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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Two former DSS workers sentenced

    ABINGDON — A former senior social worker for the Grayson County Department of Social Services who oversaw Adult Protective Services was sentenced Monday on federal fraud charges arising from the theft of money from two elderly clients.

    A former companion care provider hired to work with her was also sentenced on charges stemming from misuse of a debit card and theft from a bank account belonging to a patient the defendant was hired to care for.

  • 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.

  • Fatal crash may have medical cause

     UPDATED 9:37 p.m.  — The Thursday accident on Interstate 77 that ended the life of a Vienna, W.Va., man may have been caused by a medical issue, authorities believe.

    The accident near the 7.2 mile marker is still being investigated by Virginia State Police.

  • Grayson: tax hike would be required

    By TINA E. VAUGHN
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County leaders have had their first look at a proposed 2011-12 school budget that includes $5.56 million in local funds — and indicated that a tax increase is the only way to fund the request.
    The Grayson County School Board officially presented its $21 million budget proposal to the supervisors during a joint meeting March 28 with about 30 citizens and school personnel in attendance.

  • Four to run for Carroll board

     

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