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Courts

  • Public record for 03/16/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July of 2015 in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • N.C. man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

    Staff Report

    ROANOKE – A North Carolina man pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy charges this week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke.

    Bradley Scott Kennedy, 37, of Jonesville, N.C., entered a guilty plea Tuesday to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. His arrest was part of a regional drug task force investigation that involved police from the Twin Counties and beyond.

  • Public record for 3/9/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 22-Aug. 3 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Justice Department brings meth case to conclusion

    Staff Reports

    ROANOKE – The investigation into a major methamphetamine conspiracy — which distributed large amounts of the drug into Wythe, Carroll, Pulaski and Grayson counties; the City of Galax and part of North Carolina — concluded last week with the sentencing of the final, non-fugitive defendant, said U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr.

  • Factory vandalism hearing delayed

    The preliminary hearing of Corey Dean Hodges, who allegedly broke into Vaughan-Basssett Furniture in Galax and vandalized the finishing tanks at his former employer, has been continued.

    The hearing was originally set for Tuesday at 10 a.m., but has been moved to April 18 at 10 a.m. after Hodges’ attorney, Edgar Dehart, filed a request with the Galax General District Court.

    The request, made by letter on Feb. 24, was granted by Judge J.D. Bolt, according to the persecuting attorney, Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons.

  • Public record for 3/2/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in July of 2015 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 2/24/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 19 –July 22 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Search warrants sealed in Lovell case

    Search warrants in the case of a teen whose body was found near Galax have been sealed by a judge.

    Little information has surfaced in the case of David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie Keepers, 19, Virginia Tech students who are charged with killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell and disposing of her body off Route 89 in Surry County, N.C., about seven miles south of Galax and 1.25 miles outside Grayson County.

    In Virginia, search warrants are open to the public unless sealed by a judge’s order.

  • Public record for 2/17/16

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July of 2015 in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Carilion to pay $750K settlement

    Copyright, The Roanoke Times. Reprinted by permission.

    Carilion Clinic will pay $750,000 to the estate of a 19-year-old construction worker who, just four days after he was seen at a Galax doctor’s office, died of necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection that destroys the body’s soft tissue.