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Today's News

  • Suspects attempt to escape

    Staff Reports

    According to a report released by the Galax Police Department, arrests last week included drug and alcohol violations and shoplifting.

    In two of those cases, suspects attempted to escape custody.

    • Ivy Rayne Hollinger, 24, of Galax, was arrested on July 24 by Sgt. Jody Poole and charged with possession of marijuana, felony possession of a controlled substance and carrying concealed weapon.

    Hollinger was charged as a result of a traffic stop.

  • Hillsville cultivates plan for market's future

    July 28 proved popular and exciting for the citizens of Hillsville, as the Hillsville Farmers’ Market celebrated Vision Day.

    The event was held to introduce plans for a permanent farmers’ market structure, which includes a central amphitheater, two bays on either side, and public restrooms along the back.

    The tentative structures would be set up behind the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home, across the street from the market’s current location in Jailhouse Square.

  • Canadian man injured in crash on motorcycle

    A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 58 near Cranberry Road on June 28 at about 9:30 a.m. left one driver with serious injuries, according to a report filed by Virginia State Trooper J.A. Vaughan.

    A 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Kenneth G. Jenkins, 64, of Nepaawa, Canada, was pulling out to cross 58 near Cranberry when it struck a 2004 Honda CRV driven by Ronald Gray Boyd, 63, of Meadows of Dan, headed west on 58.

  • Hillsville fire truck involved in accident

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — An accident on Sunday involving a Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department vehicle is under investigation.

    According to a news release issued Monday by Carroll County, on July 30 at approximately 5 p.m., an accident occurred at the fire department involving a piece of firefighting apparatus.

    “The truck was leaving the building when it struck a small wooden structure,” the release said. “Moderate damage resulted to the front end of the truck.”

  • Driver injured in head-on crash

    A head-on two vehicle crash on Virginia 89 near Snow Hill Road at 5:20 p.m. on July 24 caused one driver to be airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, according to Virginia State Trooper K.D. Blackburn.

    A 2006 Volkswagen Rabbit, driven by Munoz Hugo Soto, 31, of Galax, was traveling along 89 when he came up to a vehicle that was stopped to turn into a private driveway. Soto attempted to pass the vehicle and struck a 1999 Ford Explorer, driven by Perrianne Young Cartee, 57, of Ennice, N.C.

  • Public record for 7/26/17 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 8/2/17 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 February in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:
    Mark William Warren to Amanda G. Ayers. Five acres in the Pine Creek District. $150,000.

  • Readers Hotline 7/31/17

    Don’t mess with texting
    I have a creek that runs through my property and a beautiful place to camp out. Last week some of my relatives came to camp out and I decided to go sit by the campfire and talk. All they wanted to do was text on their cell phones. The next day I went to the supermarket and people were standing in the middle of the aisles texting on their phones and I had to ask them to please move. What has happened to the good ole days when you could have a conversation with people and enjoy your shopping at the supermarket?

  • Owner of burned car located, police still investigating

    The owner of a car that caught fire on a wooded path off Davis Knob Road last Wednesday has been identified by Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

    According to Vaughan, it belongs to John Lyle, a Galax-area resident.

    “We talked to him, and he advised us that his car broke down in that area,” explained Vaughan. “He slept in the woods that night,” before the fire, and left his car. “It caught fire at about noon the next day.”

  • Grayson grand jury indicts 26

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury indicted 26 people on 36 drug and other charges last Friday.

    The grand jury also sealed several indictments, which will be opened once those named have been arrested.

    Indictments included:

    • Timothy James Hicks was indicted on three charges, attempted statutory burglary, statutory burglary and statutory burglary in the night time.