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  • Alternative sentencing saves Carroll $90,000

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll’s day reporting program, the community service alternative to incarceration, has saved the county approximately $90,000 in its first 90 days, according to a report by Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons.
    Twelve non-violent offenders have entered the day reporting program after their sentencing by the courts, Lyons told the Carroll supervisors at their Aug. 12 meeting.
    One has already completed all the required community service, 10 continue their work and one has failed.

  • United Way returns with revamped campaign

    Rather than raising money to meet a specific monetary goal, the organization is trying to recruit more donors from the community to help as many people as it possibly can.

  • No conflict of interest found for Larrowe

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s administrator himself is the latest person to ask for an outside opinion on whether he had a conflict of interest while in office, in connection with a real estate deal.
    The answer from the Dickenson County commonwealth’s attorney is “no.”
    Supervisors’ Chairman David Hutchins broached the topic at Monday’s county board meeting, during a presentation by Carroll Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons on an unrelated matter.

  • No conflict of interest found for Larrowe

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s administrator himself is the latest person to ask for an outside opinion on whether he had a conflict of interest while in office, in connection with a real estate deal.
    The answer from the Dickenson County commonwealth’s attorney is “no.”
    Supervisors’ Chairman David Hutchins broached the topic at Monday’s county board meeting, during a presentation by Carroll Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons on an unrelated matter.

  • Rosenbaum seeks Wilson District seat in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — “We The People Want Change” is the slogan that has been adopted by Glen “Eddie” Rosenbaum, Republican candidate for the Wilson District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    Rosenbaum is in a three-way race for the seat left vacant after Mike Maynard passed away on June 28. Other candidates include Democrat Kate Irwin and independent Arnold Peters.
    The general election is Nov. 5.

  • Hall enters treasurer race in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Raymond L. “Pete” Hall Jr. of Independence has announced his candidacy for treasurer of Grayson County.
    There are several contenders for the office that will be left vacant by Junior Young, who will not seek re-election as treasurer. Hall will run as an independent against Republican Paula Carrico, fellow independents George R. “Dicky” Whitaker and Stephanie Brewer and Democrat Kelly Haga, who was chosen at a caucus meeting on Tuesday.

  • Edwards' donation paved way for superhighway

    HILLSVILLE  — One member of the late Harbert Edwards family admits to some sadness when he thinks about the old farm being turned over to the state to become part of U.S. 58 in Hillsville, but looking back they can see it as a selfless act to benefit the community.
    Grandchildren and other family members turned out last Friday to remember Edwards’ forward thinking as local officials and Virginia Department of Transportation representatives dedicated a bridge over Little Reed Island Creek in his name.

  • Fries woman faces malicious wounding charge

    Grayson County deputies arrested Bridgette Monique Brewer, 45, of Fries, after finding a wounded man at her residence on July 20.

  • DMV warns customers about water damaged vehicles

    With rampant storms and flooding this summer, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reminds vehicle buyers to inspect for water damage before buying used or new vehicles.

    The dangers of water-damaged cars are often hidden, the DMV said.

    Aside from mold and rust, electrical systems could erode and fail over time. Computer sensors could be damaged, and safety protections like air bags could fail in a crash.

  • Mayor leads Hillsville clean-up effort

    HILLSVILLE — One month after Hillsville Town Council updated an ordinance on clearing trash and brush off properties, the mayor indicated he plans to lead by example and clean up his own land.
    Council worked with Town Manager Travis Jackson in June to approve its ordinance on “removal of brush and trash by town,” and Mayor Greg Crowder said at the July 22 council meeting that having a good appearance could bring in benefits for Hillsville.