Allen Worrell

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One week after rushing for 243 yards against Cave Spring, Carroll County's offense found life much tougher in a 33-0 River Ridge District road loss Friday at Christiansburg.
The Cavaliers were limited to 149 yards of total offense Friday as Christiansburg completely stacked the box against the run. Carroll County (1-6, 0-5 River Ridge District) wa

Demons blank Carroll 33-0

One week after rushing for 243 yards against Cave Spring, Carroll County's offense found life much tougher in a 33-0 River Ridge District road loss Friday at Christiansburg. The Cavaliers were limited to 149 yards of total offense Friday as Christiansburg completely stacked the box against the run. Carroll County (1-6, 0-5 River Ridge District) wa

Carroll woman trapped 12 hours after vehicle overturns on mountain

Local officials say an Austinville woman was lucky to have been spotted Thursday after her vehicle overturned several times down the side of Stoots Mountain in Carroll County, where she was trapped 12 hours before being rescued. According to Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, authorities were alerted at 2:40 p.m. Thursday to the accident

R.I. man charged after tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-77

A Rhode Island man has been charged with reckless driving after his tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate 77 Tuesday night in Carroll County. According to Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, the accident occurred at 9:55 p.m. on I-77 Northbound at mile marker 22.3 in the section commonly referred to as the “Tater Hole.” Milt

Carroll County put together probably its best offensive performance since the season-opening win against Floyd, but fumbles cost the Cavaliers dearly Friday in a 41-14 River Ridge District loss at Cave Spring.
Carroll County (1-5, 0-4 River Ridge) moved the ball all night against Cave Spring (5-2, 2-1 River Ridge), rushing for 243 yards total and

Cavs show offensive improvement in loss at Cave Spring

Carroll County put together probably its best offensive performance since the season-opening win against Floyd, but fumbles cost the Cavaliers dearly Friday in a 41-14 River Ridge District loss at Cave Spring. Carroll County (1-5, 0-4 River Ridge) moved the ball all night against Cave Spring (5-2, 2-1 River Ridge), rushing for 243 yards total and

Just a redshirt freshman at Liberty University, Carroll County native Lucas Holder has already fulfilled the dream of every athlete in America. Although his appearance was brief, Holder was part of a play that cracked SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Week recently on ESPN.
Holder, who is Liberty's snapper for extra points and field goals, was th

Holder makes SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Day

Just a redshirt freshman at Liberty University, Carroll County native Lucas Holder has already fulfilled the dream of every athlete in America. Although his appearance was brief, Holder was part of a play that cracked SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Week recently on ESPN. Holder, who is Liberty's snapper for extra points and field goals, was th

Inaugural Hillsville Pumpkin Race to be held Nov. 1

Thanks to a new annual event, Halloween in Hillsville will last a day longer this year. Marilyn Tennant will host the Inaugural Hillsville Pumpkin Race on Sat., Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. at 525 Nicholas Street in Hillsville. Have lots of fun with your kids decorating your pumpkin and making it roll, then enter it in the pumpkin race to win a prize during

Area basketball fans may think they are either in Bizarro World or having déjà vu November 1 when Carroll County head basketball coach Brad Hawks suits up for Galax at Carroll County High School.
But it will be neither a mistake nor a bad flashback as Hawks dons the Maroon Tide colors once again for a benefit Carroll County-Galax alumni

Carroll-Galax Alumni hoops game set for Nov. 1

Area basketball fans may think they are either in Bizarro World or having déjà vu November 1 when Carroll County head basketball coach Brad Hawks suits up for Galax at Carroll County High School. But it will be neither a mistake nor a bad flashback as Hawks dons the Maroon Tide colors once again for a benefit Carroll County-Galax alumni

Libby Lineberry has been named the new acting Director of the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Department effective October 1.
Lineberry has served the citizens of Carroll County for 26 years in various positions. Lineberry began her career with Carroll County while working in the Administrator's Office. She has also worked as Assistant Recreat

Lineberry named Acting Recreation Director

Libby Lineberry has been named the new acting Director of the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Department effective October 1. Lineberry has served the citizens of Carroll County for 26 years in various positions. Lineberry began her career with Carroll County while working in the Administrator's Office. She has also worked as Assistant Recreat

For the third time in in less than five years, dense fog played a hand in a major traffic pile-up Friday on Interstate 77 in Carroll County.
Emergency crews were first called to a multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 6 in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Fancy Gap at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday. According to Virginia State Police

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

For the third time in in less than five years, dense fog played a hand in a major traffic pile-up Friday on Interstate 77 in Carroll County. Emergency crews were first called to a multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 6 in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Fancy Gap at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday. According to Virginia State Police

Hidden Valley's defense limited Carroll County to 64 yards Friday and the Titans took advantage of a fake punt for a touchdown and Cavalier fumbles for a 42-0 River Ridge District win in Roanoke.
Carroll County (1-4, 0-3 River Ridge) actually played a good game defensively, head coach Eddie Sloss said, but the Cavs were unable to string together f

Titans too much for Carroll

Hidden Valley's defense limited Carroll County to 64 yards Friday and the Titans took advantage of a fake punt for a touchdown and Cavalier fumbles for a 42-0 River Ridge District win in Roanoke. Carroll County (1-4, 0-3 River Ridge) actually played a good game defensively, head coach Eddie Sloss said, but the Cavs were unable to string together f

