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Allen Worrell

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Knights blank Jamestown, 4-0

DOBSON — John Faircloth, Blade Best and Caleb Gaster combined to pitch a shutout Thursday as Surry Community College defeated Jamestown Community College, 4-0. Faircloth got the start and earned the win, allowing five hits in five innings of work. Best gave up two hits in three innings of relief before Gaster came in to close things down in

Having met in college before their engagement and eventual marriage in October, Matthew and Jennifer Goad never got a chance to go to the high school prom together.
That changed last spring, however, when the couple got a second chance to be high school sweethearts. The opportunity came in the form of the Second Chance Prom, a fundraiser for the G

Second Chance Prom set for April 25 at CCHS

Having met in college before their engagement and eventual marriage in October, Matthew and Jennifer Goad never got a chance to go to the high school prom together. That changed last spring, however, when the couple got a second chance to be high school sweethearts. The opportunity came in the form of the Second Chance Prom, a fundraiser for the G

More than three months of preparation went into, and more than 70 cast members make up, an epic Easter play Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church will put on each night from April 3-5.
Titled “The Last Days of Christ,” the two-hour-and-15-minute play will follow the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ up into his ascension in

Hillsville Pentecostal to present 'The Last Days of Christ' during Easter weekend

More than three months of preparation went into, and more than 70 cast members make up, an epic Easter play Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church will put on each night from April 3-5. Titled “The Last Days of Christ,” the two-hour-and-15-minute play will follow the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ up into his ascension in

BUNN — Surry Community College sophomore Chandler White won playoffs Friday and Saturday to win a pair of golf events hosted by Louisburg Junior College in Bunn.
On Friday, White shot a one-under-par score of 70 to tie with Tyler Shough of Patrick Henry Community College in the Hurricane UFO Dispute. The Knights' sophomore birdied the sudden

Surry's White wins pair of golf matches in playoff

BUNN — Surry Community College sophomore Chandler White won playoffs Friday and Saturday to win a pair of golf events hosted by Louisburg Junior College in Bunn. On Friday, White shot a one-under-par score of 70 to tie with Tyler Shough of Patrick Henry Community College in the Hurricane UFO Dispute. The Knights' sophomore birdied the sudden

Having already set a school record for all-district performers this year, Carroll County High School's Chorus program is now ready to take its talents to an even bigger stage – Beantown and The Big Apple.
Locally, the CCHS Chorus program has been shooting up the charts as four members recently earned All-Virginia honors. Additionally, 34 Car

Ready for the big city

Having already set a school record for all-district performers this year, Carroll County High School's Chorus program is now ready to take its talents to an even bigger stage – Beantown and The Big Apple. Locally, the CCHS Chorus program has been shooting up the charts as four members recently earned All-Virginia honors. Additionally, 34 Car

Job losses in Carroll Schools may go up

Originally faced with eliminating 13-15 positions next year, other factors may push the number up to 19 positions lost for Carroll County Public Schools for the 2015-2016 academic year. Carroll County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Strader Blankenship originally told the Carroll County School Board during a March 12 budget presentation for Fiscal Y

Walk-off HR propels Knights

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Kelsie Griffin hit two home runs and finished with six RBIs Saturday as Surry Community College's softball team swept Southeastern Community College, 5-4 and 5-3, in Pilot Mountain. Griffin came up huge in both games, but she was particularly clutch in Game 1 of the doubleheader at East Surry's Palmer Field. Her two-run infi

Walk-off HR propels Knights

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Kelsie Griffin hit two home runs and finished with six RBIs Saturday as Surry Community College's softball team swept Southeastern Community College, 5-4 and 5-3, in Pilot Mountain. Griffin came up huge in both games, but she was particularly clutch in Game 1 of the doubleheader at East Surry's Palmer Field. Her two-run infi

Perhaps it was that legendary beard. Perhaps it was the priceless reaction. Whatever the reason, a Carroll County native went viral after one of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA Tournament history on Thursday.
Cory Schlesinger, men's basketball strength coach for the University of Alabama-Birmingham, had his one shining moment Thursday as the 14t

Carroll native gets in on March Madness

Perhaps it was that legendary beard. Perhaps it was the priceless reaction. Whatever the reason, a Carroll County native went viral after one of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA Tournament history on Thursday. Cory Schlesinger, men's basketball strength coach for the University of Alabama-Birmingham, had his one shining moment Thursday as the 14t

HILLSVILLE, VA — Due to a projected loss of enrollment of 200 students and other factors, the Carroll County School Board is faced with the proposition of eliminating between 13-15 positions next year.
That was the word from Carroll County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Strader Blankenship during remarks he made to the Carroll County School B

Carroll Schools may eliminate 15 positions

HILLSVILLE, VA — Due to a projected loss of enrollment of 200 students and other factors, the Carroll County School Board is faced with the proposition of eliminating between 13-15 positions next year. That was the word from Carroll County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Strader Blankenship during remarks he made to the Carroll County School B

SCC takes two

DOBSON — Surry Community College's softball team continued its torrid hitting, banging out 24 hits over two games Wednesday as the Knights swept St. Joseph's College (Vermont) twice by scores of 10-2 each time. The Knights needed just five innings to win the opener 10-2 as the team ripped 14 hits. Rachel Wagoner and Hayley Tickle both went 3

