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Today's News

  • Citizen says Carroll PSA should apologize

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll Public Service Authority representatives owe citizens an apology for the handling of a mistake in the Fancy Gap sewer project, according to a resident who raised concerns about procedures used to funding agency Rural Development in that project.

  • State approves A-F school grading scale for schools

    RICHMOND — Most of the state’s schools would earn an A or B letter grade based on preliminary data used to establish a new grading formula approved last Thursday by the Board of Education.

  • Hillsville bridge to be named for former mayor

    HILLSVILLE — Town and county officials will name a Howlett Street bridge in memory of an influential Hillsville mayor.
    Both Hillsville Town Council and the Carroll Board of Supervisors have approved resolutions to name the bridge over the U.S. 58 bypass the “Ivan M. Taylor Memorial Bridge.”

  • Educators say students subjected to too many tests

    HILLSVILLE — With a belief there are too many Standards of Learning tests in a student’s life and too few significant learning opportunities, Carroll School Board members asked the Virginia General Assembly to reexamine its system of measuring school accountability.

  • Haysi absorbs Maroon Tide

    BIRCHLEAF –– Haysi’s bend-but-don’t-break mentality was stretched to the limit Saturday. Plastic Man would have been proud.

    Despite surrendering 339 rushing yards and four touchdowns to Steven Peoples, plus 21 Galax first downs, the Tigers forced the Maroon Tide to work for every yard gained while taking advantage a of a slew of big plays itself. Haysi emerged muddy and battered but with a 40-25 win in a Region 1A West second round game at Sandlick Elementary School.

  • FRIDAY PRIMER–Galax at Haysi

    #9 Galax (7-4) at #1 Haysi (11-0)

    Saturday, 2 p.m.

  • Altavista tops Galax 3-1

     RICHMOND –– Galax jumped out to an early one-set lead but Altavista pulled out close wins in the next two sets and ended the Maroon Tide’s season 22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19 in the Group 1A state volleyball semifinals Friday morning at the Siegel Center.

    The Maroon Tide, runners-up in the West Region, trailed just 19-18 in the second and 23-22 in the third before the East Region champion Colonels pulled out the wins to take a 2-1 match lead.

  • Runaway truck injures Hillsville man

    HILLSVILLE ― A 48-year-old Hillsville man was knocked down when the brakes on a 1988 Chevy pickup failed during recyclables collection Tuesday, according to police.
    Roger Leon Goad had been making the rounds on the collection route when he stopped to pick up items left outside a Cranberry Street home, according to Hillsville Police Department First Sgt. Robby Martin.

  • Supervisors: gym ideas should come from educators

    HILLSVILLE — Though the Carroll County supervisors supported a vague motion to look for a way to pay for an auxiliary gym at the high school, they rejected a more detailed motion on the same topic at their Nov. 14 meeting.
    The same supervisor, Bob Martin, proposed both motions, asking his fellow elected officials to “get the ball rolling” on an addition that would solve several areas of concern at Carroll County High School.

  • Feeding America food pantry raising money

    CANA — The Feeding America site in Cana supplies thousands of pounds of food to people in distressed areas, as fundraising continues to supply the local match to pay for 10 months of the service.
    Skills USA clubs at Carroll County High School threw a barbecue meal fundraiser on Oct. 30 go toward the $5,000 needed to secure the program.
    Fundraiser organizers presented a check for the $3,000 raised at the Feeding America mobile pantry at St. Paul on Nov. 19 to the Southwestern Virginia organization’s John Shoulders.