The Carroll News- RSS Feed http://thecarrollnews.com/ http://thecarrollnews.com/ Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:29:01 EST 1800 Shockley’s Salute Their Heroes http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152077870/Shockleys-Salute-Their-Heroes Nikki Shockley and her children, son Mattox, and daughter Marley, made snowmen on Thursday, Feb. 26 as a salute to their heroes - a fireman, an EMT, a policeman, and a soldier at their home in Hillsville. An EMT and 2nd Lieutenant for Laurel Rescue,... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:05:21 EST The Big Bang Of Country Music set to come full circle at HoustonFest 2015 http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152074967/The-Big-Bang-Of-Country-Music-set-to-come-full-circle-at-HoustonFest-2015 Tourism and Music Industry representatives gathered in Galax for a press conference on February 26 to officially announce a special showcase to be presented at HoustonFest on May 1-2. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:05:22 EST Crossroads offers event to help you complete college education http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151906782/Crossroads-offers-event-to-help-you-complete-college-education Many citizens in the Twin County area have taken some college classes but were unable to finish a degree. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:45:22 EST Branch to update Laurel Fork community March 4 on 58 Project http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152089125/Branch-to-update-Laurel-Fork-community-March-4-on-58-Project Branch Highways, the contractor for the Rt. 58 project, will hold an information session for the Laurel Fork community on March 4. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:30:22 EST Austinville residence destroyed in blaze http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152068514/Austinville-residence-destroyed-in-blaze An Austinville family lost all its belongings and two dogs in an early morning house fire Wednesday, Feb. 25 on the Wythe County side of Austinville. No one was home at the time. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:30:22 EST Lady Cavs’ season ends in Conf. 24 Semis http://thecarrollnews.com/news/sports/152071448/Lady-Cavs-season-ends-in-Conf.-24-Semis Facing a George Washington team that looked nothing like it did in two previous meetings, Carroll County's girls' basketball season came to an end Wednesday with a 59-43 loss in a Conference 24 Semifinal in Danville. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:25:24 EST Appalachian Power Virginia customers to see 4 percent drop in average bills http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152069122/Appalachian-Power-Virginia-customers-to-see-4-percent-drop-in-average-bills ROANOKE – Appalachian Power residential customers in Virginia will see a decrease of about 4 percent in their total electric bills beginning this month. The decrease is the result of the reduction or expiration of three Rate Adjustment Clauses... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:25:22 EST Honeycutt retiring after 23 years as circuit court clerk http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151804603/Honeycutt-retiring-after-23-years-as-circuit-court-clerk After over 23 years as Circuit Court Clerk, Carolyn Honeycutt is stepping down at the end of February. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:30:22 EST Reincarnation is a tricky proposition http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/152006127/Reincarnation-is-a-tricky-proposition Do you believe in reincarnation? Were you a king or a queen, a fish monger or a pickpocket, an oyster farmer or a demented psychopath in your past life? Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:30:21 EST Mother Nature rears its ugly head http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152006240/Mother-Nature-rears-its-ugly-head Extreme cold mixed with snow and sleet led to dangerous driving conditions in Carroll County over the weekend. Official temperatures in Hillsville reached minus 5 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday morning with a wind chill of 24 degrees below... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:45:21 EST Cavs shoot down Spartans http://thecarrollnews.com/news/sports/151998225/Cavs-shoot-down-Spartans Carroll County Head Coach Marc Motley said following his team's 57-25 trouncing Friday of Salem that his biggest worry heading into the first-round Conference 24 Tournament matchup was that his team would be rusty offensively. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:40:30 EST S.C. man charged with entering home, stealing vehicle http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/152001655/S.C.-man-charged-with-entering-home-stealing-vehicle A South Carolina man has been charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny after allegedly stealing a vehicle during Saturday's winter storm in Carroll County. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:55:21 EST Carroll to address missed rescue calls http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151822265/Carroll-to-address-missed-rescue-calls Admitting missed rescue squad calls is becoming a trend everywhere due to the lack of volunteers, Carroll County supervisors will discuss what to do about the issue during its March 9 meeting. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:10:21 EST Saxophone concert postponed http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151979846/Saxophone-concert-postponed Due to circumstances beyond thier control, the Sunday, February 22nd Saxophone Concert at the Historic 1908 Concert in Independence has been postponed. Please visit the Arts Council's website after Tuesday, February 24th for the new concert... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:05:25 EST Trotter first Carroll teacher to earn National Certification http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151824982/Trotter-first-Carroll-teacher-to-earn-National-Certification Eve Trotter, a first-grade teacher at Gladesboro Elementary School, has become the first teacher in Carroll County to receive a National Board Certification. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:30:23 EST Secretaries should be beware of the bang http://thecarrollnews.com/news/opinion/151883354/Secretaries-should-be-beware-of-the-bang I'm sure everybody is familiar with the term hashtag, the name that is now commonly used for the symbol that looks like #. Well, it's not a hashtag, despite what Twitter likes to claim. Of course, before Twitter erupted on the scene, the #... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:30:22 EST Bowman among Hillsville High’s best http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151818800/Bowman-among-Hillsville-Highs-best In the annals of Hillsville High School history, and in the remembrances of those who attended until the school ceased to be a high school with the opening of Carroll County High School in the fall of 1969, there is some level of consensus regarding... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:50:22 EST State Police responds to 34 wrecks over weekend http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151880267/State-Police-responds-to-34-wrecks-over-weekend From Friday to Monday morning, the Virginia State Police responded to 34 total vehicle crashes in Carroll and Grayson counties. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:00:22 EST Motion to appoint Mitchell to Planning Commission tabled http://thecarrollnews.com/news/home_top-news/151798888/Motion-to-appoint-Mitchell-to-Planning-Commission-tabled A motion Monday to appoint a past Carroll County Administrator convicted of federal fraud to the Carroll County Planning Commission was tabled until March. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:40:22 EST Anticipated winter weather delays Conf. 24 playoffs http://thecarrollnews.com/news/sports/151875681/Anticipated-winter-weather-delays-Conf.-24-playoffs Due to the anticipated winter storm Monday, Conference 24 playoff games scheduled for Feb. 16 have been pushed back. Carroll County's girls' basketball team, the number three seed, was scheduled to play Salem at home on Monday, Feb. 16. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:05:21 EST