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  • Closer, but not over the hump

    Less than three weeks after giving up a 5-1 loss to Floyd County, Galax was on even terms with the Buffaloes for 72 minutes before settling for a 2-1 setback in a nondistrict girls’ soccer match Monday. With the score knotted at 1-all, Floyd County’s Brooke Williams launched a high arcing shot from a steep angle near the right side of the 18-yard box.

  • Public record for 4/28/10 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 Terri King at 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:

  • Public record for 5/5/10 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 Terri King at 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:

  • Sports Shorts

     Dannelly 10K

  • 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.

  • Fort tops Tide by TKO

     MAX MEADOWS -- WWE, meet MED.

  • 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.