Today's News

  • Warner holds town hall in Hillsville


  • Luck of the draw will decide terms

    HILLSVILLE — For those wondering which Carroll supervisors and school board members will be required to serve two-year terms after the November election, the Carroll Electoral Board has a suggestion.
    The electoral board members presented their ideas in a letter to County Administrator Gary Larrowe, who shared the letter with the county supervisors at their March 14 meeting.

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  • Homeschool team finishes with flourish

     LYNCHBURG –– The State Line Rush homeschool girls’ basketball team concluded its inaugural season with a 21-14 record, earning a championship and a runner-up finish in its final two tournaments of the year.

    The Rush won the East Tennessee Ladies’ Classic in Kingsport, Tenn., on March 12. Six teams competed in the double-elimination tournament with the Rush opening play with a pair of wins on March 11, defeating the Lighthouse Eagles of Kingsport 37-22 and Titan Teamsport of Bristol 40-7 in the early rounds.

  • ACC Barnstorming Tour to make visit in Galax

     The ACC Barnstorming Tour will make a stop at Galax High School on April 13, bringing some of the nation’s best college basketball players to the Twin Counties.

    In its 33rd year, the tour has traveled with the likes of Phil Ford, Len Bias, Michael Jordan and Tyler Hansbrough. This year’s roster includes Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler of Duke, Justin Knox of UNC, Malcolm Delaney and Jeff Allen of Virginia Tech and Tracy Smith of N.C. State.

  • Homeschoolers second in state

     The Lady Panthers of the Blue Ridge Panthers Homeschool Athletic Association placed second  in the Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association’s varsity state tournament March 5 at the Joy Ranch gymnasium.

    The fourth-seeded Panthers opened the tournament by upsetting top seed Richmond Spirit 41-35 in overtime.

    “Our girls gave all they had and more,” head coach Mark Wagg said.

    In the championship game, the Panters fell to the Front Royal Flames 38-22, finishing second in the state.

  • Swim teams compete in Southwest District championships

     On the weekend of Feb. 18-19, the Southwest District Championships of Virginia Swimming were held at The Carter Athletic Center in Roanoke. 

    The Galax Riptide from the Galax Recreation Department and the Tiger Sharks of the Carroll Wellness Center were among the nearly 400 swimmers from Southwest Virginia at the meet, which included teams from Bristol, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Lexington, Lynchburg,  Christiansburg, Radford, Roanoke and some smaller towns and cities Southwest Virginia.

  • Warriors take opener from Tide

     It was a little uncommon that of Chilhowie’s nine players, none had a single-digit uniform number. The Warriors’ offensive totals were like that, too.

    Chilhowie turned 14 hits into 13 runs and raced past Galax 13-1 in a nondistrict softball game Friday at Mountain View Park.

    The Warriors did their damage with a trio of four-run outbursts, coming in the third, fourth and sixth innings.

  • Deputies seek Cana man for drug charges

    HILLSVILLE — A Wednesday search of a home in Cana led to the discovery of guns, drugs and paraphernalia, according to information from the Carroll Sheriff's Office.

    Deputies have warrants that charge Thomas Eric Lowe, 38, after serving a search warrant at the home.

    "During the search deputies discovered several long guns, a sawed-off shotgun, a handgun, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, illegal prescription narcotics and paraphernalia commonly used for the sale of illegal drugs," the news release said.

  • Late rally propels Galax, 4-0

     Stymied through four innings, Galax got a spark from the bottom of its lineup Monday and picked up its first win of the season, blanking Floyd County 4-0 in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

    The two teams had combined for three hits through the middle of the fifth before pinch hitter Dante Ravenell, batting in the No. 8 spot, led off the home half of the fifth by beating out a chopper off the plate to get things going.