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Allen Worrell - Editor

About Allen Worrell:

Allen Worrell, Editor of The Carroll News, is a native of Carroll County and a graduate of Carroll County High School and Emory & Henry College. He started as a sports writer at The Mount Airy News, where he moved up to Sports Editor after one year. After five years there, he moved to The Carroll News, where he has been since 2004.

Allen was named Regional Media Person of the Year by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association while at The Mount Airy News, and he has won Virginia Press Association awards for sports writing and news writing at The Carroll News.

His hobbies include sports, particularly college athletics and Virginia Tech football, and spending time with his wife Crystal, and their three children.

David Broyles - Staff Writer

About David Broyles:

David Broyles is a native of Narrows, Virginia, where he saw more than his share of synchronicity. His hobbies (beekeeping, chicken raising, gardening and cooking), reflect that. He has served as education reporter for The Mount Airy News, staff writer for The Virginian Leader and news and public service director for WRAD & WRIQ radio in Radford, Virginia and a whole hunka hunka retail.

Amber Dowell - Classifieds/Circulation

About Amber Dowell:

Amber Dowell, the Customer Service Representative for The Carroll News, is a native of Carroll County and has been with the paper since February of 2016. In this role she assists customers with their circulation needs and with classified ads.

Prior to coming to The Carroll News, she worked in the restaurant industry. She is a 2013 graduate of Carroll County High School and Wytheville Community College, where she graduated with a Clerical Studies Certificate.

She enjoys meeting new folks in Hillsville and Carroll County, either through the daily phone contact she has with customers or by the numerous face-to-face meetings she has with the readers of The Carroll News.


Contact Amber at 276-728-7311 or by email

Brittnay Boyd - Advertising Consultant

About Brittnay Boyd:

Brittnay Boyd is the advertising representative for The Carroll News.

She currently resides in Woodlawn with her husband Anthony Boyd and her daughter Sadie Jarrells. A 2005 graduate of Carroll County High School, Boyd is very excited to be working in her hometown. She is the daughter of Matthew and Zana Jarrells of Hillsville.

Brittnay has several years of experience in customer service and retail, including her parents business Zana’s Clean Center in Galax.

"Over the years I have found that sales and customer service are two areas that I love being a part of. I truly feel as though I have found my niche.  I enjoy meeting new people and being able to assist them with products and services they may need. I love to talk."

Her hobbies include: traveling, spending time with family, fishing, hunting, shopping, electronics, making crafts, going to church, Thirty One Gifts (Totes and Purses) and more.