Today's News

  • Cavs stay hot, topple Devils

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County continued the torrid start to its season and improved to 4-0 on the year with a 25-8, 25-17, 25-10 nondistrict win Tuesday over Grayson County.

    The Cavaliers, who have yet to give up a set on the year, used lengthy runs in the first and third games to keep their record spotless.

  • Grubb's injury not as severe as first thought

     HILLSVILLE –– The sparkly new digital play clocks on either end of Tommy Thompson Field were generously donated by Keith Grubb and installed just in time for Carroll County’s benefit game against Galax on Aug. 20.

    For a couple of days, it looked as if a single 25-second cycle of the clocks would be longer in duration than the senior football season of Grubb’s son Hunter.

    The new timepieces may save the Cavaliers a few 5-yard delay of game penalties. Another piece of technology may have saved the season for the younger Grubb.

  • Competition a little tougher this week

     For two similar-sized schools, each with a proud football tradition, and situated an easy drive down Interstate 81 from one another, it’s somewhat surprising that Grayson County and Chilhowie have met only three times on the football field, with two of those meeting being playoff matchups.

    Grayson County will try to pick up its first win in this abbreviated series tonight when the Blue Devils take on the Warriors in a 7:30 nondistrict game in Chilhowie.

  • Tide seeks rare 2-0 start

     Bully Prevention Week officially gets under way today at Galax High School. It is assumed that football players are excused from the anti-intimidation stuff, at least until after the Maroon Tide’s meeting with Alleghany, N.C.

  • Cavs hope no miracle necessary this time

     HILLSVILLE –– A loss is a loss, but Carroll County did its image – and perhaps more importantly, its self-image – some good last week.

    Taking Basset down to the wire before falling 17-14 on a last-second field goal last week, the Cavaliers probably opened some eyes around the Southwest District, and probably boosted their self-confidence in the process.

  • Parkway's 'gateway communities' to celebrate

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the date construction began on the 469-mile "All-American Scenic Byway."
    Work on the Blue Ridge Parkway began Sept. 11, 1935, at Cumberland Knob, near the North Carolina and Virginia border at milepost 217.

  • Antique Roadtrip

    A group of 75 antique and classic cars will be a part of the Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th anniversary celebration on Sept. 11.
    Tom Littrell, president of the Twin County Region Antique Automobile Club of America, started a year ago trying to find 75 people who would drive their antique and classic cars through local communities in celebration of the anniversary.

  • Dawson pleads guilty to child porn charges

    ROANOKE — A Dugspur man has pleaded guilty to a federal indictment of possession of child pornography, according to U.S. District Court records.
    Ronald Alexander Dawson, 27, entered his guilty plea before Judge Glen Conrad in Roanoke Monday.
    The indictment charged that on July 8, 2009, Dawson "did knowingly receive or attempt to receive child pornography or material that contained child pornography... that had been mailed," according to court documents.

  • Vaughan, 3 others charged in drug conspiracy

    ROANOKE — The investigation into illegal drugs that led to charges against a 53-year-old Galax man also snared three other suspects, two of them from Carroll County.
    Donald Scott Vaughan allegedly left the scene of a drug buy — set up by the Claytor Lake Drug Task Force near Exit 14 off Interstate 77 in Carroll last April — before the purchase could take place.

  • Flea market brings thousands to Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — This weekend's 44th Annual Labor Day Flea Market & Gun Show will transform Hillsville from a quiet town of 3,000 to one of the largest retail venues in the Southeast.
    The number of vendors of new, used and collectible stuff nearly equals the number of town residents — and attracts an estimated crowd of around half a million shoppers.