Local News

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Child abuse and neglect is the cause of more than 1,000 deaths each year in the U.S. and, in Virginia, every 84 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
    During 2011, there were 29,619 children reported as possible victims of abuse or neglect in the state.
    These reports were recorded by local Departments of Social Services for investigation or family assessments.
    The state reports show that:

  • Carroll PSA targets inspectors with conflict policy

    HILLSVILLE ― A Carroll Public Service Authority conflict of interest policy for contractors in general lasted less than one month before a proposal was made to narrow it to apply to the PSA's construction inspectors.

  • Council candidates face off in forum


  • Grayson board approves Sunday alcohol sales by 3-2 vote


  • Virginia collected $101 million from speeding tickets

    Virginia collected more than $101 million in revenue from highway speeding infractions during 2010, according to a new analysis by AAA.
    All told, Virginia brought in $238 million in traffic fines during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. The citations were issued by Virginia State Police and local police departments.
    The “Ordinances and Funding of Courts” report prepared by the Virginia auditor of public accounts provides a rare glimpse into monies generated by traffic citations.

  • 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.