HILLSVILLE — Rural Development officials, after clawing back approximately $280,000 from the Fancy Gap sewer project for an overlooked environmental report, have so far refused to return the money to the Carroll Public Service Authority.
After the authority members went into a closed session at their regular December meeting on Monday to discuss the situation with Rural Development, they talked about continuing their appeal to the federal funding agency.
HILLSVILLE — Classic Creations, the startup screenprinting company locating in the Carroll Industrial Park, should be in full production early in 2014 as printing continues to rev up this week.
In the meantime, CEO Keith Sanders remains pleased about the progress in revamping the former Gildan facility into a state-of-the-art commercial screenprinting facility.
INDEPENDENCE — A fugitive wanted in West Palm Beach, Fla., was apprehended in Independence on Dec. 13.
According to a news release, more than a dozen officers from Grayson, Carroll and Wythe counties assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Service with apprehending a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) last Friday.
INDEPENDENCE — The elevations and steep slopes of Grayson County, Virginia’s most fertile ground for Christmas tree growing, provides local farmers with a “competitive advantage” over other places in the United States, according to information from the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County supervisors accepted the former Woodlawn School on Dec. 9, and they will ask the public for input on the facility’s future use in January.
A lot involving Woodlawn has taken place this fall after the school that taught students for more than a century closed, Supervisor Sam Dickson said in a report at the county board meeting.
The Carroll County School Board declared the school and its grounds surplus earlier this fall in a 3-2 vote.
The Galax Hope House of the Good Shepherd, a faith-based ministry that offers a men’s shelter and a variety of other services to anyone in need, will soon have a refuge for women, as well.
Construction on a new women’s shelter has been confirmed by the group, and they are hoping to have it finished and ready for occupants by March 2014. At this time, crews and volunteers are working to bring the three-bedroom house up to code.
Galax City Council members are not sure if a proposed golf cart ordinance would be beneficial to the community, but they are exploring the possibility of allowing carts in smaller sections within the city limits, such as downtown.
Council members heard recommendations from Galax Police Chief Rick Clark, a member of the Traffic Safety Committee, about a golf cart ordinance at their Monday night meeting. If approved, the ordinance would allow golf carts on any approved road within the city limits.
A Galax woman was arrested Dec. 11 on a direct indictment alleging that she obtained money by false pretenses from a disabled person.
Tamara Parnell, 35, of Galax was arrested by Galax Detective Robbie Isom and a special agent of the U.S. Secret Service, according to Police Chief Rick Clark.
An investigation was conducted following a complaint received by the Galax Department of Social Services, alleging that Parnell had diverted funds from an account of a female she was paid to keep in her home, Clark said.