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Courts

  • Public record for 3/5/14 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 Oct. 2-16, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 2/26/14 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 land transfers were recorded Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Federal prosecutors collect $500M in penalties

    ROANOKE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia; which includes Galax, Carroll and Grayson; collected $501.5 million in criminal and civil penalties in fiscal year 2013.
    “This money helps provide restitution and other victim services, and supports law enforcement activities around the district,” U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said when announcing the total in a report last month.

  • Public record for 2/19/14 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 December in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Former police dispatcher pleads guilty

    Burgandy Bobbitt, a former dispatcher for the Galax Police Department, has entered a “no contest” plea to 15 charges of making “annoyance calls” to Fries resident Heather Shaffner last year.
    The calls are classified as a Class 3 misdemeanor, for which the state of Virginia limits fines to $500 or less per charge.
    In court in Floyd County on Feb. 3, Bobbitt was found guilty on the 15 counts and fined a total of $2,054, including court costs.

  • Felony case involves deputy's shooting

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County woman pleaded guilty Feb. 7 in Grayson County Circuit Court to a charge that resulted from the shooting of a Grayson County deputy sheriff in June 2012.
    Crystal Sue Gooslin-Wheatley, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of ammunition after having been convicted of a felony.

  • Public record for 2/12/14 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 November of 2013 in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 2/5/14 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 October of 2013 in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Jones assigned lawyer, trial to be set

    INDEPENDENCE — An Asheboro, N.C., man accused of the murder of a 33-year-old Fries woman has begun making appearances in Grayson County Circuit Court.

  • Suspect in teen runaway case deported

    HILLSVILLE — A 23-year-old man charged in Galax last March for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a runaway case has been deported, according to Hillsville Police Chief Greg Bolen.
    Carlos Enrique Reyna was sought by police for several days in 2013 after a 15-year-old juvenile disappeared from home.