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  • Budget calls for opening prison

     

  • Courthouse shootout memorial service to be held March 13

    HILLSVILLE — The Citizens’ Committee for the Centennial of the 1912 Courthouse Tragedy will sponsor a memorial service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, to be hosted by Grover King VFW Post 1115.
    The program opens with “The Church Sisters” — twins Sarah and Savannah Church and their band from Danville.
    They often appear as guest musicians in the region and will add vibrant voices and masterful music to the memorial service.
    The formal program at 7 p.m. will be led by E. Gary Marshall, chairman of the citizens’ committee.

  • Effort to save Sidna Allen home underway

    Just two weeks before the 100th anniversary of the 1912 courthouse shootout, the owners of the J. Sidna Allen home began the process to preserve the historic Fancy Gap residence.
    Sidna Allen, like much of his extended family, attended the conclusion of Floyd Allen's trial for obstruction of justice in the Carroll County Courthouse on March 14, 1912.
    A gun battle erupted between the family and court and county officials after Floyd Allen refused to serve his prison sentence.

  • Training Center closing questioned

    HILLSVILLE — The decision to close the Southwestern Virginia Training Center and leave a sister facility in Chesapeake open should not be based on real estate matters alone, one local employee believes.
    The Carroll Board of Supervisors also objects to the closure of the facility that provides care for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but supervisors hope the state might turn over the property to the county to benefit the local citizens, if the training center can’t be saved.

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  • Republican primary is Tuesday

    Virginia’s Republican presidential primary will be held Tuesday.
    Two candidates met the requirements to be on the ballot in Virginia for the primary: U.S. Representative Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
    These will be the only two candidates appearing on the ballot.
    Virginia law specifically does not allow for write-in votes in primary elections and therefore no write-in votes will be counted.
    Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Hillsville rezones annexed areas

    HILLSVILLE — Deviating from the plan to rezone two properties near the busy Interstate 77-U.S. 58 interchange from general commercial use has resulted in spot zoning, one Hillsville Town Council member said Monday.
    Council members approved rezoning the newly annexed areas on the west side of town, with some changes.
    The changes arose after comments from property owners at a rezoning public hearing at the Feb. 13 meeting.

  • New cell tower approved for Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — A public hearing was held at the Feb. 9 Grayson County Board of Supervisors meeting on a special use permit request for the erection of a U.S. Cellular telephone tower.
    Charles Felts asked for the tower to be placed on his 116 acres in western Grayson County.
    Charles Parsons was the only person to speak at the hearing. He asked if the location of the tower was still the same as he had seen, and was told there has been no change.
    Parsons said the western end of the county was in desperate need of a cell phone tower.

  • Don't trash the fee, citizens tell board

    INDEPENDENCE — As the Grayson County Board of Supervisors continues to ponder the fate of an widely criticized trash collection fee, two citizens voiced some support at a Feb. 9 meeting.
    Dennis Hines of Fries told the supervisors to  "make sure you have all the facts before you make a decision concerning the trash fee."
    He said cutting out the trash fee wouldn't help the citizens if the county increased the real estate levy to make up the lost revenue.

  • Wildwood road project shortened