Turbine, lumber companies to create jobs in Grayson County

Turbine, lumber companies to create jobs in Grayson County

Hansen Turbine, Falcon Turbine and Independence Lumber will expand and move operations into Grayson County

TRIAD, FAIRS sponsoring program on Amateur Radio

TRIAD in partnership with FAIRS (Foundation for Amateur Intl. Radio Service, Ltd.) will sponsor a program on August 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting space of Computer Museum/Community Amateur Radi Via:: SWVAToday

Congressman impressed by ground-breaking STEM Lab

Ninth District Congressman Morgan Griffith visited Carroll County High School on Friday to get a first-hand look at the nation’s first STEM Lab for Agriculture. Via:: The Carroll News

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 8.18.14

“Please delete this email…” Obamacare continues to have numerous problems and scandals. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, it is our job to oversee the implementation of Obamacare and what led up to its disastrous launch and its failed promises. Nearly 10 months after the Committee asked on October 10, 2013 for(…)

Hemorrhagic Fevers- EBOLA: 101 introductions

EBOLA, is in the mainstream of worldwide interest. It is one of four listed Hemorrhagic fevers that are lethal. EBOLA is the worst followed by a less mutated virus: Marlburg, which was found in Germany some years back and was eradicated. Via:: Back2theLand

Skyline Nursing & Rehab hosting Chamber event

The Courtyard at Skyline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be the host location for the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Social on August 19th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Guests can Via:: SWVAToday

Fundraiser brings the tractors to town and countryside

It’s a busy Saturday in Floyd County with several events happening. This morning the Tractor Run took off with what might be a record turnout according to organizer Dale Thompson. Via:: SWVAToday

Citizens attend meeting on proposed pipeline

A second community meeting on a 42-inch gas pipeline being proposed to cross the middle of Floyd County drew a large crowd last night. The meeting was held at Floyd EcoVillage. Via:: SWVAToday

Hillsville man charged in Henry County robbery

A Hillsville man has been charged with the robbery of a grocery store in Henry County. Via:: The Carroll News

Carroll County Ag Fair begins Aug. 20

HILLSVILLE – The annual Carroll County Agricultural Fair gets underway Wednesday, Aug. 20, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 24 on the grounds of the Southwest Virginia Farmer’s Market in Hillsville. Via:: The Carroll News

Meeting on pipeline set for tonight in Floyd

A meeting on the 42-inch gas pipeline proposed by EQT and NextEra to cross Floyd County is set for tonight at the Floyd EcoVillage. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Via:: SWVAToday

Warner & Kaine Announce $11 Million in V-A Grants to Help End Vets Homelessness in Virginia

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia. Via:: Senator Mark Warner

Hicks elected chairman of Carroll County IDA

Barry Hicks has been elected chairman of the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) after the death of former Chairman Richard Slate Sr. on July 12. Via: The Carroll News

Ridgemont Hospital’s 100th year being celebrated

Ridgemont Hospital’s 100th year being celebrated

An historic town building is celebrating its 100th birthday, and to mark the occasion, the Floyd County Historical Society is hosting a special event Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Via: SWVAToday

“To Catch the Allens” set for weekend performances at Cherry Orchard Theatre

The story about the manhunt for the Allens and their kin following the deadly shootout at the Carroll County Courthouse in 1912 will be brought to life in a new play “To Catch the Allens.” Via: The Carroll News

Local residents speak out against proposed pipeline

More than a dozen Floyd County residents, along with activist Mara Robbins, who is organizing opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline planned for transmission from West Virginia to Chatham throu Via: SWVAToday

Griffith Congratulates Winner of House App Contest

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today congratulated Patrick Thomas, a student at Giles High School in Pearisburg, for winning the new Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academic Competition for the Ninth District of Virginia. Also known as the House App Contest, this competition was established last year by Members of the U.S. House of(…)

Pepsi truck crashes into home

No one was injured when a Pepsi-Cola truck plowed into the living room of a house on U.S. 58, just short of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, on Monday morning. Via: The Carroll News