The Carroll County Board of Supervisors would like to schedule a public meeting in the near future to discuss the feasibility of a new pool/waterpark.Carroll County shut down its swimming pool in the Carroll County Recreation Park in 2009 when county officials had to cut $1.6 million to balance its budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010. County officials noted at the time that annual repairs on the pool’s water heater and other issues had actually caused the county to lose over $50,000 in each of the pool’s last two years. The pool area was torn down in 2011.Since that time, citizens have requested the county look at options for a new swimming pool or water park.
The Carroll Christmas Fund has grown each year since 1997, the year the non-profit organization began making Christmases a little brighter for local families.That year, a total of 64 boxes of food, toys, clothes and other items were delivered to local families that were in need during the Christmas season. That number grew to an all-time high of 600 families last year, which isn’t necessarily a good thing.
A man who led a Carroll County deputy on a high-speed chase avoided serious injuries despite flipping his vehicle on the median of I-77 just south of the Poplar Camp exit.Luke Payton, who recently moved from North Carolina to Smithfield, Va., was complaining of back and neck pain but showed no visual signs of injury following the wreck, according to Virginia State Trooper Shon Phillips. Payton was transported to Twin County Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released....
Police say speed was a factor in the car wreck Saturday night that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Hillsville man.According to the Virginia State Police, the accident occurred Saturday night at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Coulson Church Road, about 75 feet south of Caywood Road. According to the accident report written by Trooper Jerry Sowers, Ethan Jeremy Taylor Webb was driving a 2002 Chevy Malibu in a northeast direction on Coulson Church Road when the vehicle ran off the road ...
The Hillsville/Carroll County Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. The theme for the 2013 parade is “Christmas Around the World.”Lineup will begin at 3 p.m. along Edgewood Drive. However, all floats wishing to be judged are to line up in the Carroll County Governmental Center parking lot. Floats will be judged in the following categories - Most Original, Best Parade Theme and Best Religious. Each first-place winner will receive $100.
It’s been quite a year for James Madison University freshman Blake Mabe. Named both Drum Major and Homecoming King at Carroll County High School as a senior last year, the Cana native added another once-in-a-lifetime experience to his portfolio Thursday as he participated in the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.“It was unreal,” Mabe said of the time-honored national tradition. “First and foremost, it was extremely tiring, but...
The Wolfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville is presenting its Holiday Spectacular and one of the performers is Carroll County’s own Jenna Jackson.Jackson, the daughter of Tom and Cindy Jackson, plays a variety of roles in the production, including a young Mrs. Claus, referred to as Carol, and Candy the Elf. She also performs in a Radio City Music Hall-type number and appears in a nativity scene at the close of the show.“There’s lots of singing and da...
Citizen Stephen Gregson says the Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) needs to accept responsibility for its actions instead of blaming him for the Authority having to repay $266,000 in federal grant money.The Carroll County PSA is appealing a decision by federal funding agency Rural Development demanding the Authority to repay $266,167 in federal grant money, which was paid in full by the Authority on Oct. 23 of this year.Gregson has questioned the PSA on it pr...
The Reading for Life AmeriCorps members braved 25 degree...
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