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Allen Worrell

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Sydney Nester pitched another gem and Kyndall Hiatt's grand slam put the exclamation point on Carroll County's 7-1 win over Jefferson Forest on Friday night as the Cavaliers won the first Conference 24 Championship in school history.
Technically, Hiatt's grand slam wasn't, as one of the four base runners failed to touch home plate, resulting in an

Conference Champs!!!

Sydney Nester pitched another gem and Kyndall Hiatt's grand slam put the exclamation point on Carroll County's 7-1 win over Jefferson Forest on Friday night as the Cavaliers won the first Conference 24 Championship in school history. Technically, Hiatt's grand slam wasn't, as one of the four base runners failed to touch home plate, resulting in an

A Christiansburg man faces up to 50 years in prison and a $102,500 fine after pleading guilty to murder in the 2014 traffic death of his son in Cana.
Christopher Dean Woolwine, 30, was charged with second-degree murder and felony hit and run after a wreck that occurred on Halloween Night 2014 in Cana. Woolwine was the operator of a 2000 Dodge van

Woolwine pleads guilty to murder

A Christiansburg man faces up to 50 years in prison and a $102,500 fine after pleading guilty to murder in the 2014 traffic death of his son in Cana. Christopher Dean Woolwine, 30, was charged with second-degree murder and felony hit and run after a wreck that occurred on Halloween Night 2014 in Cana. Woolwine was the operator of a 2000 Dodge van

Hannah Dalton drove in five runs and Sydney Nester threw a three-hit shutout Wednesday as Carroll County's softball team hammered Bassett 11-0 in a Conference 24 Semifinal in Hillsville.
With the win, Carroll County (21-0) earned a berth in Friday's Conference 24 Championship against Jefferson Forest in Hillsville, and more importantly, the Region

Dalton, Nester lead Cavs to Conf. 24 title game

Hannah Dalton drove in five runs and Sydney Nester threw a three-hit shutout Wednesday as Carroll County's softball team hammered Bassett 11-0 in a Conference 24 Semifinal in Hillsville. With the win, Carroll County (21-0) earned a berth in Friday's Conference 24 Championship against Jefferson Forest in Hillsville, and more importantly, the Region

Other than the Memorial Day Flea Market, Friday was a fairly normal day for Hillsville Police Officer Shannon Goad. But as he sat in his patrol car with Sgt. Jason Hawks, the day took a rather unexpected turn when the 39th president of the United States strolled into the Hillsville Race In.
“We were sitting there, Jason Hawks and myself and

Hail to the Chief!

Other than the Memorial Day Flea Market, Friday was a fairly normal day for Hillsville Police Officer Shannon Goad. But as he sat in his patrol car with Sgt. Jason Hawks, the day took a rather unexpected turn when the 39th president of the United States strolled into the Hillsville Race In. “We were sitting there, Jason Hawks and myself and

Dude. Right on. Can you dig it?
Those seven words pretty much sum up the last few days in Hillsville. It seems, you see, that the county seat of Carroll hopped in a time machine and set the dial back four decades this weekend.
The tone was set when former president Jimmy Carter made a stop in town at Hillsville's Race In. Apparently, ole Peanut F

Hillsville Time Warp

Dude. Right on. Can you dig it? Those seven words pretty much sum up the last few days in Hillsville. It seems, you see, that the county seat of Carroll hopped in a time machine and set the dial back four decades this weekend. The tone was set when former president Jimmy Carter made a stop in town at Hillsville's Race In. Apparently, ole Peanut F

A long-time Carroll County law enforcement officer is joining the race for Carroll County Clerk of Circuit Court.
James A. Alderman, Jr., also known as Junior Alderman, filed Friday as an Independent candidate for the position. Alderman's filing brings the total number of candidates to the position to four with Phil Hawks, winner of the May 16 Rep

Alderman to run for Clerk of Court

A long-time Carroll County law enforcement officer is joining the race for Carroll County Clerk of Circuit Court. James A. Alderman, Jr., also known as Junior Alderman, filed Friday as an Independent candidate for the position. Alderman's filing brings the total number of candidates to the position to four with Phil Hawks, winner of the May 16 Rep

The Carroll County Public School Division is obviously doing something right. That's the only conclusion anyone in attendance at Thursday's Golden Cavalier Banquet could have taken away from the ceremony.
In an incredible display of the students and teachers Carroll County schools offer, the top 10 students (actually 13 due to GPA ties) were affor

