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Today's News

  • Massive quarter leads Grayson over Chilhowie

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County unleashed a 30-point barrage in the second quarter and squashed Chilhowie in the middle two periods of a 90-63 nondistrict win Friday night.

    Ty Cannaday did half of the damage for the Blue Devils in the monster second period, hitting five 3-pointers as Grayson County (4-0) turned a 19-12 lead into a 49-30 advantage by halftime.

    The Blue Devils outscored the Warriors a combined 56-35 in the second and third quarters to lead 75-47 going into the fourth.

  • Big start, big finish for Lady Cavs

    It wasn’t particularly odd that Carroll County scored the game’s first 13 points and finished with a 12-point win Friday, but rather that the Cavaliers had to come from behind to do so.

    Galax fell behind 13-0, battled back to briefly lead before halftime but couldn’t stop Rachel Sellers in the paint as the Cavaliers took a 46-34 nondistrict win over the Maroon Tide.

  • Cavs 5-0 after thumping Tide

    Carroll County got all it could handle from Galax for more than nine minutes Friday night. The Cavaliers gave Galax more than it could handle for the next six.

    Deadlocked early in the second period, the Cavaliers scored 20 unanswered points to take an 18-point halftime lead and Carroll remained undefeated on the young season with the 56-33 nondistrict win.

  • Federal, state cuts looming for schools

    INDEPENDENCE – Cuts in federal education from both the federal and state level once again loom over local educators as they begin the process of developing next year’s school budget.
    Grayson Superintendent Kevin Chalfant provided the school board with a brief update on budget needs and priorities for the 2013-14 school year during the board’s regular meeting last week.

  • Windmill ban could chill development

    HILLSVILLE — Language meant to prohibit wind turbines in Carroll may have the unintended consequence of chilling economic development, county officials discussed while considering a draft ordinance last Wednesday.
    An idea by EDP Renewables to study a wind farm on Stoots Mountain caused neighbors and other citizens some concerns, which were shared at several meetings with the Carroll Board of Supervisors.
    The wind farm could have as many as 24 turbines that reach nearly 500 feet tall.

  • Grandmother performs emergency delivery of grandson at home

    "I believe that we all have God-given instincts. We just have to stay calm and listen to them," said Angela Crowder, who had to deliver her daughter's baby when she went into premature labor Dec. 3.

  • 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.

    Don’t look away

  • 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.