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Town calls for Hillsville Rescue to disband

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Hillsville Town Council Member Frieda Jessup once worked to resurrect the closed rescue squad, but now she says it's not feasible.

By Brian Funk, Editor and Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — The Hillsville Rescue Squad has been given up for dead as town officials end their attempts to resuscitate the long-shuttered volunteer emergency medical service.
Carroll County and Hillsville officials moved to close the rescue squad about eight years ago, after learning the captain had inappropriately used an ambulance to move furniture from Marion to an apartment in town.


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