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  • Hillsville clinic won't stay vacant long

     

  • State legislators report gifts for 2010

     

  • Gov.'s plan paves way for 58 work

    RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell continued to drive forward on transportation issues Wednesday, releasing a list of road construction funding.
    Having gotten off the starting line with bipartisan approval for his plan to put billions of dollars of bond funds towards construction projects, the Republican governor recently announced a draft six-year road improvement plan.
    The plan prioritizes money for widening eight miles worth of U.S. 58 in eastern Carroll and several smaller projects in the Twin Counties.

  • Storm victims in Carroll qualify for tax relief

     Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that residents of Carroll County and 18 other localities affected by severe storms on April 8 and April 16 will be granted a 30-day extension for filing returns and making payments on their state taxes.

  • Storm victims in Carroll qualify for tax relief

     Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that residents of Carroll County and 18 other localities affected by severe storms on April 8 and April 16 will be granted a 30-day extension for filing returns and making payments on their state taxes.

    Carroll and Pulaski are the only counties in Southwest Virginia to receive the designation.

    Pulaski was devastated by a tornado on April 8 and recovery efforts continue.

  • McDonnell vetoes Senate districting lines

     RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell has sent the General Assembly back to the drawing board to reapportion Virginia’s state legislative districts.

    But the Republican governor may have hard time getting his political adversaries to budge.

    McDonnell vetoed the General Assembly’s redistricting legislation on April 15, citing flaws with the reconfigured Senate districts that were drawn by the chamber’s Democratic majority. 

  • Spotlight shines on energy efficiency grant

     A $75,000 federal grant should shed some light on where energy efficiency could save money in an era of steeply rising power costs, local officials said Thursday.

  • Carroll IDA sharpens goals and roles

     HILLSVILLE  — The Carroll Industrial Development Authority continues brainstorming ways to become more of a catalyst for business and job growth in the county.

    As the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority spearheads large regional efforts, IDA members want to find ways to complement its work with a focus on issues at the county level.

  • Belton seeks Republican nomination

    Kenneth Belton of the Baywood community announced last week that he will seek the Republican nomination for the Oldtown District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    Belton is a founding member of and EMT for Baywood Search and Rescue. He has volunteered with the squad for 28 years. He is a 25-year member of the Galax Moose Lodge and an executive board member of the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he has served for six years — the past three years as president.

  • Four to run for Carroll board