A “Get to Know Your City Council” candidate forum held last Wednesday at the Crossroads Institute allowed attendees to become more informed on the issues facing the city and prepared voters for Tuesday's election.
City council candidates spoke about their backgrounds, and answered questions that were submitted ahead of time.
Among the candidates are incumbents C.M. Mitchell, Willie Greene, John Garner and Derrick Davis and newcomer and downtown business owner Margaret “Margo” Crouse.
HILLSVILLE — Prosecutors objected to granting bond for a man suspected of leaving the scene of an April 15 drug sting and leading police on a 15-minute chase, but a Carroll Circuit Court judge granted a $200,000 bond Thursday.
That doubled bond for Donald Scott Vaughan, 52, of Galax, from what had been set in general district court.
INDEPENDENCE — Grayson supervisors will provide $1 million more than the local amount required to receive the maximum in state funding for education — but the school system won’t have an extra penny to spend.
Supervisors met last Wednesday night to continue discussion on the requested $20.7 million from the school board.
INDEPENDENCE — A veritable 'Who’s Who' of renewable energy speakers will be featured and a variety of earth friendly vendors will demonstrate energy saving, carbon footprint reducing products and services at Saturday’s 3rd Annual Independence Earth Day and "Save Green: Money and Energy" Expo at the 1908 Courthouse.
The event is sponsored by Grayson Land Care and the Town of Independence Special Events Committee.
INDEPENDENCE – Want to take part in naming Grayson County’s state prison?
The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has been asked by the Virginia Department of Corrections for input in naming the state correctional facility being constructed just outside of Independence, and wants the public’s ideas.
County Administrator Jonathan Sweet told the board Tuesday that as construction draws to a close, corrections officials need to begin buying purchasing signs, stationery and such for the facility.
HILLSVILLE — Radio system improvements will provide clear channels of communications for law enforcement in the region, and that will help keep officers safe, say Carroll County officials.
A Homeland Security grant of almost $1.6 million provided funding to boost microwave radio signals so deputies and police could better communicate with each other during daily operations in Carroll, Grayson and Pulaski counties and Galax.
UPDATED — A handgun went off during the struggle between an alleged robber and a pharmacy employee Friday afternoon in Carroll County but no one was injured. The suspect escaped after stealing an unspecified amount of controlled drugs.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Department reported late Friday that a man wielding a handgun robbed the Tri-Area Pharmacy on U.S. 58 about 4:23 p.m. that afternoon in the Laurel Fork community.