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Today's News

  • Prison funds sought in state budget

    Virginia’s budget crunch could again mean no funding for a long-completed but still unopened prison in Grayson County, acknowledges the facility’s main proponent in the state Senate.
    Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Fries) has been lobbying for prison funding to be included in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposed budget, and the senator feels certain that the governor is sympathetic to the idea.

  • Man indicted for attempted murder of deputy

    HILLSVILLE — Monday’s indictments included cases involving attempted capital murder of a Carroll County deputy, an abduction, a caregiver who allegedly scammed elderly clients and a man who set off a search of Woodlawn and Laurel after escaping from custody.
    Indictments are formal charges handed down by a grand jury, not findings of guilt. Those indicted will appear in court for the offenses.
    Indicted for attempted capital murder was Markus Timothy Reid, 52, from Floyd County in a July incident.

  • She's eight

    Lindsey Elizabeth McMillan of Grant celebrated her eighth birthday on Nov. 16. 

    She had a birthday party at Grayson Highlands School with all of her second-grade classmates, and a second party at the Log House restaurant in Volney with friends and relatives.

  • Public record for 12/12/12 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 Aug. 20-30 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Two charged in tire theft

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of four tires from Independence Tire on Dec. 3.
    Cpl. Matthew Adams of the Independence Police Department said the department received a call reporting the theft about 3 p.m.
    Adams said employees reportedly saw a man and woman remove four tires from a storage trailer.

  • Walmart larceny suspect arrested

    Galax police say they have charged one half of a duo that allegedly stole merchandise from Walmart stores in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
    On Sept. 29, two people left the Galax Walmart with $4,000 in stolen merchandise, according to a police report. A security camera photo shows the two subjects leaving through the garden center with a cart overflowing with stolen electronics.
    The Galax Police Department sent the photo to law enforcement agencies around the region seeking information, and discovered the pair was wanted for similar crimes in three states.

  • Carroll girls overpower Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax put up a fight for the better part of the first half before Carroll County turned up the defensive heat and pulled away for a 43-28 nondistrict win Thursday.

    The win was the Cavaliers’ third straight after opening the season with back-to-back defeats. Galax fell to 1-2 with the loss.

    Carroll County held the Maroon Tide to a single point over the final five minutes of the first half, and though the Cavaliers were only able to pull out to a six-point lead, the mini-run set the tone for the second half.

  • Cavaliers end long dry spell

    HILLSVILLE –– In their one and only meeting last year, Galax and Carroll County swapped the lead 20 times before the Maroon Tide pulled away late to take its 16th straight win.

    Thursday, one lead change was all it took.

    Carroll County built a 10-point lead on its first bucket of the second quarter, eventually expanded its lead to 21 points and never allowed the Maroon Tide within 14 the rest of the way, taking a 48-31 nondistrict win in a noisy, energetic packed house.

  • Galax police warn of check scam

    If you've won a real prize, you will never have to pay a fee to claim it, police say.

  • Lions Clubs' vision for the future

    Eye-opening improvements have been made in vision screening technology over the years, and Twin County Lion’s Clubs see a need to upgrade their equipment.
    Obtaining the new digital technology made available by the Spot vision screening device means the clubs could move away from the “PhotoScreener” that uses Polaroid film and needs to take two pictures of the eyes.