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Michael Howlett

Position: Staff Writer
E-Mail Address: mhowlett@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (276) 779-4013

Latest Stories by Michael Howlett

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.
Because of bad weather the game had been pushed back five days and the Cavalier girls had only practiced about three hours

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. Because of bad weather the game had been pushed back five days and the Cavalier girls had only practiced about three hours

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?
Not sure who or what you were, or not sure if you believe in reincarnation? Well, I'm here today to help you decide if reincarnation is something you can wrap your head around.
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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? Not sure who or what you were, or not sure if you believe in reincarnation? Well, I'm here today to help you decide if reincarnation is something you can wrap your head around. Worldwide over 300

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 # was known as a pound sign or a number sign. Turns out those terms were wrong too.
You see, the # was invented

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 # was known as a pound sign or a number sign. Turns out those terms were wrong too. You see, the # was invented

Eve Trotter, a first-grade teacher at Gladesboro Elementary School, has become the first teacher in Carroll County to receive a National Board Certification.
Jerry King, director of personnel for Carroll County Public Schools, made the announcement during the Feb. 10 school board meeting and Board Chairman Brian Spencer presented the certificate t

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. Jerry King, director of personnel for Carroll County Public Schools, made the announcement during the Feb. 10 school board meeting and Board Chairman Brian Spencer presented the certificate t

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.
The topic was brought up by Carroll County Board of Supervisors' Chairman Phil McCraw during the board's Feb. 9 meeting. Supervisor Bob Martin said he has m

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. The topic was brought up by Carroll County Board of Supervisors' Chairman Phil McCraw during the board's Feb. 9 meeting. Supervisor Bob Martin said he has m

After over 23 years as Circuit Court Clerk, Carolyn Honeycutt is stepping down at the end of February.
Honeycutt, who in 1991 became the first female elected to a constitutional office in Carroll County, said there were several reasons behind her decision not to seek another term.
“I've worked part-time or full-time for 42 years,” sai

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. Honeycutt, who in 1991 became the first female elected to a constitutional office in Carroll County, said there were several reasons behind her decision not to seek another term. “I've worked part-time or full-time for 42 years,” sai

After New England defeated Seattle 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX on Jan. 31, it was time for Patriot fans to celebrate.
However, for the employees at Classic Creations it was time to get to work. By 3 a.m. on Feb. 1, a little over four hours after the big game, Classic Creations' employees were on the job, printing shirts and hoodies celebrating the Pa

Super Bowl big business for Classic Creations

After New England defeated Seattle 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX on Jan. 31, it was time for Patriot fans to celebrate. However, for the employees at Classic Creations it was time to get to work. By 3 a.m. on Feb. 1, a little over four hours after the big game, Classic Creations' employees were on the job, printing shirts and hoodies celebrating the Pa

Although ownership of the Race In on West Stuart Drive changed hands on Feb. 9, new co-owner Peggy Meade said she hopes the all-purpose convenience store formerly owned by Mayor Greg Crowder will remain a gathering place for local citizens.
“We definitely want to keep that friendly atmosphere. We hope to build on Greg's concept and take it e

Race In under new ownership

Although ownership of the Race In on West Stuart Drive changed hands on Feb. 9, new co-owner Peggy Meade said she hopes the all-purpose convenience store formerly owned by Mayor Greg Crowder will remain a gathering place for local citizens. “We definitely want to keep that friendly atmosphere. We hope to build on Greg's concept and take it e

Well, the day when sweethearts show their love for one another by buying candy, flowers and adult novelty toys is almost upon us. Of course, I'm talking about President's Day. Okay, I was just seeing if you were paying attention; of course I mean Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day began in Chicago on Feb. 14, 1929 when Al Capone ordered the killing

Fertility festival root of Valentine's Day

Well, the day when sweethearts show their love for one another by buying candy, flowers and adult novelty toys is almost upon us. Of course, I'm talking about President's Day. Okay, I was just seeing if you were paying attention; of course I mean Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day began in Chicago on Feb. 14, 1929 when Al Capone ordered the killing

There's a couple of quiz games on the internet sites BuzzFeed and StuffHappens that have become quite popular in Facebook posts. The quizzes require you to answer a few questions and in return these sites will provide deep insights into your soul, as well as providing a glimpse of who you may have been in your past lives.
Now, how can a simple, mu

Quiz misses mark on funeral playlist

There's a couple of quiz games on the internet sites BuzzFeed and StuffHappens that have become quite popular in Facebook posts. The quizzes require you to answer a few questions and in return these sites will provide deep insights into your soul, as well as providing a glimpse of who you may have been in your past lives. Now, how can a simple, mu

Motorists failing to stop for school buses that are picking up or discharging children may be in for a rude awakening. The Virginia State Police is making this traffic violation a point of emphasis in an effort to be proactive and save the life of a child.
“It has become a concern of the school system. The safety of the children is our prima

State Police to issue tickets

Motorists failing to stop for school buses that are picking up or discharging children may be in for a rude awakening. The Virginia State Police is making this traffic violation a point of emphasis in an effort to be proactive and save the life of a child. “It has become a concern of the school system. The safety of the children is our prima

Although it remains to be seen what the state legislature will do with several proposed education bills, Carroll County Superintendent Dr. Strader Blankenship says at least this year he has hope for some positive changes.
“Both parties are saying education is their main focus, so that's different. But, of course, the devil's in the details,&

School system could receive positive news

Although it remains to be seen what the state legislature will do with several proposed education bills, Carroll County Superintendent Dr. Strader Blankenship says at least this year he has hope for some positive changes. “Both parties are saying education is their main focus, so that's different. But, of course, the devil's in the details,&





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