A taxing time
The Carroll County Tax Collector's office has been a busy place with the deadline for tax payments looming. Sam Hokett (left) and Dennis Alexander were both at the office Tuesday to pay their annual tax bills as others waited their turns. Local tax statements say penalties will be applied after Oct. 11 but those bills were mailed earlier this year before state officials changed the due date to Oct. 15. With the new due date falling on a Saturday, the last day to pay personal property and real estate taxes without incurring penalties is Monday, Oct. 17.