The fourth annual “Voices of the New River” talent search will return to the Hillsville VFW in March.Auditions for soloists and groups will be held Saturday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m., and are open to artists 21 and under.Last year’s event had approximately 25 entries; this year the event will take the first 50 entries. At the audition, performers will be judged by a panel of judges, all with musical backgrounds. The judges will narrow the field down to four performers in the group category and eight performers in the soloist category.“Although we prefer people preregister, we do allow walk-ins,” said event organizer Steven Horton of the auditions.
Jamie and Angela Rotenizer have been the recipients of much kindness since their home burned on Jan. 20, but maybe none more so than that of Mike Turman and the Turman Group, which recently presented the couple with $7,800.Ricky DeJesus, who works with Jamie at Turman’s Saw Mill, oversaw the sale of raffle tickets for an AR-15, a lightweight, 5.56 mm/.223-caliber, magazine-fed, air-cooled rifle, which resulted in the large donation.“Before my dad passed away,...
One year after dedicating its first home to a member of the community, the Fuller Center for Housing-Greater Carroll County Area is ready to move forward with another home.Dr. Oliver McBride, President of the local Fuller Center chapter, said plans for a second home were made possible recently with more than $30,000 in donations, half coming from the Hillsville Presbyterian Church and the other half from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
Do you wish that somebody would publish a magazine that addresses your interests? Are you tired of reading about Justin Beiber’s latest run-in with the law, tired of reading about Angeline Jolie’s impending birth of an alien baby, or sick to death of reading about half-wit reality stars?Well, if you are, I’ve discovered some magazines that you might just find interesting. You might also find them scary or possibly repulsive, but, apparently, there’s enough i...
The field was set for the town elections in May when Mayor Greg Crowder filed Tuesday with the Carroll County General Registrar’s Office for a second term.Crowder is being challenged by Billie Taylor.Both town council seats up for election will also be contested.Nancy Beasley is challenging incumbent Greg Yonce, who will be seeking his fourth term as the Laurel Fork District representative.In the Sulphur Springs District race, incumbent Billy ...
Four years ago, Kayla Goins and Lindsay Martin were leading Carroll County to an appearance in the Group AA State Tournament. Reunited at Ferrum College, the former Cavalier standouts are now leading the Panthers to new heights.After an incredible 26-2 season that included USA South Conference regular season and tournament championships, Ferrum now has earned the chance to host an NCAA Division III Women’s Tournament regional beginning March 7. The Panthers will be in action ...
A large crowd turned out on Feb. 25 to hear a report from three consultants on the feasibility of building an aquatic park in Carroll County. Two sites, one at Woodlawn School and the other on Ball Park Drive, were discussed as possible locations for the $3.6 million project.James Emr, president of Smolen, Emr and Ilkovitch Architects, opened the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting by addressing the financing. Emr said a bond at 4 percent interest over 10 years would amount...
Two area men were transported to local hospitals Monday morning following a two-car collision on U.S. 58 in Laurel Fork.According to Virginia State Police Trooper S.E. Kinney, the accident occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. near the Family Stop & Go. Kinney said Jonathan Wayne Hanks, 25, of Woodlawn, was driving westbound on U.S. 58 in a 2006 Ford F150 when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the centerline and struck a 2006 Nissan Titan driven by Richard P. Zimmerman, 57, of ...
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