five runs on three swings as part of a seven-run second.

  • Hendrick resigns from job after conflict ruling

    UPDATED 5/17/12, 11:45 A.M. — Carroll County Public Service Authority decided in an early morning meeting Thursday to send Rural Development a letter to find out whether the resignation of Laurel Fork Supervisor Joshua Hendrick from Nehemiah Engineering will satisfy the federal agency's concerns about a conflict of interest on Fancy Gap water and sewer inspections. The PSA also adopted a new conflict of interest policy this morning, which applies to construction inspectors.

  • Cavaliers pound Richlands anyway

    WARDELL –– Partial-strength was stout enough for Carroll County.

    Seemingly unaffected by the final effects of last week’s brouhaha at Tazewell, Carroll County dealt quite ably with the absence of one-third of its lineup for Monday’s game at Richlands, jumping on the Blue Tornado early and breezing to a 7-1 Southwest District win at Southwest Virginia Community College.

  • Group A top player getting out of town

    Lawrence Parsons has advanced so much on the basketball floor and done so much for Galax High School hoops that the big guy deserves to get away for a while.

    Like, four years.

    A chance encounter last spring got the wheels turning and Parsons’ outstanding senior season fueled the process, and the Group A state player of the year landed a scholarship to up-and-coming Ohio Christian.

    Parsons signed the necessary paperwork recently at Galax High School, accompanied by OCU coaches Tony Stockman and Jamey Batten.

  • Grayson completes turnaround

    INDEPENDENCE –– In March, Grayson County was looking for ways to score a run. A couple of weeks later, the Blue Devils were trying to extend a game past five innings. Then came working on a way to pick up a win.

  • Grayson completes turnaround

    INDEPENDENCE –– In March, Grayson County was looking for ways to score a run. A couple of weeks later, the Blue Devils were trying to extend a game past five innings. Then came working on a way to pick up a win.

    It’s May now, and Grayson is staring at the possibility of a very high seed in the Region C Division 2 tournament.

  • Survey work on I-77 to impact Carroll traffic

    Lane closures will be in effect on Interstate 77 in Carroll County during May 16-30 due to daytime survey work on northbound and southbound lanes.

    Lane closures may be in place at various locations on weekdays between mile markers 0 and 8.

  • Turns two

    Oliver Gray Smith celebrated his second birthday with an Elmo party in Bursa, Turkey. Oliver is the son of Daniel and Priscila Smith, formerly of Galax.

    He is the grandson of Danny and Andrea Smith of Galax, and Vanir and Lourdes Cardoso of Florianopolis, Brazil. He is the great grandson of Wilma Smith and the late Gene Smith and the late Gordon and Dell Farmer.