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Today's News

  • Ousley, Edwards lead Cavaliers past Marion, 4-1

    HILLSVILLE -- Zach Edwards slugged a two-run home run to snap a scoreless tie and lead Carroll County to a 4-1 win over Marion in a Southwest District game Tuesday at Bill Worrell Field. Cavalier starting pitcher Alex Ousley allowed just one baserunner through four innings, that coming on an infield error.

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  • Cavs take two in softball, top Blues in soccer

    FLOYD -- Carroll County fattened its team batting average considerably last week, knocking the ball around for 34 base hits, including 15 extra-base hits, in softball wins over Marion and Floyd County Thursday in Floyd, Autumn Hill went 4-for-5 with a home run and two doubles as the Cavaliers knocked off the Buffaloes 12-4 in a nondistrict game. Lillie Kimble also had four hits for Car

  • Crotts, Carroll tame Bulldogs

    HILLSVILLE -- When two power pitchers are in the zone, as were Tazewell’s Zak Wasilewski and Carroll County’s Adam Crotts, it almost always comes down to the little things. The little things beat Tazewell on Friday. Carroll County used an error, a passed ball and a Dillon Bryant single to edge the Bulldogs 1-0 in a masterfully-pitched Southwest District duel at Bill Worrell

  • Bluegrass Gravy & River Quilts

    With the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway just around the corner — and as many as 20,000 people expected to visit the area this year as part of the parkway's celebration — the Crossroads Institute will host a series of events, starting tomorrow, Thursday, to get locals in touch with the area's heritage.

  • Upward Mobility

    Being a lineman means having a career where people look up to you, Eddie Reavis of TCR Management likes to say.

    Twenty years working with utility companies in the field has given Reavis a bird's eye perspective on the industry, and he knows there's a high demand for these kinds of skilled laborers.

    That led to the creation of TCR Management at the Crossroads Institute to start with the basics for groundsman training, the first step on the way to become a lineman.

    It's hard work, but good opportunities are available for those willing to tackle it.

  • Parkway anniversary plans taking shape

    Plans are underway for the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 75th anniversary weekend celebration during Sept. 10-12, marking the anniversary of construction on Sept. 11, 1935.

    The Blue Ridge Music Center (milepost 213), the Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (milepost 217), and neighboring communities of Fancy Gap, Hillsville, Fries, Independence and Galax will be among sites for this multi-day, multi-venue celebration.

    Included will be regional music, crafts, storytelling, children’s activities and foods from the Blue Ridge.

  • Masters of Mountain Music

    As a young boy growing up in Kentucky, local music legend Willard Gayheart, scraped up $3 to purchase his first guitar, and even though he didn't do much with it then, when he moved to Galax in 1962 he got hooked on learning bluegrass and old-time music.

    Gayheart, now a renowned musician and pencil artist, shared his story with a crowd at last Thursday's first Bluegrass Gravy & River Quilts event at the Crossroads Institute in Galax.

  • Up in the Air

    HILLSVILLE — Juggling just isn't for the clowns and the circus. It's for artists, athletes, hobbyists and just about anyone — and the Flanagans can attest to that.

    As local Glen Luke Flanagan swirls a handful of bean bags through the air and tosses them behind his back, showing off his juggling skills, he explains how the hobby has become about sharing, showing and coming together.

    He never misses a beat as he demonstrates his tricks, manipulation skills and choreography.

  • Hanging their hopes on art

    The creative economy being developed throughout the area is one industry that can't be exported overseas, said Chris Shackelford, director of Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.

    CCSA has and will continue to bring new businesses into the area, add jobs, create mixed-use buildings and improve the quality of life as Galax works toward transitioning into a place of entrepreneurial development and tourism, Shackelford said.