Monday, May 21, 2012

Carroll County Public Library to Close for Renovations

Galax-Carroll Regional Library
610 W. Stuart Drive
Galax, VA 24333
276-236-2351 ex.204                                          For Immediate Release
Melanie Hemingway, Regional Director                    May 18, 2012


Carroll County Public Library will temporarily close its doors to the public starting May 28, 2012, for a period of at least three weeks and possibly through the month of June to allow some major renovations to be completed. After May 26, library materials on loan can be returned to the Galax Public Library. Items are currently being loaned until July, in case borrowers are unable to return them to Galax.

In September 2010, USDA Community Facilities Recovery Act Funds were awarded to 129 library projects in 30 states.  In Virginia, a total of three projects were chosen to be funded:
§  Dickenson County  -  $95,035
§  Bassett Public Library Association -  $50,000
§  Carroll County -  $200,000

The Carroll County Public Library was built in 1982, 30 years ago. The current facility shows many signs of deterioration. Renovations will include replacing the roof and windows, updating HVAC units, repainting the interior, installing new carpet, replacing some furniture and fixtures, remodeling the public restrooms, resurfacing the parking lot, landscape improvements, and technology upgrades. 
This USDA Rural Development project will improve the quality of life and library services for the citizens of Carroll County. Please celebrate with us as our Carroll County Public Library receives a face lift! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The Carroll County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 14, 2012  at 5:30 pm, or as soon thereafter as practical, in the Board Meeting Room of the Carroll County Governmental Center.

The purpose of this Public Hearing is to  hear public comments regarding the proposed abandonment of a section of old State Route 666 (known as Vinson School Road and Old Volunteer Road), beginning at a point of intersection with Route 670, Snake Creek Road, and extending to its intersection with Route 666, Bent Nail Road.

All members of the public are invited to attend and to speak at the Public Hearing!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Carroll County/Hillsville SPRING CLEAN UP - MAY 2012

Carroll County/Hillsville
Spring Clean Up
 May 2012

Regional Landfill and the Cana Waste and Recycling Center,
Saturday, May 5, 12, 19, or 26 (8 am till 4:30 pm) for FREE disposal.

Roadside Litter                                        Large Appliances/Scrap Metal   
ORANGE trash bags are available at                           FREE disposal: at Regional Landfill,
the County Administrator’s office or                              Saturday, May 5, 12, 19, or 26 or to the
Town Residents may pick up at the Town                     Cana Waste & Recycling Center during
Office. You can deliver to the Regional                         normal operating hours.
Landfill or Town residents should place
ORANGE bags at curb for pick up.                             Special Town Resident Pick-Up of            
                                                                                    Large Items: Curbside pick-up of
                                                                                        large items:
                                                                                            First two weeks of May (1st-11th)
Passenger Car Tires ONLY                 Town pickup call: 728-2128 or email
FREE disposal:                                                     to schedule.
Limit FIVE old PASSENGER CAR tires

Batteries                                                     Junk Cars    
An unlimited number of automotive                                For FREE pick up/disposal of junk cars,
Batteries to Regional Landfill,                                          call one of CCIGOA members:
Saturday, May 5, 12, 19, or 26 or                                   Caviness Auto Recycling 728-2521 or
to the Cana Waste & Recycling Center                            733-9703; Allen’s Garage 728-3561.
during normal operating hours.                                         Also Matlock Auto Recycling will accept
                                                                                       junk cars, NO pickup.





 The Carroll County GIS department is offering a


On the recently launched webGIS
Topics will include: Search, Maps, New Features and other basic GIS topics

Register for one of three time slots that best suit your schedule!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Morning session 10:00-11:00 am
Afternoon session 2:00- 3:00 pm
Evening session 6:00-7:00 pm

Workshop will take place at the Crossroads Institute, 1117 E Stuart Dr, Galax VA
Call or email to register (276) 730-3197 -

Monday, April 2, 2012


The Carroll County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 19, 2012, in the Board Meeting Room of the Carroll County Governmental Center, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as practical, for the purpose of hearing public comment concerning the proposed modification of the Strategies Matrix of the Carroll County Comprehensive Plan to include:
Add # 50 – Seek outside resources
Add # 51 – Support of County staff with appropriate equipment, compensation and reporting to enhance services
Add # 52 – Maintain/Update County facilities
Add # 53 – Plan for the future with regards to the use of Capital Investments (CIP)
Renumber the remaining items of the Strategy Matrix as appropriate

All members of the public are invited to attend and to speak at the public hearing.