For the first time in history, Carroll County's softball team played a home game under the lights Tuesday night in the season opener against Floyd County. But as bright as the lights were in Hillsville, freshman Sydney Nester didn't need any artificial illumination to shine in her varsity debut, an 8-1 complete-game victory over the Buffaloes.
Fro

Nester shines in Carroll's first game under lights

For the first time in history, Carroll County's softball team played a home game under the lights Tuesday night in the season opener against Floyd County. But as bright as the lights were in Hillsville, freshman Sydney Nester didn't need any artificial illumination to shine in her varsity debut, an 8-1 complete-game victory over the Buffaloes. Fro

The Woodlawn Post Office will most likely be closed tonight and tomorrow after suffering extensive damage Tuesday afternoon.
At approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2007 Honda Accord driven by Suemay Melcher, 75, of Woodlawn, plowed into the side of the building, knocking a hole into the wall of the building, busting out the glass front door, and causing da

Car slams into Woodlawn Post Office, causes extensive damage

The Woodlawn Post Office will most likely be closed tonight and tomorrow after suffering extensive damage Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2007 Honda Accord driven by Suemay Melcher, 75, of Woodlawn, plowed into the side of the building, knocking a hole into the wall of the building, busting out the glass front door, and causing da

Knights sweep Patrick Henry

DOBSON — Hayley Tickle hurled a one-hit shutout and Shey Steelman had a complete-game victory as Surry Community College swept Patrick Henry Community College, 7-3 and 8-0, in a Region X doubleheader Sunday. Both pitchers got plenty of support as SCC (7-5, 2-0 SCC) combined for 23 hits in the two games. After falling behind 2-0 in the first

A Woodlawn home was completely destroyed by fire early Monday morning.
According to Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Donnie Spangler, the fire happened a little after 1 a.m. at 3790 Oak Grove Road in Woodlawn at a house owned by Ellis Alley. Thankfully, Spangler said Alley was able to get out of the home unharmed.
Spangler said the call

Fire destroys Woodlawn home

A Woodlawn home was completely destroyed by fire early Monday morning. According to Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Donnie Spangler, the fire happened a little after 1 a.m. at 3790 Oak Grove Road in Woodlawn at a house owned by Ellis Alley. Thankfully, Spangler said Alley was able to get out of the home unharmed. Spangler said the call

Carroll County may not have had the best boys' basketball season this year, but there is no disputing the fact that senior Winston Giles is a winner – both on and off the court.
Other coaches obviously took notice as Giles was chosen as the Cavaliers' lone selection to the All-Conference 24 team. A second-team pick on an all-conference squad

Giles named to All-Conference team

Carroll County may not have had the best boys' basketball season this year, but there is no disputing the fact that senior Winston Giles is a winner – both on and off the court. Other coaches obviously took notice as Giles was chosen as the Cavaliers' lone selection to the All-Conference 24 team. A second-team pick on an all-conference squad

Due to a projected loss of enrollment of 200 students and other factors, the Carroll County School Board is faced with the proposition of eliminating between 13-15 positions next year.
That was the grim news shared by Carroll County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Strader Blankenship during his presentation Thursday of the proposed Carroll County Sc

Carroll Schools faced with cutting 15 positions

Due to a projected loss of enrollment of 200 students and other factors, the Carroll County School Board is faced with the proposition of eliminating between 13-15 positions next year. That was the grim news shared by Carroll County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Strader Blankenship during his presentation Thursday of the proposed Carroll County Sc

Knights sweep events

MRYTLE BEACH, S.C. — Chandler White and Surry Community College's men's golf team made a statement during the opening weekend of the season, sweeping a pair of matches in Myrtle Beach. White, a sophomore from West Forsyth, shot a 76 on Saturday and a 71 on Sunday to finish as medalist and lead the Knights to victory both days in a four-team

After a 16-win season and a trip to the Conference 24 semifinals, Carroll County's girls' basketball team has been honored with four selections to the All-Conference 24 team.
Sophomores Mattie Kennedy and Keely Lundy both were named to the All-Conference 24 First Team, while freshman Mariah Carter and junior Haley Turman were chosen as second-team

Four Lady Cavs honored

After a 16-win season and a trip to the Conference 24 semifinals, Carroll County's girls' basketball team has been honored with four selections to the All-Conference 24 team. Sophomores Mattie Kennedy and Keely Lundy both were named to the All-Conference 24 First Team, while freshman Mariah Carter and junior Haley Turman were chosen as second-team

Having celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, the Pipers Gap Rescue Squad continues to move forward into the future as it is currently in the process of constructing a new station on Glendale Road.
Pipers Gap Rescue Squad is the busiest volunteer agency in Carroll County, having responded to 841 calls in 2014. This year, Pipers Gap has already

Pipers Gap Rescue celebrating milestone, new building

Having celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, the Pipers Gap Rescue Squad continues to move forward into the future as it is currently in the process of constructing a new station on Glendale Road. Pipers Gap Rescue Squad is the busiest volunteer agency in Carroll County, having responded to 841 calls in 2014. This year, Pipers Gap has already





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