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Courts

  • Public record for 10/31/12 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 17-27 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Vaughn waives right to preliminary hearing

    HILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man who was picked up on a misdemeanor charge in August but managed to escape from police will now face a grand jury for a felony.
    Toby Lee Vaughn, 23, had an outstanding misdemeanor charge for destroying cemetery property when Deputy Barry Lineberry conducted a vehicle stop on Sharp Road in the Laurel community.
    Lineberry handcuffed Vaughn, but he got loose and ran.

  • Deputy sues alleged shooter, suspect's wife

    Grayson County Deputy Doug Waller is seeking $500,000 in damages from the Wheatleys, and has filed another suit to keep $4,500 worth of firearms seized from the couple after a shooting that sent Waller to the hospital.

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

  • Va. attorney general finds no conflict

    The Virginia Attorney General’s Office has found no conflict of interest after its review of whether an elected Carroll County supervisor can work for a company inspecting the Fancy Gap water and sewer project.
    This opinion comes after an appeal by Joshua Hendrick, the Laurel Fork District supervisor, who had worked with Nehemiah Engineering.
    The engineering firm had landed a contract with the Carroll Public Service Authority to provide construction inspection services on utility projects before Hendrick won his election.

  • Public record for 10/24/12 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in June in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Robbie Jason Reynolds, 27, and Brandi Kristen Burke, 30, both of Ennice, N.C.

  • Public record for 10/17/12 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 in June in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 10/10/12 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 Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Indictments include sexual assault, drugs

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Circuit Court officials have released several unsealed indictments, relating to either illegal drug or sexual assault charges.
    An indictment is a formal charge obtained in the judicial process, not a finding of guilt.
    The court typically seals charges prior to the people named in them being served with warrants.
    Those named in this batch of indictments include:
    • Joseph Lee Moore Sr., 60,  forcible sodomy (four counts)

  • Public record for 10/3/12 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 July in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Justin Payne Evans of Sparta, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Probation violation adds to prison sentence

    HILLSVILLE — A 23-year-old Galax man already sentenced to serve nine years in prison for manslaughter has gotten four more years added to his period of incarceration for a probation violation, according to the Carroll County prosecutor.
    David Levelle Richardson had already been convicted in Carroll County Circuit Court of the involuntary manslaughter of Bryon Jordan Wilson at a May 18, 2010, gathering at a home in Pipers Gap.