Carroll Schools shine in Golden Cav Banquet

The Carroll County Public School Division is obviously doing something right. That's the only conclusion anyone in attendance at Thursday's Golden Cavalier Banquet could have taken away from the ceremony. In an incredible display of the students and teachers Carroll County schools offer, the top 10 students (actually 13 due to GPA ties) were affor

Carroll County's Sydney Nester threw the first perfect game in school history May 19, but everything else about the Cavaliers' 7-0 win over Blacksburg was flawless as well.
Aside from Nester's incredible performance, the win also clinched the River Ridge District championship for the unbeaten Cavaliers. On an evening when Hannah Dalton, Tiffanie M

Carroll's Nester hurls perfect game

Carroll County's Sydney Nester threw the first perfect game in school history May 19, but everything else about the Cavaliers' 7-0 win over Blacksburg was flawless as well. Aside from Nester's incredible performance, the win also clinched the River Ridge District championship for the unbeaten Cavaliers. On an evening when Hannah Dalton, Tiffanie M

Many factors have played a role in the most successful softball team in Carroll County school history, but none of it would be possible if not for the outstanding leadership of the Cavaliers' four seniors.
Leading by example with an exemplary work ethic, Hannah Dalton, Tiffanie Moore, Sydney Childress and Cheyenne Strickland have helped take Carro

Carroll's shining softball seniors

Many factors have played a role in the most successful softball team in Carroll County school history, but none of it would be possible if not for the outstanding leadership of the Cavaliers' four seniors. Leading by example with an exemplary work ethic, Hannah Dalton, Tiffanie Moore, Sydney Childress and Cheyenne Strickland have helped take Carro

DENVER — Lincoln Charter hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to knock East Surry from the state 1A softball playoffs.
Pitcher Emily Kenly, who earned the win, came up with the bases loaded and hit a grand slam for a 5-1 win over the Lady Cardinals in the third round of the playoffs.
East Surry traveled 86 miles to reach the chart

Lady Cards fall in 10th to Eagles

DENVER — Lincoln Charter hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to knock East Surry from the state 1A softball playoffs. Pitcher Emily Kenly, who earned the win, came up with the bases loaded and hit a grand slam for a 5-1 win over the Lady Cardinals in the third round of the playoffs. East Surry traveled 86 miles to reach the chart

It's often been said war knows no boundaries. Recently, the Young Guns Committee of the Grover King VFW Post 1115 of Hillsville, Virginia, proved that neither do they.
The Young Guns, a newly formed group of post-Vietnam era veterans, recently traveled across state lines to honor a fallen solider from Elkin. On April 28, four members of the Young

Young Guns honor fallen N.C. solider

It's often been said war knows no boundaries. Recently, the Young Guns Committee of the Grover King VFW Post 1115 of Hillsville, Virginia, proved that neither do they. The Young Guns, a newly formed group of post-Vietnam era veterans, recently traveled across state lines to honor a fallen solider from Elkin. On April 28, four members of the Young

Hi, my name is Allen Worrell and I am a crack addict.
No, I am not addicted to drugs. Granted, after a few 60-hour work weeks, I have probably penned some articles that would lead one to believe otherwise. That's beside the point. And I'm not talking about plumber's butt, either. Geez, get your mind out of the gutter people.
No friends, my addict

Confessions of a Trivia Crack addict

Hi, my name is Allen Worrell and I am a crack addict. No, I am not addicted to drugs. Granted, after a few 60-hour work weeks, I have probably penned some articles that would lead one to believe otherwise. That's beside the point. And I'm not talking about plumber's butt, either. Geez, get your mind out of the gutter people. No friends, my addict

An Austinville man was hospitalized Friday after his motorcycle collided with a deer on U.S. 52 in Hillsville.
According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper C.M. Delp, Billy Doris Shinault, 67, of Austinville, was driving a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster on U.S. 52 North when a deer ran in front of the motorcycle at approximately 2 p.m. Delp s

Carroll man hospitalized after motorcycle hits deer

An Austinville man was hospitalized Friday after his motorcycle collided with a deer on U.S. 52 in Hillsville. According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper C.M. Delp, Billy Doris Shinault, 67, of Austinville, was driving a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster on U.S. 52 North when a deer ran in front of the motorcycle at approximately 2 p.m. Delp s