Monday, February 27, 2012

REVISED - Public Hearing Notice

The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, in accordance with Section 33.1-70.01 of the Code of Virginia, will conduct a joint public hearing in the Board Meeting Room of the Carroll County Governmental Center, 605 Pine Street, Hillsville, Virginia no earlier than 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012.  

The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed Secondary Six-Year Highway Plan for Fiscal Years 2012/13 through 2017/18 and the Secondary System Construction Budget for Fiscal Year 2012/13. Copies of the proposed budget may be reviewed at the Carroll County Administrator’s office located at 605 Pine Street, Hillsville, Virginia. 

All projects in the Secondary Six-Year Plan that are eligible for federal funds will be included  in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which documents how Virginia will obligate federal transportation funds. 

Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this hearing should contact the Virginia Department of Transportation at (276) 629-2582.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Help keep our public drinking water clean
and cost for treatment low

Public input welcome
Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 PM
Carroll County
Government Center Board Room

Thursday, January 12, 2012


For Immediate Release:
January 11, 2012

The Carroll County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint meeting with the Carroll County School Board on the dates listed below to discuss Phase III Construction.  The meeting will be held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Governmental Complex beginning at 7:00 p.m.

February 2, 2012
March 1, 2012
April 5, 2012
May 3, 2012
June 7, 2012

For further information, contact the County Administrators Office at (276) 730-3001.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 CPR Training Schedule

If you are interested in attending any of the above CPR classes, please make sure to register by the deadline date.

Please call or email before the deadline date:
Kathy Surratt at 276.730.3007 or

Please provide your contact information including name, address, phone number and email address in order to confirm the class date and time.

Monday, December 19, 2011



Jobs Not in Carroll’s Stocking

Carroll County was recently notified by a prospect that jobs anticipated for Carroll  County will stay in their current location.

Carroll County officials had been working with a particular prospect for more than twenty-four (24) months and were ready to “sign the deal” when they were notified that the project was cancelled. Carroll County was in competition with GA and PA for the anticipated 150 jobs. The company was quick to make note that Carroll County is an excellent location and the company had made the decision to locate in Carroll until a business decision made the difference.  Carroll County had a great incentive package as well as an identified workforce. The company went on to say that they had a great working relationship with the Carroll staff and the regional economic development effort and that they had looked forward to expanding in Carroll County.

The stage was set, the VA Employment Commission had assisted with employees, The Tobacco Commission had assisted with incentives along with Governor’s Opportunity Fund and the VA Jobs Investment Program had supplied training money.  In addition, Carroll County was providing several incentives for an excellent and aggressive package.   On top of the incentive package, the product that would have been produced could not be taken off shore.

The business model change was that the company found a source of labor from Burma Refugees who were able to work a second shift at their present location without Green cards due to the fact they are Refugees.  Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar) is bordered by China, Thiland and India.

The Carroll efforts will continue to seek economic development opportunities from every direction.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Van Tour to Bristol Motor Speedway, Heartwood, and Dinner at Cracker Barrel

Saturday, December 17th
Carroll County Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Would like to invite you to join us for
A van tour to
Bristol Motor Speedway, Heartwood, and Dinner
at Cracker Barrel

Saturday, December 17th, Carroll County Parks, Recreation and Tourism will host a bus tour to Bristol Motor Speedway to enjoy the “Speedway in Lights”. This year we will include another stop, Heartwood. Heartwood is an artisan center that represents handmade/home grown goods from across all of Southwest Virginia.   

Tour will leave from Carroll Parks and Recreation office at 12:00 pm. Spaces are limited for this tour and will be on a reservation only basis. The cost of this tour will be $15.00 per person. Price does not include dinner. 

If you are interested, please feel free to contact either Renae Sizemore at 276-730-3191 or Amanda Bourne at 276-730-3100. 

This is sure to be a fun filled holiday outing!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



Artisan Demonstrations
Arts & Crafts Gallery
 Local and State Travel Info
Refreshments & More

If you have not taken advantage of promoting your tourism destination, and or locally handmade art or craft come visit us at our new location and see how we can help.

10:00am – 3:00pm

231 Farmers Market Drive, Hillsville
276-730-3100 –

Monday, October 17, 2011

Carroll County's Corn Maze Days!

Saturday & Sunday - October 22nd & 23rd
Saturday & Sunday - October 29th & 30th
 Admission $2.00
(Kids 3 and under free)

Concessions, Pumpkin Carving and Painting, and more!
Open Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm* Sundays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Located at 235 Farmers Market Drive, Hillsville - Across from the Farmers Market

Call 276/730-3100 for more information

Sponsored in Part by Carroll County Local 4-H