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  • Hurst, Martin face off in Pine Creek

    HILLSVILLE — Pine Creek District voters have a choice of their next Carroll Board of Supervisors representative, between Democratic incumbent Wes Hurst or Republican challenger Bob Martin.

    Wes Hurst
    Carroll County has seen a lot of improvements in the last 3.5 years, but incumbent Wes Hurst would like to continue that work by serving on the board of supervisors.
    The current county board has addressed lots of needs that previous boards seemed to let go, like maintenance on schools and installing new infrastructure.

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  • Cavaliers rally past Falcons for first district win

     HILLSVILLE –– It took Carroll County a game to get it going but the Cavaliers stormed from behind to pick up their first Southwest District win, 24-26, 25-16, 25-21, 25-20 Thursday over Abingdon.

    The Falcons jumped out to a huge lead in the first set before Carroll County (8-5 overall, 1-2 district) tied the game at 23-all. Abingdon won the final two points to take the first set but the momentum from the comeback stayed with the Cavaliers, who evened the match with a 25-16 second-set win.

  • Cavs stymie Falcons for first win

     ABINGDON –– From a six-week winless stretch to atop the district standings in one week, Carroll County finally can smile after a close ballgame.

    The Cavaliers scored on two big plays, one at the beginning of each half, and held on to knock off Abingdon 16-3 in the Southwest District opener for both teams.

  • Devils give G-Men rude welcome

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County led 7-3 early in the first quarter before exploding for 28 unanswered points by the half, and the Blue Devils rolled to a 41-3 win over Graham in a Mountain Empire District game Friday.

    Fullback Darren Anderson broke free on a 74-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 Grayson County lead 41 seconds into the game, but Graham (2-4 overall, 0-1 MED) answered with a 34-yard field goal by Samuel Stowers three minutes later.

    The rest of the half belonged to Grayson County, starting with the ensuing kickoff.

  • Galax rolls to 6-0 with 52-0 win

    Sparked by its special teams play, Galax bolted to a 21-point lead in the first quarter and the Maroon Tide was never threatened, rolling to a surprisingly-easy 52-0 win Friday over Fort Chiswell in the Mountain Empire District opener for both teams.

  • Speeder caught with lots of pot

    HILLSVILLE — An Oct. 5 traffic stop on Interstate 77 for speeding led to the discovery of more than five pounds of marijuana in the suspect vehicle, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

    Sgt. Bobby Lyons pulled over a vehicle that had been traveling at 78 miles per hour near the 20.5 mile marker, authorities said.