Local News

  • Supervisors air concerns over wind farm discussion

    HILLSVILLE — Now that it’s generally known that an alternative energy company is interested in having a wind farm in the county, Carroll officials will research potential ordinances on regulating mountain ridge development.
    In the discussion at the Carroll Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, there was tension between board members about talking in open session about a topic that had previously come up in closed session.
    Supervisor Bob Martin had asked his fellow county officials to put windmills on the agenda for the April meeting.

  • Alderman faces challenge for seat

    HILLSVILLE — Two candidates will seek the office of Pipers Gap Ward representative on Hillsville Town Council in the May 1 municipal elections.
    Incumbent Orba Alderman will seek re-election to council, while facing a challenge from David Young.

    David Young
    Young said he’s been serving community organizations for decades, and he sees more opportunities to help if he’s elected to Hillsville Town Council.
    Young volunteers his service as photographer and treasurer to the Hillsville Fire Department.

  • Weather blamed for fire's spread


  • Citizens to the Rescue


  • Supervisors object to publicizing budget issues

    HILLSVILLE  — Carroll County’s budget committee members told their counterparts from the school system that they want to work cooperatively, while at the same time taking them to task for publicizing a list of potential education cuts if the $11.3 million local funding request is not met.
    Supervisor Phil McCraw, who’s been taking the lead on the county’s budget committee, led off last Wednesday’s early morning discussion with the idea that Carroll officials have supported and will continue to support education.

  • Firehouse situation smolders


  • Four seek seats on city council


  • New hire will oversee tourism, recreation


  • Drivers injured in Grayson crash

    Two Independence drivers were injured April 1 in a head-on crash that occurred around 1 p.m. on U.S. 58, about six miles west of Independence near the old Bridle Creek School.
    Virginia State Trooper Cameron Keesling said a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Casey McKenna, was traveling east on 58 when the vehicle crossed the center line in a sharp curve and struck a westbound 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Gaither Miller.
    Keesling said both drivers were trapped in their vehicles and had to be removed by rescue personnel.

  • Bones remain a mystery

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff’s Office investigators went back to search Timber Road, the scene where bones of a deceased subject were found April 1, while they awaited forensic results from the state medical examiner’s office.
    Deputies returned to the Cana area with volunteers from Carroll County Search and Rescue to again look for clues in connection with the remains found there by a resident picking up trash, according to Investigator Donnie Spangler.