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Today's News

  • General Assembly honors Life Center of Galax

    The Life Center of Galax and its employees were honored recently by the Virginia General Assembly, which signed a resolution commending the center on Painter Street for its 37 years of service to help those battling substance abuse.

  • Water treatment plants recognized

    Three water plants from the Twin Counties were among 80 in Virginia recognized for excellence in filtration and treatment processes, and for their everyday operations.
    Gold awards were given to plants operated by the towns of Fries and Hillsville. A silver award went to Galax.
    The Virginia Department of Health‘s 2009 Excellence in Granular Media Water Treatment Plant Performance Awards were presented to 79 of the 131 treatment plants in the state that use “granular media gravity flow filters” to clean public water supplies.

  • Cockerham Oil builds propane storage facility

    Cockerham Oil recently built a propane storage facility to provide propane service to businesses and residences in the Carroll-Grayson-Galax area.

  • Davis family deals with latest tragedy

    Since Jerry and Wilma Davis were married 24 years ago, they have lived one tragedy after another.
    Injuries, illness, layoffs and losses have plagued the couple, and the latest setback occurred this spring.

  • Mapping Carroll's Future

    HILLSVILLE — Citizens have until the end of August to sift through Carroll County's 243-page draft comprehensive plan and share their reactions.

    Ronald Newman, the Carroll planning official, hoped during a rollout of the draft plan last Thursday that people would take this opportunity to get involved in making the document that looks 20 years into the future.

  • Carrico: board's vote on Oracle Institute was wrong

    INDEPENDENCE — The most heated zoning debate in Grayson County this year will be re-visited in 12 months after supervisors voted last week to re-consider an application for a spiritual education center in the western end of the county.
    Last month, supervisors denied an application for a special use permit in the Wilson District to build a spiritual education community known as the Oracle Institute.

  • Hallelujah Luau returns to Galax this weekend

    Thirty area churches and numerous businesses are joining forces to present the fourth annual Hallelujah Luau in Galax.
    The event is scheduled for Saturday at Felts Park, with gates opening at 10 a.m. and the opening ceremonies beginning at 11 a.m. with the National Anthem followed by the honoring of military veterans. The event will last until 5 p.m.

     

  • Group studies how to slow power rate increases

    RICHMOND— An unofficial work group created by state Del. Ward Armstrong of Henry County continues to discuss ways to contain increases in electricity rates.
    The group met for a second time June 29, and after several hours of discussion, it may not go the route of proposing radical changes to a 2007 law that established a new regulatory scheme for Virginia's electric utilities.

  • Get involved with planning process

    Citizens may not realize it, but they can act now and have an impact on Carroll County’s future.
    This impact will reach 20 years into the future, as that’s the duration of the period covered by the new comprehensive plan.
    People have trickled out in dribs and drabs to related countywide and community meetings held around Carroll that started last winter. Eight, 10, 30 folks at a time showed up to speak on a variety of planning issues.

  • Carroll coach eyes Pulaski job

     HILLSVILLE –– The mathematical chances of Carroll County reaching the 2010 Region IV football playoffs increased early this month. The very reason for those improved odds may at the same time make things a tad difficult for the Cavaliers this summer.