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  • Public record for 12/17/14 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in June in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Woodlawn man, calling himself meanest guy on earth, sentenced for assault

    Copyright 2014, Wytheville Enterprise

    Reprinted with permission

    WYTHEVILLE — It started with the phone calls.

    Walter Buddy Gooslin of Woodlawn dialed up the Virginia State Police Wytheville headquarters several times early one morning in March 2013, and, in a series of rambling conversations, threatened to tear down the barracks, take a sledgehammer to a church, fire all the officers and “whoop every person in your whole town.”

  • Grayson indictments result in arrests

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Three more grand jury indictments have been unsealed and arrests made by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.

    The Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury met Oct. 24 and returned sealed indictments against several suspects.

    Two of the suspects arrested are prisoners at River North Correctional Center in Independence.

    The indictments included:

  • Public record for 12/10/14 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 16-30 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:
    Doris N. Hagerman to Matthew A. Thiedig. One acre in the Pine Creek District. Gift.

  • Carroll grand jury indicts 46 people

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury returned a total of 103 indictments against 46 individuals on Dec. 8.

    Included in the inducements were three charges against Austin Kenneth Rupert Wagg, who was arrested in August after allegedly firing a weapon at an occupied vehicle in the Galax Food City parking lot near Pizza Hut.

  • Kemp waives hearing in shooting case

    HILLSVILLE — Benjamin Kemp of Woodlawn, who was charged in the malicious wounding of a Fries man, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Carroll County General District Court last Friday.

    Kemp, 54, was arrested Oct. 4 after members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department received a call reporting shots fired at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Stable Inn Road, just south of the Town of Hillsville on U.S. 52.

  • Public record for 12/3/14 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 3-13 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:
    Weldon Phipps and others to Donald Kegley. 3.75 acres in the Pipers Gap District. $2,500.

  • Grayson supervisor charged with hunting violation

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County supervisor charged with a hunting violation says the matter has been taken care of.

    David M. Sexton of Fries, the at-large member on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors, was charged with a Class 3 misdemeanor in connection with an alleged hunting violation.

    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries charged Sexton with “bait hunting area – causing violation.”

    When reached for comment, Sexton said, “It was just a ticket and I already paid it off.”

  • Father faces hearing for son's homicide

    HILLSVILLE — Christopher Dean Woolwine, 29, of Christiansburg, is scheduled for hearings in Carroll County’s General District Court and Juvenile and Domestics Court in February next year.

    Woolwine was involved in two separate accidents on Oct. 31, the second of which claimed the life of his 4-year-old son.

    According to a police report, Woolwine was traveling on U.S. 52 south of Hillsville that evening when his vehicle struck a 2001 Chevrolet pickup in the rear, causing minor injuries and damage to the vehicle.

  • Salon, school owner fined, license revoked

    The state Board for Barbers and Cosmetology has revoked a cosmetology license belonging to Peggy Marie Haynes, after learning that her salon and cosmetology school in Cana, I Style Salon and Academy, was not properly licensed.

    The board made the decision to revoke Haynes’ license during their meeting on Nov. 17, during which they reviewed the investigative file, transcript and exhibits from an informal fact-finding conference and summary on Aug. 11.