Local News

  • Grayson Republicans to hold mass meeting to select candidates

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson Republicans will officially select candidates for the Nov. 8 general election at a mass meeting set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grayson County High School Auditorium.
    Several announced candidates who are running without opposition for nomination include:
    • Commissioner of Revenue — Larry Bolt.
    • Oldtown District Supervisor — Kenneth Belton.
    • Providence District Supervisor — John Brewer.
    • Sheriff — Mark Burnett.

  • Animals For Adoption This Week


    These animals are waiting for homes at the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Regional Animal Shelter, at 201 Fair St. in Galax. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information,
    call 236-8501. Strays without collars are held five days before they are available for adoption. Strays with collars are held for 10 days. The owners of animals with tags are contacted immediately. Animals become available for adoption on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Town makes connections mandatory

    HILLSVILLE — The idea to follow the mandatory connection ordinance already on the books for town sewer has floated with Hillsville officials.
    Town council has decided to start more rigidly enforcing this existing rule, possibly affecting about 80 customers. The law says that, with some exceptions, citizens must connect to town sewer if they live within 200 feet of a line — or pay a fee.
    During the 2012 budget talks it came to light that, in a crunch year for the town’s utility services, Hillsville hadn’t been living up to that law.

  • New bridge dedicated


  • Parties pick Carroll candidates


  • Vaughan will run after all


  • Hillsville steps up fire, police protection in new territory


  • Final Va. 620 objection comes too late

    HILLSVILLE — After hearing repeated objections about a “four-lane to nowhere” in front of the Wildwood Commerce Park, one as recently as last Monday, Carroll County supervisors endorsed the Coulson Church Road/Virginia 620 widening project.
    Gov. Bob McDonnell included about $2.4 million for the project in his six-year road proposal in May, as part of a statewide initiative to speed up construction projects by issuing bonds.

  • Leaving pet in hot car is now a crime

    A new city ordinance makes it a crime to leave an animal in a hot car without ventilation.
    Galax City Council on Monday held a public hearing on and approved a new ordinance pertaining to pets being left in vehicles. Animal control has responded to several calls recently, from citizens concerned about dogs left alone in parked cars at local stores.
    Temperatures have been in the 80s for several weeks and on Tuesday reached the low 90s.

  • School board, supervisors work through issues

    HILLSVILLE — Amid calls for cooperation and working toward a more positive future, Carroll supervisors and school board members talked through several of their differences relating to Phase III construction matters in a joint meeting Wednesday evening.