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Today's News

  • Carroll emergency board faces changes

    HILLSVILLE — In the past, Carroll officials clarified that the county's Emergency Services Board cannot overturn the suspension of a volunteer without further action of the supervisors.

    At last Monday's meeting, the supervisors clarified all the duties of an ESB member.

    In fact, Carroll officials at their regular January meeting made several changes to the ESB's responsibility in an effort to clarify that group's mission for the county.

  • Winter Wonder

    FANCY GAP — While most people begrudge winter, cold weather crystallizes at least one thing that Terry and Diana Murphy find glorious to behold.

    Every time the temperature dips below 20 degrees, natural patterns of ice form on the windows of their home on Martha's Knob Road in Fancy Gap.

    The long streaks and the feathery fingers of ice look gorgeous. "I just know it's ice crystals," Murphy said. "And it's very pretty."

  • Pioneers rally past Cavs

    MAX MEADOWS -- Heading into the stretch drive of their respective district schedules, Fort Chiswell and Carroll County both needed a get-well game, having dropped 16 of their last 18 games, combined.

  • Carroll AAU team gets rare treat at Virginia Tech game

    BLACKSBURG -- The premise goes that if you practice hard, work hard and believe in yourself, some day you may get to play in a really big college gym in front of a whole lot of people. It happened to a bunch of girls from Carroll County a few years sooner than any may have hoped. The Carroll County 11-under AAU girls’ basketball team had the special privilege of being part of the

  • Hill, Nunn ready to travel

    HILLSVILLE -- While many girls in the area are just beginning to thing about what they plan to do after high school, two Carroll County teens are working diligently toward their goals. Autumn Hill, a 15-year-old Carroll County Intermediate freshman, and Jordan Nunn, a 16-year-old sophomore at Carroll County High School, are hoping to use their athletic abilities to further their education and their careers playing the game they love.

  • Another triple-double for Goins in Cavs’ win

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County senior Kayla Goins posted a triple-double for the second time in three days as the Cavaliers withstood a challenge by Abingdon, taking a 56-46 win in a Southwest District game Friday. Carroll County (11-3 overall, 5-0 district) was outscored in the middle two quarters by the Falcons (3-8, 1-4) and led just 35-34 entering the fourth quarter before pulling away down the stretch.

  • Cavs hit FTs when needed

    HILLSVILLE -- Once again, Carroll County found itself in the middle of a physical, low-scoring dogfight with Graham.

  • Tide clobbers Pioneers by 24

     Galax roared out of the blocks and took a 19-point halftime lead, thumping Fort Chiswell 81-57 in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday in Galax.

  • Narrows starts hot, surprises Galax 71-47

    NARROWS -- Galax fell behind by 16 points after just eight minutes and could never recover, suffering a 71-47 loss to Narrows in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday. The Green Wave (8-3 overall, 2-0 district) raced out to a 24-8 lead after the first quarter and was never threatened the rest of the way. Narrows knocked down a dozen 3-pointers on the night, including six b

  • Pioneers roll past Devils by 37

    INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Chiswell scored the game’s first eight points and never looked back, coasting to a 64-27 win over Grayson County in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday. Carlytta Hamm scored from underneath to cap an 8-0 Pioneer run to open the game, and Fort Chiswell closed the first quarter with seven straight points, taking a 17-3 lead on Elizabeth Waller’s layup.