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Today's News

  • Vaughan retires after 5 decades behind the wheel

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    FRIES — Joe Vaughan of Fries attended an awards assembly at Fries School last month and had a surprised look on his face when he was called to the stage to receive an award from principal Elizabeth Brown.
    Vaughan wasn’t expecting an award that day, and he probably didn’t think he would drive a school bus for Grayson County for nearly 60 years, starting in 1954.

  • $10 fee for late-paid decals begins July 1

    A new Virginia law adds a $10 late fee if customers renew their vehicle registration decals from the Department of Motor Vehicles after they expire.
    “Unlike many other government agencies and private businesses, DMV does not currently charge a late fee,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “As long as Virginians renew before their decals expire, this new fee will not affect them.”
    Customers are encouraged to renew decals at www.dmvNOW.com or via telephone at 1-888-337-4782.

  • Grayson school board honors Thomas

     

  • Coon Ridge water project receives state funding

    CLICK LINK AT BOTTOM OF STORY TO DOWNLOAD A LARGE MAP OF THE PROJECT AREA

  • Readers' Hotline 6/20/12

    Why were trees cut?
    Why did they cut down the beautiful Bradford Pear trees in front of the library in Hillsville? If you could find that answer out it would be good, because they were beautiful.
    Editor’s note: The pear trees were cut as part of the library renovation. They were getting too large and huge limbs were falling off, something that happens to older Bradford Pear trees. They were replaced with a kind of plum tree.

    Days of slavery

  • Grayson revises trash ordinance

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson residents that quality for the county’s tax relief programs for the elderly, disabled and disabled veterans will no longer be required to pay for trash collection, after supervisors approved changes to the county’s solid waste disposal and collection ordinance earlier this month.
    Supervisors held a public hearing during their regular June meeting to discuss potential changes to the 3-year-old ordinance, which has not been very popular since it was enacted on July 1, 2009.

  • Localities oppose natural gas company's plans

    RICHMOND — Three Twin County localities have joined forces to oppose a private company’s natural gas construction project and service, preferring to take on the utility service themselves.
    Carroll County Industrial Development Authority has been working with Roanoke Natural Gas on a plan to provide a natural gas connection to Mohawk in Hillsville after years of inaction by Atmos Energy.

  • Carroll grand jury issues 219 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury has leveled new charges at Richard Austin Williams, who allegedly tried to steal a car in January but got shot instead by his would-be victims,
    The grand jury issued a direct indictment for new charges during Monday’s session.
    Williams, 23, of Woodlawn is charged with trying to steal a Chevy Impala that was parked for sale at Dawn Auction in Hillsville.

  • Carroll could replace HVAC, save money

    HILLSVILLE  — An energy efficiency program may work to fund an update to Carroll County High School’s heating and air conditioning system, along with help from Rural Development.
    One of outgoing School Superintendent Greg Smith’s last recommendations to the Carroll School Board is to consider these items to change out the high school’s more than 40-year-old mechanical system.

  • Inspectors may get to go back to work

    HILLSVILLE — It looks like Nehemiah Engineering may be able to go back to providing inspections on the Fancy Gap utility projects, after the Carroll Public Service Authority drafted a letter to Rural Development.
    Rural Development is expected to ask for a refund from the authority for construction inspection services on the Fancy Gap water and sewer project from the beginning of 2012, according to a letter from the authority to the federal funding agency.