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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 11/4/13

    Editor’s note:
    A reminder that calls about specific candidates for local office will not be published. Some calls had to be deleted this week.

    Parties needed

  • More charges unsealed by Carroll court

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Circuit Court recently released these unsealed indictments.
    An indictment is not a finding of guilt, merely a formal criminal charge.
    Direct indictments are routinely sealed until the person named can be served with warrants.
    Those named in the unsealed indictments include:
    • Matthew Charles Hall - possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug
    • Donald Robert Burcham - possession of meth
    • Robert Shane Gallimore - possession of meth

  • Oakland classes adopt soldier

    Oakland Elementary School’s kindergarten classes are raising funds to send 75 gift stockings to an adopted soldier’s unit this Christmas.
    Operation “Santa Soldier” Stockings not only involves students in putting together gifts for American soldiers for the holidays, but also establishes a bond between the adopted unit and students through a pen pal program. Students will write to the soldiers and hear back about their travels overseas.

  • CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PAIRINGS

     Group 4A Conference 24 tournament

     

    West                   East

    1. Salem              1. Jefferson Forest

    2. Carroll Co.        2. E.C. Gass

    3. Pulaski Co.       3. Bassett

    4. Wm.Fleming    4. G.Washington

    Quarterfinals

    Monday, 7 p.m.

    Jefferson Forest 3, George Washington 0

  • Cavs cap RRD slate with sweep

    HILLSVILLE –– Times were, Carroll County slugged it out all season only to match up against a River Ridge District powerhouse in the playoffs. This year, it’s all kind of backwards.

    The Cavaliers concluded their first regular season as a member of that River Ridge and will move on to a postseason devoid of Cave Spring and Hidden Valley. Carroll solidified its No. 5 standing in the eight-team district with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-23 senior night win over 6A Patrick Henry and will open Conference 24 tournament play Monday against an opponent to be determined.

  • Huge first quarter paves way in PH romp over Carroll

    ROANOKE –– Patrick Henry scored touchdowns on three of its first six plays, rolled up a 35-0 lead after one quarter and zoomed past Carroll County 70-22 in a River Ridge District game Friday at Merrill Gainer Stadium.

    The Group 6A Patriots remained in a tie for first place in the RRD standings at 7-2 while Carroll County dropped to 1-8.

  • Tide, Devil runners tops in regionals

    HILLSVILLE –– Back in mid-September, Galax cross country runner Cliff Conley turned in a time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds on the 3.1-mile Southwestern Virginia Training Center course. It was a very solid time, but Conley crossed the finish line more than a half-minute behind Matthew Farmer of Rural Retreat.

    Since that race, Conley has edged closer to and finally broken the school record for a 5-kilometer race. He did so again on Wednesday.

  • Grayson County rebounds...again

    INDEPENDENCE – Back-to-back trips to the Twin Counties provided similar results for the Narrows football team after another lopsided loss Friday night – this time a 55-22 drubbing by Grayson County at Bill Strong Field.

    The Blue Devils (5-4 overall, 2-2 MED) guaranteed themselves to finish at or above .500 for the regular season after running over traditional MED bottom-feeder Narrows (3-6, 1-3) in front of their home crowd.

  • Tide makes short work of BC

    BASTIAN – Bland County was determined to not allow Galax any special teams touchdowns or long scoring drives. The Maroon Tide was happy to settle for one big play and a slew of little ones.

    Stopping Bland County on fourth down deep in Bears territory time and again Friday, Galax scored eight touchdowns on just 18 offensive plays through the first three periods, rolling to a 56-8 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Man charged with grand larceny

    HILLSVILLE —A 45-year-old Mount Airy, N.C., man faces 26 counts of grand larceny after Carroll deputies received a break in a theft of thousands of dollars worth of heavy construction equipment in July 2011.
    Chester Pruett was charged Oct. 23 by Deputy Chuck Edwards after a report that the accused sold items to a Mount Airy-based recycling business that matched the description of stolen in 2011, according to police reports.