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Fate of Woodlawn School still unclear

Supervisors delay acceptance of property after school board expresses reluctance

Allen Worrell Editor The ultimate fate of what to do with Woodlawn School will linger on until December. Two members of the Carroll County School Board voted against transferring Woodlawn School over to the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, but a motion to that effect did pass by a 3-2 vote during an Oct. 8 meeting. The Carroll County Board of Supervisors were to vote on a resolution to accept the transfer of the property from the Carroll County School Board on Monday night, but delayed that vote until December after hearing about the school board?s reluctance to transfer the property. ?It appears at least two school board members were not in favor of returning it back to Carroll County,? Supervisors? Chairman David Hutchins said. ?There was some concerns, and I would like for us to pull that out and relook at it in December.? Fancy Gap District Supervisor Phil McCraw said Joey Haynes, the school Photos by Allen Worrell | The Carroll News From left: Tim Lewis, Executive Director of Joy Ranch Home for Children, accepts a check for $33,135 from Sandy Bowman, Tim Bowman, Rene Marion and Bryan Marion. The Bowmans donated a 1955 Chevy for a raffle drawing giveaway held at the Autumn Leaves Festival Car Show on Oct. 12 by the Marion family. All proceeds from the raffle went to Joy Ranch.

Donation of 1955 Chevy raises $33,000 for Joy Ranch home

Allen Worrell Editor Thanks to the kind hearts of Tim and Sandy Bowman, Joy Ranch Home For Children accepted one of the biggest donations in the Christian home?s 52-year history on Thursday, a check for $33,135. Tim Bowman, who owns Blue Ridge Truck and Trailer in Mount Airy, N.C., came up with an idea to raise money for the Woodlawn facility in January. He approached Bryan Marion, organizer of the Autumn Leaves Festival Car Show in Mount Airy, about donating his 1955 Chevy to give away as a ticket raffle during the annual October event. board member from his district, visited him Saturday at his place of business. ?We talked a little bit about it and he seemed to be concerned that he felt like they were really going to need the property,? McCraw said. ?And today around lunch, I had another one of my constituents in my place of business who also said Mr. Haynes had been by his house and told him basically the same thing. Maybe we need to put it back over there and

Fries couple charged with church break-ins

A Fries couple has been a r r e s t e d and charged with a string of area breakins, including alleged thefts from a pair of local churches. Funk According to Grayson County Sheriff Richard Va u g h a n , C a r r o l l C o u n t y S h e r i f f ?s O f f i c e Patino Chief Deputy Gary Bourne and Deputy Brian Felts, along with Grayson County Investigator Brad According to the Carroll County Sheriff?s Office, Joseph Allen McCabe attempted to cash counterfeit checks Thursday on the account of Virginia Produce on Industrial Park Road in Hillsville. McCabe has cashed over $5,000 worth of bogus checks so far on this account, Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner said, adding that McCabe presented a valid Social Security card and valid Ohio driver?s license when cashing the checks. Anyone having contact with McCabe or with information about McCabe is asked to contact Investigator Brandon Edwards at 276-728-4146 at the Carroll County Sheriff?s Office, Capt. Junior Alderman at Brown and Deputy Bobby Jones, executed a search warrant at a residence in Fries on October 9. Investigator Brown and Deputy Jones have been investigating break-ins at a residence on Riverview Street in Fries and several break-ins to campers along the New River also in Fries, Vaughan said. The search warrant was the result of a couple of weeks of investigations, and was helped by the impoundment of an abandoned camper that was parked on Town property near the Fries Baptist Church. An impoundment inventory of the vehicle revealed items that were stolen from some breaking and entering cases they have been working, Vaughan said. 276-728-2251 at the Hillsville Police Department, of Chief James Wagoner at 276-773- 3704 at the Independence Police Department.

Local candidates address key campaign issues

Incumbent Dr. Tom Littrell and challenger Robbie McCraw are vying for the Piper?s Gap District seat on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors. In today?s edition of The Carroll News, they answer five questions posed by staff writers. What role do you see for Woodlawn School? McCraw - A proper response regarding my opinion for the future of Woodlawn School would warrant further investigation to determine the true purpose for its closure. An earlier Carroll News article referenced ?older portions of the school would most likely need to be torn down with hopes to salvage the existing cafeteria, library, and gym areas to be used as a community area.? The article also stated ?desires to see Woodlawn School to be See DONATION | A7 used as an office for the Recreation Department.? The structural innuendos and an approved multimillion dollar school renovation budget reminds me of the same dilemma experienced with the condemnation of the former Oak Street Hillsville Elementary School; a facility initially deemed unsafe for Tim Bowman?s 1955 Chevy was given away as a raffle drawing Oct. 12 during the Autumn Leaves Festival Car Show in Mount Airy, N.C. The raffle raised over $33,000, with all the proceeds being donated to Joy Ranch Home for Children.

Littrell, McCraw vying for Piper?s Gap District seat on Carroll County Board of Supervisors

Tom Littrell Robbie McCraw day-to-day classroom education, but now housing such programs as preschool, alternative education, Virginia Cooperative Extension, etc. I am unsure as to what site repairs miraculously reinstated the former school?s safety, but am most cer- See SUPERVISORS | A7 Incumbent Joey Haynes and challenger Phillip Berrier are vying for the Fancy Gap District seat on the Carroll County School Board. In today?s edition of The Carroll News, they answer five questions posed by staff writers. What role do you see St. Paul Elementary School playing in the future of the Carroll County School System? Berrier - St. Paul was enlarged in the recent renovation to include grades K-8; however, the present school board made the decision to allow the 6th and 7th graders to attend the middle school in Hillsville if they desired. I?ve opposed this decision from day one and would not have voted for this if I?d been on the board. St Paul needs to remain a K-7 school for Southern Carroll with

Authorities searching for alleged counterfeiter

the same curriculum as the middle school. The mountain and long ride to Hillsville prevent a safe transport of these youngsters, a long trek for parents, and overcrowded buses and unsafe conditions. St. Paul is a community school for the area and should remain a vibrant part of the community. Don?t According to the Carroll County Sheriff?s Office, Joseph Allen McCabe attempted to cash counterfeit checks Thursday on the account of Virginia Produce on Industrial Park Road in Hillsville.

Haynes, Berrier face off in race for Fancy Gap District seat on Carroll County School Board

Phillip Berrier See WOODLAWN | A7 See CHARGED | A10 Joey Haynes close down the only school left in Southern Carroll, as you did at Lambsburg and Mt. Bethel. Haynes - St. Paul School will be operated into the future and will not be shut down. Any statement by my opponent that my goal is to See BOARD | A11

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