Today's News

  • Cavs are hammer, nail in final two

    HILLSVILLE –– When Brandon Lineberry whacked a three-run, first-inning homer for the second straight day Friday, Carroll County fans were understandably a little restrained in their rejoicing. After all, Lineberry’s first-inning jack the day before was followed by a torrent of Richlands scoring.

  • Smoot, Dalton shine for Cavaliers at SWD track

     ABINGDON –– Samantha Dalton and Wes Smoot each had scoring finishes in six events and Carroll County advanced a total of eight athletes to the regionals after the Southwest District track and field championships last Wednesday at Abingdon High School.

    Wes Smoot won district championships in the high jump (6 feet, 4 inches) and long jump (20-03/4), placing third in the triple jump. In the sprints, Smoot finished fourth in the 400 meters, fifth in the 200 and sixth in the 100, racking up a total of 33 team points.

  • Tazewell eliminates Carroll County 9-2

    TAZEWELL –– Both teams played nice this time around, but only one played well.

    A scuffle between Carroll County and Tazewell a couple of weeks ago was left where it belonged – in the past – but nine Cavalier seniors saw their high school careers come to the same fate Saturday as the Bulldogs powered to a 9-2 win in the Southwest District baseball tournament quarterfinals at Lou Peery Field.

  • Maroon Tide earns a breather

    PULASKI –– Galax won the one that matters. In the case of a season-ending double header against Fort Chiswell at venerable Calfee Park, the one that mattered was whichever game happened to go its way.

    With a higher preseason tiebreaker number than the Pioneers, the Maroon Tide needed only to split the double header to earn the No. 2 seed in this week’s Mountain Empire District tournament. That they did, taking a 4-2 win in the opener before falling 4-3 in the nightcap.

  • Owners of Hillsville's glass house break silence


    HILLSVILLE ― Objections to Hillsville buying and preserving "the Bottle House" have clouded the issue, a member of the Fulcher family says.

    Members of the family that owns the unique landmark want to know if town officials have an interest, as they've not discussed the matter in an open meeting yet.

  • VDOT plans improved safety measures for I-77 in Carroll


  • Old school turned over to Fries fire department

    INDEPENDENCE — Providence School is getting closer to becoming property of the Fries Volunteer Fire Department.
    All the speakers at a May 17 public hearing, held during the Grayson County Board of Supervisors meeting, spoke in favor of transferring the property.
    For the past three months, the fire department and board of supervisors have been working on an agreement to transfer the old Providence School property to the department.

  • Peace Officers Memorial Day observed at Hillsville VFW


  • GHS begins track, football field upgrades

    Galax City Public Schools will begin a $356,200 construction project on Tuesday, making upgrades to the high school football field.
    As part of the school system’s 5-year capital project plan, the Galax School Board approved a bid of $296,200 from DCI/Shires Inc. and a $60,000 bid from DCI/Shires of Bluefield, W. Va., for upgrades to the athletic field and track at GHS.

  • With conflict resolved, can utility project resume?

    HILLSVILLE — Will the resignation of the Laurel Fork supervisor from Nehemiah Engineering satisfy Rural Development concerns about a conflict of interest on Fancy Gap water and sewer inspections?
    The Carroll County Public Service Authority decided in an early morning meeting last Thursday to send Rural Development’s Travis Jackson a letter to find out.