One year after receiving a $6 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission (VTC), the Wildwood Commerce Park in Carroll County has been recommended to receive an additional grant of $962,500 from the VTC.Carroll County Administrator Gary Larrowe informed the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of the recommendation by the Tobacco Commission’s Megasite Committee during the Authority’s Dec. 4 meeting. The Blue Ridge Economic Development Authority’s (BRCEDA) Wildwood Commerce Park was one of five megasite recommendations made by the Tobacco Commission for Fiscal Year 2014. In total, the VTC received five requests seeking $20.7 million. The Commission budgeted $12.5 million for Fiscal Year 2014.
The Hillsville man who led authorities on a high-speed chase in Carroll County on April 22 before crashing his motorcycle, causing it to burst into flames, has been indicted by a Carroll County Grand Jury.Brian Ellison Workman, 38, was indicted Monday by a Carroll County Grand Jury of eluding a law enforcement officer, possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, and destruction of property.
The body of a missing Surry County, N.C., man was found on Dec. 7 near mile post marker 202 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.Grover Cleveland Davis, 76, had been missing since shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. Davis reportedly suffered from dementia or another cognitive impairment.Carroll County Deputy Cody Edwards found Davis lying on the ground at about 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 7 near the gold-colored 1994 Nissan Pathfinder he was reported driving.“It looked as if...
It’s been quite a year for James Madison University freshman Blake Mabe and quite a career for JMU senior Aaron Raffeinner.Named both Drum Major and Homecoming King at Carroll County High School as a senior last year, Mabe 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.
Kassidy Goad, 10, puts the finishing touches on her sugary castle during last year’s Holiday Gingerbread Art Show. This year’s version opened Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 20 at the Galax-Carroll Regional Library in Galax. The whimsy gingerbread creations of Brigette Hadley’s art students are on display Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the lobby of the library.
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...
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....
The Reading for Life AmeriCorps members braved 25 degree...
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