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  • Hillsville is ready to make an offer

     

    HILLSVILLE — Town council members emerged from a closed session at their meeting Monday evening and announced they would make an offer to a town manager candidate.

    They did not release the name of the candidate, pending his acceptance of the position.

  • Art school plans to expand

    By PATRICK SMITH
    Staff

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts has announced a funding plan for the construction of a new woodworking studio building, which is phase III of its growth project in downtown Galax.  
    Chestnut Creek Executive Director Chris Shackelford, Board Chair Theresa Lazo and City of Galax Grants Administrator Brenda Marrah presented blueprints and the funding plan for the project to Galax City Council on Sept. 10.

  • More overseas visitors coming to city, state

    Virginia as a whole, and Galax in particular, are becoming more popular destinations for foreign travelers.

  • Kanawha Valley to make changes in wake of ABC violation

    DUGSPUR — Kanawha Valley Arena will make some changes after two new Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control violations, according to information posted to the Carroll County attraction’s Facebook page.
    “From what we were informed, KVA has sold alcohol after 12:00 midnight and allowed our customers to finish their alcoholic beverages after 12:00 midnight,” the post said.
    Representatives of the Virginia ABC in Richmond said there is an ongoing investigation of the business.

  • Wildwood grant could help land major business

    RICHMOND — A grant of $6 million has been recommended for the Wildwood Commerce Park initiative in Carroll County, if the funds can help the Twin County region land a major business prospect.

  • TCRH to begin roofing project

    Twin County Regional Hospital will begin the first phase of its facility improvements as a part of the new Duke LifePoint affiliation, beginning with a roofing project. On Sept. 19, the emergency department patients and traffic will temporarily be routed to the main entrance of the hospital.  
    Hospital personnel will be on hand to offer assistance.
    In a press release, TCRH thanked everyone for their understanding and said the hospital "looks forward to future projects that will enhance patient care for the community."

  • Hillsville citizen raises rescue squad concerns

    HILLSVILLE  — Perceived poor paperwork practices by the disbanded Hillsville Rescue Squad has raised questions for one town citizen, and town council has finally set a deadline for the squad to move equipment out of its building.
    Nancy Beasley, speaker at the Sept. 10 Hillsville Town Council meeting, pointed to State Corporation Commission filings and guidestar.org, a review of charities for donors, as proof of laxness by representatives of the squad.

  • Carroll approves emergency water agreement

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public Service Authority officials are trying to find some common ground with Hillsville in a special water agreement.
    At its regular meeting Sept. 10, PSA members approved an agreement with blanks where prices should be, for use should the need arise.
    The matter came up as part of the authority’s approval items, which the members approved without discussion.

  • Fire destroys Independence home

    Firefighters believe blaze started from overheated dryer

  • Carroll dives in to pool study

    HILLSVILLE — In a move not on the Carroll Board of Supervisors’ agenda, the Fancy Gap representative suggested Monday that the county take a sudden plunge into the pool and water park issue.
    Supervisor Phil McCraw noted that several citizens have approached the county board to express their support for the enhanced recreational opportunities that a water park could bring for youth.
    This followed the creation of a Facebook group that has lobbied for the idea and, as a result, has attracted 2,168 friends so far.