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Courts

  • Public record for 9/7/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 16-July 20 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Harmon to serve 10 years

    ROANOKE — Dozens of citizens petitioned the federal court for sentencing leniency in the illegal drug case against Thomas Glen Harmon, 44, of Woodlawn.
    Dozens of signatures on petitions were submitted to U.S. Court Judge Glen Conrad in Roanoke at the Aug. 29 sentencing hearing for Harmon.
    Authorities had charged Harmon with conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, a schedule II substance. He pleaded guilty to the charge in May, according to court documents.

  • Oracle trial moved to November

    INDEPENDENCE — The Oracle Institute’s religious discrimination case against Grayson County has been rescheduled again, this time to Nov. 16-17.
    The trial originally was set for May, then moved to September.
    The suit alleges that the Grayson County Board of Supervisors violated Oracle Institute President Laura George’s rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech and equal protection of the law in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and the U.S. and Virginia constitutions.

  • Public record for 8/31/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 24-July 12 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 8/24/11 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 May 24-June 8 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Two plead guilty to meth charges

     

  • Grayson County grand jury issues indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — A Mount Airy, N.C., man has been indicted on embezzlement charges by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury that convened July 24.
    Several sealed indictments were opened recently, one of which included formal charges against Leonard John Ellis on two counts of embezzling more than $200 from Carolina Profiles.
    He was also indicted on one count of money laundering.

  • Public record for 8/17/11

    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 May in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Court officials save attorney

     

     

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Circuit Court personnel are credited with saving the life of a well-known defense attorney who suffered a sudden health issue Thursday afternoon.

  • Public record for 8/10/11 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 April 12-June 21 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Carey Joe Johnson, 50, and Kimberly Elaine Atnip, 46, both of Galax.