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Today's News

  • Gladeville lockdown a false alarm

    SHAINA STOCKTON

    Staff

  • 9/11 memorial walk planned

     

  • Board seeks input on St. Paul School

    CANA — Given grade realignments at other Carroll County schools, education officials want to know what people think of the grade structure at St. Paul School.
    The plan now in place is to close Woodlawn School, consolidate its students with the eighth grade at Carroll County Intermediate and move the ninth graders to the high school at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
    That means there will already be a significant amount of grade shuffling going on that year, once the upgrades to the two facilities in Hillsville are finished.

  • Businesses join Hillsville's recycling effort

    HILLSVILLE — Increasing recycling will save money as Hillsville officials work with businesses to keep cardboard out of the dump, according to a discussion at the town council’s Aug. 27 meeting.
    Council Member David Young thanked McDonald’s management for cooperating with town officials to keep cardboard from out of the landfill by recycling it instead.
    “Their dumpsters were being overloaded with boxes,” Young reported at the meeting. “They jumped onboard with us on this recycling.”

  • In novel, locals lose power and find strength

    Writer Michael Abraham talks about “Providence, VA,” the story of a massive power outage that strikes the Galax area and forces people into self-reliance.

  • Students strove for excellence and equality

    Hundreds of African-American students from Galax, Grayson and Carroll were bused to Scott Memorial and Wytheville Training School until public schools were fully integrated in the early 1960s. The schools held their 60th reunion this weekend.

  • Vote smart this year

    A recent graphic on a political website showed that, second only to Ohio, Virginia is the state most likely to decide the 2012 presidential election.
    Virginia has already been a key state during the campaign, with President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” speech in Roanoke becoming the source of a Republican rallying cry, and Vice President Biden’s “They goin’ put y’all back in chains” tirade in Danville being another example of Joe being Joe.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/3 and 9/5, 2012

    Not a big deal
    I just read the Hotline comment about going through the bank drive-thru and waiting for an ink pen to use. I myself have gone through the drive-thru and accidentally taken the ink pen. So, how many ink pens would a bank go through each day if each person that went through that drive-thru took an ink pen? Needless to say, this is pitiful if you have got to complain about waiting on an ink pen.

    Good advisor

  • Deer feeding now illegal in Virginia

    It is illegal statewide as of Sept. 1 to feed deer in Virginia until Jan. 6, 2013.
    The regulation does not restrict planting of crops such as corn, wildlife food plots, and backyard habitats.
    It is intended to curb artificial feeding of deer that leads to negative consequences.
    Problems with feeding deer include: unnaturally increasing population numbers that damage natural habitats, increasing the likelihood for disease transmission, and increasing human-deer conflicts such as deer/vehicle collisions and diminishing the wild nature of deer.  

  • Town to readvertise police chief position

    HILLSVILLE — At the same time as Hillsville Town Council members voted to readvertise for the police chief vacancy with different educational requirements, they also set a special meeting to consider the applications for the town manager position.
    “I’ve been getting a lot of telephone calls, people anxious for us to hire somebody,” Mayor Greg Crowder reported to the council and the audience Monday.
    The positions of town manager and police chief have been vacant since Larry South and Steve Williams decided to resign in June.