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Council debates rescue squad's existence

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A town council member wonders: if Hillsville Volunteer Rescue Squad is disbanded, why does it still have officers and property?

By Brian Funk, Editor

HILLSVILLE — Existential debates don’t often break out at government meetings, but the question whether a disbanded rescue squad does or does not exist arose at the Aug. 13 Hillsville Town Council meeting.
The question, raised by Council Member David Young, is this: if Hillsville Volunteer Rescue Squad no longer exists, then why does it have officers and how can it still own equipment and supplies?
“We need to research if they are still a rescue squad,” Young said. “We need to find out where they’re meeting and who they are.”


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