A Woodlawn man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding after allegedly shooting a Fries man in the head Saturday night near Hillsville.
On Saturday, Oct. 4 at approximately 6:13 p.m., the Carroll County Sheriff's Office received a call of “shots fired” at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Stable Inn Road, not far fro

More details released in Saturday shooting

A Woodlawn man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding after allegedly shooting a Fries man in the head Saturday night near Hillsville. On Saturday, Oct. 4 at approximately 6:13 p.m., the Carroll County Sheriff's Office received a call of “shots fired” at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Stable Inn Road, not far fro

Dense fog once again appears to be a factor in a major traffic pile-up on Interstate 77 in Carroll County.
Emergency crews were first called to a multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 6 in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Fancy Gap between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on Friday. According to Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, there were a to

Nearly 30 vehicles involved in I-77 crashes

Dense fog once again appears to be a factor in a major traffic pile-up on Interstate 77 in Carroll County. Emergency crews were first called to a multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 6 in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Fancy Gap between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on Friday. According to Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, there were a to

Due largely to the economic downturn, the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Pantry has seen the number of families it serves increase from 60 families to 600 in recent years.
With such a dramatic increase, the CCMA Food Pantry is now in need itself. Chief among those needs are more food and monetary donations, more volunteers, and more s

Help needed for those who help others

Due largely to the economic downturn, the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Pantry has seen the number of families it serves increase from 60 families to 600 in recent years. With such a dramatic increase, the CCMA Food Pantry is now in need itself. Chief among those needs are more food and monetary donations, more volunteers, and more s

As a journalist for TIME magazine, Denver Nicks has traveled the world.
And even before his gig with TIME, Nicks' travels have led him to Manila in the Philippines to a short stint as a homeless person in Hong Kong. But thanks to the modern world of technology, Nicks recently found himself in Hillsville, albeit through a video conference chat, wit

Keeping up with the TIMEs

As a journalist for TIME magazine, Denver Nicks has traveled the world. And even before his gig with TIME, Nicks' travels have led him to Manila in the Philippines to a short stint as a homeless person in Hong Kong. But thanks to the modern world of technology, Nicks recently found himself in Hillsville, albeit through a video conference chat, wit

A man was airlifted from Noah's Ark Daycare in Sylvatus at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Details are limited at the moment but officials on scene said it appeared that the man was struck by a pickup truck when the truck apparently rolled over on him while unloading appliances on private property near Little Vine Road in Carroll County.
Early indicatio

Man airlifted after being struck by vehicle

A man was airlifted from Noah's Ark Daycare in Sylvatus at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Details are limited at the moment but officials on scene said it appeared that the man was struck by a pickup truck when the truck apparently rolled over on him while unloading appliances on private property near Little Vine Road in Carroll County. Early indicatio

Juvenile struck by vehicle in Fries

A 14-year-old female juvenile from Galax is in critical condition after being struck by a car Saturday in Fries. According to Virginia State Police Trooper J.E. Tilson, the accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Route 94 in Fries at the “wayside.” Tilson said the female juvenile was walking in the southbound lane on Route 94 when

Carroll County's most famous native built a reputation for his teams scoring touchdowns on defense and special teams. But on Friday, it was the opponent who used “Beamerball” to do in Carroll County.
Defensively, the Cavaliers did a pretty good job against Pulaski County. But the Cougars scored three touchdowns on special teams and def

Pulaski blasts Cavs with big plays

Carroll County's most famous native built a reputation for his teams scoring touchdowns on defense and special teams. But on Friday, it was the opponent who used “Beamerball” to do in Carroll County. Defensively, the Cavaliers did a pretty good job against Pulaski County. But the Cougars scored three touchdowns on special teams and def

Carroll County's volleyball team scored a huge victory Thursday night at home, defeating River Ridge District nemesis Salem 25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20 in Hillsville.
The Spartans beat the Cavaliers all three times the two teams played last year, including a four-set victory in the Conference 24 Championship game. On Thursday, Carroll County (8-4,

Carroll netters earn big win over Salem

Carroll County's volleyball team scored a huge victory Thursday night at home, defeating River Ridge District nemesis Salem 25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20 in Hillsville. The Spartans beat the Cavaliers all three times the two teams played last year, including a four-set victory in the Conference 24 Championship game. On Thursday, Carroll County (8-4,

Carroll County will receive nearly $100,000 in grant funds for School Security Equipment Grants as a part of a $6 million statewide initiative announced Thursday by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants on Thursday “to protect students and teachers in 100 school divisions and six

Carroll receives nearly $100,000 in school safety grant

Carroll County will receive nearly $100,000 in grant funds for School Security Equipment Grants as a part of a $6 million statewide initiative announced Thursday by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants on Thursday “to protect students and teachers in 100 school divisions and six

Carroll County Supervisor Dr. Tom Littrell is continuing efforts to try to keep the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Hillsville open.
Virginia reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in August of 2012 to close four of the state's five training centers, including the Hillsville facility, to move residents to other

Efforts continue to keep training center open

Carroll County Supervisor Dr. Tom Littrell is continuing efforts to try to keep the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Hillsville open. Virginia reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in August of 2012 to close four of the state's five training centers, including the Hillsville facility, to move residents to other





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