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Town of Hillsville, VA

Since 1878

 

 

Welcome To Historic Hillsville VA

 

A charming, safe, progressive community nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia; Hillsville is easily accessible by car and by air. The town is served by two primary state highways, Routes 58 and 221, and Interstate highway 77. The residents are friendly and hardworking, extending open arms to business, industry, and visitors.

The Town is steeped in history with a two block area of downtown designated as a state and national historic district.

Come explore and enjoy our town, and then plan to vacation with us. Stay for the annual Flea Market and Gun Show or beginning in May, our monthly Downtown Celebrations featuring beach bands and renowned classic car cruise in’s through September. This year we are adding two additional dates which will feature gospel bands. While here, stop by any of our fine shops, restaurants and businesses. Once you come, we are sure you will want to come back again, whether it is to shop, to visit, relocate, or to explore our potential choice as your new location for business or industry. For more information contact 276-728-2128, or email hillsville@townofhillsville.com

Hillsville is served by one Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Tourism. The Carroll County Tourism office is located at 605 Pine Street and can be reached by phone at (276) 730-3000. The Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce is located in Galax and can be reached at (276) 236-2184.

The Town of Hillsville now accepts payments for utility bills and real estate/personal property taxes online and also by telephone 24 hours a day. If you wish to pay a bill online, click here or call toll free (877) 490-0208 if you wish to pay by telephone. There is a convenience fee to use these services.

Announcements

 

Call (276) 728-2128
Email: Hillsville@townofhillsville.com

410 N. Main St.
Hillsville, VA 24343

Application for Employment

UTILITIES AND SERVICES

Electricity

Appalachian Power Co., Div. of American Electric Power
Total system capacity: 5,850 megawatts
Fuel mix: 96.8% fossil, 3.2% hydro, 0% nuclear

Water/Wastewater

The Town of Hillsville and the Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) operate a number of water and wastewater treatment systems in Carroll County, serving the Carroll County Industrial Park, the I-77/US 58 commercial area, and various residential areas.

The application for Town of Hillsville water/sewer services may be printed, completed and returned to the Town Hall in person with the deposit to open an account. Town of Hillsville Water/Sewer Service Application

Water/Sewer Rates - Bimonthly

Water/Sewer Rates - Monthly

The Town of Hillsville now accepts payments for utility bills online and also by telephone 24 hours a day. If you wish to pay a bill online, click here or call toll free (866)-556-8330 if you wish to pay by telephone. There is a convenience fee to use these services.

2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Information regarding cross connections may be found here and a cross connection survey may be filled out and mailed to the Town of Hillsville at P O Box 545 Hillsville, VA 24343.

Water System Total Capacity Excess Capacity
Hillsville 600,000 GPD 200,000 GPD
Waste Water System Total Capacity Excess Capacity
Hillsville 1.25 MGD 850,000 GPD

Miscellaneous Fuels

  • Fuel Oil Suppliers: 2
  • LP/Propane Suppliers: 2
  • Coal Suppliers: 1
  • Natural Gas Suppliers: 1

Solid Waste Disposal

Carroll County is a member of the Carroll-Grayson-Galax Solid Waste Authority. The Authority operates a landfill, which accepts industrial (non-hazardous) waste. The Town of Hillsville provides waste pickup within the town limits, and a private contractor provides pickup in Carroll County. Private contractors transport hazardous waste to sites in West Virginia or South Carolina.

Town of Hillsville Garbage Collection Schedule

Town of Hillsville Garbage Collection Rules

RECREATION AND TOURISM

Hillsville’s location in the scenic mountains of southwestern Virginia make it the ideal weekend getaway destination for the traveler with an interest in history, nature, or photography.

Download Hillsville 2013 Tourism Plan

Historic Sites and Natural Wonders

Hillsville visitors and residents are just a short trip from some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of the United States.

  • Beaver Dam Creek Walking Trail: A scenic walking trail that spans 3 miles within the Town of Hillsville.
    The walking trail is a registered Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and may be accessed from either Beaver Dam Road or the Carroll Wellness Center.
  • New River Trail State Park: 12 miles
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: 10 miles
  • Shot Tower State Park: 15 miles
  • Claytor Lake State Park: 25 miles
  • Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area
  • Grayson Highlands State Park

Local historic sites provide the ideal spot for an eventful afternoon.

  • Hillsville Downtown Historic District
  • Carroll County Courthouse: downtown
  • Carroll County Historical Museum: downtown
  • Mabry Mill: 18 miles
  • Levering Orchard: Ararat, VA (20 miles)
  • Chateau Morrisett Winery: 25 miles
  • Andy Griffith Playhouse: Mt. Airy, NC (25 miles)

Or, take advantage of the local recreation facilities.

