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  • Town reacts to county rate hike

    HILLSVILLE — After seeing the proposed increases in the Carroll Public Service Authority's rates, Hillsville officials wondered why the county found the town's prices so unaffordable back when they considered combining forces on public utilities.

    After Hillsville built a sewage treatment plant to process wastewater from both the town and the county and after years of negotiation, Carroll County decided to expand the amount of wastewater it sends to Galax for treatment, much to the consternation of town officials.

  • Carroll, Galax iron out details of sewer agreement

    HILLSVILLE — Details remain to be ironed out in the public sewer cooperation between Galax and Carroll County, as the Woodlawn sewer system gets ready to come online.

    After Hillsville built a sewage treatment plant to process wastewater from both the town and the county, Carroll County decided instead to expand the amount of wastewater it sends to Galax for treatment, much to the consternation of town officials.

  • EPA gets the lead out at chemical dump site

    LAMBSBURG — The clean up crew working to dispose of acid found at a former Old Pipers Gap Road business has now removed lead from the ground.

    Carroll County declared a local emergency in early October as the Environmental Protection Agency started cleaning up the acid at the Lambsburg site where workers once used acid to deconstruct computers and reclaim the gold inside.

    They found the acid in more than 300 barrels, which the crews offloaded into tanks to remove it from the property.

  • Hospitals offer remote access to neurological care

    Twin County Regional Hospital will soon provide a higher level of emergency stroke and critical neurology care — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — as part of a new teleneurology medicine program announced Monday in conjunction with Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    Officials said Monday that TCRH will hold kickoff meetings next month to possibly launch the program in December. TCRH should receive the teleneurology equipment by mid-November.

  • Bypass Battle

    HILLSVILLE — Construction will soon start on an expanded and updated Race In — one businessman's plan to make sure potential customers don't bypass the store and a new fast food restaurant.

    The Town of Hillsville has approved Greg Crowder's plans to build a new 7,400-square-foot location behind the existing Race In, which would be torn down.

    Speaking of the plans Oct. 22, Crowder said construction on the new facility on West Stuart Drive could start any day.

  • Deeds, McDonnell state positions on issues

    As they do every four years, Virginians will choose a new governor Nov. 3. Ours is the only state constitution that prohibits the chief executive from running for re-election.

    Here are the positions on several issues of the two men running for governor: Creigh Deeds, a Democratic state senator, and Bob McDonnell, a Republican former attorney general.

    Why vote for you?

  • Un-bear-ably frightening

    HILLSVILLE — Before the ghosts and goblins took up residence in the FFA's Haunted Corn Maze, organizers had to exorcise an occupant firmly rooted in the natural world.

  • Public record for 11/4/09 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.

    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. 

    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Art critics

    Galax residents voiced both their support and opposition for the mural being painted on the Jeff Matthews Museum during a Galax City Council meeting on Monday, before city council decided to move forward with a redesigned version of the painting.

  • Water project floats Carroll some savings

    HILLSVILLE — A competitive bid environment brought Carroll County’s water distribution effort in about $1.3 million less than budget, according to Public Service Authority information.

    The Carroll water distribution system will initially hook up to infrastructure centered at Interstate 77’s Exit 19, but it will also supply water to every public water system in Carroll County outside Cana, public service authority members have said.