One year after receiving a $6 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission (VTC), the Wildwood Commerce Park in Carroll County has been recommended to receive an additional grant of $962,500 from the VTC.Carroll County Administrator Gary Larrowe informed the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of the recommendation by the Tobacco Commission’s Megasite Committee during the Authority’s Dec. 4 meeting. The Blue Ridge Economic Development Authority’s (BRCEDA) Wildwood Commerce Park was one of five megasite recommendations made by the Tobacco Commission for Fiscal Year 2014. In total, the VTC received five requests seeking $20.7 million. The Commission budgeted $12.5 million for Fiscal Year 2014.
When your defense nearly forces as many turnovers as points allowed, chances are you team is headed toward a comfortable victory. That was certainly the case for Carroll County’s girls’ basketball team Dec. 11 as the Lady Cavaliers forced 24 turnovers in a 60-29 home win over Patrick County.The Cavaliers found themselves in a tight game after eight minutes, leading just 12-9 after the first quarter. Carroll County (2-1) blew the doors off after that thanks to a defense ...
The Hillsville man who led authorities on a high-speed chase in Carroll County on April 22 before crashing his motorcycle, causing it to burst into flames, has been indicted by a Carroll County Grand Jury.Brian Ellison Workman, 38, was indicted Monday by a Carroll County Grand Jury of eluding a law enforcement officer, possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, and destruction of property.
Carroll County’s Joey Rotella and Gavin Scott each went 3-0 in their respective weight classes Saturday to claim championships in the 12-team Carroll County Wrestling Invitational in Hillsville.A senior, Rotella went 3-0 to win the 145-pound division championship, while Scott won all three of his matches to claim the crown in the 160-pound division. Gerardo Castillo went 2-2 to finish fourth in the 170-pound division as the Cavaliers finished sixth out of 12 teams.
The body of a missing Surry County, N.C., man was found on Dec. 7 near mile post marker 202 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.Grover Cleveland Davis, 76, had been missing since shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. Davis reportedly suffered from dementia or another cognitive impairment.Carroll County Deputy Cody Edwards found Davis lying on the ground at about 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 7 near the gold-colored 1994 Nissan Pathfinder he was reported driving.“It looked as if...
It’s been quite a year for James Madison University freshman Blake Mabe and quite a career for JMU senior Aaron Raffeinner.Named both Drum Major and Homecoming King at Carroll County High School as a senior last year, Mabe added another once-in-a-lifetime experience to his portfolio Thursday as he participated in the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Kassidy Goad, 10, puts the finishing touches on her sugary castle during last year’s Holiday Gingerbread Art Show. This year’s version opened Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 20 at the Galax-Carroll Regional Library in Galax. The whimsy gingerbread creations of Brigette Hadley’s art students are on display Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the lobby of the library.
On Saturday, December 14th, Titans of the Cage #7 promotions returns and will be held at the VFW in Hillsville.This will mark the first MMA event ever held in Hillsville and will feature local fighters and fighters from surrounding states competing in a night of mixed martial arts action inside the cage. TOC fans will be treated to three (3) title bouts on a fight card that is set to feature a total of 16 solid MMA bouts. In addition to the three title bouts, Titans of the Cage #7 ...
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