Today's News

  • Redistricting plans would redraw boundaries


  • Ferrum-Emory baseball game at Calfee to benefit Camp Dickenson

     Emory & Henry and Ferrum will play a Division III baseball game Wednesday, April 6 at Calfee Park in Pulaski, with proceeds to benefit Camp Dickenson in Fries. Game time is 7 p.m.

    Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students. Scouts in uniform and students at each college with proper ID will be admitted free. The event is sponsored by the Wytheville District United Methodist Men and the Town of Pulaski Parks and Facilities. For more information, call (540) 994-8623.

  • Cavs rally to stay unbeaten

    HILLSVILLE –– Solid pitching, timely hitting and a couple of key defensive plays helped Carroll County remain undefeated on the year with its second 5-4 decision over Patrick County, this time in eight innings Tuesday.

    The Cavaliers (3-0) scored single runs in each the seventh and eighth innings to rally from a 4-3 deficit after the Cougars (2-3) had taken the lead with a two-run sixth.

  • Sorry, there’s no VCU in Region C

    A little winter housecleaning…

    Having just watched VCU step over Kansas to reach the Final Four, two thoughts come to mind:

    First, I imagine those Shaka Smart Basketball Camp slots are starting to fill up rather quickly.

    Second, though there may be a place for a team that has no place in the NCAA tournament, there should be no place for a team that has no place in the Region C or Region IV tournaments.

  • Brown honored in region, state

    Galax boys’ basketball coach Verl Brown has been named the coach of the year in both the region and the state after leading the Maroon Tide to the first state championship in program history.

    Brown, in his 14th season as the Tide head coach, guided Galax to a 26-2 record in 2010-11, winning the Mountain Empire, Region C Division 1 and Group A Division 1 championships.

  • Carroll could hold others accountable for failed AmerLink deal

    HILLSVILLE — After hearing the final bankruptcy settlement with AmerLink has been approved, one Carroll supervisor asked about a “statute of limitations” in dealing with others who may have been involved.
    The log home manufacturer was supposed to have created 200 jobs and built a saw mill in the industrial park as part of an economic development deal, but failed to meet those terms.

  • Tlaquepaque to hold grand re-opening


  • Private companies may get role at Va. rest stops

    Virginia’s highway rest areas soon could have paid sponsorships, advertising, more vending machines and other services for travelers.
    Gov. Bob McDonnell announced last week that the state is soliciting bids from private firms for a program that would help defray the cost of operating and maintaining the state’s 42 highway rest areas. One of them is in Carroll County on Interstate 77 at the North Carolina state line.
    The program has been dubbed Sponsorship, Advertising and Vending Enhancement, or SAVE.

  • APCo rate filings would mean 9.6 percent increase for customers




  • Meeting to address Fries downtown grant

    FRIES — Fries citizens will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Fries Bingo Hall to further  discuss concerns regarding a $1 million Community Development Block Grant.
    The grant, which was expected to fund façade improvements in downtown Fries, could be in jeopardy, citizens said.
    The public is invited to attend.