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Today's News

  • 'Antique Roadshow' comes to town

    HILLSVILLE — Locals brought their curiosities to the Carroll library for an appraisal by Antique Roadshow's Ken Farmer Aug. 31.
    The visit by the Radford auction house owner, also known as one of the experts from PBS's most popular television show, happened just as vendors began to set up for the Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show, when buyers  by the thousands flock to the town to shop for firearms, antiques and collectibles.

  • Scout builds climbing wall

    Cory Wyatt, 18, of Mouth of Wilson has built a 16-by-9-foot climbing wall at Grayson Highlands School as an Eagle Scout Project.
    Wyatt organized the project, including securing all the materials, planning and coordinating more than a dozen other Scouts and friends and family.

  • Boucher uses campaign funds to buy new car

    U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher spent nearly $30,000 in campaign funds to buy a crossover SUV last fall. Now his opponents in the 9th Congressional District race are trying to get their own mileage out of it.
    The expense appeared in a fourth quarter 2009 report Boucher filed with the Federal Election Commission, along with several vehicle-related maintenance costs in the months since then.

  • Upset bid batted away

     RADFORD –– One man really can make a difference.

    Radford’s Dontae Carter scored on a pair of 71-yard touchdown runs, but it was his deflection of a potential game-tying pass in the waning moments that may have been the biggest play of the night as the Bobcats survived a legitimate scare from Galax before taking a 27-21 nondistrict win Friday at Norman Lineburg Field.

  • Carroll Co. rebounds for 50-13 win

     TAZEWELL — With a minute gone in the opening quarter, Tazewell was  already a touchdown ahead. With less than a minute to go in the game, Carroll County had rebounded for a big Southwest District victory.

    The Cavaliers (2-2) rolled up 387 yards rushing and cruised to a 50-13  win over the battling Bulldogs (0-4) as the SWD season opened. Ulises Moreno paced CCHS with 112 yards rushing and two scores including an 80-yard scamper in the first two minutes.

  • Highlanders contain Blue Devils

    SALEM –– The Glenvar Highlanders wasted no time showing Grayson County who was boss, beating the Blue Devils 27-7 on their home turf.

    Glenvar led 20-0 at halftime, thanks to a dominant defensive performance. The Blue Devils were held to 35 yards of total offense and negative six on the ground at the half.

    “I believe in a physical style of play. I don’t know if we are more physical than anyone else, but that’s what we try to do,” Highlanders coach Kevin Clifford said.

    They succeeded mightily on Friday.

  • Cavaliers roll in Southwest opener

     Six Carroll County hitters combined for 61 kills Tuesday as the Cavaliers knocked off Richlands 25-10, 25-11, 25-27, 25-19 in a Southwest District volleyball match in Richlands.

    Maleah Neely (16 kills), Dionna Reece (13), Sarah Singleton and Lauren Roper (12 each) all had a big night for Carroll County (7-0 overall, 1-0 district).

  • UPDATE – Tide upset bid falls short; Cavs win huge

    RADFORD – A potential game-tying pass was batted down in the end zone on fourth down with 1:16 to play, thwarting an upset bid by Galax as the Maroon Tide fell to Radford 27-21 Friday.

    Radford scored 27 unanswered points to lead 27-14 before Galax cut the lead to 27-20. A defensive stop gave the Tide one last chance, and Galax drove as far as the Radford 15 before two passes to the end zone fell incomplete.

    Carroll County 50, Tazewell 13

  • Med-Fit partners with ESPN to help students

    INDEPENDENCE — An ESPN documentary on Tuesday will feature Med-Fit Systems and its sponsorship of an effort to fix up a school in hurricane-devastated New Orleans.
    The renovation included Nautilus fitness equipment donated by Med-Fit. The company has a manufacturing facility in Independence.
    The one-hour TV show, “RISE UP: New Orleans,” — airing at 7 p.m. — features New Orleans-based Eleanor McMain Secondary School and members of the New Orleans Saints’ staff and players, including Drew Brees.

  • Canine officer headed to Afghanistan

    When Galax Police Sgt. Jim Spence retired from the department a couple of weeks ago to take a job in Afghanistan with a contracted canine service out of Florida, the hardest part was not only saying goodbye to his family, but turning over his four-legged companion of three years to Officer Jacob Vaughan.