DOBSON — Putting together another winning season while also giving back to the community, Surry Community College's volleyball team recently wrapped up a successful year on and off the court. The Knights finished the season with a 15-12 record and were rewarded for their efforts as freshman outside hitter Haley Hartman (Starmount High School
The Carroll County Republican Primary is now set for Sat., May 16 and will feature a pair of contested races. A total of 10 candidates filed before Monday's deadline for eight positions. The Carroll County Republican Party will select its slate of candidates to run in the Nov. 3 general election during the primary to be held on Saturday, May 16.
Fire crews cleared the scene of a fire at about 9 p.m. Saturday night at Magnolia Manufacturing in Hillsville. Fire crews from Hillsville, Galax, Willis, Barren Springs, Carroll County Fire & Rescue, and Laurel Fork were among those on the scene. Firefighters worked for about an hour-and-a-half to clear the scene. Hillsville Volunteer Fire Dep
Led by a host of versatile area players, Surry Community College's softball team has a lofty goal for 2015 – a trip to the NJCAA College World Series in Clinton, Mississippi. Although the Knights are few in numbers, the talent is certainly there to make a run to the big dance. After finishing 28-14 last year and tying for first place in Regi
The deaths of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York sparked media outrage and national debate in 2014 over police use of force. On Thursday, Criminal Justice students at Carroll County High School got a first-hand look at what police go through in similar instances. Dressed in a “Redman” suit for prot
Two Carroll County women were fortunate to escape a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Fancy Gap with only minor injuries. According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper R.D. Horton, Mary Roberts, 62, of Fancy Gap, was traveling northbound on U.S. 52 in a 2003 Ford Ranger at 1:25 p.m. when she attempted to turn onto Chances Creek Road. Roberts then
It was a big week for Carroll County's wrestling team as the Cavaliers honored their seniors Jan. 21 and then saw three wrestlers place in the Big Orange Tournament at William Byrd High School on Saturday. Carroll County hosted Pulaski County and Bassett for Senior Night on Jan. 21. Prior to the match, senior wrestlers Gavin Scott, Joey Hoer and J
With approximately 500 World War II veterans dying every day and Vietnam vets now aging in their 60s and 70s, membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars has been steadily declining nationally over the past two decades. A group of post-Vietnam War era vets hopes to reverse that trend at the Grover King VFW Post 1115 in Hillsville. After a meeting l
While Carroll County came just short of pulling off its first district victory of the year Friday, the Cavaliers proved how far they have come Friday in a 77-73 home loss to Blacksburg. Turning the ball over on six of its first seven possessions and not making a field goal for the first five minutes, Carroll County (4-8, 0-5 River Ridge District)
The Tennessee man charged in a 2014 home invasion on Ivanhoe Road in Carroll County will serve 28 years and 60 days in prison. James Danny Miller, 42, of Dandridge, Tenn., and his juvenile son were taken into custody Feb. 22, 2014 after deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call of an armed home invasion in the 8000
Two former athletes and one supporter will be inducted into the second class of the Carroll County High School Sports Hall of Fame on January 30 at CCHS. The ceremony will take place in between Carroll County's varsity girls' and boys' basketball games with Christiansburg. The ceremony is expected to take place at approximately 7 p.m., depending o
Area firefighters braved near zero wind chill temperatures Jan. 7 for approximately four hours in an attempt to save a house on Baker Mines Road in Sylvatus. And while the home itself will probably be a total loss due to structural damage, firefighters were able to contain the fire to a couple of areas and save a large amount of personal property f
Carroll County brought enough energy and played well enough defensively to upset Salem Friday in a River Ridge District game in Hillsville. But eventually, 26 turnovers and a poor shooting night from the charity stripe doomed the Cavaliers in a 54-45 loss. Carroll County (4-7, 0-4 River Ridge District) held Salem scoreless the first five minutes o
Jarrett Thomas and Brennan Vaught both finished third Saturday to lead Carroll County in the Ed Cressel Wrestling Tournament at Virginia High in Bristol. As a team, Carroll County finished 13th out of 18 schools as six Cavaliers placed in the top eight of their respective weight classes. Thomas quietly had one of the best performances of the day t
The Carroll County Historical Society Museum will be displaying new items to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the ending of the Civil War. To make the display even more pertinent to Carroll County, the historical society is asking the public to participate by loaning artifacts or photos of their ancestors who served in the War Between the States.
Delegate Jeff Campbell hopes to tackle several public safety issues as well as continue the fight to keep the Southwest Virginia Training Center open when the Virginia House of Delegates convenes for its General Assembly session beginning Jan. 14. Campbell, the 6th District Republican Delegate serving Carroll County, plans to introduce a number of
David Hutchins has announced his intentions to run for a third term as the Sulphur Springs District representative on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors. Hutchins told The Carroll News on Jan. 5 that he will run in the Republican Primary on May 16 in hopes of gaining his party's nomination for re-election to the board. Hutchins has served as
Carroll County's Gavin Scott and Brennan “Pokey” Vaught went undefeated Saturday in the Virginia vs. North Carolina Dual Wresting Tournament at Fort Chiswell. As a team, the Cavaliers went 1-4, defeating Starmount (N.C.) in the second match of the day. The final score of the match was a 33-33 tie, but Carroll won due to having more pin
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors and Public Service Authority (PSA) will have new chairmen and vice chairmen in 2015. On Monday, both government agencies held organization meetings to set things up for the new year. The board of supervisors meeting began with 2014 Chairman David Hutchins nominating Phil McCraw to serve as chairman in 2015.
During a special ceremony Saturday at the Carroll County Football Banquet, the jersey of the late Danny Nester was presented to his family and will now hang in the gym lobby at Carroll County High School. Nester, who passed away this past November at Carroll County's last football game of the year, has already been honored with a special jersey in