Thanks to a community outreach project by Woodlawn's Camo Church, students at Hillsville's Head Start Center have new kicks for the summer.
On Friday, Camo Church Pastor Jeremy Hendrick and members of his congregations outfitted 17 Head Start students ranging in ages from 3-5 with new shoes. The idea was wildly popular with the youngsters, who imm

Camo Church donates new shoes to Head Start students

Thanks to a community outreach project by Woodlawn's Camo Church, students at Hillsville's Head Start Center have new kicks for the summer. On Friday, Camo Church Pastor Jeremy Hendrick and members of his congregations outfitted 17 Head Start students ranging in ages from 3-5 with new shoes. The idea was wildly popular with the youngsters, who imm

My colleague Allen Worrell of The Carroll News's recently wrote a column on Wal-Mart war stories, which set may mind back to a lot of the things I'd seen after decades in retail and food service. The movie “Clerks” and other outings borrowing from the “9 to 5” tradition have made pretty good runs at the quiet incredulity onl

Loss prevention is a different world

My colleague Allen Worrell of The Carroll News's recently wrote a column on Wal-Mart war stories, which set may mind back to a lot of the things I'd seen after decades in retail and food service. The movie “Clerks” and other outings borrowing from the “9 to 5” tradition have made pretty good runs at the quiet incredulity onl

It's often been said war knows no boundaries. Recently, the Young Guns Committee of the Grover King VFW Post 1115 proved that neither do they.
The Young Guns, a newly formed group of post-Vietnam era veterans, recently traveled across state lines to honor a fallen solider from Elkin, N.C. On April 28, four members of the Young Guns Committee and V

Young Guns honor fallen N.C. solider

It's often been said war knows no boundaries. Recently, the Young Guns Committee of the Grover King VFW Post 1115 proved that neither do they. The Young Guns, a newly formed group of post-Vietnam era veterans, recently traveled across state lines to honor a fallen solider from Elkin, N.C. On April 28, four members of the Young Guns Committee and V

By signing a letter of intent May 14 to play softball and volleyball at Ferrum College, Carroll County senior Cheyenne Strickland is believed to be the first female from the school to play two sports at the college level.
A three-year varsity starter in both sports, the ultra-talented Strickland said she chose Ferrum over Emory & Henry College

Strickland to play two sports at Ferrum

By signing a letter of intent May 14 to play softball and volleyball at Ferrum College, Carroll County senior Cheyenne Strickland is believed to be the first female from the school to play two sports at the college level. A three-year varsity starter in both sports, the ultra-talented Strickland said she chose Ferrum over Emory & Henry College

One of Carroll County's most dedicated volunteers has received one of the highest honors the Masons can bestow upon a non-Mason.
On Thursday, Dennis Ward was presented with the Community Builder Award by the Hillsville Masonic Lodge #193. David Pennington, District Deputy Grandmaster for the 43rd Masonic District, said the brethren of the lodge ch

Ward honored by Hillsville Masonic Lodge

One of Carroll County's most dedicated volunteers has received one of the highest honors the Masons can bestow upon a non-Mason. On Thursday, Dennis Ward was presented with the Community Builder Award by the Hillsville Masonic Lodge #193. David Pennington, District Deputy Grandmaster for the 43rd Masonic District, said the brethren of the lodge ch

Two candidates will be vying for the Republican Party nomination for Clerk of the Circuit Court in Saturday's Carroll County Republican Primary.
The race pits Bradley “Phil” Hawks, a former Deputy Clerk with the Carroll County Circuit Court, against Ronald L. Newman, also a former Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court with more than 20 years o

Newman, Hawks vying for Clerk of Court nomination

Two candidates will be vying for the Republican Party nomination for Clerk of the Circuit Court in Saturday's Carroll County Republican Primary. The race pits Bradley “Phil” Hawks, a former Deputy Clerk with the Carroll County Circuit Court, against Ronald L. Newman, also a former Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court with more than 20 years o

When voters visit the polls Saturday for the Carroll County Republican Primary, one prominent name will not be on the ballot.
Bonita Williams, who has served as Treasurer of Carroll County for four terms since she was first voted into office in 1999, will not appear on the ballot. Joshua Hendrick, Chairman of the Carroll County Republican Party, s

Williams won't be on ballot for Primary

When voters visit the polls Saturday for the Carroll County Republican Primary, one prominent name will not be on the ballot. Bonita Williams, who has served as Treasurer of Carroll County for four terms since she was first voted into office in 1999, will not appear on the ballot. Joshua Hendrick, Chairman of the Carroll County Republican Party, s





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