Today's News

  • End of the road for car tax relief?

    One of the sacred cows in Virginia’s budget — car tax relief for residents — is among items that outgoing Gov. Tim Kaine and his team are analyzing as they look to plug a state revenue hole estimated at $2.7 billion to $3.5 billion.

    Particulars of the discussions are hazy as budget talks occur among a select group of high-ranking state officials. A request for documents about the proposal made through the state open records law was denied.

  • Nutcracker ballet opens this weekend

    Like trimming a Christmas tree, The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre’see annual ballet, The Nutcracker, is a much-anticipated holiday tradition and celebration for many local families – and the fifth annual production may just be the equivalent of placing the glowing angel atop a 12-foot Fraser fir.ee

  • Public record for 12/16/09 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 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 26-Nov. 6 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

    Steele Franklin Carrico to Jose Ortiz. A tract in the Sulphur Springs District. $34,000.

  • Four Cavs named all-SWD

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County’s up-and-down football season ended on a high note for four Cavaliers as Mickey Quesenberry, Zack Surratt, Jordan Lamb and Jacob Mollett were named first-team all-Southwest District.

  • Carroll girls rally past Pulaski, Tide girls pick up first win

    DUBLIN -- Carroll County overcame an early 10-point deficit and remained undefeated with a 63-53 win over Pulaski County in a nondistrict girls’ game Monday night. The Cougars (0-3) jumped on the Cavaliers (3-0) early, leading 18-8 after the first period, but Carroll County began working its way back in the second quarter, eventually taking the lead in the third by outscoring Pulaski County 19-9.

  • Cavs still searching for first W

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County’s bid for its first win of the 2009-10 boys’ basketball season fell victim to a couple of second-half scoring flurries by Patrick County as the Cavaliers fell to 0-3 following a 53-48 nondistrict loss Wednesday.

  • A win-win situation

    Life is full of choices. DeRon Brown has had his share of choices, and so far, it all seems to have worked out pretty well for the former Grayson County multi-sport athlete. As a high school runningback drawing interest from bigger programs such as Davidson, Cornell, Princeton and Pennsylvania, Brown instead decided to play for one of Division III’s less stellar programs, wisely

  • Carroll girls open season with impressive win

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County pulled away in the final three quarters and notched an impressive 71-49 win over Patrick County in a nondistrict game Wednesday. It was the season opener for both schools. Carroll County, ranked No.

  • Seasoned Devils should contend

     INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County boys’ basketball coach Lucas Austin isn’t one to make excuses. It’s a good thing, because a really good one is no longer viable.

  • Cavaliers 2-0 after 52-38 win

    Carroll County commanded the first and third periods and fought off a determined Galax effort to take a 52-38 nondistrict win Friday. The Maroon Tide (0-2) never led after hitting the game’s first field goal, but Galax refused to be put away and trailed by just eight points, 43-35, with 3:54 to play thanks to two jumpshots and a layup on three trips down the floor by Taylor Bryant.