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Courts

  • Murder case sent to grand jury

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll grand jury will consider a charge of first-degree murder against a 31-year-old Woodlawn man during its September term.
    The case involves the Feb. 8 death of 45-year-old Delphie Willey.
    Jesse James Owens appeared in Carroll County General District Court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing on charges of first-degree murder, use of a firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of a gun by a non-violent felon.

  • Former bus driver dies before DUI hearing

    HILLSVILLE — The 52-year-old Galax man who faced two misdemeanor charges after allegedly driving a school bus while intoxicated has died.
    Ricky Lee Phillips was charged with a first offense of driving a commercial motor vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving after a traffic stop June 14.
    A citizen following the bus reported to the police that it was being driven erratically before the traffic stop.

  • Public record for 9/11/13 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 July 25-Aug. 7 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Prosecutor: Three found guilty

    HILLSVILLE — Three defendants in separate cases were recently found guilty in Carroll Circuit Court, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons.

  • 2011 break-in suspect charged

    INDEPENDENCE ― The Independence Police Department arrested a man on Aug. 30 in connection with a 2011 break-in at Aunt Bea’s restaurant on Main Street.
    Christopher R. Wilson, 30, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny for allegedly breaking into the restaurant on Nov. 28, 2011. He was located in Salisbury, N.C.

  • Public record for 9/4/13 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.

    Circuit Court

    These land transfers were recorded July 2-24 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Whittington convicted of drug charges

     

  • Public record for 8/28/13 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 April in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 8/21/13 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 18-July 1 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Wheatley sentenced in deputy shooting

    INDEPENDENCE — The man found guilty of shooting Grayson County Deputy Doug Waller in an incident that occurred in June 2012 will serve a total of 11 years in prison, after he was sentenced last Thursday in Grayson County circuit court.
    Gary Frank Wheatley, 45, of 3016 Skyline Highway in the Fairview community, was found guilty on one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated malicious wounding and one count of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony in his trial in May.