  • Olde Mill Golf Resort: 12 miles
  • Swimming Pools: Carroll Wellness Center
  • Tennis
  • 3 Theaters
  • Library
  • Carroll County Recreation Department organizes softball, baseball, football, and basketball programs
  • Camping
  • New River
  • Carroll Wellness Center

    2015 EVENTS

·        May 16 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
featuring Tangent
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        May 22-25  – Memorial Day Flea Market

·        June 20 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
featuring the Fantastic Shakers
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        July 4 – Fourth of July Celebration
Parade at 4:00 pm – from Edgewood Dr. to the VFW
Free food, games, music and fun for the entire family
after the parade at the VFW.
Fireworks at the VFW at 9:30 pm.

·        July 11 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
Featuring Too Much Sylvia
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        August 15 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
Featuring Jim Quick & Coastline
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        September 4-7 – Labor Day Flea Market & Gun Show

·        September 19 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
Featuring the Tim Clark Band
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        October 17, 2015 – Friends of Hillsville Chili Cook-off

·        October 31 - Safe Halloween, Main Street
Trick-or-Treating, hayride, costume contest, games, food and fun for all ages.

5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

·        December 5 - Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Parade begins at 6:00 pm and Tree Lighting will be held at 5:15 pm in front of the historic courthouse. Parade lineup on Edgewood Drive at 5:00 pm. Parade theme- Family Traditions.

Lodging and Dining

Twenty-five restaurants will keep the active visitor well-fed while more than ten motels and inns provide all the comforts of home to the weary traveler. For more Lodging, Restaurant and Attractions listings, please visit PickPlayStay.com

Motel/Inn Phone # Location
Knob Hill Motel (276) 728-2131 downtown
Red Carpet Inn (276) 728-9118 Exit 14
Super Eight (276) 728-4125 Exit 14
Holiday Inn Express (276) 728-9100 Exit 14
Hampton Inn (276) 728-2345 Exit 14
Best Western-Four Seasons South (276) 728-4136 Exit 14
Comfort Inn (276) 730-9999 Exit 14
Quality Inn (276) 728-2120 Exit 14

Additional area tourism information is available from Blue Ridge Travel Association and the Carroll County Office of Tourism

EDUCATION

Public Schools

The Carroll County public school system operates one high school, two intermediate schools, and seven elementary schools. Two of these schools, both secondary, Carroll County High School and Carroll County Intermediate School, are located within Hillsville. The new Hillsville Elementary School, constructed in 2005, is located outside of the corporate limits.

Public      Schools      InHillsville as of 2008 Grades Capacity Enrollment Acreage Year Built /Renovations
Carroll Co. High 10 thru 12 900 871 72.25 1969
Carroll Co. Middle 8 thru 9 560 617 22.76 1936,1947,1954,1979,1980,1982

While there are no institutions of higher learning in Hillsville or Carroll County, the community is served by Wytheville Community College. This is a two year institution roughly 30-miles north of town. Additional community college facilities within 75 miles of Hillsville include New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia; and Surry Community College in Dobson, North Carolina. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, consisting of eight colleges and graduate schools, is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, roughly 64 miles northeast of Hillsville.

Additional four-year institutions within a 70-mile radius of Hillsville include Radford University, Wake Forest University, Emory & Henry College, and Bluefield College.

Contact Information

  • Carroll County Public Library: (276) 728-3334, Corner of N. Main St. and Beaverdam Rd.
  • Churches
  • Schools
    • Hillsville Elementary School: (276) 728-7312
    • Carroll County Middle School: (276) 728-2382
    • Carroll County High School: (276) 728-2125
    • Carroll County School Board: (276) 728-3191

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 Water Plant Operator Trainee

Group XV, Entry Level - $10.95 p/hour

The Town of Hillsville, Virginia will accept applications from legal U.S. citizens for the position of Water Operator Trainee through June 26, 2015.  Applications should be filed with the Virginia Employment Commission by this date.

All applicants must have a minimum of high school education or GED and a valid motor vehicle license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Complete copies of the position duties and description are available at VEC or at Town of Hillsville, 410 North Main Street, P O Box 545, Hillsville, VA 24343, phone 276-728-2128 or e-mail at utilities@townofhillsville.com.

The Town of Hillsville is a non-discriminatory, drug free work place employer.

 

Water Plant Operator Trainee Job Description

Employment Application

 

Police Officer

 

Position:  Police Officer - $15.17/hour

The Town of Hillsville, Virginia will accept applications from legal U.S. citizens for the position of Police Officer through July 1, 2015.  Applications should be filed with the Virginia Employment Commission by this date. The effective date for this position is August 16, 2015.

All applicants must have a minimum of high school education or GED and a valid motor vehicle license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Complete copies of the position duties and description are available at VEC or at Town of Hillsville, 410 North Main Street, P O Box 545, Hillsville, VA 24343, phone 276-728-2128 or e-mail at wesley.yonce@hillsvillepd.org.  

The Town of Hillsville is a non-discriminatory, drug free work place employer.

 

Police officer Job Description

Hillsville Police Department Application