Beginning this week, The Carroll News will profile the candidates running for Hillsville Mayor and Town Council. Mayoral candidates Bill Tate and Billy Walls, Sr. are both featured this week.
In the Pine Creek District, incumbent Ed Terry is running unopposed. A profile on Councilman Terry will appear in next weeks edition of The Carroll News. No candidate officially signed up for election in the Pipers Gap District, but current Pipers Gap Councilman Orba Alderman has since announced he will run as a write-in candidate. The Sulphur Springs District seat and the Laurel Fork District seat currently held by Greg Yonce are not up for election this year. An overview of the entire May 6 election will appear in the April 30th edition.
With construction of the U.S. 58 Bypass already underway, Hillsville will undergo many changes during the next two-year term. While local elections are always important, the bypass will undoubtedly make this years even more vital because of the changing climate and dynamics it will bring to Hillsville.
With this in mind, The Carroll News wants to provide readers with the insight and knowledge to make informed decisions on May 6. We hope citizens will consider all these facts and show up at the polls the first Tuesday of next month. After all, with only 1,730 registered voters in Hillsville, each and every vote is significant.