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Courts

  • Public record for 4/20/11 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 Jan. 6-Feb. 2 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:
    John W. Cox to Debra Sue Edwards. Two tracts in the Pine Creek District. $35,000.

  • Bond pleads guilty to meth charges

    ROANOKE — A Twin County man facing illegal drug charges in federal court has entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of methamphetamine.
    A federal grand jury indicted Elijah Lee Bond, 24, in February on one count of conspiracy to distribute meth and four counts of distribution in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

  • Public record for 4/13/11 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 Jan. 5-31 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 4/6/11 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 Dec. 20-Jan. 6 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Family DNA checks allowed in criminal investigations

    RICHMOND — Virginia law enforcement officials have a new tool available to help solve serious crimes: family DNA checks.
    Such searches involve comparing crime scene DNA against a genetic database for partial matches that can be used to narrow the search for a suspect to a specific family if a member of the gene pool is already in the testing database.
    Cross-referencing DNA that way gives forensic scientists another means to check evidence from certain violent offenses against the more than 331,000 profiles in the database.

  • Former deputy convicted of sexual assault charges

     

  • Public record for 3/30/11 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 Nov. 23-Dec. 17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Carroll grand jury issues indictments

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County grand jury issued 62 indictments when it met Monday.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
    Those named in the charges include:
    • Amanda Dawn Akers, abuse and neglect of a child
    • Eddie Ray Ayers, grand larceny of property belonging to Stephanie Hicks
    • Dustin Smokey, obtaining property by false pretenses from Cleona Etta Lineberry
    • Timothy Banks Brannock, grand larceny of a 2005 GMC Sierra, belonging to Eugene Keene Sr.; receiving stolen property

  • Public record for 3/23/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in December of 2010, in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Developer charged with embezzling

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    An Ashe County, N.C., developer who has connections with two developments in Grayson County has been arrested and charged with six counts of embezzlement.
    Lt. William Sands of the Ashe County Sheriff’s Department said Joe B. Weddington, 63, of Crumpler, N.C., was arrested Feb. 16.
    Sands said Weddington’s arrest came after a month-long investigation. The arrest was the result of $15,406.55 that Weddington allegedly converted to his own use.