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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tide stays atop MED wrestling

    A district wrestling tournament can be an ultra-competitive, multi-day grapple-palooza or it can be a cozy affair consuming less time than many dual matches.

    The end result is the same, though; district champions are crowned.

    Galax won seven weight classes and Grayson County picked up four individual titles at the Mountain Empire District tournament Thursday at Galax Middle School.

  • Cavaliers 1-for-5 in SWD finals

     GRUNDY –– Carroll County sent five wrestlers to the championship round but came away with just one individual title Saturday in the Southwest District wrestling tournament at Riverview Elementary School.

  • Carroll County girls clinch Southwest title

    TAZEWELL –– Carroll County secured the Southwest District girls’ basketball championship Saturday, running past Tazewell 56-33.

    The Cavaliers improved to 10-0 in the district, 14-4 overall, and earned the right to host the SWD tournament.

    Carroll County again got the job done defensively, holding an opponent to 38 points or fewer for the sixth time in the past seven games. The Cavaliers have limited opponents to single-digit scoring in a quarter nine times in the past 12 quarters.

  • Tide boots Fort from picture

    The battle for the Mountain Empire District has officially narrowed down to a two-horse race.

    After a lethargic first half, Galax pulled away from Fort Chiswell in the third quarter and ended any title hopes the Pioneers may have had with a 55-47 win Monday night.

  • Extension changes on hold

     

  • iPods in the Classroom

     

  • Lyons to challenge prosecutor

    HILLSVILLE — Nathan Lyons, who's conducting a campaign to win the Republican nomination for the office of commonwealth's attorney for Carroll, said his reasons are simple.
    "It's out of a sense of service to the public and for the betterment of the community," he told The Gazette.
    Lyons recently announced his intentions to seek the nomination in the Carroll County Republican Primary in May, facing off against incumbent Greg Goad.

  • Public record for 2/9/11 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Five generations

    These five generations of girls were together recently during the Christmas holidays: (from left) great-great grandmother (Memaw) Maxine Spencer, Cox’s Chapel community,

    holding Audree Violet Robinson of Waynesville, N.C.; great-grandmother Marla Money of Chilhowie; grandmother Tina Webb of Asheville, N.C.,
    mother of Audree; Kailey Robinson of Waynesville.