The body of a missing Surry County, N.C., man was found on Dec. 7 near mile post marker 202 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.Grover Cleveland Davis, 76, had been missing since shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. Davis reportedly suffered from dementia or another cognitive impairment.Carroll County Deputy Cody Edwards found Davis lying on the ground at about 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 7 near the gold-colored 1994 Nissan Pathfinder he was reported driving.“It looked as if Davis had turned around at some nearby cabins near the first overlook and tried to drive up a bank before getting stuck,” said Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner. “Davis was out of his car and definitely had been exposed to the elements.”
It’s been quite a year for James Madison University freshman Blake Mabe and quite a career for JMU senior Aaron Raffeinner.Named both Drum Major and Homecoming King at Carroll County High School as a senior last year, Mabe added another once-in-a-lifetime experience to his portfolio Thursday as he participated in the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Kassidy Goad, 10, puts the finishing touches on her sugary castle during last year’s Holiday Gingerbread Art Show. This year’s version opened Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 20 at the Galax-Carroll Regional Library in Galax. The whimsy gingerbread creations of Brigette Hadley’s art students are on display Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the lobby of the library.
On Saturday, December 14th, Titans of the Cage #7 promotions returns and will be held at the VFW in Hillsville.This will mark the first MMA event ever held in Hillsville and will feature local fighters and fighters from surrounding states competing in a night of mixed martial arts action inside the cage. TOC fans will be treated to three (3) title bouts on a fight card that is set to feature a total of 16 solid MMA bouts. In addition to the three title bouts, Titans of the Cage #7 ...
Three Carroll County varsity football players have been selected to the All-Conference 24 football team, while six other Cavalier football players received Honorable Mention All-Conference accolades.Quarterback Connor Lundy and center Jacob Adams both were named to the All-Conference 24 second team on offense, while defensive back Josh Blankenship made it as a defensive player. Earning honorable mention accolades for Carroll were Jared Haga as a defensive end and tight end, Chris M...
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors would like to schedule a public meeting in the near future to discuss the feasibility of a new pool/waterpark.Carroll County shut down its swimming pool in the Carroll County Recreation Park in 2009 when county officials had to cut $1.6 million to balance its budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010. County officials noted at the time that annual repairs on the pool’s water heater and other issues had actually caused the county to lose over $50...
The other day I read a blog by a young lady that dealt with how to get your day off to a good start. She offered nine tips that would turn you from a snarling mass of grumpiness to a freakin’ ray of sunshine. As you might guess, I am not a morning person and don’t think I ever could be, no matter how many tips some Holly Golightly offers up.
The Carroll Christmas Fund has grown each year since 1997, the year the non-profit organization began making Christmases a little brighter for local families.That year, a total of 64 boxes of food, toys, clothes and other items were delivered to local families that were in need during the Christmas season. That number grew to an all-time high of 600 families last year, which isn’t necessarily a good thing.
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